If you have a young child, chances are you’re using a car seat. You may have done your research to make sure you’re using a safe model, but are you actually using it correctly? Some reports estimate that 95 percent of newborns are in an improperly installed car seat. Approximately 75 percent aren’t faced the right way, while older kids who should still be riding in booster seats aren’t.
Every new parent is overwhelmed by all the tips they receive from their parents, friends who have had children, and their doctors. Sometimes, they tend to overdo it, or forget some important little things. Here are 4 baby essentials that parents must already have when they meet their little ones.
1) Diaper bag
Whether you’re going to the mall, the hospital, or visiting your family, it’s important to have a trusty diaper bag where you can keep all the things your baby needs—diapers, bottles, formula, baby powder, wet wipes, extra clothes, and a towel. All these and more are needed by your baby 24/7, thus you should always have it with you. A diaper bag will be one of your best friends during this journey so make sure that when you buy one, get the best one. (LifeSavers Diaper Bag retails for Php 1,600.00).
Are you confident that your child is getting all the nutrients he or she needs for daily nutrition and overall health? How do you encourage your child to like or even enjoy taking vitamins? Nearly 70 percent of children’s vitamins come from either syrup or gummy form. While this may make them appealing to children, that may not be a good thing as hundreds of parent’s rush to the emergency room each year with children who ate or consumed the whole bottle.
The rainy season has officially begun – but if you think you’ll be singing in the rain, think again. Unlike the typically carefree days of summer, monsoon season in the tropics can be a little tougher. It’s typhoon season, after all. So, as the weather shifts from scorching to damp, you can definitely expect it to take a toll on your body.