Best Baby Products
There aren't necessarily any "best" baby products or essential baby products that you just can't do without. Review some some of the ones that are rather helpful though and will make taking care of your baby a bit easier.
Dangers of Crib Bumper Pads
Crib bumpers were made obsolete a long time ago, and are now mainly used in baby cribs for decorative purposes and because they are sold as a part of baby bedding sets. Be careful that you don't make your baby's crib less safe by adding an unsafe crib bumper to your baby's crib.
Babywearing is simply the practice of using a wrap or baby sling to carry your baby close to you, allowing you to keep your arms free. Although baby slings and sling carriers are fun and convenient to use, be sure you do so safely and avoid risks by reviewing the latest warnings and safety recommendations.
Simplicity Crib Recalls
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, at least 13 children have tragically died in recalled Simplicity cribs and bassinets over the last few years. Review the list of Simplicity crib recalls and recalled bassinets and play yards to make sure you don't have one.
In addition to being a pediatrician recommended brand, a number of products are even "number one" with pediatricians. Review what these recommendations really mean.
When it comes to baby bedding for your baby and her crib, simple is often safer. You likely don't need an expensive baby bedding set, with a quilt, puffy bumper pads, and thick baby blanket, since it is unsafe to put any of these things in a baby's crib.
An audio or video baby monitor is usually the first high-tech parenting tool that people get. While they can be a great way to keep an eye on your baby when he is sleeping, baby monitors can have some significant problems, including poor range and interference. Plus some people worry about the risk of snooping if you have a non-digital baby monitor.
Baby cribs all must meet the same safety standards, but you still must use them safely to keep your baby safe. Learn how to choose a baby crib, which can end up being one of the more expensive baby products purchases you make, and about basic baby crib safety.
Remember that according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, babies don't actually need to wear shoes until they begin to walk. Once your baby is walking, as with baby clothes, you should likely consider many factors when choosing baby shoes, including price, comfort, and style, concentrating on a flexible shoe with a non-skid sole.
Parents usually only use a few criteria when they choose baby clothes, including price, comfort, and style. They should add safety to the list to help get clothes that are flame resistant, don't have drawstrings, or any other decorative items that could be a choking hazard.
Baby Product Recalls
Baby product recalls can affect all types of products, including cribs, strollers, and car seats. Learn how to find out about recalls to keep your kids safe from unsafe products.
Baby Jumpers - Rainforest Jumperoo
Learn how to use a baby jumper safely, which can provide some fun for your baby who is likely getting tired of laying around all of the time.
Mobile baby walkers, although fun for babies, can put your child at big risk of getting injured. Do you use one? Should they be banned? Review this important issue.
Babywearing and the Maya Wrap Sling
A Maya Wrap Sling is a great way to carry your baby around and keep your arms and hands free.
The use of BPA has become controversial, as there is a concern that BPA can leach out plastic and into baby formula, juice, food, and other substances inside plastic containers made with BPA.
Bumbo Baby Seat
The Bumbo Baby Seat is a great product for babies, since it can help them sit upright, but younger infants may either need supervision until they have good head control or you may need to wait until they are older to use your Bumbo.
Registering Your Car Seat
Although many people throw away the registration card, along with the packaging that came with their car seat, it is important to keep in mind that sending in your registration card and registering your baby's car seat is a good way to make sure that the manufacturer can contact your baby's car seat is recalled.
Whether you have a $800 to $1,000 Stokke or Bugaboo stroller or a much less expensive $40 to $50 stroller, you will likely get a lot of use out of your baby's stroller in her first few years. That makes it important to understand how to use your stroller safely.
Learn about travel cribs, playpens, and play yards and whether or not they are safe for your baby to sleep in when you are traveling with your newborn and infant.
There have been 11 recalls of baby cribs with drop-side detachments since 2005, which includes more than 7 million drop-side cribs. Whatever the reason for a crib recall, it is important that parents realize that they have the recalled crib in their home and stop using it as soon as possible and get their crib fixed.
Used Baby Cribs
If borrowing or buying a used baby crib or getting one as a hand-me-down from a friend or family member, to make sure that the crib is safe, the CPSC recommends that you inspect the crib for the following safety features.