Monthly Archives: December 2016

Choosing the Right Baby Products

35If you just had a new born baby and are wondering what products you should buy for your little one, what you can do is go on the internet to search for suitable products to use for your baby. Babies are delicate little beings so proper care of them is of utmost importance. For new parents, selecting the right products for your child can be quite difficult. From the clothes that babies wear to the powder that is applied on them have to be selected carefully. Too rough cloth or a powder that contains harmful chemicals may cause negative reaction to the baby’s sensitive skin. When selecting items do not go for the design but on the comfort it will bring to your baby. With the developments in technology, manufacturers now produce products that are comfortable, attractive and of good quality. There are wide selections of baby products such as bottles, strollers, cribs, clothes, shampoos and diapers available in the market so one can be assured that there is one out there that matches the needs of your precious one.

Even though a mother prefers to breast feed her child, parents cannot be certain that the mother will always be available for her child. One way or another, feeding bottles would be an essential item to use for the baby. Manufacturers now produce bottles that can reduce or eliminate the air that gets into a baby’s stomach. This reduces the chances of the baby having stomach problems. Although these bottles tend to be more expensive than regular baby bottles, they are still worth the investment. The baby’s crib can be considered one of the most important products that parents would need to get for their child. There are many types of cribs available in the market that comes in different styles and colors. After picking the crib, parents need to choose an appropriate mattress for their baby. It has to be comfortable enough so the baby can sleep peacefully and the cover should be firm so it would stay intact even when the baby keeps changing position while he sleeps..

The clothes that babies wear have to be carefully selected as clothes made of rough materials may harm the baby’s soft and tender skin. The same goes for diapers. They have to be easy to put on, soft and firm. They should also be able to hold or not spill baby’s waste. Selecting the right shampoo can be an issue for parents. The ideal shampoos for babies are those that will keep his head or skin soft and smooth. They should not cause eye irritation as they tend to get into baby’s eyes. There are “no more tears” shampoos in the market today so you can choose that instead. However, you must be very careful as there are many products that may claim that are safe to the baby’s skin but might still contain chemicals that would give bad reactions to your baby. Same precaution should also be applied when choosing powders. Parents should know what causes allergies to their babies so only compatible products will be used to them.

To all the parents, always remember to do proper research before going out to buy products for your baby. You can search the internet or ask your parents, elders or friends who have experiences with a new born. The safety of a baby should never be compromised.

Buying a Baby Car Seat

34If you’re thinking about purchasing a baby car seat soon then it’ll be handy to know which ones are the most popular and which ones other parents have found to be a great buy!

Well look no further, we have searched high and low on the net and on the high street to find you the most popular baby car seats around saving you hours of searching.

Here are the results…

NUMBER ONE

MAXI COSI CABRIOFIX Infant Carrier Car Seat

From birth to 13kg or up to 15 months.

Good Points:

  1. Award winning safety features – Side Protection System
  2. Lightweight so its easy to take in and out of your car.
  3. Handle has 3 different positions which is easy to adjust.
  4. Comes with a sun canopy which is easy to use and put away.
  5. Comes with newborn baby head support.
  6. Can be compatible with certain prams such as the Mura 3 or Quinny Buggy as part of a travel system.
  7. Harness is easy to adjust and fits comfortably around your baby.
  8. Good storage space in the back of the seat.
  9. Highest recommendation from Which?
  10. Installed using the 3 point seat belt or by using this with the maxi cosi EasyFix base.

Bad points:

  1. Quite pricey.
  2. Can’t remove cover completely to machine wash but can sponge clean bits which can’t be removed.
  3. May not be great value for money if not used as part of a travel system or not going to taking in and out of the car on a regular basis.

Has it won any Awards?

  • Best Buy Award & Best Value – Prima Baby & Pregnancy Magazine
  • Gold for Best Infant Carrier – Mother & Baby
  • Which? Best Buy 2009
  • Gomama Today Winner
  • Cabriofix & Easyfix base – winners of Best Infant Carrier – Practical Parenting Awards 2009/10.

NUMBER TWO

Maxi Cosi Tobi Forward Facing Car Seat

From 9kg to 18kg or 9 months to 3 and half years approx.

Good Points:

  1. Easy out harnesses, harness belt and buckles – spring like action so they don’t get in the way.
  2. Easy adjustable headrest and harness belt with one pull at the front of the seat.
  3. Well padded head cushions for maximum side protection.
  4. Colour indicator at the front of the seat to confirm your child is secured correctly.
  5. There are 5 different reclining positions with easy one hand operation.
  6. Installed by using a 3 point car belt system – easy to install.
  7. Conforms to ECE R44/04 regulations.
  8. Value for money – can last for a few years.

Bad Points:

  1. Quite pricey.
  2. Position of baby can be quite high up – some may see this as an advantage.
  3. May need to use your knees to secure the seat whilst tightening the car seat belt.

Has it won any Awards?

  • Best Buy 2009 – FQ Magazine
  • Best Buy Toddler Car Seat – Mother & Baby Show
  • Best Buy 2008 – Practical Parenting
  • Mother & Baby Silver Award 2008/09

NUMBER THREE

Britax Evolva 1-2-3 Plus Car Seat

From 9kg to 36 kg or approx 9 months to 12 years.

Good Points:

  1. 5 point click and safe audible harness system.
  2. Adjusts as your child grows – the headrest and harness adjusts to suit your childs height.
  3. Deep and softly padded side wings for maximum side protection.
  4. The seat cover can be removed quickly and with ease for washing.
  5. There is a pull out drink holder and snack tray.
  6. It offers upright and recline positions for extra comfort.
  7. Best value for money – it can last from 9 months to 12 years.
  8. Easy to fit in many different sized cars.
  9. The baby’s head is supported well.
  10. Adjustable side wings.

Bad points:

  1. The harness and buckle is quite fiddly and the harness needs to held in a certain way to be fitted into the buckle.
  2. There are only two settings, recline and sitting position.

Has it won any Awards?

  • Practical Parenting Best Buy
  • Baby Gear Gold Award 2006
  • Practical Parenting Silver 2009/10
  • Mother & Baby Silver Award 2009