When it comes to our babies and buying for them, safety is absolutely paramount. Convenience and ease of use come next. And last of all, fashion and styling. Choosing the right products for your baby starts well before the baby arrives. You don’t want to be running about trying to set up a nursery after Junior arrives.
As the market for baby products continues to expand, it is necessary for us, as responsible parents, to keep ourselves informed. Regardless of what you are buying – whether its a car-seat, a crib or a stroller or even just talcum, it is important to ensure that the product is certified safe. While following certain guidelines is not a guarantee of safety, it can go a long way in mitigating the risk.
In this article, we give you a handy check-list that you can refer to as you go shopping in preparation for your baby’s arrival and after.
We cannot stress this enough: While it is of utmost importance that you keep yourself educated and informed, it is equally important to remember that all you read need not be accurate and sometimes, not even true. So consult your baby’s physician before making purchases – especially those that will be ingested or applied your baby’s body.
As a parent, keeping your baby safe, healthy and happy is your responsibility and yours alone. Stay informed and stay on top!