What is the fence?
The fence is an artificial barrier, which is generally used together with a crawling pad to isolate the baby from the potential dangers of the outside world.
• can liberate the caregiver’s hands.
According to the second childcare behavior data report of the Education Park: mothers are the main candidates to take care of babies during the day; After 6 months of age, the elderly at home become another main force to take care of the baby; The demand for nannies is mainly concentrated in the early months.
When the caregiver needs to do housework, such as washing, cooking and mopping the floor, he can safely let the baby play by himself in the fence.
• keep your baby safe.
One of the functions of the fence is to isolate the potential dangers of the outside world! If there is no fence, the baby will inevitably bump into the corner of the table, hit the glassware, and even swallow the small objects in the corner by mistake!
• develop your baby’s independence.
The fence is an independent space for the baby. At present, many fences have simple game functions. For the baby, it is also a way to kill time and cultivate concentration. There are also some fences with reasonably sized grippers. The baby can practice standing and walking through the grippers!
When can I use the fence?
Combined with the actual situation of Chinese families, parents can prepare fences and crawling pads after the baby is born.
However, despite the many benefits of the fence, as babies grow older, they may no longer want to stay in the fence. Moreover, staying in the fence is not good for the development of children’s various abilities.
Basically, when babies can hold the fence and walk steadily for a few steps, they don’t want to be “trapped” by the fence.
Parents can observe their baby’s attitude towards the fence and make a choice in time.
What are the materials of the fence?
Generally speaking, the common fence materials are as follows:
Mesh + steel pipe: the size is not adjustable, easy to install, easy to store and carry, high cost performance, suitable for small house types.
Log: relatively safe and environmentally friendly, the baby has a wide vision, and parents can see the baby’s dynamics at any time.
Pu + PE: it is a soft fence to prevent the baby from bumping. It is especially suitable for small month old babies. However, the price is relatively expensive!
HDPE / PE, etc.: high appearance, flexible assembly and moderate price.
About creeping pad
What is the creeper mat?
Also known as baby climbing pad, baby game pad, baby activity pad, etc., it is a floor pad with moderate hardness and protection and cushioning.
Some parents deprive their babies of the opportunity to practice sports because the ground is too dirty, the floor is too hard and the floor tiles are too cold. They often wonder why their babies always lag behind others. In fact, as long as a crawling pad is prepared for the baby, the baby can lie down, turn over, climb, stand and go.
Some parents may want to ask, “can’t mattresses replace crawling mattresses?”
Not recommended, because the soft and hard mattress may not be suitable!
Why do I need a crawling pad?
For infants, it is very necessary to use a crawling pad with protective ability.
0-1 years old: cooperate with the fence to create a safe area for the baby. The baby can practice lying on his face, looking up, turning over, climbing, standing and walking on the crawling pad;
1-2 years old: remove the fence, and the baby can sit on the crawling pad, play with toys and read picture books;
After the age of 2: children can jump and play on the crawling mat without making big noise and affecting their neighbors; Parents can also use their children’s crawling mat to do yoga.
What are the materials of the creeper pad?
At present, there are mainly two kinds of crawling mat on the market: fabric and foam.
Cloth art is not particularly popular because it is inconvenient to clean, waterproof and moisture-proof.
The bubble is the mainstream, and it is mainly divided into EVA, EPE, XPE, PVC, PU and so on.
EVA: the biggest advantage is bright colors and rich patterns; The cells in the cross section are relatively fine and compact, with good flexibility, elasticity and wear resistance; The size is flexible and can be spliced freely according to the size of the space. However, according to the test results of Jiangsu Provincial Bureau of quality supervision, the possibility of detecting the toxic substance formamide on the floor mat made of domestic EVA is very high. It is recommended to choose a regular brand when purchasing.
EPE: it is a kind of high cost performance. Its foaming principle is physical foaming. There is no chemical auxiliary agent, so it has high safety performance. It is characterized by fluffy pores on the cross section, soft and comfortable, and thermal insulation effect. The disadvantage is that it is not durable and easy to have creases and wear.
XPE: Korean brands mostly use this material. Compared with EPE material, it has higher density, more detailed cross-sectional bubbles, and has many excellent properties, such as soft and elastic, easy recovery of creases, no water absorption, anti-skid and so on.
PVC: comfortable hand feel, fine texture, good rebound and good flame retardant performance. However, the PVC floor mat is too heavy and can not be recycled, which is not friendly to the environment.
Pu: it is a combination of Pu surface + XPE inner tank structure. The advantage of this creeping pad is long service life. Pu layer is wear-resistant, durable and easy to clean; The liner is made of XPE material, with good resilience, earthquake resistance and slow pressure. But the price is expensive and heavy.