I am an expecting first time mother, and I have heard some great things about your products from friends! I was wondering if it was possible to receive a recommendation for some items you think are essential?
By: Carolyn Ziegler, Director Tee-Zed Products
You are certainly entering an exciting time. Your question is one that really is an enormous one and varies with each person.
Many of our safety items are aimed at bubs on the move so it is a bit early for you, however, we do have some care items that you should consider. We have nail clippers with a holder to make it easier to guide the clippers, car shades to block out the sun’s harmful rays and car mirrors to help you keep an eye on your child. We have a great range of thermometers, some for baby and others for the bath water and room temperatures. We have fabulous items to help the administering medicines and to avoid insects munching bubs, we also have netting that can fit most strollers and also travel cots. Baby silicone finger toothbrushes to massage baby’s gums and for the next stage we have others. A huge help are night lights, some that are auto sensor so they turn on in the dark and off in the light, or regular ones which you regulate as to whether they are on and off.
For that sitting up stage, we have bath seats to make bathing your bub easier.
It is definitely worth looking at the home once bub is moving, get down on all 4’s and crawl around to see what is within reach. Anything attached to a cord is a danger, things that can be pulled and tugged, poked and prodded, opening or shutting.
A great tool to have in the home is a child safety gate, to block off whole areas to prevent baby accessing them if they hold potentially dangerous situations, and if you happen to have a dog, great to separate them from bub. The most placid of pooches can be rough if tugged and prodded. And take care with cats, they can be protective – and a child safety gate is not really going to help, keep doors closed and separate from bub when you are not around.
Your question is an endless one, but do not be nervous or too stressed. Things do not happen on the immediate, you can do things as they go and develop a need. But yes, BE PREPARED and enjoy each day as it comes.
I am sure you have chatted with friends and read loads, the internet is a great source. Your early child hood clinic nurse is one of your best resources and do not be afraid to ask your paediatrician.
Hope this helps…