With moms on the move as much as we are, it is important to have a First Aid kit and supplies with you in the car or diaper bag as well as at home. Being ready for any type of emergency can make a big difference to you and your child in a flash.
As a parent, much of our skills are learned through trial and error. One thing I learned with my kid is to never leave home without some Infant Tylenol or Suspension pain reliever of some sort. There was always a bottle in my bag as well as a dropper. I added a few more items along the way. Here are some things you should carry with you and keep at home too.
• First Aid Manual/CPR Instructions
• Baby thermometer
• Band-aids and assorted sterile gauze
• First aid tape
• Alcohol wipes
• Calamine Lotion or similar
• Antibiotic Ointment
• Bulb Syringe
• Diaper wipes
• Extra receiving blankets
• Extra Canned or Powered Formula
• A Sterilized Bottle/Nipple
• A Bottled Water
• Hand Sanitizer
By having these items with you at all times, you can be assured that it will cover almost all of the issues you may run across with your child. All kids are different, so add what would help your child, of course, such as allergy or cold meds and similar items. After all, keeping your child comfortable will help you be relaxed and calm in the long run too.
Having babies and strollers go hand in hand, literally! Keeping your child safe when using your stroller is important too. Here are a few good things to look for when getting ready to use your stroller for the first time, or the 100th time.
Check to see if your stroller is the right size for your child. Children that are over the weight limit for the stroller could make it unstable or collapse it.
Always strap your child in correctly using the guidelines provided by the manufacturer. You want to be better safe than sorry!
Watch little fingers and your own when opening and closing a stroller. The latches can grab and pinch delicate skin.
Check the brakes before using your stroller each time you use it, if you have an additional braking system.
Never allow your child to climb in and out of the stroller by themselves. It could roll off by itself or tip backwards, or any other terrible accident injuring your child.
Never allow another child to push a stroller with a child in it. Tips and falls can happen in an instant causing injury to the children.
Do not hang heavy bags on the handles. This can cause the stroller to flip backwards. Use baskets underneath the stroller for safe keeping.
Other children should not stand on a stroller to ride it while a child is inside the stroller. If you have two small children, get a double stroller mean to handle the weight of two.
These are a few stroller safety tips that I thought of. Do you have other safety tips you have come across from using your stroller?
Choosing your stroller is an important step when preparing for the arrival of your child. There are so many different things to look for so that you make the right choice. We are going to look at a few of them so you can get a head start when looking for your next stroller.
The selection of strollers today is great and you can really find models that incorporate so many different things into them, it is quite amazing but it can be confusing too! Let’s start by making a check list of things for you to decide.
Cost – the range is huge and so are the features.
Size – How big of a stroller do you really need or want? Look at how often are you going to use it and how you will use it.
Manageability – This is a big one. Can you fold it down and hoist it into a trunk easily by yourself? Does it fold easily in a press of a button or is it several steps?
Usability – Is this stroller sturdy enough for multiple kids to use it, if you are planning on more kids? Can you carry items too? Will it work from infant through toddler years?
How Are You Going to Use it – Do you live in an urban area where you must have a stroller daily or is it going to be used occasionally? Can you get it on subways or buses and through store easily?
Functionality – Are you going to be running with it? Is it sturdy enough for that? Does the stroller glide easily and move around corners tightly?
Fit – Are the stroller handles comfortable and at the right height for you? If you have the lean over it, you back will get fatigued quickly. Don’t forget to buy your CityGrips for the most comfortable handles!
Features – Look at things like seats, harness and additional items you will want to include like cup holders, etc.
These thought processes will get you going in the right direction and help you make the right choice when selecting your stroller.
If you are a mom, you know that there are certain items that you must have for your baby when it arrives so that you are well prepared and ready to go. We of course think of diapers, receiving blankets, cute outfits and loads of baby gear. Honestly, could you even imagine how many things you needed when you were expecting with your first baby?
Well, now there is another item that you have to add to that list. CityGrips are the perfect item to make sure that you add to the “must have” list for new moms. The grips are just right for adding into a basket of bottles, wipes, powders and creams because they are going to be used just as much.
I know I use my strollers all the time! When I go anywhere, I have at least one stroller with me. The foldable, lightweight ones are so convenient yet those handlebars are so uncomfortable! Our CityGrips will give an extra added layer of comfort as well as protection for your hands from dirty handlebars. You don’t have to pass any of that dirt to your new baby!
My full size stroller has the same problem…hard plastic bars that make my hands hurt. But not since I added my comfy handle bar grips on them. Problem solved and I can easily remove them and wash them in a flash.
Now when one of your friends announces that she is expecting, do her a favor and send a package of the CityGrips so she doesn’t have to go through what we did! She will thank you again and again!