March 31, 2011
Have you seen that hilarious You Tube video of those twin babies having a conversation? It's definitely worth checking out. If you have an adorable set of twins in your life, treat them to this cute set of onesies. They are 100% comfy and have snap bottoms for easy dressing, but let's face it, these onesies are all about the laughs. Since twins can really keep a mom busy, a sense of humor is critical.
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March 30, 2011
Research shows that bright, colorful toys stimulate baby's senses. This toy also has interesting sounds and textures to keep baby interested. If a little teething comfort is needed, this Busy Planet has got that covered as well. If your planet gets messy, you can just clean it with a damp cloth and mild detergent. Don't you wish you could clean up our own planet so easily?
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March 29, 2011
This time of year I am always looking for unique small items to put in an Easter Basket. I hate the idea of packing it full of candy and sweets. That's why I love it when I come across play sets like this. You can never have enough outdoor toys and kids love them. This set includes a bucket, castle mold, shovel, rake, and a spinning sand mill with stop-and-go latch. All of this is contained in a little red wagon. What more could beach going little one ask for?
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March 28, 2011
This soft seat will provide a comfy place for your toddler to sit, but it will also serve as a toy, stool, and table. It is one chair that your baby can keep through virtually all of his developmental stages. It is light weight and brightly colored. Best of all the covers are removable and machine washable. Let the play times begin.
See infant nursery, toddler chairs, infant toys.
March 25, 2011
Have you heard about the new car seat guidelines? It's recommended that children remain rear facing up to age 3 or until they outgrow the rear facing seat. That's a big change from the old guidelines. If you are confused or need additional information, check out the National Highway Traffic Safety Association website. There is an easy to read 4 step pdf that outlines what exactly is recommended for each stage of your child's development from birth up to 12 years old.
If you are in the market for a new infant car seat, you can choose from a large selection, but I think this Britax Cowmooflage seat is a great choice. First of all, it's so cute!! It can be used for a boy or girl which is perfect if you have more children.
This car seat is more than just stylish. There are tons of safety features. The impact protection distributes crash forces, shields from vehicle intrusion, and keeps the head, neck and spine or aligned to limit injury in the event of an accident. The anti-rebound bar stabilizes the child seat by minimizing the rotational forces associated with front and rear collisions. You will feel comfortable putting your infant in this seat and he will be comfortable riding in it.
See NHTSA, traffic safety, car seats, infant car safety.
March 23, 2011
The simple phrase on these pants says it all. Sometimes a simple pair of comfy pants and a onesie is all your baby needs to relax. These cotton pants are made of soft stretchy cotton and have an elastic waist. There are mock pockets in front, because hey, even a baby needs some style. They are machine washable so at the end of the day, you just throw it in the hamper.
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April 2 is World Autism Day. I love this day. As a parent of a child on the autism spectrum, I find it is important to find ways to celebrate any victory. There have been so many advancements in autism research, but there is no reason to slow down. Autistic children can achieve great things. Temple Grandin has been in the media a lot lately. She is an internationally known scientist who didn't speak until she was four. It's so important to find the right resources too. If you are looking for guidance you can start with 1001 Great Ideas for Teaching and Raising Children with Autism or Asperger's for ideas to engage an autistic child.
Take some time to thank a teacher who has made a difference in your child's life. These baseball tees are a great reminder of what really matters. Good teachers do make a difference.
If you are looking for more information on autism or World Autism Day, check out WorldAutismDay.org.
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March 22, 2011
It's the time of year when we start spending more time outside. Look around your garage and see what you might need to make the most of the sunshine. This bubble mower will keep your little one out of trouble while you are doing yard work. The wheels are made of a non marring material and best of all, it's quiet. There's no loud clicking like some other bubble mowers. So get outside and soak up some sun.
See toddler, outdoor fun, toys.
March 21, 2011
Lovey, wooby, or just bear. Most toddlers develop an attachment to a special doll or bear. This bear is perfect for your little one to hold on to. This bear is extra sturdy and has an embroidered nose and leather paw pads. At 24 inches, it is a perfect size to cuddle or adorn a shelf. He's so cute, you might even be tempted to pick him up and give him a squeeze.
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March 18, 2011
Babies can spend long hours strapped in their car seats while getting driven around town. You will need to protect your baby from the sun's brightness even on short trips. Don't settle for just a plain sun shade when you can get this Early Star Monkey Tunes Window Shade. Your little one will love watching the monkey spin while music plays and the lights blink. When it stops, no problem. You can use the remote control mounted on your visor to get it started again. You might still dread getting stuck in traffic, but your baby will love it.
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March 17, 2011
Feeling lucky today? Of course! Today is the day when everybody shares in the luck of the Irish. Ireland is a country with a rich history, although we mostly celebrate this day with a big party. That's fine with me. If you are looking for a tame way to share this holiday with your kids, prepare a meal of corn beef and cabbage. Turn the orange juice green with food dye. We always leave small treats out for our children and tell them they were left by a leprechaun. They don't have to be big. You can find chocolate gold coins in any party store and put out a jar of bubbles to bring outside.
March 16, 2011
If you grew up in the 80s, you might find these a little amusing. Can you believe there was a time when some of us wore these...willingly? If you are nostalgic for the days when big hair and neon nail polish was acceptable, purchase these leg warmers and proudly claim your fashion sense to the world. Maybe you can dig out an old pair of your own and you can walk down memory lane together.
See vintage clothes, retro styles, infant clothes.
March 15, 2011
Allergies, picnics, and muddy footprints in the house are some of the tell tale signs that spring has arrived. You can avoid those muddy footprints by keeping a small foot bath by your door before your little one goes running in. This one is big enough for any size feet to dip in and out quickly. It also has a non-slip feature for safety and it is a cinch to fill and clean. Bring on the mud pies!
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March 14, 2011
As we approach allergy season in many parts of the country, I thought it might be helpful to revisit a useful, but gross way to help clear your baby's nasal passages. Parents insert the The Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator against the nostril, not inside, and use their own suction to remove the mucus. It may seem a little strange at first, but this is a safer and more sanitary method than traditional aspirator bulbs. Disposable filters are more hygienic and the entire aspirator is dish washer safe.
See infant allergies, toddler allergies.
March 11, 2011
Most moms tend to trade in the handbag for a diaper bag after the birth of a new baby. If you want your baby's diaper bag to show a little more of your personal style, you are in luck. There are so many modern styles to choose from. This Fleurville Sling Tote can hold so much more than diapers and wipes. It has 10 pockets. Two are fleece lined to avoid scratching sunglasses and cell phones. There's also an insulated beverage holder, carabiner/key clip, wipe case and changing cloth included. You will love this bag so much, you will hardly miss your designer handbag.
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March 10, 2011
If you have small children, you know how true this is! Small toys become projectiles, ride on toys leave marks of floors and walls, and juice is unforgiving on carpets. You can't change it, so you might as well have a sense of humor about it. This tee shirt is available from size 2T to 4T. It is 100% cotton and machine washable. Let's face it, you know there's going to be a mess.
See toddler clothes, unique gifts.
March 9, 2011
You have your favorite chair, why shouldn't your little one have one too? This Winnie the Pooh sofa and chair set are so adorable. They are a perfect addition to any playroom. It's durable and comes with a 5 year warranty. Don't worry about clean up, this fabric is easy to clean with mild soap and water. You might even want to sneak a nap on this set when your little one isn't looking.
See nursery furniture, winnie the pooh, play room furniture.
March 8, 2011
Congratulations! You're pregnant! Now for the really big news. It's triplets! After you pick yourself up off the floor, waste no time preparing for the big day. Life will truly never be the same. Three cribs, three highchairs, three car seats, and three strollers. Yikes!!! That's pretty overwhelming for a person with only 2 arms. At least you can make life a little easier with one stroller. This multiple seat stroller accommodates three little babies easily. Each seat has four positions for maximum comfort for each baby. You can even switch seating directions. Don't worry about maneuverability, this stroller has a steering wheel instead of a handle to give you total control.
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March 7, 2011
It's important to have plenty of safe places for your baby to play once he gets mobile. The truth is you can't you can't hold your baby and get dressed or cook dinner, or do anything else that takes 2 hands. An exersaucer is a perfect way to keep baby safe and busy while you get the daily tasks done to keep your house running. This Evenflo Splash Mega Exersaucer rocks, spins, and bounces and has a variety of interchangeable toys so your baby will never be bored. You can even remove the pad and put it in the washing machine. Your baby will love it and so will you.
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March 4, 2011
There was a time when Spring meant the Grateful Dead was coming to town. Those days may be a far off memory, but you can still live in the spirit of Jerry Garcia. These lightweight onesies come in a variety of colors and sizes. After you dress your little one, you might be tempted to drag your own Grateful Dead tee out of the attic. Who says parent child bonding has to happen over toy blocks and crayons?
See unique shower gifts, infant clothes.
March 3, 2011
No you are not a dummy, but if you are experiencing postpartum despression, it's important to know that you are not alone. If you suspect you are experiencing postpartum depression, this book will help put you on the path to recovery. Postpartum Depression For Dummies will help you learn how to get an accurate diagnosis, find the proper treatments, and speed up the recovery process. Important facts about the history of postpartum depression and it effect on women are also included. You might even want to read it as part of your prenatal studying. This knowledge is powerful. You deserve it and so does your baby.
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March 2, 2011
Babies are so cute and cuddly. They can bring so much happiness into our lives. If they could just learn the value of sleeping in on a Saturday, life would be perfect. If your sweet angel is up at the first light of dawn, but you could use a few more Zzzzs, it might be time to try room darkening drapes. These vinyl drapes work with all drape types and even muffle outside noises and provide energy-efficient insulation. These drapes might help you get some extra sleep in the morning, too bad they don't work in the middle of the night during the teething months.
March 1, 2011
When there is a large age gap between siblings, it can be hard to keep the troops moving at a decent pace when you are in a hurry or even in a large group. If you want be sure to have all children at arms length, you can purchase this Sit and Stand Stroller. Your older child can sit or stand on the improved platforms. The younger seat has a 5-point child restraint safety harness. This stroller will make travel so easy, you might start making excuses to take the children places.
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