How to Buy a Baby Bouncer

A baby bouncer seat (or bouncy seat) is a handy, reasonably inexpensive piece of baby equipment that your baby can use from day one. It becomes useful in the early days of childbirth as a safe place to lay your newborn while you quickly run some errands around the house.

You can choose between a simple model that moves when your baby does or models that play music, push the baby around, hold electronics within baby’s view, and fold flat for storing and travel. Some come from natural materials like wood; others come from plastic or metal. There’s a whole list of the best baby swing bouncer combo 2018.

When buying a bouncer, there are certain things to look out for, and some of them include the following:

  • Safety straps

You need to buy a bouncer that has a 3-point harness to keep your baby from falling out. A 5-point harness, which includes over-the-shoulder straps, is even safer – if you can find it, that is.

  • Movement

Like we mentioned earlier, different bouncers come with different functionalities – some play music, others vibrate. You need to pick one that will suit your baby without making him/her sick.

  • Frame

Keep an eye out for bouncers with a durable frame that’s low to the ground, so it won’t tip if your baby leans to one side.

  • Removable seat cover

During their early months, babies don’t pay attention to where they drool, spit-up, or poop so you should look out for bouncer seats that come with a removable, washable cover.

  • Comfort

Before you purchase the seat, ensure that the cushion is well padded and comfortable. You might want a seat that tilts in several positions or alters to a toddler seat.

Safety Tips

  • If you intend to buy a second-hand bouncer, ensure that you check that it isn’t one of the many bouncers that are recalled every year by the government. This act will keep your child from suffering from an accident due to a bar detachment.
  • If your child is in the bouncer, keep it away from heaters, window cords, monitor cords, and home appliances. Keeping it in the same room you are will enable you to keep an eye on what the baby is up to as he plays around.
  • Avoid placing your bouncer on a table, couch or bed. A baby’s movement can cause the bouncer to tip over and fall.
  • Ensure that you follow the manufacturer’s recommended weight and age limits, so you don’t buy a bouncer that your child has outgrown.
  • No matter how much your baby loves it, you must try not to rely on the bouncer too much. You and your baby need plenty of time to cuddle and practice the motions required for crawling and standing.

Make the bouncer beautiful for your infant to look at as s/he plays. Cute animals can hang from the bouncer toy bar, so your baby can reach out and play with furry friends.

Maintaining Healthy Skin

Perhaps not everyone will really admit it but deep inside we all want healthy, glowing skin. When a person has healthy skin, that person will look young and yes, attractive. But maintaining healthy skin is not always easy.

Sometimes our bad habits get in the way. Sometimes we fail to even take the basic steps to nurture our skin. Sometimes the kind of skin type we have makes it a challenge to maintain it well. And then our skin can battle against allergy, infection, pimples and blackheads. We then have to find means to free our skin from these. How does one stay allergy-free or pimple and blackhead-free? Thankfully, the internet can be our ally in finding resources to stay free and be relieved from these skin problems. There are helpful articles like the one here that could help you and me get rid of blackheads from around our lips.

Less we forget, here are the basic things we can do to take better care of our skin:

Eat well. In other words, eat healthy. The reality is we do become what we eat. What we eat affects our health and yes, our skin. Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are our best friends in keeping our skin healthy. Let’s not also forget to drink well – to drink plenty of water to keep our skin hydrated.

Say no to smoking. You really should. It is best to do so not just for your skin but for your overall health. Smoking causes damage to collagen and elastin. These fibers are responsible in giving your skin strength and and elasticity. Smoking makes your skin paler and can give you more wrinkles. Be warned as well that smoking can increase your risk of skin cancer. So really, please stop smoking if you are a smoker. But if you find it hard to stop, ask help from your doctor. You can beat smoking and be a healthier version of yourself.

Get serious in protecting your skin from the sun. According to Mayo Clinic: “A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems — as well as increase the risk of skin cancer.” We need then to really make the effort to protect our skin from too much sun exposure. Use sunscreen whenever you will be exposed under the sun (SPF 15 or higher) an re-apply after every 2 hours. Stay away from sun exposure from 10 am to 4 pm.

Be careful in using skin products. Just because some skin products work well on your friend or a famous actress/model, don’t assume it is also good for you. Don’t be careless in just using any cream, lotion or facial wash on your skin. Make sure that your skin has no negative reaction to it.  Find out if these products are approved by the food and drug authority in your country.

Get enough sleep and rest. Sleeping well and taking the time to rest is good for your skin. Well, in fact, it is good for your overall health. Make  sure that you know how to manage stress. A stress-filled life can equal to skin problems including acne. Taking the time to rest and relax means a healthier you and yes, healthier skin.

While beauty should not only be skin-deep, it is still for our benefit to take better care of the only skin that we have in this lifetime.

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