Babies do a lot of growing when they are asleep. Sleep is as vital to an infant’s physical and mental development as is nutrition and exercise. Choosing the right baby sleep products will ensure that your baby (and by extension, you) gets adequate and quality sleep. This in-turn will mean that when awake, Junior is ready to cope and ready to learn.
So what should we be looking for when buying a baby sleep item? Safety is and will always be, of course, the primary concern. We covered some general guiding principles for buying baby products in an earlier article. While all of these hold for sleep products as well, there is also a certain specificity involved in baby sleep product selection. While we cannot cover the hundreds of available products, we will cover the most important and common ones.
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!