How do we give our opinion?

Healthy eating, safe play and proper care are extremely important issues related to caring for the youngest family members. In the maze of advertisements and among store shelves full of goods, it is often difficult to decide what is best for the child.

To help parents and guardians choose, we give opinions on products intended for children. They are distinguished by the logo of the Institute of Mother and Child or information on the packaging.

Who gives the opinion?

Each opinion is the result of the work of a team composed of specialists in various fields.

The Institute's experts include:

  • experienced specialist doctors,
  • nurses and midwives,
  • developmental age medicine experts,
  • research workers who work with young patients in the Institute's clinics and clinics on a daily basis.
Physiotherapist at the Department of Therapeutic Improvement, Institute of Mother and Child
Certified Perinatal Care Therapist, Swiss BeBo Method Therapist, Physiotherapist at the Gynecological and Obstetrics Clinic, Institute of Mother and Child
Sensory Integration Therapist, Physiotherapist at the Therapeutic Rehabilitation Department, Institute of Mother and Child
Physiotherapist at the Department of Therapeutic Improvement, Institute of Mother and Child
Midwife, Delivery and Operating Block, Institute of Mother and Child
Midwife, Epidemiology Specialist, Institute of Mother and Child
Physiotherapy specialist, Head of the Therapeutic Improvement Department, Institute of Mother and Child
Diabetes educator, Certified personal insulin pump trainer, Diabetes nurse at the Diabetes Clinic, Institute of Mother and Child
Specialist in pediatric neurology, assistant at the Department of Children's Neurology, Institute of Mother and Child
acting Head of the Medical Rehabilitation Department, Physiotherapy Specialist and Special Educator, Institute of Mother and Child
Midwife, Expert in issuing opinions on utility products at the Institute of Mother and Child
Dentist, Orthodontist, Molecular Biologist, Acting Head of the Department of Maxillary Orthopedics and Orthodontics, Institute of Mother and Child
Resident doctor in the course of specialization in gynecology and obstetrics at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute of Mother and Child
Specialist in obstetrics and gynecology and gynecological endocrinology with reproductive medicine, Head of the Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic, Institute of Mother and Child
Resident doctor at the Department of Congenital Defects in Metabolism and Pediatrics, Institute of Mother and Child
Nurse at the Department of Child and Youth Neurology, Institute of Mother and Child
Dermatologist, expert of the Institute of Mother and Child
Expert in the field of pharmacology, specialist in the field of opinions on cosmetics and laundry detergents, Institute of Mother and Child
Neurologist at the Laboratory of Speech Pathophysiology and Endoscopy of the Upper Airways, Institute of Mother and Child
A nurse in the Department of Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care, Institute of Mother and Child
Pediatrician and neonatologist in the Department of Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care, Institute of Mother and Child
Specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, Specialist in perinatology, Department of Perinatology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute of Mother and Child
Psychologist, pedagogue and specialist in psycho-oncology, Department of Oncology and Oncological Surgery for Children and Adolescents, Institute of Mother and Child
Prof. Institute of Mother and Child, Pediatrician specialist in the Nutrition Department (Medical and Nutrition Team), Mother and Child Institute
Pediatrics and neonatology specialist, Doctor in the Department of Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care, Institute of Mother and Child
Dietitian at the Diabetes Clinic, Institute of Mother and Child
Pediatrician in the One-Day Hospitalization Department, Institute of Mother and Child
Physiotherapist at the Daily Rehabilitation Center, Institute of Mother and Child
Physiotherapist at the Department of Therapeutic Improvement, Institute of Mother and Child
Certified Lactation Advisor (CDL), Psychologist, Midwife in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute of Mother and Child
Pediatrician and neonatologist, Coordinator of the Neonatology Department at the Department of Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care, Institute of Mother and Child
Family and community midwife, Midwife in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Coordinator of the Birth School, Institute of Mother and Child
National Consultant in the field of neonatology, Consultant of the Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care Clinic, Institute of Mother and Child
Specialist pediatrician, Deputy Director for clinical matters, Head of the One-Day Hospitalization Department and Admission Room, Institute of Mother and Child
Obstetrics and gynecology specialist, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Institute of Mother and Child
Clinical Psychology Specialist, Mental Health Clinic for Children and Youth, Assistant Professor at the Department of Early Psychological Intervention, Institute of Mother and Child
Ward midwife in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Institute of Mother and Child
Psychologist at the Department of Early Psychological Intervention and the Day Rehabilitation Center for Children, Institute of Mother and Child
Pediatrician, Gastroenterologist, Member of the medical and nutritional team at the Department of Nutrition, Institute of Mother and Child
Dietitian, Human Nutrition Specialist, Nutrition Department, Gastroenterological Clinic, Institute of Mother and Child
Physiotherapist, Deputy Head of the Therapeutic Rehabilitation Department, Institute of Mother and Child
Expert in the field of nutrition of infants, children and women in the perinatal period, Head of the Nutrition Department, Institute of Mother and Child
Neurospeech therapist, Castillo Morales Concept Therapist, Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care Clinic, Institute of Mother and Child
Allergist, Pediatrician, Pulmonary disease specialist
Senior specialist in the Department of Assessment and Cooperation Development, Institute of Mother and Child
Head of the Department of Assessment and Development of Cooperation at the Institute of Mother and Child
Pharmacologist, Chief expert in the field of opinions on cosmetics, medical devices, washing and rinsing agents and biocides, Institute of Mother and Child
Chief Specialist for issuing opinions on utility products for children at the Institute of Mother and Child in the years 2004-06.2022

Positive opinion - or what exactly?

A product with a positive opinion is completely safe for the child in terms of construction, workmanship, quality and raw materials used. It is also adapted to the stages of a child's development and supports its harmonious development.

A positive opinion is a triple guarantee of safety:

  • general
  • health
  • developmental

Opinion on products consists of several stages. The first is ... documentation analysis. We thoroughly check and analyze all product documentation, page by page. What are we looking at? The documents must contain data on:

  • compliance with standards and applicable law,
  • quality and origin of raw materials,
  • the production process,
  • the quality of the finished product.

To issue an opinion, we also need data on quality supervision over the production process - after all, we need to know under what conditions the product was made!

What is the feedback process?

However, documentation is not everything - we do not take anything on faith at the Institute. To get a positive opinion, the product is thoroughly tested and the manufacturing facility must be auditedthat our experts carry out.

What are our guidelines when issuing opinions? Opinions are based on:

  • current legal regulations in force in Poland and in the European Union,
  • medical standards and recommendations for infants, children, pregnant and lactating women,
  • guidelines of national consultants and scientific societies,
  • objectified research results.

After the theoretical stage, it's time for the practical part. Experts make sensory and organoleptic assessments. They are checking workmanship, strength, texture, smell and other important characteristics of the product. Then the product goes to application and functional tests with the participation of qualified medical personnel and experienced medical specialists. The final stage involves direct users, children and their guardians.

The results of the opinion-giving work are presented in the form of an opinion report that accurately describes the scope and methodology of the research.

A positive opinion is issued for a period of 3 years. Products with a positive opinion are marked with an information or the Institute's logo on the packaging and are subject to constant observation during this time. We consider and explain any possible parental reports.