Wings of Caring is now Natures Baby World. View my new interactive site and give me your thoughts and comments. Looking forward to a new year.
Your a new parent. You want the nursery to feel beautiful and inviting. You go to the baby store and ooh and aah at all the baby bed decor. You just can’t resist that perfect blue or pink ensemble that has a sheet, bedskirt and “bumper pads”. WHAT is wrong with this picture. The pros and cons of using a bumper pad.
Can’t see your baby at eye level when you walk into the room
Can’t see baby if you are sitting in a chair and the bumper pad is eye level
Air does NOT circulate around your baby for fresh air
Baby could get over heated
Baby could get their head, arms or legs caught in the pad without you knowing it
If you have multiples, it is hard to monitor the other baby while they are laying in the crib and you are feeding the other one in a chair
Has anyone heard that baby powder isn’t safe for your baby. Read this article and make the determination for yourself. As for me, I have had asthma all my life and any fine dust particles in the air inhibit my breathing. As an Infant Care Specialist I would hate to use something harmful on your baby while in my care. It is always the things we can’t see that affect our health. Just because something says “baby” in the name, doesn’t always mean it is safe. Use your motherly intuition before using anything on your infants. http://blogs.babble.com/babys-first-year-blog/2011/08/04/the-baby-powder-controversy/
Please list your comments. Would like to get some feedback on what other parents use.
How to choose the perfert swaddler can be an overwhelming task for any new parent. Every parent that has their delivery in a hospital is familiar with the standard rectangular blanket that they get from the hospital. For a brand new baby in the hospital, this might be an OK size. Once we get home with our bundle of joy, we realize that the blanket from the hospital is not necessarily user friendly. Continue reading
As a Postpartum doula for over ten years, I have seen the affects swaddling can have on a newborn. When a baby comes out of the womb, they are thrown into bright lights, cold and an environment that is too strange to comprehend. I have realized that by swaddling, this helps to comfort and secure your baby back to their “known” environment.
The article listed below also gives us some tips on why we swaddle. Continue reading