September 30, 2010
Choking is pretty high up on the "Every Parent's Worst Nightmare" list. That's understandable. There are precautions you can take to keep your child safe. One way you can protect your child against choking is by using the Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder. You can put your baby's favorite fruit or vegetable in the mesh bag and snap it shut. The handle is perfect for little hands to hold and your baby can snack while you are worry free.
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September 29, 2010
Don't forget about safety. That's a good rule anytime, but on Halloween, it's extra important. There are so many friendly goblins, little monsters, and princesses running around, you have to be extra careful. A simple LED light like this one can be looped into treat bags and backpacks. If you are pushing a stroller, keep it on your baby's lap or drape it over the handles. This one is extra big so there will be plenty of light to keep you safe while you walk through the neighborhood. The most important thing is to have fun and eat candy on Halloween so get prepared and stay safe.
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September 28, 2010
What baby doesn't love a cuddly toy to play with? This gentle giraffe is so soft, there's no doubt your little one will fall in love with it. It plays four soothing songs and has two sleep timer options: 23 and 45 minutes. It's safe too. There's a velcro band that attaches to your baby's crib so it will stay put when you need it to. This cuddly giraffe even comes with a story book so you can bond with your baby while reading.
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September 27, 2010
Don't forget the basics. It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of shopping for your baby. There are so many cute outfits and accessories out there. Before you blow your budget on little booties and hats, make sure you stock up on basics like these Gerber Onesies. The sizes range from newborn to 24 months. The are so versatile. Babies can sleep in them in the summer or they can be an added layer of warmth in the winter. This is one baby accessory you can't do without.
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September 24, 2010
Once your baby gets moving, it's important to take a walk around your house and take a hard look at any area that might need baby proofing. The bathroom is place that needs special attention. Don't forget the toilet. You don't want your little one splashing around in there or clogging up your drain with little toys. It's amazing how much damage one little toy can do. The Mommy's Helper Toilet Seat Lid-Lok easily attaches to all types of bowls and lids and is easy for an adult to open, but not a child. Installation is easy. No adhesive is required and you don't have to unbolt the seat to install it. Now, just don't forget to open the seat for any midnight trips to the bathroom.
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September 23, 2010
This is a real 20th century bouncer. It has all the features you would expect from a bouncer, but has a few added bonuses that a modern parent can really embrace. In addition to the toy bar and rocking motion, you can plug in your MP3 Player so baby can listen to his favorite tunes. If you want to enjoy the outdoors, this Musical Chair can be easily taken outside and the included canopy can protect your baby from the sun's rays.
September 22, 2010
Autumn is such a fun time of year, back to school, old friends, and Halloween. For some families Halloween can be a stressful time of year, a time when children are collecting potentially dangerous candies and bringing them into the house. Some parents elect to have a peanut free bowl for small children who have peanut allergies. It is a simple solution to help another parent with their unique problem, without compromising the fun of this childhood ritual. Sites like peanutnutfreeplanet.com offer alternatives to keep Halloween safe for everyone to enjoy. After all, there's no such thing as a bad piece of candy.
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September 21, 2010
When you have a newborn, every second of sleep counts, especially for parents. There's no shame in keeping your baby waiting so you can get a few more minutes of sleep. Keep your baby busy and happy in his crib with a toy like this Kick & Play Piano. It plays a continuous medley of tunes and has lights to keep your baby entertained. If your baby gets tired of playing in his crib, you can move it to the floor. But I say keep it in the crib as long as you can. Those extra few minutes are such a blessing.
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September 20, 2010
For some families, back to school means back to day care, back to sports, and back to crazy schedules. Although it might be tough, it's important to step back, take a breath and do a quick inventory to make sure you have everything you need to keep your family healthy, happy, and safe. Plan ahead so you don't get caught off guard in an emergency.
If you have infants in the house, stock up on medicines like, Infant Tylenol or Infant Motrin. You definitely don't want to be caught without a pain reliever if your baby wakes up screaming from an ear infection or fever. Children are naturally curious, anything they see goes right in the mouth. If your little one ends up with a cold from all of his "research," make sleep a little easier with a Cool Mist Humidifier. This Penguin themed humidifier is so cute, it will amuse your little one while it soothes.
Another important item to stock up on is an electrolyte solution, such as Pedialyte. If your baby has diarrhea or is vomiting, you don't want to wait to replenish those fluids. This is a definite staple to keep in the house.
If you are sitting on the sidelines of one of your children's athletic event, you know how easy it is for kids to get hurt. Be prepared with your own First Aid Kit. At the very least, make sure you have an ice pack. Kids can be very competitive and an overzealous player can cause serious damage, even if it is an accident. I like the shake and break type, so you don't have to worry about keeping it cold, just in case.
There is a lot to keep track of when you're a parent, but you don't always need to be preparing for the next disaster. So when your done stocking up on health supplies, sit back and have some fun. Have some yummy fun with this Cold Stone Creamery Instant Ice Cream Maker. You deserve it, and your kids of all ages will love you for it.
September 17, 2010
The selection of baby costumes is huge compared to only a few years ago. You can chose from mini super heroes, little animals, and several different princess costumes. Even with all those choices, you just can't beat a classic like this baby bat costume. It's made of cozy plush fabric, so you don't have to worry about your baby being cold and the wings fasten easily with small hooks. Take tons of pictures, this will be a Halloween to remember.
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September 16, 2010
It's never too early to start sharing your love of the outdoors with your kids. Fall is coming soon and it's a great time to get out and enjoy the cool weather. It's important to have the right gear to keep your baby safe in the woods. This Kelty K.I.D.S. FC 3.0 Frame Child Carrier has a 5-point adjustable child's harness and a patented sun/rain hood. There is also zip-off diaper bag for storage. Your comfort is important too. The carrier has ventilated back panel, padded shoulder straps, and contoured hip belt to make it easier to carry your baby. After all, a day in nature shouldn't end with a pain in your back.
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September 14, 2010
Summer has come and gone and before you know it, flu season will be upon us. It's a good time to take inventory of your house and make sure you have everything you need in case your baby gets sick. The last thing you want to do with a sick baby is run around to a pharmacy or local store to get something you could have gotten weeks ago. A definite necessity is a good humidifier. This COOL mist humidifier provides relief from cough, cold and flu symptoms as well as allergy and asthma symptoms. It can run up to 10 hours and holds over 2 gallons of water. It's just what the doctor ordered for a baby who gets sick, day or night.
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Are you tired of "sugar and spice and everything nice" when shopping for little girl clothes? Lucky for you, there are options. If you want to dress your baby girl in something other than butterflies and flowers, check out this AC/DC ruffle dress. You can show off your personality without sacrificing comfort. This one piece is made from 100% vintage cotton and has lap shoulders that help with dressing. Rock on, little girl.
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September 13, 2010
The Institute for Highway Safety has become a trusted resource for people who want to stay safe on the roads. That's why it's news when they release their top picks for booster seat safety. This year the Best Best is the Britax Frontier 85 Combination Booster Car Seat. It's little wonder why, since Britax has started using Institute's testing standards and booster seat fixture to help evaluate new boosters they're designing. This booster has a five point harness that protects children from 85 to 100 pounds. It also has true side impact protection distributes crash forces to keep your child safe in a crash.
You can see the complete press release including the entire list of recommended and NOT recommended boosters at www.iihs.org.
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September 10, 2010
The bathroom can be one of the most dangerous places for a baby. However, there are ways you can protect your little one. A place to start is the bath tub. Let's face it, once a baby learns to stand, they want to do it all the time, even in the tub. You can prevent bumps and bruises by covering the spout with this Skip Hop Moby Bath Spout Cover. He has an easy to adjust fin that secures and tightens on most spouts. You can use the tail hook to hang Moby when he's not in use. Now if someone can just figure out how to keep the splashes in the tub, that would be great.
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September 9, 2010
If you are pregnant and have questions, turn to a resource new moms have been trusting for years. The What to Expect series of books has become a must have for any expectant parent. The latest edition of What to Expect When You're Expecting has been completely updated since it was first released about a quarter of a century ago. It still has the same reader friendly style, but there is a greater focus on the importance of nutrition before and during pregnancy. There is even a chapter dedicated to multiples since they are more common now than 24 years ago. This is a version a modern mom can relate to.
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September 8, 2010
Do you think your baby needs a toy to match the silver spoon they may have been born with? Maybe you just want to give someone a memorable keepsake gift. This silver baby rattle might just be the toy you're looking for. It's not just pretty to look at, it is a hand tuned sixteen tone rattle, ready to amuse your baby as needed. Don't let this rattle languish in the stroller basket or under the car seat. You can store it in the turquoise blue suede pouch that is also included.
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September 7, 2010
Did you know September is Good Manners Month? That's just in time for back to school. The truth is, it's always a good time to teach your little ones about manners. Instead of the lecturing approach, you might want to use a book to open the discussion. This book, 365 Manners Kids Should Know: Games, Activities, and Other Fun Ways to Help Children Learn Etiquette, is a fun way to help your child understand the importance of good manners without making them seem like "rules." Who knows, you might even discover that you might need a lesson or two as well.
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September 6, 2010
Baby stuff just seems to multiply. If you are a busy, sleep deprived parent, it can be difficult to keep track of everything you need during the week. Make your life a little easier with this daily organizer. It's so strong, each shelf holds up to 15 pounds. There are side pockets for accessories and other items, so everything you need will be right where you want it when you need it.
September 3, 2010
If you need some kid friendly Halloween decorations, here you go. This friendly skeleton is made from peel and stick vinyl that won't damage your walls. You can reuse it year after year. This is a decoration your kids can play with. It includes pumpkins, bats, and spiders too; 37 pieces total. The best part is that it even glows in the dark. Now you're really ready for Halloween.
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September 2, 2010
Here you go. This is the new millennium answer to the brown paper bag. It's earth friendly and affordable. The Laptop Lunch Box includes 5 containers and 2 utensils. My favorite component is the dip container. It is non-toxic, phthalate free, bisphenol-A (BPA) free, lead free, and PVC free so you can feel confident putting your child's fresh fruits and veggies in them. Also included is a user guide that has fresh lunch ideas, strategies for improving nutrition and quick-reference shopping lists. Bye bye boring turkey sandwiches.
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September 1, 2010
Get ready for summer!! I mean next summer. Now is a great time to stock up on sale items that you know you will need next summer. Many items are about half off. This Beach Wagon is a perfect example. It includes a bucket, castle mold, shovel, rake, and a spinning sand mill with stop-and-go latch. It's perfect for the beach or pool and you can definitely use it next year. No worries about outgrowing this item. Kids play with toys like this for years. If your little one can't wait for the summer, there's always the tub!
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