Safety First

One of the many great highlights of parenthood is when we see our little one(s) begin to become mobile. However as sweet as this is; it is also oh-so-bitter. It’s an ideal time to begin considering baby-proofing the house.

Regardless of how well you prepare your home nothing will guarantee it will be completely protected but the goal of baby-proofing is to minimize the amount of trouble or harm she-he can get into. At this point, take a look below at some of immediate pre-cautions to start with:

  • Get any chipping paint fixed or eliminated, especially, if your house was worked constructed prior to 1978. Residue from lead paint, which was prohibited from private use in that year, can be destructive if ingested.

• Put non-slip cushions under seat matts

• Cover all sharp furniture edges and corners with guards or security cushioning (*cheap tip: pool noodles/window/door weather strips)

• Block all exposed outlets with covers or furniture or use security plugs.

• Secure any drawers or organizers within infant’s reach.

  • Tie-up or tuck away any blinds or window strings with loops

• Always unplug and store-away electric appliances that aren’t in use that normally are left out.

• Check the house and yard for toxic plants and move them out of reach

• Ensure all furniture, i.e. tables and chairs are tightened, strong, and sturdy

  • Put a padded or thick rug or carpet below the changing table

• Never put the crib against or in close proximity of windows, heaters, lamps, wall decoration and cords

  • All painting inside the nursery should be finished within six-eight weeks prior to the baby’s due-date to avoid exposing the little one to any potentially harmful fumes. (best mitigated by using fans and keeping windows open)
  • Remove any small objects that could be choking hazards
  • Install bay-gates near stairs and ledges

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Not so Stinky?

The Diaper Genie Complete is ideal for Mom and Dad who don’t have time, and we all know time is pretty valuable these days. Pre-assembled out of the box, with a 7-layer bag cartridge already installed, the Diaper Genie Complete can hold up to 270 used diapers, making it ideal for Mommy and Daddy who have one or multiple little ones.

Hands Free operation, when the top opens by pushing the foot pedal, super convenient as most of the time our hands are pre-occupied. The Diaper Genies lid-cover is designed to control the most stinky of diapers. The bags can be eliminated through a front tilt canister. You could say, the only downside to the diaper genie, is that they require you use their refill containers rather than your standard trash bag however, you’ll want to use their odor free bags anyway. The simplicity of the design and the control of smell control grants the Diaper Genie to win the 2018 Women’s Choice Award as America’s Most Recommended Diaper Pail!

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Who is Dr. Brown?

The Dr. Brown’s Baby Bottles offer a high-quality feeding with innovative vent design. Dr Brown’s bottles use a patented 2-piece internal vent device for your toddler’s comfort. This device creates wonderful-strain, go-with-the-flow for vacuum-free feeding that is similar to breastfeeding. The breast milk or formula flows freely with out nipple fall-apart. As the infant feeds, air is channeled from the nipple collar through the vent configuration to the back of the bottle. Air never mixes with the breast milk or formula therefore, retaining important vitamins. The vent system removes air bubbles, which helps to lessen feeding issues like colic, spit-up, burping and gas. Another plus, the lack of air provides less gas for your baby’s digestion track. This, you’ll be especially thankful for as gas is very discomforting for them. Dr. Brown’s bottles are completely BPA, PVC, lead free for your child’s protection. Each bottle comes with 1 Level-One silicone nipple, 1 -piece patented inner vent system, 1 cleaning brush.

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When Do I…?

I believe it’s critical to get straight to the point. On the off chance that it were me, I would begin to purchase baby products after the 1st trimester is completed. This would be close to the 13 week mark. Now, don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with stacking your carts on favorite on-line stores but do so cautiously as it can pretty expensive. Start with the essentials and circle back if need be. Check out my article for “What to Buy?” for more insight.

The reason I believe this is important is because around this time the danger for unnatural birth cycle diminishes greatly once the 1st trimester is finished. This is likewise an average time that expecting Moms and Dads begin telling friends, family, and co-workers.

Realistically, there is no set schedule about when to begin purchasing. In no way, shape or form do you need to begin purchasing infant things at the end of the 1st trimester but its a good starting to point from one parent to another.

When is too late?

Around the 13 week mark begin requesting or looking for furniture, or larger bulk items as these tend to be back-ordered or need to be shipped from great lengths. Take it from me, the recliner chair we purchased delivery time-frame was 12-16 weeks!

In any event, begin to consider your infant nursery or what you intend to purchase for your little one by 20 weeks into pregnancy, after all, the last thing you want to be doing after 30+ weeks is worrying about what-else needs to be bought. Take it from me, our little one decided to come, unexpectedly, a few days early, thankfully we were prepared!

Additionally, get some child gear by 20 weeks. It’ll allow you sufficient opportunity to design, re-design, possibly re-design again, (speaking from experience), and consider all options for organization, theme, style, and functionality. As I mentioned and cant stress enough, here and there, infants have their own course of events. Your loved one could show up sooner than anticipated, take it from me!