Everything your new baby will need for the first 4 weeks are included
in the Layette. You'll find a roll of Grip Mat shelf liner to place over
pads or newspaper for a good non-slip flooring. Babies can't stand on anything slippery as their little feet slide
out and they can develop splayed leg. The Grip Mat liner is comfortable and safe to stand on. It has
holes in it so water can go through to the newspaper keeping the floor dryer and clean up simple. Just
replace the newspaper, rinse out the liner and put it back. In between clean-outs, you can easily wipe the plastic with a
paper towel. You can put a towel in with it for the first few days if you like, but it isn't necessary, because
if they want to be on something soft, they'll climb on the next item in the layette...
A big stuffed Momma duck! And, this is a very special Mom! She is a very soft, cuddly,Folkmanis hand puppet so you can put the handwarmers inside her. Then you have a warm Momma
for the baby without cords, lamps that may be too hot, etc. The baby can snuggle up under the wing of a
warm Momma just as it would in nature
and stay as warm or cool as it likes.
get fourteen 18 hr.handwarmers, which should be plenty to provide warmth for about a week and a half. Don't
worry about the temperatures some of you have read about, like 90 degrees dropping a certain number of degrees every
day, etc. That really only applies to setting the temperature control on a mechanical brooder for many ducklings. It
certainly doesn't work that way in nature!
A set of baby diaper harnesses in
4 different sizes will make holding it a lot more pleasant..they like to sleep on you for hours, and your baby will
get used to wearing a diaper.
Babies love making a mess of food and water
so we've tried to make it a little easier for you. Two 4" Terra Cotta, non-slip dishes that
won't turn over will help a lot. The little one will be able to walk in them..we can't stop that..but after the
first two or three days you can separate the food and water and keep the food dry. These charming little dishes
will also come in handy later as additions to the Ducky Diner. They'll hold oyster shell, grit or
The last item is a 1 lb. bag of food to get your
baby started. It is a non-medicated turkey and game bird crumble. At 18% protein, I have found it perfect
to both raise the babies and keep them on. When they are about 4 weeks old, you can start adding scratch, which
cuts the amount of protein they get.
So, the Layette takes care of: flooring,
warmth, food & water dishes, food, diapers. All you need is a container...
You'll have a lot more fun and a lot less work if you're prepared early to
take care of your new baby for life. You need to have a "home" for it. I suggest a plastic dog carrier
large enough for it to grow up in. Depending on your situation, it may have to have a safe place to stay at times even
when grown. The containers are easily carried around and hosed out. Whatever the baby grows up in, it will
always feel safer and more comfortable in. This is very important as instead of crying for you all the time, it
will learn very quickly that "if Mom thinks I'm safe in here, I must be safe!" Many people use plastic
storage boxes, but most are too small and they really feel much safer having cover overhead.
the LAYETTE is only $39.95
Understanding your new baby is very important and they love to play right away, so we are also offering the
which includes all of the above plus the book, "DUCK! THERE'S A GOOSE IN THE HOUSE!"and a Wigalee
Worm for only....
(What will you need after the first 4 weeks? A regular
harness and the Ducky Diner!)