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Top 5 des équipements indispensables pour accueillir votre mini - BIICOU

Top 5 essential equipment to accommodate your mini

Still several months before the arrival of your little one and already a list as long as your arm of things to buy?

Far be it from us to question the advice of thousands of your friends who are already parents, your mother, your mother-in-law and your grandmother, but just to guide you as best as possible to save you a few points of life.

TOP #1: The cradle

Its importance during baby's first months

The first months of a baby's life are essential for their development and well-being. A crib provides a secure and comfortable space where the baby can sleep and rest. It is an element of the baby's room that helps create an environment conducive to sleep and promote quality rest.

The cradle allows parents to have all the comfort of their bed, not to crush baby during their sleep, while thus offering a feeling of closeness and security to baby. It can be equipped with either perforated sides or bars which allow good air circulation and visibility to monitor the baby. Some cribs may also be height adjustable, making the process of feeding and caring during the night easier.

The criteria to take into account when choosing it

  • Stability and solidity : Opt for a sturdy, well-built crib that provides a stable base for the baby.
  • Non-toxic materials : Make sure the materials used in making the crib are safe and free of harmful substances.
  • Suitable mattress : Choose a firm mattress adapted to the size of the crib, which provides good back support for the baby.
  • Fixing system : Check that the cradle is equipped with a secure fixing system to avoid any risk of tipping or falling.
  • Easy to maintain : Opt for an easy-to-clean crib, with removable and machine-washable covers.

Our advice for safe sleep : Always place your baby on their back to sleep, avoiding using pillows, duvets or cushions in the crib.


TOP #2 : The changing table

The daily usefulness of a changing table

A changing table is a practical piece of equipment that makes caring for and changing diapers for your baby easier. Designed to allow you to keep all the necessary items within reach, it provides a dedicated and secure space where you can change and dress your baby in complete convenience.

By preventing you from having to bend over to change diapers, your back is relieved and the experience is even more comfortable for you and your baby. Changing tables often have raised edges or a safety barrier to prevent falls and accidents while changing.

The criteria to take into account when choosing it

  • Stability and solidity : Opt for a robust and stable changing table, capable of supporting the weight of your baby.
  • Adjustable height : Choose a changing table with an adjustable height to adapt it to your own height and avoid muscle tension.
  • Durable and easy-to-clean materials : Choose materials that are resistant to wear and easy to clean, such as plastic or lacquered wood.
  • Storage space : Check if the changing table has built-in drawers, shelves or baskets to organize and store your baby's care items.
  • Safety : Make sure the changing table is equipped with a safety barrier or restraints to prevent any risk of falling.

Our advice for organizing and securing your changing table space

  1. Keep essential items within reach by placing diapers, wipes, creams and a change of clothes in storage bins/baskets
  2. Use boxes/organizers to separate different items and keep them tidy.
  3. Keep away dangerous objects such as cleaning products, medicines or small objects that could pose a danger to your baby.
  4. Never leave your baby unattended. Even if the changing table is equipped with safety barriers, always keep one hand on your baby.
  5. Prepare the changing table in advance before changing your baby

TOP #3: The stroller

The usefulness of a stroller, your travel companion

The stroller is an essential childcare item that makes traveling with your baby easier. Because it offers your baby a comfortable and secure space thanks to the harnesses to rest and observe the world around him. The stroller allows you to easily move around with your baby, whether going shopping, visiting relatives or simply enjoying a walk outdoors. It makes outings easier by offering a practical and safe way to transport your baby.

The criteria to take into account when choosing it

  • Safety : Make sure the stroller complies with current safety standards. Check the stability of the stroller, the presence of a reliable safety harness and an effective braking system.
  • Adaptability : Opt for a stroller that meets your evolving needs. Look for features like a recline-adjustable seat, an adjustable canopy, and compatibility with additional accessories like carrycots or car seats.
  • Size and weight : To make sure it fits your lifestyle. If you plan to travel frequently, a compact, lightweight stroller may be best.
  • Storage : Check the storage options available, such as a spacious basket to carry baby's belongings or an easy folding system for convenient storage.
  • All-terrain or not : Depending on your location, if you are more of an urban dweller or looking for adventure with your baby you will need a different stroller. Then take a good look at the wheels (all-terrain strollers generally have larger, more robust wheels for better grip and ability to cross uneven surfaces) and the presence or absence of a suspension system (essential for all-terrain stroller, as this helps absorb shock and vibration when driving on uneven surfaces)

Our advice for using and maintaining your stroller

  1. Clean the stroller regularly following the manufacturer's recommendations. Wipe away stains, remove debris, and lubricate moving parts as necessary.
  2. When storing the stroller, make sure you do so in a dry place away from moisture to prevent mold or rust from forming.
  3. Periodically check the overall condition of the stroller, including the wheels, brakes and restraint systems, to ensure they are in good working order.

Now it's your turn ! Find the reconditioned stroller that suits you .

TOP #4: The baby carrier

The advantages of a baby carrier

The baby carrier is a versatile accessory that allows parents to keep their baby close to them while having their hands free. It offers many benefits for both parents and baby. By using a baby carrier, you can easily carry your baby during your daily activities, promoting emotional bonding, comfort and well-being for your child. It only has advantages!

For parents: It offers greater freedom of movement, allowing them to carry out daily tasks while keeping their baby close. It can also reduce muscle fatigue by distributing the baby's weight evenly across the back and shoulders.

For the baby, it offers reassuring proximity to parents, which promotes emotional development, security and calm. The movement and upright position in the baby carrier can also help relieve colic and digestive discomfort.

Types of baby carriers available on the market

To find out everything about the types of baby carriers that exist on the market, and above all to succeed in finding and choosing your perfect baby carrier, go to our dedicated article right here .

Our advice for using a baby carrier

When using a baby carrier, it is important to take precautions to keep your baby safe and comfortable:

  1. Make sure the baby carrier allows an ergonomic position for your baby, with legs flexed and supported, forming a natural "M".
  2. Check straps and buckles regularly: Regularly check that the baby carrier straps and buckles are snug and secure.
  3. Watch the temperature: Avoid overheating your baby by wearing a baby carrier in hot weather. Make sure your baby is well ventilated and not exposed to excessive heat.
  4. Avoid positions that restrict breathing: Make sure your baby's chin is clear and they can breathe freely when placed in the carrier.

Now it's your turn ! Find the reconditioned baby carrier that suits you .


TOP #5: The bottle

Importance of using a bottle to feed your baby

The bottle is an essential element of childcare to feed your baby with breast or infant milk when direct breastfeeding is not possible or desired. It offers a convenient and convenient solution for feeding your baby at any time, whether at home, on the go or when leaving your baby with others.

The criteria to take into account when choosing it

  • Baby bottle material : There are many conventional materials such as plastic, glass, stainless steel, or more innovative ones such as bamboo fiber, ceramic... Each material has its advantages and disadvantages in terms of durability, ease of cleaning and impact resistance. Depending on your tastes, your needs and your budget, choose what suits you best.
  • Size and shape of the bottle : Choose a bottle adapted to your baby's age and drinking needs. Bottles come in different sizes and shapes to accommodate your baby's growth and development.
  • Bottle teat : The bottle teat must be adapted to your baby's age and his or her ability to breastfeed. It can be made of silicone or latex, with different flow rates to meet your baby's needs.
  • Easy to clean : Opt for a bottle that is easy to disassemble and clean. Check if the bottle can be used with a bottle brush or if it is dishwasher safe.

Our advice for using and maintaining a baby bottle for optimal use and appropriate hygiene

  1. Clean the bottle after each use by washing it in hot, soapy water or using a dishwasher. Make sure to rinse the bottle well to remove any soap residue.
  2. Inspect the bottle regularly to ensure that it is in good condition, free of cracks, deformations and mold.

If you pass through Ermont-Eaubonne, come visit us in our store located in the Cora Shopping Center. You will be able to meet our team who will present our wide range of Made in France baby bottles from brands such as Le Biberon Français and DBB Remond.

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