With safety being at the forefront of any baby equipment’s designers mind there will always be room for improvement. It is entirely natural for any parent to worry endlessly about their baby. No sooner has one new device for babies hit our shelves than another one coming right around the corner. Some concepts are so simple yet very effective such as reins. A non technical device, in which you harness your child into a simple arrangement of straps and hold onto them to make sure they cannot run away. A more more modern idea is the digital baby thermometer, this is an updated version of the thermometer strip parents used to stick too their child’s head. The old version was not that accurate and difficult to use. The two keys things I think the designers of baby equipment keep in mind in that it must be easy to use and very safe. It is also a real plus if equipment can adapt with the baby.
The high street is full of shops willing to sell the parents to be everything they need to assist with the new addition. Dozens of types of buggies are available and they have changed dramatically over the years. Think back to the Silver Cross buggy very fashionable in the 1960′s and 1970′s. They were big, bulky and not great at keeping baby strapped. Looking at what is available these days the differences are clear. Buggies should be easy to manoeuvre, sturdy and safe. A more traditional idea that is becoming more popular is the baby sling. These have not really been widely available in this country until the past couple of years. In certain parts of the world they are the only to carry your baby. The idea is that you wear your baby. This comforts the baby, keeping them warm from your body and cuts out the inconveniences a buggy can bring. These slings are widely available online, the only problem with this is you then cannot ask for a demonstration from shop staff.
Buggies can in hundreds of varieties and with in mind how can you know which is the right one? In fact this applies to all baby equipment. The easiest thing to do is assess our life and understand exactly what you will need. This is all so new you are not going to understand everything all at once. One good idea, before you hit the shops, would be to talk to new mums. They will be able to advise you on what brands provide the best value, quality and support. Another source of advise would be forums. Deciding on what you want depending on your life and the things you do on a regular basis is important. Some of the bigger pieces of baby equipment are expensive and you would not want to be replacing them because you bought something in haste. Things such as the width of the buggy you pick are important. If you use public transport daily the width of the buggy you pick would really matter.