May 31, 2010
Today is the day when we remember or veterans and enjoy what it means to live in America. As parents, it might be hard to explain why we celebrate this holiday. You might want to explain where a loved one is serving overseas, or you can read a book to your child to open the discussion. Books like the Memorial Day Surprise can help your child understand the holiday on his own level.
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May 28, 2010
Father's Day is around the corner. If you are wondering what to get the dad in your life, go simple. A picture in a special frame can be all a daddy needs to celebrate his day. These days everyone wants to save money. There's no need to spend tons of money on elaborate gifts that will be forgotten in a year or two. A picture in a frame of a shared moment will last forever.
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May 27, 2010
As we approach the holiday weekend, many families will be opening their backyard pools. Summer is a time to celebrate and have fun, but don't forget safety. Drowning is a major killer of young children. Protect your little one with a pool alarm. This pool alarm will alert you if anything larger than 18 pounds falls into the water. It runs on a single 9 volt battery for about 1 year. There is no substitute for a parent's watchful eye, but at least with this alarm, you can get additional peace of mind.
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May 26, 2010
It's easy to enjoy the outdoors with the right tools. Sometimes the right tool is a simple blanket. If you are having a picnic or just relaxing in the sun, you will want a strong, but comfortable blanket to sit on. This Outdoor Blanket is water resistant which makes it perfect for the beach, park or even sporting events. It even comes with its own travel case so when you are done having fun, it's easy to pack up and go home.
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May 25, 2010
You know what they say, Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. It's a great time to get prepared for playing outside and enjoying great weather. If you have young children, remember to provide plenty of sun protection. If your little one needs a break from the sun, a small portable cabana can do the trick. The fabric provides an SPF of 50+. There is plenty of ventilation to prevent overheating and there are privacy flaps for nap time. Now the whole family can get out and enjoy summer.
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May 24, 2010
Experts say sunscreen should be reapplied every 2 hours while playing outside. That's good advice, but even the most diligent parent can lose track of time or make a mistake. If your little one ends up with a painful burn, don't panic. There are ways to sooth the pain. California Baby Soothing & Healing Spray contains organic & sustainably grown ingredients including aloe and lavender. This spray comes out in a non sticky fine mist that won't irritate sunburned skin. Your little one will be asking to go back outside in no time.
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May 21, 2010
If you plan on hitting the road with your little one this summer, you will want to be sure that he is as safe as can be in his car seat. This Graco Car Seat has all the features a parent could want for their child. It has an extended 5-point harness for children 20-65 pounds and converts to a backless booster for children 40 pounds to 100 pounds. This car seat will make sure you your baby will be safe and comfortable on roads trips for years to come.
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May 20, 2010
When baby outgrows one of those big travel systems, it is still handy to have a smaller stroller on hand for trips to the mall or even walks in the park. But you will want the convenience of storage and of course you still need safety. This Graco IPO Stroller gives you the best of both worlds. It has easy access storage and is safe for children up to 50 pounds. Best if all, it weighs less than 17 pounds so you won't have to struggle taking it out of your car.
May 19, 2010
If you get stuck in a traffic jam or lost on your road trip, there's no telling a hungry baby to wait until the rest stop to eat. Your baby will let you know loud and clear that she is hungry. Don't panic. Now you can mix a bottle and warm it up right from the passenger seat of the car. Just plug this fast heating warmer right into your car's adapter outlet and you will have a warm bottle for your baby in moments. It even prevents over heating. Now you can feel free to hit the open road.
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May 18, 2010
Are we there yet? As parents we dread that question during road trips. The best defense against this question is providing as much entertainment that you can for little guys. Even fussy infants will tolerate a long ride as long as they can be comfortable. Portable DVD Players are a great way to keep little minds busy during the summer travel season. This one can be installed without a hanging cord that can be a safety hazard. It also has anti skipping technology to prevent interruptions during a bumpy ride. So get the family in the car for a vacation. You deserve it.
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May 17, 2010
The warm weather is here and vacation season is on its way. If you plan on hitting the road this summer for an extended trip, you will need plenty of toys to keep your baby happy while strapped in his seat. Help your little one feel like he is part of the action with this City Driver toy. The virtual screen shows your baby where he is going and there are plenty of sounds and buttons to engage your baby along the way. It's perfect for travel. If you get stuck in traffic, there's even a mute button to keep you happy too.
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May 14, 2010
You can never have too much sun protection for your baby. The trick is getting them to keep a hat or sunglasses on. Lotion is easy. This i Play Brim Sun Protection Hat is adorable and safe for the sun. It has an extra wide brim and ruffle for added protection. The fabric provides SPF 50. Cute factor: unlimited.
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May 13, 2010
Father's Day will be here before you know it. Celebrate with a sense of humor. This "My Dad is a Hunk" onesie is available in sizes up to 12 months. You can also purchase matching "My mom is a fox" onesie too.
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May 12, 2010
When you have a new baby, you certainly have your hands full. Staying organized is the key to keeping your sanity during those first few months. Bath time can be a hectic time for a parent. Your focus is keeping your baby safe in the water, so it is easy to forget items like baby shampoo or lotion. This Precious Planet Bath Kneeling Pad with Organizer will help you keep everything in one place so it is there when you need it. It has suction cups so it will stay put during bath time. There are also elbow and knee pads built in for your comfort.
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May 11, 2010
If the words retro, vintage, or old school have been used to describe your taste, then you might like this Stroller Bassinet Combo Set. It has the look of a traditional baby carriage, but has all the modern features you would expect. The bassinet is roomy and super padded for baby's safety. The fabric is removable for easy clean up. As baby grows you can lift the seat back up so your baby can look at his surroundings. The stroller portion is sold separately.
May 10, 2010
Thankfully, the warm weather is returning. Soon parents all over the country will be spending time in parks, gardens, and museums. Some day trip locations have limitations on where you can bring your stroller. If you must park your stroller, protect it with a sturdy cable lock. It's about the size of a cell phone and just as easy to use. You can set the four-digit lock however you choose, then use the heavy-duty, 36 inch cable to secure your stroller to the nearest bike rack or railing. Now that your stroller is secure you can roam your destination with peace of mind.
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May 7, 2010
Every baby needs a stuffed toy to cuddle. This soft bunny is made with skin-soft velboa. The eyes are embroidered on to minimize choking hazards. Other stuffed toys may have glued on plastic eyes that might come off during play. If you want to give this bunny as a gift you can also purchase the coordinating blankets and crib mobiles.
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May 6, 2010
Vroom, vroom!! Little boys love cars almost as much as they love bouncing around. This race car jumper attaches securely to the molding of any standard size doorway. It plays music and there are flashing lights to keep your little guy entertained. There is even a working horn your little one can use to get your attention when he needs you. Is your little race car driver a girl? No problem! This cute bouncer also comes in pink.
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May 5, 2010
If you have multiple children that are several years apart, you can appreciate how difficult it can be to keep track of them all in a crowded place. Well someone else understands too. This sibling stroller converts to a sit and stand stroller so you can still keep tabs on your older child while still taking care of your baby. The solid rubber tires will allow for a smooth ride and there is an extended canopy for added sun protection.
May 4, 2010
The selection of diaper bags has really grown and the quality has really improved over the years. I seem to remember diaper bags that were basically huge pouches with a zipper and the color choices were pastel blue and pink. Now you can pick a diaper bag that really reflects your style. For example, if you prefer a subtle look that doesn't shout BABY IN TOW, you can choose this simple denim version of a diaper bag. It has multiple compartments to keep diapers and sippy cups in place. There are accessible secure pockets on the outside where you can keep your phone and wallet when you need them. You will barely miss your favorite old purse.
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May 3, 2010
I recently read a headline proclaiming the recession was over. Really? Well, okay, but many people I know are still struggling. In fact, they have found pretty creative ways to save money. Books like Homemade: How to Make Hundreds of Everyday Products Fast, Fresh, and More Naturally are teaching frugal moms and dads how to save money and provide basic needs. Recently, I started making my own laundry detergent and I swear our clothes have never been cleaner. Do the research and see what works for you. You might be surprised how quick it adds up.
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