News — Babyproofing
Did you spend hours planning the nursery and scrolling online for decor ideas when you were pregnant? Then there’s the adorable monthly milestone photos, with newborns snoozing peacefully in Moses baskets or pillow-y baby lounger
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s. But not all of those cute pics you double-tap on Instagram or save to Pinterest are safe to replicate at home. By sharing some of these trendy products and nursery set-ups, influencers are doing a huge disservice to new parents who get the impression that this is what ideal motherhood, or typical nurseries, should look like. How can it be unsafe if “everyone” else does it this way, right? Wrong, says Elizabeth Keys, a registered nurse and assistant professor at the School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Okanagan. “Those idealized, perfectly styled nurseries might be nice to look...