In the news lately there has been recall, after recall. It seems to be like an endless cycle of things that end up being removed from the shelves. Many parents worry that the next product that they use will end up on the recall list. Below you will find several ideas, and suggestions on why you should always follow the instructions on the baby products as you receive them.
It may not be the product
It may not be the product that is damaged or faulty, but it may be the way that the product is being used. For example the latest recall is for a stroller where the children fell out. When the children fell the main reason was because they were not strapped in. Of course this is not the case in all products; some products are actually broken, or faulty. Take the time to read through the instructions for any new product, and take the time to use it properly. Remember that manufactures have clear directions for their products, in order to ensure that your child is safe. Most of us don’t like to read directions, but it can really be worthwhile in the long run, especially when it comes to the life of your children.
If the product is faulty you may not know it until something happens. Never leave your child along if they are using any type of baby product. For example if you have strapped them into their high chair, and they seem secure you do not want to leave them for a minute. You never know what may happen. The same can be true of strollers. If your baby is sleep, they can always wake up in a matter of seconds. Always be close by so that your children are in your eyesight. It may seem like you are going overboard, but with so many faulty products on the market it is very important.
Check the recall list before you buy
Most stores that sell baby products have recall lists that you can easily access. Stores like Babies R Us, are just one example of places that will provide you with a list before you shop. Even if you are buying something as simple as a toy, it will really be worthwhile to check the list. Small pieces fall off of toys all the time, and some are made of harmful products. So before you make the next purchase for your baby, check the list.