July 30, 2010
If you are packing a bag for day care or preschool, you almost always need to include a drink. Juice boxes can be expensive and leaky sippy cups can be messy. More parents are turning to reusable water bottles when packing lunches. In addition to the cost savings and eco friendly features of these bottles, they keep your child's drink cold longer. This one is squeezable which makes it friendly for tiny hands. It also holds 20 ounces, so you can be sure that your little one will be hydrated throughout the day.
July 29, 2010
If you have an infant with sensitive skin, finding the right clothes can really be a struggle. Luckily, manufacturers are doing more to meet this need. You can buy dye clothes and organic fabrics. Another choice is fabric made from Alpaca wool. It is hypoallergenic and extremely soft. This sweater is made from 100% Alpaca wool. It looks so cute, you will never want to purchase traditional fabrics again.
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July 28, 2010
When decorating a nursery, it's easy to get caught up in the cute cuddly pictures and pastel accents that usually adorn the baby's room. It's also okay to inject a little bit of yourself in there too. After all, your baby is a part of your family and the nursery is part of your house. It makes sense that you might want a cohesive look in the nursery too. This Bloom where you are planted decal is a unique way to decorate your nursery but still maintains a softer touch. This decal is available in 32 colors and will have the appearance of being painted on the wall. It's also washable, durable, and will not fade, crack or peel.
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July 27, 2010
Admit it, we all have an inner geek. The key is to embrace your inner geek and show it off. After all, it is geeks who gave us space travel and the internet. Actually, that stuff is pretty cool. It doesn't surprise me that a pretty cool baby bouncer would show up on a website dedicated to all things geek. This bouncer has 3 plush toy balls decorated in the style of Van Gogh, Monet, and Seurat and 5 built-in nature sounds plus a hookup for your mp3 player. Best of all, the fabric is removable and machine washable because even a geek can make a mess.
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July 26, 2010
The calendar might show that summer is almost over, but it sure doesn't feel that way. Some parts of the country are breaking heat records. One way to cool off your baby is a nice bath. Babies love baths and it is a great way for you to bond as well. You can keep your baby busy in the tub with cool toys like My First Red Tug Boat. You can also use it as a pool toy. It's fun for babies, but I think its best feature is that it is made right here in the USA from recycled milk jugs.
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July 23, 2010
It's fun to pick out the bedding you will be placing in your baby's crib. You want it to look good and be functional too. This rose themed bedding set is certified organic which makes it safe for any little princess. The set includes two soft fitted crib sheets, one fitted solid organic cream sheet and one fitted solid organic rose sheet. The crib skirt is also reversible if you would like to change the look of the room from time to time. The crib set will make the room look so good, you'll wish it was your own.
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July 22, 2010
By now, you may have heard that it will soon be illegal to sell drop side cribs in the United States. Many manufactures have already developed alternatives to these cribs. This non-drop side classic crib has 3 different crib height settings. The finish is in gender neutral white which makes it perfect to hand down to other siblings as they come along. If you prefer, the crib converts to a toddler bed or day bed. This crib is so versatile, you will be surprised how many members of your family can use it.
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July 21, 2010
If you are one of the many parents trying to find ways to reduce your waste, try trading your juice boxes for mini kid friendly water bottles. Unlike sippy cups, a stainless steel water bottle can keep your child's drink cold for hours. This one is smartly designed for little hands too. Once you put this in your shopping cart, keep looking round. This site has free shipping on orders over $85.00.
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July 20, 2010
Baby monitors have come a long way from the gravelly and static filled sound detectors. Now you can observe your sleeping baby from a distance in full color. You can clip a receiver to your belt and carry it outside. For the best range ever, you can go global with the MobiCam Audio Video Baby Monitoring System. It even has an optional internet receiver so you can watch your baby online. Take it with you on business trips, you will feel so much better knowing you can still keep a watchful eye on your little one.
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July 19, 2010
I could have used this with my second child. I still feel guilty about the time I was clipping his tiny nails and actually clipped his little fingertip! This Zo-li Buzz B Nail Trimmer has 4 cushioned pads for infant & toddler use, 1 AA battery, and an instruction manual. There is even a case for traveling. It's comfortable for you to use too. The handle is ergonomically friendly for grown up hands. There's finally a way to trim your baby's nails without the risk of hurting him.
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July 16, 2010
We are close to the middle of the summer and for some kids, the excitement of sleeping in and doing nothing is wearing off. The phrase, "Mom, I'm bored." usually pops up around this time. Cooking is one way you can keep the kids busy. Kids love feeling like they are helping and cooking dinner is no different. Encourage your children to try new things from the Kids Can Cook: Vegetarian Recipes cookbook. Your children will learn healthy eating habits and dinner will be served. That's a summer day well spent.
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July 15, 2010
Sometimes if you are just taking a quick run to the store, you don't want to be lugging around a heavy diaper bag. You just want to take what you need. This single bottle holder is perfect for a mom on the go. The pattern is gender neutral and can keep liquid hot or cold for up to 3 hours.
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July 14, 2010
Even babies born in the summer months need to wear caps for warmth. Body heat escapes through the "soft spot" still present on their heads after birth. You can keep your baby warm with a simple cap. You can buy caps with fancy add ons or patterns, but a basic one will work just fine too.
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July 13, 2010
If you are potty training a boy, you know how hard it can be to transition from sitting down to standing up. Make it fun with a colorful target. Choose from three different themes, trucks, space or sports. They are biodegradable and flushable. Potty training can be one of the most challenging part of parenting using fun tools can make it easier on both of you.
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July 12, 2010
Now is the time to get a great deal on Britax Car Seats, one of the most respected brands of car seats. Available at close to 25% less, you can be sure you are placing your baby in a safe car seat, without busting your budget. This model is convertible, rear facing five to 35 pounds and forward facing from at least one year old and 20 pounds up to 65 pounds. It also has true side impact protection that distributes crash forces, shields from vehicle intrusion. These may not be fun things to think about, if you ever need these features, you will be glad you have them.
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July 9, 2010
It's hard to drive by a house in suburbia these days that doesn't have a play set in the backyard. It's pretty much standard childhood equipment. But if you are looking for something different to have in your backyard for the next several years, then check out this Mansion Tree House. It even comes with its own tree. Wood components are made from reclaimed branches from local ranches. It's sturdy and eco friendly!!! Although it looks unique it has all the features of a standard set, swings, treehouse, monkey bars and a twisty slide. Since the the price tag is a mere $10,400, I'm sure it won't be long before every parent is upgrading their play set.
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July 8, 2010
It seems that everyone has a story about their child or a child they know that has been impacted by allergies, asthma or autism. Many people believe these increases in childhood illnesses can be traced to pesticides and other chemicals our children are exposed to early in life. If you have a concern about the environment and how it impacts your child's life, there are plenty of resources you can check. Safer for your baby is one of those resources. This book will make you aware of potentially harmful chemicals that may be found in household items. It's printed on recycled paper and printed using soy ink. It's a great tool for you and eco friendly too, that's serious multi tasking.
July 7, 2010
It's official. There is a holiday every day if you are willing to look for it. Like today for example, July 7th is Father Daughter Take A Walk Day. It's actually not a bad idea. We all have busy lives. Sometimes we need a reminder to slow it down and spend time with people who matter the most in our lives. Before you hit the trail with a little one by the hand, make sure she is wearing comfortable shoes. Otherwise, your special day could turn into Father Carries the Daughter Home Day. That doesn't sound like much fun at all.
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July 6, 2010
It's hard to believe that it's been almost 15 years since we first met Woody, Buzz and the whole Toy Story gang. We met Jessie in the sequel. It's a great way for girls to enjoy a movie that might traditionally be watched by boys. If you have a Jessie fan in your house, check out these adorable pajamas. They are light weight and comfortable. They are also a great alternative to the Disney princesses. It's official Disney really does have something for everyone.
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July 5, 2010
Summer is here and children and families are spending more time outdoors. If you are feeling generous this summer and want to give your kids some serious outdoor fun, then check out this huge waterslide. This durable slide inflates in less than 3 minutes will keep your kids busy for hours. In addition to the slide, there is a small lagoon where you can play water basketball.
If low key is more your style and budget, then you can get this shark themed run and slide toy that is appropriate for more age groups. The question is, are you brave enough to run and jump into the shark's mouth?
Need something even more tame? No problem! This little water mat gives little ones who are just sitting up a way to have fun in the sun. You only need a little bit of water to have fun with this splash mat. Small streams of water introduce your baby to water play and there is even a little area where colorful floating fish entertain your baby.
There is no limit on outdoor fun this summer. You can find something for all ages if you are willing to pay the water bill for it. There is plenty of time left to enjoy the summer so don't hesitate to get out and enjoy the lazy days.
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July 2, 2010
This is the season for summer reading. If you think your infant is too young to learn to love reading, think again. Now is the best time to introduce your child to books and learning. There is no shortage of books to choose from, but a great place to start is My Quiet Book. This brightly colored book will introduce your child to shapes, sizes and textures that will be the foundation for later learning. It's called the quiet book because it is so soft in case your child drops it. That's a feature any parent can appreciate.
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July 1, 2010
Are you one of the millions of adults captivated by Harry Potter's world? You love Harry and want to share him with your child, but some little ones can be a little overwhelmed by some of the images and concepts in the story. You can still find a way to introduce your child into Harry Potter's world on a much more child friendly level. This Harry Potter Crookshanks Plush cat is suitable for ages 5 and up and won't keep your little one up all night. It looks like any other plush toy in your child's room. When your child is old enough, he can cuddle with Crookshanks and you while you read these amazing stories to him.
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