Utilization of Secondhand Childcare products and Perceived Health Risks among Mothers of Under-Five Years Children in Ibadan Metropolis, Nigeria
Utilization of Secondhand Childcare products in Nigeria
Keywords:Childcare practice; provisioning; availability of secondhand products; Ibadan metropolis
Second Hand economy is a universal phenomenon. In Nigeria, it cut across many decades and all spectrums of life even in child care practice. The role of second-hand products in childcare practice and provisioning has been under reported in scholarly discuss in Nigeria. A cross sectional study used sequential mix-methods approach to examine the role of second-hand economy in child care practice among mothers of under five children in Ibadan. The study examined different categories of secondhand products available for child care the perception of consumers about secondhand childcare products, the prevalence of secondhand childcare products utilization in Ibadan metropolis, and the reasons why consumers patronize secondhand products for child care among mothers of under five years in Ibadan Nigeria. A total number of 403 mothers of under five children participated in the study 339 (84.1%) utilized secondhand childcare products while 64 (15.9%) never used secondhand childcare products. In addition, 50 IDIs were also conducted with traders and buyers of Secondhand children’s products. Procurement and utilization of secondhand childcare products was based on quality value, availability, affordability attached to constructed superiority of western civilization wrapped around provisioning in childcare.
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