Your friends and family might mean well by passing along their old baby gear, but make sure nothing has been recalled and it’s all in good condition. More in week 30.
The good news: babies truly need very little. The bad news: baby stores are notorious for being overwhelming and convincing you that you need every last item under the sun to keep your bundle of joy safe. Use your common sense, do your research ahead of time, and poll your friends for what worked and what didn’t. If you are inheriting any items, make sure they’ve not been recalled. Now is the time to think about purchasing a car seat, getting it installed, and making sure it’s in correctly. Ask your doctor’s office where you can get your installation checked locally, which is often done for free.
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Reviewed by Dr. Jen Lincoln, April 2020