Bath Toys - how to make the right choice

November 19, 2013

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 Children by nature are a tireless researcher, and to a certain age - absolutely fearless. One of the tasks of parents is to support the research interest of the child, and at the same time take care of his safety. Toys for bathroom, although seem quite harmless, may in fact conceal a certain danger, so their choice should be treated responsibly.

There are two main types of toys for the bath - a form of rubber ducks and other animals that are just floating on the surface of the water and make a child a company, as well as toys, allows kids to learn a lot about the properties of water: boats, bryzgalki, and so on. The principal difference between them is that the duck can swim only - it will not sink, but most models can not even roll over, and are always in the same position, much like roly-poly doll; the second type of toy can sink, splashing water, or even move themselves (eg, wind-powered submarines). They perform different tasks, but are equally important for the child.


How to choose toys for the bath

Bath Toys must be of durable and enough flexible material (rubber toys fit perfectly), bright colors and no small parts. From small details related well-known danger - they can get the baby in her mouth, and when he takes a bath, note that the part has fallen off, especially hard.

Buy toys that are designed specifically for the bathroom - used for the manufacture of materials and colors, which, in contact with water, do not form potentially harmful chemical compounds.

Change your bath toys to keep the child's interest in him. They need to be diverse - such as various animals and birds, ships, toy divers.

Do not buy too large bath toys - baby should easily cope with them, and if you want to have an opportunity to get them out of the bath.


Hidden Dangers

Kids love to play in water - from the bath in its infancy, and ending with pools and open water. As a child, bathroom becomes a magical place where live mermaids and pirates, and the child goes in search of treasure and adventure. Who does not remember their first rubber duck, rubber boat, or fish?

Unfortunately, in the bathtub can be submerged reefs and sharks - metaphorical, of course, but still dangerous. Most parents do not forget that you need to check the water temperature before bathing the baby, do not leave it in the bath one, and clean razors and other dangerous objects from the shelves, which can reach out to the child. However, not everyone knows what can be dangerous bath toys which sometimes contain substances such as phthalates and bisphenol A, which can live in a mold, bacteria and other microorganisms.

Phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) are the plasticizers which are present in many plastic toys, and have the ability to act on human hormones. Children often put toys in his mouth and bite them, and thus harmful substances enter the body. This issue is relevant only for low-quality toys. Try to buy toys from reputable manufacturers, large stores, which are usually care about their reputation, and check the quality of goods.

Some toys contain PVC bathroom - also a potentially dangerous substance, and even a small amount of mercury. To avoid buying toys that can be dangerous, read materials on different toy manufacturers - those that are not posted on the official websites. If a company earlier charged that its products contain hazardous substances, it is best to avoid toys.

Some parents simply choose bath toys, made in China, not in the belief that they are the safest. This is not a good tactic. Chinese-made toys can be both high quality and very dangerous - it depends on the plant which company they were produced. At present, China's factories are almost all manufacturers of toys, which can be found on sale, and the owners of the companies are closely monitoring the quality of products. Chinese toys made for the European companies, only different from European production costs. But the toys of Chinese and other Asian companies can be dangerous, because the quality requirements there are different from those in Western countries.

But even the most high-quality toys can still be fraught with danger. One of the most common risks associated with toys that have holes - that is potentially dangerous are these cute ducks and dolphins, which children love to squeeze into fists, squeezing of these jets of water. No matter how well any of them squeezed the water, inside of such toys is still a lot of moisture and as a result there is formed a favorable environment for the growth of fungi and other microorganisms.

When children play with these toys, germs can easily penetrate their body, and cause skin and stomach infections, which are symptoms of a rash judgment, vomiting and diarrhea Diarrhea (diarrhea) - a familiar nuisance  Diarrhea (diarrhea) - a familiar nuisance
 . To avoid this, bath toys should be cleaned regularly with a solution of vinegar - it removes mold and bacteria are much better water and soap. Dry them for a few hours (preferably - during the day) to have been completely evaporate moisture. Some parents also use disinfectants to completely clean bath toys from potentially dangerous microorganisms.

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What should be the newborn for the first time - for the hospital and for home

November 18, 2014

 you need the newborn for the first time
 What should be the newborn for the first time - it is a question that always arises when the light appears the baby. The abundance of goods for children creates a problem with the selection: not everyone can be separated from those necessary things, without which it is possible to do. This usually requires two sets of things: to the hospital and those who need after discharge home.


What things require the newborn in the hospital

Most maternity hospitals for the care of newborn Newborn care: ten reasons for concern (which you should not worry  Newborn care: ten reasons for concern (which you should not worry
   recommend to buy a certain set of objects. But there are also the hospital, which for this purpose are used only their own, usually sterile items to bring things from home is prohibited. So what and how much to bring, you should check with the medical staff.

Standard set for a newborn, who is in the hospital, as follows:

  • 10 and 10 of thin flannel diapers - in the hospital can not do without them;
  • 3 thin flannel vests and 3;
  • 3-4 slider (but not necessarily in most maternity hospitals prefer diapers);
  • 2 thin and warm bonnet;
  • 2-3 pair of thin cotton socks and warm knit 1;
  • pack of diapers, the weight of the child;
  • Bottles with dummy for expressed milk (maybe the doctor will recommend to finish feeding the baby).


What will it take the newborn after discharge from the hospital

Of furniture required cot and baby changing table:

  • Cot can be any, mattresses and pillows for the beds need to choose a flat, hard enough; space for crib should be away from the window and the front door; all linens before they lay a crib to be washed (dried better in the air) and proglazheno two sides iron;
  • baby changing table Changing table - facilitate the care of the baby  Changing table - facilitate the care of the baby
   You can also choose any - it all depends on the size of the room and financial capacity; ideal changing table with drawers, which will be composed of warm and thin diapers, undershirts, hats and nappies or diapers, products for skin care; for this purpose it can also be adapted to any table, but it should be to lay the oilcloth, which then need to be carefully processed.

From care items for the newborn will need:

  • Rental - You can buy most ordinary bath without any accessories; while bathing adult with one hand supports the back and the baby's head and the other washes; but today a lot of accessories is available to facilitate this process - from the hills to the specialized support networks - whether they are necessary to solve the parents;
  • Thermometer for bathing water and room thermometer to measure the temperature in the room;
  • children gel bathing; baby soap;
  • cleansers of natural algae or flannel;
  • baby cream to lubricate the skin folds after bathing; can be replaced by any boiled vegetable oil in a sterile (also boil) vial; baby powder;
  • scissors with rounded tips - nail clippers;
  • steam sterilizer for bottles (even breastfeeding bottle may be necessary);
  • 1-2 bottle nipples;
  • sterile bandages and cotton wool, cotton buds.

Newborn also need linens (all linens perestirat child or children's soap detergent, dry and iron the iron on both sides):

  • 24 thin diapers, diaper 24 (if you do not plan to use disposable diapers), and 12 flannel diapers;
  • 6-8 raspashonok and sliders; they can be replaced or body jumpsuit with zipper front (slips); All these things must be made from natural fabrics; slip can be a good and very convenient to replace the vests and sliders, because as a newborn would not move arms and legs, he will always remain clothed, not naked back, did not get off into a ball; slip should be chosen size, or a newborn from a simple slip; you can not buy a slip, which is worn over the head; easy to slip on and off, which is also important, because the child has to change clothes up to 10-15 times a day;
  • 3-4 thin and warm bonnet; Outdoor - warm hat;
  • 2-3 pair of thin cotton socks and 1-2 pairs of warm (or booties);
  • 2 thin flannel blanket and one warm;
  • special children's oilcloth on textile basis;
  • pack of diapers, the weight of the child;
  • package of disposable diapers - they are convenient to spread child during air baths.

Today at the store you can buy everything you need to newborn. In shops, there is also a lot of extra, heavily advertised items. Before the parents will be a difficult choice, so you should make a list in advance of necessary things and not go beyond it.

Galina Romanenko

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