Like most modern baby equipment and toys, there’s a warning label on the Pack ’n Play we own. It’s there for the safety of the child inside, but really, it’s not. It’s actually there for the safety of the manufacturer. If the company actually cared about my child, and wanted me to adhere to a set of guidelines for their safety, they’d design the label so I would notice, read, and understand it.

I’m not blaming the manufacturer or accusing them of anything — it’s just the way it is. But I do want to point out how easy it is to see the priorities (and values) of a company through the product they produce.