Congratulations — a grandchild is on the way! There is no greater happiness.
Some things have changed since your kids were babies — new products, technology, regulations and safety requirements, but the basics remain the same.
Breastfeeding may not have been the norm when you had babies (depending on your age), but it’s highly encouraged now. Car seats have evolved greatly. Babywearing is all the rage. “Sleep safety” is top of mind. Dads/partners are more involved in child-rearing (hopefully!). Today’s parents have the ability to monitor EVERYTHING (perhaps to our own detriment).
We spent 6 months searching for the best gear for grandparents based on value, weight (lightweight!) and ease of use. We wrote this guide to get new grandparents up to speed on everything you need to know.
Our first guide is for newborns and infants— they have unique needs because they can’t sit up yet. Gear-wise, this age is the most intensive.
Our next chapter is for older infants and toddlers. You can read them all at once or take it as it comes (I prefer the latter). We end with Babyproofing the Grandparent’s home, something that is often overlooked in the process, but will make everyone’s lives 100% easier!
But first, let’s start out with Baby Gear for Grandparents.
Good luck! Leave a comment and let us know if you have questions.
~ Meg Collins, Editor in Chief