Not very long ago, a friend, who is a first time mom, wanted to know if she should get a playmat or a playpen or both. That got me thinking - is one necessarily better than the other? Or do both have their specific uses and benefits? Well, in the end, Anne, of course, [...]
There are no hard and fast rules as to what you should buy for your baby. The only real rule applies to safety standards. Whatever choices you make, however, never, compromise on safety. Make sure that the product you buy adheres to the standards set forth by the appropriate regulatory authorities - both federal and state.
There is so much information out there that it is often really hard to separate the wood from the trees. Ultimately, we, as responsible parents, need to exercise our own judgement through as cold and as logical a process of weeding out false information and reasoning we can manage.