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Baby High Chairs

Nowadays, more and more parents are opting to take wooden high chairs for their new-born. The times have gone when parents used to buy those plastic, bright colored chairs or the chrome plated highs. Actually, the mindset is changing and the parents now know that the wooden chairs go well with their other furniture stuff, the pieces they had chosen after so much of mind work.

Who can deny the point that wooden furniture is stylish and on the other hand, metal ones go incongruous with the other wooden items you have chosen. Yes, metal chairs have one advantage i.e. they are foldable and hence, portable. But, isn’t it that you don’t find them mixing well in the room or the storage places?

When you go for the common furniture, you seem to keep some or the other point in your mind and mind it, wooden items will fit them positively. The normal selections for dining room furniture are Oak, Maple and Cherry. The high chairs come good in these types and their finish job is great, it matches other furniture. No matter you like modern or old fashioned items, wooden ones will always go well.

Now, coming to the babies, their high chairs must be wooden, the specialists say that. Along with this, there are some other points to be kept in mind. The high chair must have single-handed operable front tray release, which will help you get the baby in and out of it easily.

One more point to be kept in mind is that the workmanship needs to be there. A wooden item is durable not only because of the wood used, but also due to the workmanship. Those of high quality will have their joints in natural joints, like dovetail ones. These are much better than the screwed ones. A five strap harness is ideal for keeping the baby annexed to the chair, until, of course, you want him out. A high chair must also be stable.

The wooden chairs have some problems though. One problem is of shifting the wooden chairs over the carpeted areas, which is comparatively very easy with the plastic/metal chairs. Also, the height adjustment feature misses out in the wooden chairs, available again in the plastic and metal ones.

Wooden high chairs come up in varieties with more styles and configurations. Lots of models are available in the market. In order to get a good bargain, do some homework. Prepare lists and then select the chair models.

There is one more thing. If you don’t plan to buy a wooden chair for now, plan for it, you have ample time for that. Anyway, you will need to do that sooner or later. Search good baby shops, baby stores and all. Even go for some online baby shops and baby stores. The last minute hassle won’t help you. Go through many products and models beforehand and then select the best for your loved one.

Ten Things to Remember When Taking Your Baby Shopping

It is always advised to wait until after the baby shower to do any type of shopping for your baby to see what you get and what is left that you might need. Most moms will go shopping for final things directly after the shower and prior to the baby’s arrival but some do not. Some go into labor early leaving them with needs and some just prefer to do their finalized shopping after the baby is born. You may only get one solid opportunity to pick up the rest of the things you need so make a list and make it count.

1. Health and Safety Items – You will want to make sure you have a thermometer, baby monitor, night light, shampoo and body wash, diaper cream, nail clippers, baby lotion, brush or comb and a few pacifiers (just in case). A nasal aspirator should be on this list unless you “steal” the one from the hospital which most moms do.

2. Diapering – You are going to need a lot of diapers. You should also stock up on baby wipes, burp clothes, wash clothes and diaper pail is handy.

3. Clothing – You don’t need a ton of clothes because they do grow out of them quickly but have enough so that every time your baby spits up you’re not worried about when you are going to squeeze in the time to do a load of laundry. You’ll need newborn sleepers, socks or booties, newborn cap, t-shirts and if it’s winter then a coat or warm apparel of some sort.

4. Bedding – Be sure that you have receiving blankets, crib blanket or quit, swaddling blanket and possibly a hooded bath towel.

5. Equipment – The infant car seat is first on the list but unless your baby came really early or you borrowed one for the initial ride home, you probably already have this. A baby carrier of some sort is essential whether it is a sling, wrap or pack is up to you. You will need a stroller,a bouncer or a swing and a diaper bag.

6. Furniture – Chances are you probably already have something for the baby to sleep in but you may need a bassinet, cradle or a crib. Also on the list is a mattress, waterproof pads, changing table and pads and please do not forget the mobile to hang over the crib!

7. Nursing Accessories – These are important if you are breast feeding. Nursing pillow, nursing pads, breast pump and storage bottles, nipples, feeding bottles and a bottle brush.

8. Mother Stuff – You are going to need nursing bras, a nursing gown or just practical pajamas, extra-long maxi pads, bath herbs and lanolin or some other product to soothe your very tired and very sore nipples.

9. Odds & Ends – If you haven’t already bought birth announcements, now is a good time. An infant hand mold is a great idea to pick up, baby books and a journal and make sure you have a camera.

10. Gift for Fido – your dog or cat also has to undergo a lot of adjusting and having to share in the attention. It’s important to let them they are still loved just the same so they don’t resent your little bundle of joy. Pick them up a toy or a treat to show them they aren’t forgotten.

What Is The Better Choice Of The Toys For A Baby In The Period Of 6-9 Months Old?

It is always a challenge to find a proper and useful toy for your child. On the one hand a toy must be useful for the baby’s development, on the other- it must be harmless. To select a correct toy for the baby you know some of his or her peculiarities of thinking and behaviour at stages of his or her development. Let us help you to discover the interesting and beautiful world of baby toys for your child from the ages of 3-6 months old.

In the period of 6-9 month the agility of your baby develops and becomes more complicated. He or she is grabbling freely and even tries to stand up onto two legs. Simultaneously small hand mobility develops: little one tries not just to grip the object in his palm, but also take it with his or her fingers.

Formerly a baby got acquainted with his or her surrounding objects occasionally, now their actions are purposeful. Liberalisation of the little person’s horizon will depend on adults. It is a serious thing for you to show your baby how to play with various toys: how to bang a little drum, how to play the small piano and press the keys, how to handle and ring the ball. At this age babies still chew and play with the rattles and tweeters, but they are also interested in more compound toys like little cars and books with bright pictures (note, always buy books with thick cardboard for small children!).

This age is a special period of time for the parents. Expression “being all eyes” more precisely describes the given situation. Some parents try to restrain the moving activity of their children from considerations of safety or not having enough time to look after them. But you must protect your child only against that is really dangerous to them. Children must learn out from their mistakes.

At the 9 months old the child understands that he or she can play with two toys simultaneously. For example, if they beat one toy on another, a sound will appear (tinkling, rattling) and the child likes these kind of sounds. Now they can play with bricks and pyramidions. In the beginning the child will smash and destroy the built houses and castles, but with time he or she will try to build them on their own. There are special meccanos of flexible plastic for 7-9 month old babies. As a rule, these are open-ended rings, which are linked easily together (though children like to nibble them).

By now a child can play simple games with the adults like “clapping palms”, “cuckoo”, and “let’s fly” etc. Ask your baby to find this or that toy, asking “Where is the rabbit?” If your child does not understand or finds a difficulty in finding the toy, help him “See, the rabbit is here!”
Attention!

1) Toys must not be broken or cracked easily; these contain fine details, which can get into child’s mouth or nose.

2) Plush toys are given to the child only in case if they are easily cleaned.

3) When the child begins to open the surrounding world in his or her room, cover the sharp corners of the furniture with something soft, close up plug sockets, and clear the wires away from the floor.

4) When entering your child’s room, dear parents, do not forget that your child might be standing behind the door.

5) Look carefully after your child and what he or she plays with. Among their “toys” can be not only the safe Mother’s slipper, but crackling plastic sachet (your child certainly will want to try it on).

Any baby store can offer you a wide range of toys, but, dear
parents please see carefully what toys you buy your little one, as not all are good and safe for them.

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