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Prepping the house for your baby to be

Baby on the way? Of course you’re overjoyed, anticipating meeting your little one. Nerves may also be creeping up on you; that’s normal. A key element to help with those nerves is preparation. You’ll need to get certain products and baby-proofing items in order to make the house as safe as possible.

  1. First and foremost, baby proof. This is the one of the most discussed topics, so we won’t spend too much time on it. Cover the corners, no open outlets, no-slam drawers and cabinets, etc.
  2. Buy all the feeding products now and then add to them later. These products include breast pumps, bottles, bottle cleaners, utensils and more. Feeding is extremely important so you want to make sure that everything you need is at the house well before the baby comes.
  3. Make sure to over stock your diaper arsenal. You’ll never have enough diapers so the more you have to start, the more likely it is you’ll be able to avoid those last minute diaper runs.
  4. Clean, clean, and clean some more. The amount of germs around the house can be difficult for your newborn to handle. Best to just meticulously clean your house when the due date is approaching and make sure you keep it that way. When you come home from the hospital, the last thing you’ll want to do is clean.

Bringing a newborn back to your home is an extremely exciting and special event in any parent’s life. But it is important to understand that there are measures that need to be taken in order to bring you child into a safe home. This list is by no means the law of the land, just some friendly reminders to help you enjoy your new love as often and as safely as possible.

Sounds of Silence: The Beauty of Sleep

Sounds of Silence: The Beauty of Sleep

Sleep is one of the most important parts of our lives, and it makes up an enormous chunk of it. Babies need sleep too, however like most things baby related it’s not as simple as one would think. For the first year a baby’s sleep is extremely important to their development. You must make sure they get a good night’s sleep in a safe manner. Here is our list of ways to help with that first year of bedtime.

  1. Watch for If you start to notice long sessions of yawning or nodding off you can start creating a “bedtime”. This can condition baby to get tired relatively the same time every day, and once they do, it is important to make it routine.
  2. That is a perfect transition to this tip, create a routine. Making bedtime a routine will dramatically help your baby’s sleeping patterns and will make it much easier to put them to bed. They will eventually become so used to it, they will get tired around the set bedtime.
  3. A great way to soothe your baby is by rocking or swaying. The motion is very relaxing for babies and makes them feel safe. This will make them comfortable enough to fall asleep. Repeated motion also has a mesmerizing effect that may help them fall asleep faster.
  4. For the first year, you want your baby to sleep on their back for safety reasons. A great way to do this is to swaddle them. It will make it harder for them to roll around, and it keeps them comfortable and snug.
  5. It is also suggested to have your baby sleep in your room for the first six months. This will make middle of the night feeding sessions and diaper changes much easier. Plus, there’s nothing like waking up to the face of your smiling baby.

The best part about your sleeping baby is the development that is happening before your eyes. This is when their brain processes all the new information they received throughout the day. There are always stories of sleepless nights with a crying baby, and that will happen. But the more you practice at bedtime, the better and easier it will get. Before you know it they’ll be teenagers and the new battle will be getting them out of bed.

Importance of Silicone in Baby Bottles

Buying the best baby bottle can be stressful since there are countless options to choose from. The most popular styles are glass, plastic, stainless steel, and silicone. Silicone is the rarest of the group but is gaining the most popularity. As a producer of many silicone baby products we would like to share with you why we love using silicone and think it’s the future of baby gear.

  1. The best part about silicone baby bottles, is how long they last. Unlike glass bottles the silicone does not easily break and due to the grip, it is even easier to hold. If the bottle does drop, the bottle won’t shatter or be a hazard for your baby.
  2. Silicone is much easier to clean than plastic, glass, and stainless steel. It is dishwasher safe, and because it is flexible, handwashing is even easier. Keep your baby bottle clean, in a simple way with silicone.
  3. One of the most important aspects of silicone is how safe it is. For our products, we use medical grade, BPA, PVC, and Phthalate free silicone. Safety is the most important thing when it comes to creating baby products, especially bottles. Silicone is great at keeping nasty chemicals away from baby’s tummy. The texture is also soft which keeps feeding time comfortable and relaxed.

Silicone is the new and improved way to make baby bottles because of its unique properties. The gentlebottle is especially unique because of the off-centered nipple which helps with air-flow, and its anti-colic holes. Olababy is silicone obsessed and we hope you all will soon feel the same way. In the meantime check out our new GentleBottle in three color options.