This year I stopped at one booth that held my attention for longer than usual. It was the booth for the Dr. Carey's™ Baby Care Kit and Dr. Carey (Chronis) himself was at the booth representing his product. At first glance I thought, "Oh, that's nice a kit for new moms to take home with their new babies." But after I stopped and spoke with Dr Carey, I quickly realized that this kit was far and above any 'kit' I had seen before. Dr. Carey’s™ Baby Care Kit includes a 96-page book with more than 120 color photographs, common sense explanations for common baby issues and essential baby care items, all to help parents navigate that magical first year.
This neatly packaged kit contained several items that every new mom needs such as a nasal aspirator, digital thermometer, swaddling blanket, saline solution bottle, A & D Ointment, a pacifier and Dr. Carey's Baby Care Book. The two things that impressed me most about this kit was that it was created by an actual practicing pediatrician, (who has the best 'bed-side manner,' the parents in Ventura, California are so fortunate to have him) and also that the baby care book contained real pictures of health conditions that moms could use to make actual comparisons with their own baby!
As a grandmother, friend to many young mothers, and baby store owner, I cannot tell you how many times I am asked to look at a rash or strange occurrence on their baby to tell them if it is something that they need to have their pediatrician look at right away or not. Many times it is a simple case of cradles cap, which doesn't feel 'simple' to a mom worried about the oily growth on babies scalp, or it is a yeast infection in babies diaper area that needs prompt attention.
Young moms have little to no experience with such things and are sometimes embarrassed to ask friends, or to call the doctor with each new discovery. And not all young moms have a nearby grandma or other experienced mother to consult about these things, so this book would be so valuable to them. The book isn't all about ailments, it also explains proper procedures for things like, how to properly use a nasal aspirator, how to swaddle your fussy baby & why. I even found some conditions and instruction in the book that I wouldn't have known the answer to.I asked Dr Carey if he produced this book so that he wouldn't be bothered by appointments filled with nervous moms worried about common ailments with their new babies. His answer was, "NO, I created this book so that moms would have the answers to those problems readily at hand so they did not have to needlessly worry over a weekend, or even over night til they could see their doctor. I feel that if a mom is coming in to my office worried about a common ailment that many or most babies have, then I have not done my job to properly inform her." Wow, I was so impressed with his passion, I think I fell in love with Dr. Carey at that moment -figuratively speaking of course. Where were the Dr Carey's when my kids were young?
Dr. Carey was very clear that this book is not intended to be a replacement for a doctor or medical treatment. It is simply a guide to help new parents identify & fix the minor issues that don't need a doctors care to do. The retail price of the Dr. Carey's Baby Care Kit is just $49.95, and in my opinion its worth every penny! You could save the cost of this kit in a single unnecessary doctors appointment, not to mention the hours of worry over a minor condition that you could treat at home using the techniques in the book.
They say that babies don't come with instructions, but I can honestly say that Dr. Carey's Baby Care Kit comes pretty darn close. This kit is going to be my first choice for future Baby Shower Gifts. All of the cute outfits, packages of diapers, and new baby gadgets are great, but new moms (& dads) will get immeasurable use and value from this kit.
If your local Baby Store doesn't currently carry Dr. Carey's Baby Care Kit then you should tell them about it. If you can't find the kit locally, you can purchase it online at Dr Carey's Website for just $49.95. Dr. Carey has generously offered to give a Free Dr. Carey's™ Baby Care Kit to Two of our Lucky readers.
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