In these tough economic times, parents are pinching pennies anywhere they can. A new nursery can cost as little or as much as you are willing to spend. Whether by choice or necessity, parents are increasingly buying second hand products. From garage sales, auctions, thrift stores or friends and family, parents are finding ways to cut costs on baby gear.
Purchasing new products that meet current safety standards is the safest option. However, if you are on a tight budget, buying second hand is a good alternative, but it is vital you follow a few basic rules to ensure you aren’t compromising safety for price.
Raising a bundle of joy takes care and knowledge to ensure the first years are happy and healthy. It’s important to know how to properly use any juvenile product, new or used, including cautiously following product instructions and using keenly attuned instincts when caring for baby at all times.
There is an abundance of material available today for parents and caregivers looking for safety information regarding juvenile products. This year’s Baby Safety Month campaign and the information contained on the special microsite, http://www.babysafetymonth.org provide insight into the safe selection and use of second hand, hand-me-down, and heirloom products.
Parents and caregivers are encouraged to read through the safety tips, and a special section just for retailers provides ideas and helpful hints for promoting Baby Safety Month in-store. Baby Safety Awareness Month.” Since then, every September has been designated as Baby Safety Month.
About the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association
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