I am expecting my first child in May! Here is a report on all of the research I’ve done in preparation for my little one arriving.
When I became pregnant and had to make some decisions about what to buy for my new baby, I was completely overwhelmed. I had no idea there was so much contradictory and controversial advice on how to raise an infant. Bumper pads: risk for SIDS or necessary to prevent bumps and bruises? Swings: A Godsend for busy parents or a cheap babysitter? Diaper pails: Keep the nursery smell-free or glorified trash cans? There are also bigger questions, such as: stimulate the child or let him grow more naturally?
This article is an attempt to answer the big questions a parent will face. It will cover a broad range of topics from the controversy over specific products to overall parenting philosophy.