We understand that first-time parents are confused about everything that goes into raising a baby. Therefore, we've added a new series of "Baby Care Tips" to help parents on their journey. The first chapter we decided to introduce the top 10 must buy items for your baby room, including baby cot, bedding, mattress and so on, so you can take care of your baby more easily after purchasing all the essential items.
If you have prepared a baby room for your new born, you can consider a full-size baby cot 120 x 60 which is the standard size in European countries and UK. The main benefits are you can choose the right size baby bedding in this size.
If you want the use period of your baby cot last longer, there are some design that can be convertible into a toddler cot with rail on the side. In addition, you can use the cot more years if it comes with the adjustable bed base design as it can be adjusted according to the growth of the baby.
If the house size is your concern, there is a new product launched on the market that can accommodate the Hong Kong living space and is convertible into a playpen when your baby grows older.
Some parents like to take care of their baby while working on other stuff, and they will often move the cot. In this case, the cot must have bed wheels in order to make an easy move. Pay attention to the stability of the locking function of the bed wheels because you may want to avoid the accident.
On the other hand, some families do not move the cot so often, and prefer to let the baby sleep peacefully in a fixed position. You need to pick the cot based on your actual needs.
If you want a mattress that can use for a long time, you can choose a double-sided mattress. The advantage is that you can use the harder side to support your baby's back in the early stages and turn to the softer side in the later stages when he learns to turn around. It is a good way to save your money and space.
In addition, in countries and cities with humid and hot weather, you will need a well- ventilated mattress. Bamboo fiber, for example, is good enough to cope with humid weather.
If you buy a wooden baby cot, the thick and full high of the bed bumper is the guard for baby's safety by providing comprehensive protection. High permeability is also a must to keep the cot well-ventilated, especially in the high temperature of summer.
Some bed bumper design can achieve three-dimensional mesh technology that is as breathable as the sports shoe sole. It is very suitable for hot weather.
It is suggested to choose the removable bed bumper as they are easy to clean. Note that the cotton fabric needs to be machine washed in cold water. Hang to dry or use dryer at low temperature. Rinsing is not recommended.
You don't want a bed sheet that only protects the surface of your mattress but actually lets water in. Especially in spring and humid countries, a waterproof bed sheet is a great relief. Humidity tends to accelerate mold and mildew on your mattress, and your baby may vomit, leak urine, or sweat, all of which can stain your mattress. Using a waterproof bed sheet can keep your bedding dry, even in the humid season. It can also avoid the growth of bacteria.
For your first set of baby bedding, it is good to buy the bedding that come along with the baby cot as the size will not go wrong. You do not have to worry about where to find the right size of bedding and it is convenient and fast. Of course, combed cotton is one of the best materials to choose because of its durability.
When you have plenty of time and want to buy additional replacement bedding, consider buying a single piece of bedding in your favorite color.
Your baby needs a mosquito net even when your living area did not attract mosquito. Besides blocking the mosquito, the mosquito net can also block the wind to avoid getting cold, and mosquito nets will bring a sense of security to the baby.
If you want to install mosquito nets can still bring you flexible space, mosquito nets with self-standing base will be a good choice. The common framed mosquito nets are more compressive as it limits the baby's space to move around. The rods also make the access more inconvenient. Mosquito nets with self-standing base do not need zippers. It is more safe and convenient to enter and exit.
For parents who are not good at coping with complicated installation, mosquito nets with self-standing base will be a great invention.
When you buy bedding, it's easy to overlook the need for storage. The baby items you need will be scattered around your home, making your place very messy. Baby products should not be placed together with other items to prevent outside germs.
If you don't have a storage box in your home for baby products, consider purchasing a drawer-type storage cabinet to organize baby products in a single place to better care for your baby.
But if you can't fit extra dresser in your house, you can also consider using under-bed storage boxes with wheels to make the most of your space under your bed and make it very easy to access your belongings.
You don't want to bend over several times a day when changing diapers. By using a special changing table, you can change your diapers without back pain and with safety and security. And with a changing table, you don't have to worry about staining the sheets and it's easy to take care of. Changing table can also be used for changing clothes.
You cannot do without a folding play mat if you value efficiency. Although the puzzle floor mat is a popular choose as the play mat, but in fact the cleaning process of puzzle floor mat is difficult. The germs and dirt would be hided in the dead corners. Also, you need to re-assemble and dismantle every time you use them.
Use a folding play mat to save the cleaning time is always a smart choice. The waterproof material is very easy to take care of which is suitable for parents who want to simplify the cleaning process. Storage becomes more convenient when it only takes five seconds to fold.
A rocking chair is a must for breastfeeding families to reduce back pain. Both the mother and the baby can sit comfortably as you do not have to rely on your arm alone anymore. You can spend less effort to comfort and burp your baby after breastfeeding.
Have you prepared these 10 items for your baby? We will be releasing more baby care information, please look forward to it!