10 Recommended Japanese Goods for Parents with Babies and Toddlers
Japan has many super convenient products to help busy moms and dads with child-rearing. This article introduces 10 popular items that are invaluable for today's parents. They make wonderful gifts to take back to friends with small children!
- 1. EDISONmama Fork & Spoon (EDISONmama)
- 2. MagMag All in One Set (Pigeon)
- 3. Noodle Cutters
- 4. Breastfeeding Pillow
- 5. Quick Warmer (Baby Wipe Warmer) (Combi)
- 6. OMRON MC-681 Digital Thermometer (OMRON)
- 7. Nasal Aspirator Mercipot S-503 (SEASTAR)
- 8. Safety Nail Scissors for Infants (Pigeon)
- 9. Cooking Set for Baby (Pigeon)
- 10. Soft Baby Bath W (Richell)
1. EDISONmama Fork & Spoon (EDISONmama)
Noodles are a popular food among children that are also easy to make. The only problem is that they are hard for children to eat on their own - but not with this fork! There are indentations on the grooves of the fork so the noodles don't slip off. It is a great tool that allows children to try and eat on their own.
The spoon is curved just right so that yogurts and soups can be eaten easily. The shape is also ideal for feeding, so it can be used from the moment the baby is ready for baby food. The fork and spoon set is a great gift to take home to families with babies and small children.
2. MagMag All in One Set (Pigeon)
This is a set of MagMag training cups that can be used for a long time, from the time a baby is about 3 months old till about 2 years old. The secret to its longevity is that there are several types of cup tops.
The teat top that is shaped like a standard baby bottle is suitable for when the baby is about 3 months old, and the spout top with a cross-cut spout hole is long like the teat top, making it useful for babies to begin training to use other types of spouts, starting from about 5 months old. From about 8 months, the baby can start using the MagMag Cup top that prevents spillage from the sides to train to drink on their own. Lastly, there is the straw top that lets children practice using a straw.
It becomes much easier to take care of a baby when he or she is able to use a cup or straw. This set comes with tops that can be changed to suit the stage the baby is at so the training can progress smoothly.
3. Noodle Cutters
Noodles, loved by children, are handy to take when going out, and this noodle cutter will enable you to easily cut them into bite-size portions. They are shaped like scissors so you can simply cut the noodles a few times in the container so your hungry child doesn't have to wait!
The product in the photograph was purchased at a 100-JPY shop in Japan. There is a variety of options, such as ones with cases or characters, so have a look in a 100-JPY store.
4. Breastfeeding Pillow
It can be a great strain on a mother's neck and shoulders to breastfeed newborn babies, but the breastfeeding pillow supports the baby, and makes a world of difference.
The type of breastfeeding pillow, like the one in the image, that can be changed into different shapes by clipping the ends are wonderful products that can be used from the time of pregnancy all the way through till the baby starts to sit up.
This pillow can help a mother for more than a year, as a pregnancy support pillow during pregnancy, a breastfeeding pillow when breastfeeding, and a support cushion for babies when they are starting to sit.
5. Quick Warmer (Baby Wipe Warmer) (Combi)
Babies born during the fall and winter will go through a lot of diaper changes during the cold season. This baby wipe warmer comes in handy to avoid using cold wipes and waking the a baby up. They can also be used during warmer times of the year to help clean the baby easily.
Simply plug in the attached adapter to turn it on, and the wipes will be warmed to a temperature appropriate for a baby's skin (about 45°C) in about 30 minutes.
6. OMRON MC-681 Digital Thermometer (OMRON)
Thermometers are a commonly used tool for parents, be it to check on a baby or to take a child's temperature before sending him off to nursery school. The Kenon-kun features a large display that is easy to read, boasts an average 20-second reading, and has a thick shape to prevent it from moving under children's small arms.
Unlike thermometers for adults that can be hard for children to keep clasped under their arms, the Kenon-kun is designed specifically to allow for swift reading of children's temperatures.
7. Nasal Aspirator Mercipot S-503 (SEASTAR)
Babies, who cannot blow their own noses, can have a hard time sleeping when their noses are clogged up. This nasal aspirator allows you to safely clear your baby's nose as if you had taken them to a doctor. All you need to do to use it is to turn the switch on and put the nozzle in your baby's nostril. Once you're done, you can wash the nozzle with water to keep it clean.
This is a welcome tool for any parent troubled by a baby crying at night due to a stuffy nose.
8. Safety Nail Scissors for Infants (Pigeon)
Babies' nails are small and thin, and are difficult and dangerous to cut with regular nail clippers. These nail scissors are recommended, as they are designed to cut thin nails. The tip is rounded to prevent the skin around the nails from being damaged. The handles are designed to be used with three fingers for stability and safety.
9. Cooking Set for Baby (Pigeon)
Making baby food can be a hassle, especially when you are cooking for the rest of the family as well. This is a convenient cooking set that makes it easy to strain food and make porridge, and it even comes with containers for freezing!
The smoothness of baby food must be changed depending on whether the baby is in the early, middle or late stages of eating baby food. This set comes with two strainers for making the ingredients smooth or coarse, so it can be used for a longer period of time.
The kit for cooking rice porridge enables you to easily cook porridge with cooked rice and a microwave.
10. Soft Baby Bath W (Richell)
Baby baths made with hard plastic require supports for the baby's head, but this Soft Baby Bath W is filled with air, so there is great support all around. The curve that fits the back of a baby and the feet stoppers to prevent the baby from slipping are great design elements. An added advantage is that it can be deflated and easily stored when it is not in use.
Many Japanese baby goods are designed for practicality and safety. Be sure to refer to this article when looking for things that will make things easier for parents as well as their babies.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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