About the benefits of care products for the smallest

Preg­nan­cy, child­birth and the first months of the baby’s life are very impor­tant moments, the future health of the child and moth­er depends on how com­fort­ably they pass. Mod­ern indus­try pro­duces many dif­fer­ent prod­ucts for preg­nant women and new­born babies, which will help solve a wide vari­ety of prob­lems — from heav­i­ness in the legs and spine dur­ing the process of car­ry­ing the fetus, to feed­ing and hygiene of the baby.

To help future par­ents under­stand the vari­ety of prod­ucts on the mar­ket and choose every­thing they need to care for their baby, this arti­cle dis­cuss­es the fol­low­ing ques­tions:

1. What kind of com­pres­sion knitwear is need­ed before and after child­birth;

2. Why are breast pumps need­ed;

3. Which breast pump to choose;

4. Ster­il­iz­ers for acces­sories;

5. Con­trol of the baby’s weight;

6. What scales to choose;

7. Vit­a­mins for the future moth­er and child;

8. Where to buy the nec­es­sary goods.

What kind of com­pres­sion knitwear is need­ed before and after child­birth Anti-varicose tights

Start­ing from the 2nd trimester of preg­nan­cy, the weight load on the legs increas­es sig­nif­i­cant­ly, as a result of which there is heav­i­ness in the legs, swelling, and in some cas­es, impaired blood cir­cu­la­tion, the result of which is vari­cose veins. If a woman pre­vi­ous­ly had prob­lems with blood cir­cu­la­tion in the low­er extrem­i­ties, the like­li­hood of vari­cose veins increas­es sig­nif­i­cant­ly. In order to avoid dis­com­fort and dis­or­ders, doc­tors rec­om­mend from the 2nd trimester, and in par­tic­u­lar­ly dif­fi­cult cas­es — from the first weeks, to wear com­pres­sion knitwear with anti-vari­cose prop­er­ties.

This under­wear pro­vides the fol­low­ing actions:

— Acti­vates blood cir­cu­la­tion, tis­sue sat­u­ra­tion with nutri­ents and oxy­gen;

— Pre­vents vein dilata­tion and throm­bo­sis;

— Pre­vents fatigue and reduces puffi­ness.

Under­wear is cho­sen accord­ing to 2 char­ac­ter­is­tics:

Type — knee highs, stock­ings or panty­hose. The type of com­pres­sion prod­uct is cho­sen depend­ing on the place where the veins exit the body sur­face:

• Golf shoes — from the ankle to the knee joint;

• Stock­ings — shin and low­er thigh;

• Tights — shin, thigh, groin area.

Degree of com­pres­sion:

— Pro­phy­lac­tic with com­pres­sion up to 18 mmHg;

— I com­pres­sion — 18–23 mmHg. with the appear­ance of “stars” or “vas­cu­lar mesh”, heav­i­ness and swelling until the end of the day;

— II com­pres­sion — 24–33 mmHg. — with throm­bophlebitis and venous insuf­fi­cien­cy;

— III com­pres­sion — 33–45 mmHg. with severe vari­cose veins with the for­ma­tion of troph­ic ulcers;

— IV com­pres­sion — more than 50 mmHg. with patholo­gies of lymph flow and swelling asso­ci­at­ed with it.

Breast pump In the post­par­tum peri­od, com­pres­sion prod­ucts will help restore the elas­tic­i­ty of the veins and their nor­mal con­di­tion. Before buy­ing, you should con­sult a doc­tor who will help you choose the right prod­uct.

Why are breast pumps need­ed?

Spe­cial devices — breast pumps are designed to express milk and free the mam­ma­ry glands from its excess. A breast pump is used in the fol­low­ing cas­es:

• To acti­vate the lac­ta­tion process in moments of cri­sis, when milk pro­duc­tion decreas­es;

• To express excess milk in cas­es where the child does not eat well. Excess milk can be placed in a freez­er bag and stored in the freez­er. It is used to feed the baby;

• To dis­solve formed stag­nant phe­nom­e­na and pre­vent mas­ti­tis;

• For express­ing milk, when the baby can­not be put to the breast, for exam­ple, dur­ing the moth­er’s ill­ness.

Which breast pump to choose

There are types of bio­log­i­cal­ly active sup­ple­ments:

— Mechan­i­cal (man­u­al), con­sist­ing of two syringes — one moves inside, the oth­er is applied to the nip­ple. As a result, a vac­u­um is cre­at­ed in the space between the walls of the breast pump and the breast, milk is sucked in and col­lect­ed in the bot­tle;

— Elec­tric, which dif­fers from mechan­i­cal in that all process­es occur auto­mat­i­cal­ly, which facil­i­tates the pump­ing process and allows you to adjust the breast pump accord­ing to the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the woman.

— Glass.

For the elim­i­na­tion of com­plex stag­na­tion, the best option would be an elec­tric device that will work as long as it is nec­es­sary to elim­i­nate the stag­na­tion process. A mechan­i­cal breast pump will be need­ed in less com­pli­cat­ed cas­es. The choice depends on the com­plex­i­ty of the prob­lem, user pref­er­ences and the price of the issue.

Ster­il­iz­ers for acces­sories bottle warmer

Spe­cial devices — ster­il­iz­ers are used to process var­i­ous cut­lery, nip­ples, paci­fiers, and teethers that can with­stand tem­per­a­tures up to 100 °C.

Types of ster­il­iz­ers:

— Steam ster­il­iz­er for microwave oven. It con­sists of a her­met­i­cal­ly sealed con­tain­er into which water is poured and acces­sories are placed, which must become the sub­ject of pro­cess­ing. On the max­i­mum mode, the dish­es are kept in the oven for 2–10 min­utes. This ster­il­iz­er is not suit­able for pro­cess­ing met­al cut­lery;

— Elec­tric, con­sist­ing of a con­tain­er for water and a con­tain­er for dish­es. After pour­ing water and plac­ing the objects to be ster­il­ized, the device is con­nect­ed to the elec­tri­cal net­work. Pro­cess­ing time is 5–15 min­utes. Pro­vid­ed that the ster­il­iz­er is not opened, steril­i­ty is main­tained for 3–6 hours;

— Ultra­vi­o­let devices, where pro­cess­ing takes place under the influ­ence of UV radi­a­tion.

Heaters for food

The food heater is a con­tain­er into which water is poured, a bot­tle is insert­ed and the device is con­nect­ed to the pow­er grid. Usu­al­ly there is a mode reg­u­la­tor, which is set to max­i­mum for heat­ing food after the refrig­er­a­tor, and to min­i­mum or medi­um heat­ing — to main­tain the sta­bil­i­ty of food tem­per­a­ture for a cer­tain peri­od of time.

There are uni­ver­sal mod­els — ster­il­iz­ers-heaters, ster­il­iz­ers-steam­ers.

Baby’s weight con­trol

In the first months of life, it is nec­es­sary to con­stant­ly mon­i­tor the baby’s weight in order to deter­mine whether the diet is select­ed cor­rect­ly, whether the child con­sumes enough food and does not overeat. To quick­ly and com­fort­ably mea­sure the baby’s weight, it is nec­es­sary to pur­chase chil­dren’s scales. They dif­fer from ordi­nary house­hold scales by the pres­ence of a spe­cial bowl where the baby is placed, and by the min­i­mum val­ue of the divi­sion price so that the small­est changes in weight can be tracked. Mod­ern mod­els are arranged in such a way that after remov­ing the bowl, they can be used as a reg­u­lar house­hold floor mod­el.

What weights to choose

— A mechan­i­cal mod­el that works due to dif­fer­ent spring ten­sion. To fix the weight, a bar with a scale applied to it, along which the bal­anc­ing weights move, is intend­ed. The error of mechan­i­cal scales can reach 10 g, which is quite a lot, con­sid­er­ing the small weight of the baby. The advan­tage of these scales is their dura­bil­i­ty and ease of use;

— Elec­tron­ic scales that work from pow­er cells. To get the result, just put the child on the scale and read the result on the dig­i­tal dis­play. The error does not exceed 1–2 grams.

Fish fat Vitamins for the future mother and child

For the prop­er intrauter­ine devel­op­ment of the child and pro­tec­tion of the female body from exhaus­tion, the expec­tant moth­er should take vit­a­mins spe­cial­ly adapt­ed to the needs of each trimester of preg­nan­cy. Ordi­nary vit­a­mins will not do — they fill the usu­al dai­ly need, and for a woman in posi­tion, a spe­cial bal­anced com­po­si­tion of micro‑, macro-ele­ments and vit­a­mins is nec­es­sary.

Main ele­ments:

• Folic acid for active cell divi­sion, for­ma­tion and devel­op­ment of the pla­cen­ta, cor­rect trans­mis­sion of infor­ma­tion at the genet­ic lev­el and hemo­glo­bin syn­the­sis;

• Vit­a­min A — for prop­er cell divi­sion, for­ma­tion of bone tis­sue, organs of vision and ner­vous sys­tem;

• Vit­a­min E — facil­i­tates con­cep­tion and pre­vents pre­ma­ture ter­mi­na­tion of preg­nan­cy in the first days;

• Iodine for the cor­rect for­ma­tion of the skele­ton and the devel­op­ment of brain cells;

• Cal­ci­um to sup­port the bone skele­ton of the moth­er and the nor­mal for­ma­tion of bone tis­sue of the fetus;

• Iron for the pre­ven­tion of ane­mia, for the active syn­the­sis of pro­tein nec­es­sary for the nor­mal con­trac­tile func­tion of mus­cle tis­sue, main­tain­ing the sta­bil­i­ty of the tone of the uterus;

• Vit­a­min D for the for­ma­tion of the child’s skele­ton and pre­ven­tion of rick­ets.

These and oth­er vit­a­mins and trace ele­ments are avail­able in spe­cial bal­anced for­mu­la­tions for expec­tant moth­ers.

Where to buy

Baby weights, bot­tles of dif­fer­ent vol­umes, ster­il­iz­ers, breast pumps, oth­er acces­sories for new­borns, as well as spe­cial com­pres­sion under­wear and ban­dage prod­ucts for preg­nant women, vit­a­mins and dietary sup­ple­ments for moth­ers and new­borns can be select­ed and bought on the web­site med-magazin.com.ua or in retail points of the net­work.


By Yara