Dos and Don’ts When Using a Baby Swing

Nowadays, a baby swing has become an essential baby furniture that parents include in their list of things to buy. Not only can it work wonders in calming a fussy infant, it also provides temporary reprieve for parents and caregivers. Because it relieves them from having to cuddle baby all the time just to keep him quiet and satisfied, it permits them to find some time to relax and to do other chores. However, as a precaution in using any infant accessory, it is still considered dangerous to leave an infant unattended in an infant swing. Therefore, there are certain limitations on what you should and should not do when placing your baby on a swing.

Dos

Make sure that baby is comfortable. Check the mattress or padding for any hard sides or portions and for any crawling insect that may have landed on it.

Buckle baby up safely. Always strap him completely. As most infant swings have 5-point harnesses, make sure every strap is secured.

Place a mosquito net over the swing. Some models come with nets as an added accessory. If your unit doesn’t have this, you can get one of these separately in baby accessories stores. You will need this to keep baby from mosquito bites to avoid malaria or dengue.

Don’ts

You should never leave your baby by himself for a long period. When leaving baby for a long bath or shower, make sure you assign someone to watch over him. Getting coffee or something very quickly may be fine but be sure not to leave him by himself for more than 5 minutes.

Setting the speed of motion on the highest level for a long period of time is also not advisable. You may think that it may instantly calm or soothe a crying baby but she might just get dizzy after a while. Shaking baby too hard whether in a swing or manually may cause serious head injuries and trauma which can lead to long term brain damage.

A baby swing may really be very handy when taking care of babies. But careful handling and use should also be taken to ensure that baby is safe and away from harm.

Awesome Organic Baby Products for New Mums

Natural nurturing

As kids, we don’t think at all about the ‘chemicals’ that might be in the things we put in our mouths or play with. As teenagers, we certainly do care about the chemicals we put in our body… and often put them in purposefully, in the interests of experimentation! As adults we are usually quite indifferent… until our babies start arriving. These tiny little bundles are inescapably helpless, miraculously soft and mightily vulnerable, and many Mums turn to organic solutions to help assure them that they aren’t doing any harm to their children. If you know a natural nurturer, today we check out some of the best organic baby products and baby accessories to be found.

1. Organic baby products for the bath

Bath time is one of those times when you can’t really do without the help of various substances to get your bub clean. For natural-style Mums, organic baby products for the bath are a must.

2. Organic baby clothing

Mums can not only feel good about their contribution to the environment with organic fabric baby clothing, but can also stress less about itchiness that causes unfathomable crying, skin rashes and sensitization to various substances.

3. Cloth nappies

Buy organic cotton terry towelling nappies as a new-Mum baby product gift, and she’ll be saving money as well as protecting her baby’s skin and the environment.

4. Organic skincare for Mum

Becoming a mother can be so rewarding… but also terrifying, as you completely lose your sense of self, sense of beauty and ways of relating to other adults. Beauty products for Mums are a fantastic gift after the birth – organic is best, because bubs will be in close contact with Mum’s skin for substantial portions of the day while either breast or bottle feeding.

5. Organic household cleaners

I personally hate breathing in Spray and Wipe fumes… and you can imagine what they do to a tiny baby’s not-yet-developed lungs. There are plenty of organic cleaning products options available nowadays, and these baby accessories come in far more delicious flavours than ‘Commercial Lemon’!

6. Organic wipes

With a new baby, Mums spend quite a few of the day’s hours wiping various ‘things’ up! Baby wipes can’t help leaving a residue on the skin, so many Mums prefer them to be organic.

7. Organic teething toys

With the current kerfuffle over bisphenol-A, most Mums agree that organic baby accessories for teething are best. You can get all-natural rubber or leather teething baby products.

8. Organic shopping bags

Granted, you won’t be shopping for nightclub fashions, new jewellery or makeup… but you may as well look great (and be organic!) while popping out for rice cereal and juice! You’ll find Envirosax organic shopping bags designed for Mums at many good organic baby products shops… and the range of designs is irresistible.

Wholesale Baby Accessories: The Exhibition of Baby Boutique Suppliers

With designers including more styles for infants and toddlers in their collections each fashion season, the demand for wholesale baby accessories is on the rise. This is a painless guidebook to gathering information about baby boutique suppliers at industry specific trade shows.

Maintaining a profitable business requires the ability to understand your target audience. What do they need and what do they want? What do they wish they had but just cannot seem to find elsewhere? What do they value? How do they make purchasing decisions? If you have done your homework and can answer these vital questions, you are ready to attend industry trade shows and really explore what is out there waiting for your business.

Trade shows are an exhibition for companies in specific industries to demonstrate and feature their products to potential retailers. As an attendee at a private show, you are exposed to the newest items and services on the market. Trade show exhibitor numbers can be in the hundreds to thousands, depending on the size of venue – an exorbitant amount of products to take in!

Wholesale baby accessories fall into two industry categories: children/infant, and gift. If you are attending a show for the first time, a good strategy is to start with the most specific, and in this case it would be children. Although baby boutique suppliers exhibit at gift shows, they are not the majority – the category is vast and includes so many other items that may not apply to your business.

A Suggested Trade show

ABC Kids Expo – Louisville, Kentucky

The ABC Kids Expo is the premier juvenile products expo in the nation. Boasting over nine hundred exhibitors, it is one of the fastest growing trade shows in North America. Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? Not to worry. The showroom is divided into specific categorized sections: Apparel/Layette, Baby Gear, Nursing/Feeding, Baby Care/Safety, Furniture/Bedding, Gifts/Room D├ęcor, and Toys/Games/Books. Last year, over 14,000 retailers (just like you) attended this show.

Key Advantages to Attending

Show Specials

Manufacturers frequently run show promotions for attendees only.

Awareness

There is no better way to be exposed to this many companies and products all in a matter of days. Bring a small carry-on suitcase with wheels. You are going to need it by the time you grab catalogs from every designer or distributor you are interested in.

Networking

Meet new business contacts and have fun shopping while you are at it! Face to face interaction and sales are just that much more personal.

Samples, Samples, Samples

You may wind up putting a few of these in that catalog-stuffed suitcase. One thing the phone and Internet cannot replace is the effect of holding the product in your hand. See the actual size of items. Get a feel for the quality before you decide to buy.