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Research Concerning the Most Essential Layette Items and Equipment needed for a New Born Baby.

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Research Concerning the Most Essential Layette Items and Equipment needed for a New Born Baby The Layette * 3 or 4 envelope neck vests (bodysuits) - These are all in one vest and pants made of a non-irritating fabric e.g. Cotton. They have a wide envelope stretch neckline to pull on and off over a baby's head and press studs at the crotch hold the garment in position and allow for nappies to be changed easily. * 3 stretch all-in-one suits (for day) - These cover baby and are easy to wash. They need no ironing. As the feet are covered there is no need for bootees except in cold conditions. They are designed with press-studs down the front and inside the crotch, as this makes them easier to put on and take off. This makes them quick for nappy changing. Stretch all-in-ones are made with elastic, so they stretch when the baby moves. But they must also be loose fitting to allow plenty of room for the baby to move. * 3 sleepsuits - These cover baby and are easy to wash. They need no ironing. As the feet are covered there is no need for bootees except in cold conditions. They are designed with press-studs down the front and inside the crotch, as this makes them easier to put on and take off. This makes them quick for nappy changing. They must be loose fitting to allow plenty of room for the baby to move. * 2 or 3 matinee jackets or cardigans - These are used when an extra layer is required for extra warmth. ...read more.

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The fastening tapes are easy to use. Nappies are designed to keep the moisture away from the baby's skin to prevent a sore bottom. A waterproof outer covering prevents moisture escaping from the nappy and as the nappies are disposable they can be thrown away after use. * Blankets - Have to be light, warm and machine washable. Cellular blankets made from wool, cotton, mixed fibres are ideal. Blankets should have satin-bound edges to protect the child's face. Fringes or plastic thread should not be used as they are resilient and can choke a tiny baby. The blankets need to be large enough to be tucked in securely. They are best to be made of materials that are easy to wash and dry. They need to cover the mattress of the pram and the cot. The minimum supply of three is required. Flannelette(brushed cotton) is recommended * Sheets - They have to be comfortable, soft and easy to wash. Cotton is cool for summer and flannelette is warm for winter. Fitted sheets make bed making easier. It is best for the blankets to be made of materials that are easy to wash and dry. They need to be able to cover the mattress of the pram and the cot. The minimum supply of three is required and flannelette (brushed cotton) is recommended. * Toiletries - it is not advisable to use soaps or wipes for the first six weeks as these products can defat the baby's skin. - Cotton wool - Baby wipes - Small round-ended nail scissors - Flannel or sponge - Safety pins - A soft hair brush ...read more.

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Teat * Hole should be just right. Too big the baby could choke on the milk. Too small the baby could get wind because they swallow air. * Must be checked before every feed Steriliser * A bottle brush must be used to clean the bottle before hand then rinse * Steriliser must be big enough for bottle size Convenient and easy to use. Electrical cycle takes all equipment and takes 10 - 15 minutes Buying Equipment: The Consumer Law The sale and supply of goods act 1994 gives customers (consumers of goods and services) certain rights. Any goods, which you buy, must be: * Of satisfactory quality - this means they must be fit for their normal purpose, bearing in mind the price, which was paid. * As described - on the package, on a display sign or by the seller * Fit for any particular purpose known to the seller If these conditions are not met, the customer may be entitled to a refund. The consumer protection act 1987 covers: * Product liability - if damage or injury has been caused by faulty goods, the consumer can complain compensation. * Misleading price indications - it is an offence to give any misleading indications to consumers about the price of goods or services. The general product safety regulations 1994 makes it an offence to sell unsafe goods. If you wish to make a complaint: * Stop using the item * Tell the shop at once * Take it back with the receipt Advice on consumer matters can be obtained from your local trading standards or consumer protection department. ...read more.

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