June 30, 2010
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and yet in America it seems to get lost among many other distractions, such as football, baseball and hockey. Finally, soccer seems to be getting some of the respect it deserves and parents can proudly proclaim their love of the sport and pass it on to their children. You can dress your son in this adorable soccer outfit and bring him to the play group with pride. If you need a gift for the soccer fan in your life, look no further. This set comes wrapped a sheer organza pouch tied with a satin ribbon.
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June 29, 2010
Has soccer fever come to your house, but your little one is too young to put on the field? Don't worry. You can still help your future World Cup star prepare for the big game. This soccer themed ball pit will provide many hours of entertainment for your little one. In addition to introducing concepts like good sportsmanship, this game will help develop motor skills and build social interaction skills as well. So go ahead and feel free to start practicing your celebratory shout: GOOOAALLLLL!
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June 28, 2010
Admit it, we have all done it. You change the poopy diaper and then you get distracted, leaving the diaper on the changing table. Of course, there is a definite reminder when you walk back in the room that there is trash that needs to be removed. You can help alleviate some unpleasant nursery odors with a few well placed Air Fresheners. These air fresheners are lavender scented and fit perfectly in any diaper bag, diaper pail or changing table.
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June 25, 2010
Kids can stay busy for hours in a sandbox. On a nice day, you can do yard work while your little one plays safely nearby. This backyard sandbox is large enough for several children to play at once without crowding. The corners provide seating while your child plays and there is even a cover to protect against any unwanted pests when your child isn't playing in the sand. This sandbox will keep your child so busy, you will never miss the beach.
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June 24, 2010
Once upon a time a child could go outside and play all day without a care in the world. Now, you can't take your eyes off your child for a second and you even have to battle the sun. After you coat your child with layers of sunscreen, you might want to take the extra step of a sun cabana. This cabana provides an SPF of 50. It assembles in 5 minutes over sandboxes, play tables and picnic areas. It is well ventilated to keep your child cool in the shade. At least that's one less thing to worry about.
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June 23, 2010
You can never have enough beach toys. They always seem to get lost somewhere along the way. That's why it is a good idea to buy a set that comes with its own travel bag. This colorful set includes a watering can, bucket and a shovel. There are even a few sand molds to help get your sand castle started. This sand and water beach set has everything you need for a day of fun in the sun!
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June 22, 2010
What IS that sound??? Were you one of the many Americans asking that question when the World Cup first started? Well, by now you have certainly heard the answer. It's the sound made by a South African horn used during celebrations. If your child can't get enough of that sound and you are a glutton for punishment, now you can buy them their World Cup Stadium Horn . If you do purchase this for your child, you are a better parent than me. However, I guess it is good preparation for when your child requests drum lessons.
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June 21, 2010
Transitioning from a sippy cup to a regular cup can be a messy process. Juice can end up on your toddler's face, clothes and your kitchen floor. It's not a fun time for you or your little one. You can make the process a little easier with the right tools, like the Doidy Cup. It's a strange name for a strange looking cup, but its unique design makes the weaning process so much simpler for your child. It teaches your child the proper way to hold a cup and drink from it without the mess. It's available in a variety of colors and is top shelf dishwasher safe.
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June 20, 2010
Childproofing a home can be a hard task. There are so many ways a curious toddler can get in trouble. One important place to childproof is the kitchen. In addition to the refrigerator and chemicals, you also need to protect your child from the stove. It is easier than you think for a little child to reach up and grab a hot pot. The Totshield Stove Guard is tilted so you don't lose cooking space. It is adjustable up to 30 inches and is completely removable when you don't need it because it does not require any permanent mounting hardware. Your little chef will just have to wait a few years to give you a hand in the kitchen.
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June 18, 2010
Don't you hate it when you are out on errands and you reach into the diaper bag and find a lukewarm sippy cup? You wouldn't want a warm drink in this heat, why would your baby? You can solve this problem and a few others with the EZ Freeze Snack Time Cup. You freeze it in advance to keep drinks cold while you are on the run. It is spill proof too. The straw is a flip top so there are no more leaks in the diaper bag for you to clean. As an added bonus, there is a 9 ounce snack cup you can twist on to the cup too. This feature will save you time and effort since you will no longer be digging through an overcrowded diaper bag looking for snacks.
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June 17, 2010
Super hot days during summer can keep you inside as easy as a blizzard in Winter. Don't be caught off guard with the same old toys your baby always plays with. It helps to try something new. You can use the opportunity to bond with your child and teach her at the same time. It's never to early to start with flash cards. These cards provide a complete sensory experience for your child. There are a variety of textures, colors and sounds on each card to share with your little one. If she masters them, don't worry. You can always try them in the Spanish, French, German, and Chinese translations. Who knew a hot summer day could be so busy?
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June 16, 2010
During these hot summer days, it can be hard to enjoy the outdoors if your baby has extra sensitive skin. Experts say you should reapply sunscreen every two hours for maximum sun protection. If your baby has trouble tolerating lotions and creams, don't panic. There is protection designed with your baby in mind. California Baby is fragrance and chemical free, yet provides an SPF of 30. It is water resistant up to 80 minutes. You can even put it on your baby's face without worry. It will not sting your baby's eyes. Taking care of a little baby can keep you busy. At least you can mark sun protection off the list.
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June 15, 2010
Summer sure has arrived!! In some parts of the country the weather is expected to top 100 degrees. If you are looking for indoor projects to do with the kids, why not make a yummy snack like ice cream? It's easier than you think. Ice cream makers have come a long way from the arm breakers of years ago. No more standing around stirring forever waiting for the cream to thicken. This Ice Cream Maker even makes frozen yogurt and sorbet if you want to try something different. It will be ready in record time. Later, when the heat breaks you and the kids will have delicious homemade ice cream to enjoy while you are sitting outside enjoying the breeze.
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June 14, 2010
Up in the Air starring George Clooney was one of most acclaimed movies of 2009. If someone were to make a movie about your family traveling across country, what would the reviews be? Two thumbs up, or run screaming from the theater? Taking a baby on a plane doesn't have to be a travel nightmare for you, your baby, or the other passengers. All it takes is a little planning and you can be sure that the only turbulence will be caused on the outside of the plane.
For starters, make it easy on yourself as you travel through the airport. Kiddie travel systems such as Go-Go Kidz Travelmate help keep kids in one place so you don't have keep one eye out for your little one while you are trying to check your bags. It's lightweight and fits most car seats.
Once you are on the plane, there is no reason to sacrifice safety. You can keep your baby safely on your lap during flight with this Baby B'Air Seatbelt system. It's comfy for your baby and lightweight enough to fit in your diaper bag after you land.
While you are on the plane it is important to keep your child occupied. We have traveled with our laptop and played kid friendly movies during the trip. If that is not an option then purchase a few inexpensive new toys to entertain your baby. Small toys such as these small puzzles will keep your baby occupied during the flight.
If your children are older, don't forget classics like the Uno Card Game. They are a great solution to keep idle hands busy during flight.
Don't forget the landing. This is a time when many people get sick or experience uncomfortable pressure in their ears. Luckily, you can solve this problem by giving your child a lollipop or sippy cup. The swallowing action will open up their ears giving your child some comfort.
Now that you are prepared for the plane ride, you can start planning the rest of the trip. If all goes well, you won't need a vacation from your vacation.
June 11, 2010
Looking for something to do tomorrow? Well, you have probably heard by now that Toy Story 3 is arriving in theaters this month. To celebrate, Disney stores across the country are hosting a variety of events to get you reacquainted with this new classic.
On June 12th, take your favorite Disney fan to Toy Story 3 Bingo. Played just like traditional bingo, Toy Story 3 bingo features the favorite Toy Story characters. Kids who participate will have the chance to win fun prizes (while supplies last). Session 1 starts at 11:00 a.m. and Session 2 starts at 12:30 p.m.
Additional special events are being held on June 19th and June 26 so mark your calendars and plan to spend some time with your special friends.
Be sure to call your local Disney Store for participation.
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June 10, 2010
As the saying goes, "Times, they are a changin." Move over big hard board books, and make room for the first eBook made for children. This eBook operates just like Kindle or other electronic book readers on the market, with a few changes to make it child friendly. For starters, it's in full color and has large buttons for smaller fingers. In addition, every twenty minutes a timer reminds the child to rest their eyes. Books can be downloaded from any PC via USB to ensure a wide selection for your child to choose from. One charge will allow the book to run for approximately 2 hours, assuming you can get your child to read that long. When not in use, the book doubles as a digital frame to show off all the pictures you will be taking of your child reading.
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June 9, 2010
There are tons of things an expectant parent needs to take care of before the new baby arrives. Preparing the nursery, placing car seats safely in the car, and purchasing every item you will need for the foreseeable future all within nine months can be a little daunting. That's why it's helpful to purchase a layette set or two so you will have the basics for your baby during those hectic few days after the baby comes home. A layette set, like this rainforest themed set, contains a bodysuit, sleep n play, shirt, pants, bib and cap. Your baby will be cozy and comfy from day one.
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June 8, 2010
A high chair is one of the first things expectant parents buy. It's definitely a necessity. Don't feel like you need to purchase an expensive boutique high chair. A simple high chair like the one from the Fisher Price Rainforest Collection will meet all your needs. It's colorful, plays music and has exciting flashing lights. Of course, it has all the convenient features you would expect, such as one hand tray removal and several height selections. Best of all the tray is dishwasher safe, making clean up so easy.
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June 7, 2010
The summer travel season is upon us. It actually reminds me of Christmas time. Make your list, check it twice. Babies show no forgiveness if an essential item is forgotten on a vacation. Of course, you have the basics like a safe and sturdy car seat for road trips. But there are a few items to take along that you might not think of. Pacifier Wipes are useful when your baby likes to play "fetch" with you. You know the game when your baby drops the pacifier and you get to pick it up 15 times?
Another travel necessity is toys. Toys, toys, toys. These can't be just any set of toys. They have to be new and exciting. Small but colorful toys like Jacques the Peacock are just what your baby needs to stay entertained. He has plenty of features to keep your baby busy and there is a clip that will keep him from rolling away if your baby lets go of him.
You probably plan to bring snacks. Good idea. You need to serve these snacks in a travel friendly and kid friendly way or you will have a real mess on your hands. Snack traps keep food in the cup and are soft enough for little fingers to reach in and grab what they need. If you think your little one is old enough to forego the sippy cup on this trip and you opt for juice boxes, you may want to consider a firm juice box holder like this one.
This drink box holder is available in several colors and fits almost all juice box and juice bag brands. No more squeezy surprises that will cover your baby and car in a sticky mess.
Last, don't forget how much garbage a little person can create on a road trip. Bring plenty of bags that you saved from grocery shopping. It's a great way to contain any mess, from dirty diapers to snack wrappers. After a long drive, the last thing you will want to do is clean out a cluttered car.
Getting away on an old fashioned family road trip can be fun. The key is to prepare and prepare some more. Go get ready and hit the road!
June 4, 2010
If you are having a baby in the next few months, and you are looking for some unique nursery ideas, why not consider a round crib? That's no misprint. You can get a round crib. Don't worry, you can even find bedding for it. This round crib fits in any room and has wheels on the bottom in case you need to move it. It also supports up to 50 pounds. Everyone believes their child is unique, why shouldn't their nursery be unique too?
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June 3, 2010
If you had problems with sleep when your baby was a newborn, brace yourself. These problems can get worse during the toddler years and beyond. Fortunately, there is plenty of advice for you. What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Sleep (What to Do Guides for Kids), is a great resource for parents and children. It provides advice for weary parents and practical solutions for children so they can comfort themselves and eventually end night time jitters. Before you know it, you might actually be sleeping through the night again yourself.
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June 2, 2010
It's fun to have a little baby to cuddle and play with. It's also fun to plan for the baby's arrival. As a close friend or family member, you might have to plan a baby shower. There are so many choices of invitations. If you don't know the gender of the baby, you can choose an adorable basic picture like the one above. Ten little toes are a perfect symbol to reflect on the simple cuteness a baby brings to the world. You can keep your theme going by adding the same image to favors and thank you cards. It's a perfect way to begin your baby's scrapbook.
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June 1, 2010
Traveling with a new baby can be a chore. Infants rely on routines and familiarity to feel secure. Once you take them out of their comfort zone, your vacation can turn into a nightmare. It's a good idea to bring along as many items that you can to soothe your baby. This Boppy Rock in Comfort Travel Swing is a great way to keep you and your baby relaxed on vacation. It has all the features you would expect from a swing, including a comfy liner and music. The good news is, this one fits in your car.
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