Product Care

 

General Tips

Always read the label

Wipe with a damp cloth, baby wipes are great on strollers / buggies

Regularly check all straps, seams, joints and connections. Any fraying of materials, seams coming undone, or loose connections may mean it’s time to upgrade your equipment.  If your not sure, bring it in to one of our many branches for one of our experienced team members to have a thorough inspection.

 

Car Seat Care

Don't neglect your child's car seat when it comes to their cleanliness and hygiene. A car seat can accumulate fair amount of dirt from dust, spills and crumbs. Try to clean this important piece of equipment at least once a month, if not more often.We strongly suggest you follow the cleaning guide supplied here - http://www.childrestraints.co.nz/cleaning.php

Check the life expiry from the date of manufacture to ensure your child is kept safe at all times

If dropped …

When it has been in an a car crash you will need to replace the restraint as the safety points in the car seat will have been compromised and the guarantee on the car seat will no longer be valid should you continue to use it thereafter.

       

Strollers & Buggies

Take care when folding so as not to break the folding and other mechanisms as this may make the buggy or stroller unstable.

DO NOT use service station air compressor to pump up the wheels on your buggy or stroller.  Over inflated tyres can cause the rim to buckle and the tyre may explode.  Please read your instructions to obtain the correct PSI pressure gauges for the tyres on your buggy or stroller.

Keeping your buggy or stroller clean is very important if you wish to maintain the life expectancy of your product. Refer to the instructions that came with the product to keep your buggy or stroller maintained including checking brakes, wheels, handle bar, frame, hood/canopy and harness.

Liners are a versatile addition to any buggy or stroller that can easily be purchased from Baby  On The Move which can be removed and washed when required.

 

Mattresses

Turn mattress over and rotate from end to end weekly. This maintains loft and ensures moisture is not trapped.

Use on a slatted or aerated base. Do not use your mattress directly on the floor.

Air regularly, in the sun if possible, or in winter in a warm dry room. Air frequently during winter months when rooms are damper and less ventilated.  Airing mattresses is recommended as wool will not hold bacteria if exposed to sunlight and air.

Protective covers keep your baby dry and comfortable while they sleep and are easily replaceable so they are excellent for maintaining the life of your mattress.

How often should you change the sheets?  We recommend you change baby’s bedding at least once a week or sooner, especially if there has been a wee accident or spillage.

Our motto is - new baby, new mattress!

 

Merino, Lingerie & Other Clothing

Always read the washing instructions and use correct detergent specified.

Merino and other delicate clothing will need special care to prevent damage and unnecessary wear and tear.  Use only wool approved detergent for merino wool clothing.

Hot milk and other lingerie should be hand washed in a gentle detergent.

Keep breast pads on hand when lactating.

 

Breast Pumps and Feeding Equipment

Breast pump maintenance:

The following is considered adequate for cleaning of breast pump parts if your baby is healthy: Sterilize all pump parts that will come in contact with breast or milk before the first use unless your parts came in a sterile package. Sterilizing can be done in a hot dishwasher on the top rack or in boiling water for 10-20 minutes. After each use, wash these same parts in hot, soapy water and allow them to air dry or dry them with a clean paper towel if a faster drying time is necessary. Every third to fourth use - or at the end of a work day - sterilize these parts again.

Any part that does not come into contact with breast or milk does not need routine cleaning or sterilization. This would include any tubing that may be used with the pump. Tubing only needs to be cleaned if milk enters it. Then it should be boiled for 10-20 minutes.

Following sterilization it is also recommended to "shoot" rubbing alcohol down through the tubing to hasten drying and prevent mold and mildew growth.  Any parts of your breast pump which require routine cleaning and which can be separated should be for each cleaning.

Note: If you or your baby are being treated for thrush, it's recommended that daily boiling of all breast pump parts that come in contact with breast or milk take place.

 

Feeding Equipment and Highchairs

The best thing for keeping all high chairs clean and sanitized is by simply using a gentle detergent with a warm cloth – especially nothing more abrasive on wooden surfaces.

For ensuring the safety of your child always keep your highchair maintained by checking the harness and folding mechanisms.

DO NOT screw portable highchairs to glass tables as they may break under pressure.

Never leave you child unattended in a highchair even for a few moments and children should always remain seated in highchairs.