June 30, 2011
The Fourth of July is right around the corner. It's the kind of holiday that seems to draw everyone outside to beaches, pools and cookouts. It's important to make sure you stay protected while you are having all this fun in the sun. This California Baby SPF 30 + Sunscreen Lotion is specially formulated for sensitive skin. It contains organic and sustainably grown ingredients and is PABA free. If you have sensitive skin, you don't have to stay inside watching all the fun.
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June 30, 2011
It's the middle of the night and you realize you need to change your baby. Ugh. The last thing you want to do is turn on the bedroom light and create all this stimulation. No problem! Simply clip this muted light to your pajamas and get to work. Once lit, it stays on for 7 minutes so you can take care of business with time to spare. After you have changed your baby, turn it off and you both can get some rest.
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June 29, 2011
I recently saw these puddle jumpers in action and was amazed! A little girl was wading through the baby pool, tripped and fell. Then, she flipped right on her back. This is a real upgrade from your regular water wings. They are comfortable and easy to slip on. Of course, there is no substitute for parental supervision, but it never hurts to have the right safety tools either.
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June 28, 2011
When a baby is teething, they will chew on anything, even a crib. Protect your little one from splinters and other injuries with this crib rail cover. It attaches easily with Velcro and you can even attach toys and teethers to it. When the pad needs a little washing up, just remove it and throw it in the washer. You will love this handy teething pad because of the safety features and they way it comforts your baby during the painful teething phase.
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June 27, 2011
It seems every toy these days is built around a music box or has a million little flashing lights. Sometimes you just want to slow things down a bit with a nice quiet toy. It's actually a great way to bond with your little one and have some educational time too. Using these classic embossed alphabet blocks you can spell out simple words, teach colors and develop motor skills with just one set of blocks. Don't worry if your little one puts one in his mouth. The paint is non toxic. You'll never miss those flashing lights.
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June 24, 2011
If your family is anything like mine, you have been anxiously waiting for the Cars sequel. I'm not sure who is more excited, the moms in my local play group, or the children. As with any movie release there is renewed interest in all the licensed items. We all get sucked in and it's okay! This toddler sheet set is perfect for the Lightening McQueen fan in your house. It includes 1 fitted sheet and 1 standard pillow case. Now your little one does not have to spend one minute away from his favorite Disney character.
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June 23, 2011
Meals on the go can be tough with kids. They need a lot distractions while waiting for their food to arrive at the table. This chalkboard placemat will keep your little one entertained and clean at the same time. It comes with its own pocket for chalk and you can simply wipe it clean when your artist's work is complete.
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June 22, 2011
Baby monitors have come along way from the heavy, static filled devices. Monitors now have video capability and remote options. This one from Philips AVENT provides extra long range of up to 1,000 feet. In addition to providing safety, this monitor plays soothing lullabies and has a nightlight for added comfort. Best of all, you don't have to break the bank for your peace of mind. This one is almost 20% off. Now that will give you a good night's sleep.
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June 21, 2011
What was that noise?! Oh, it's just the stroller rolling around the back of your van, smashing into the wall. Spare yourself three seconds of worry on the road by strapping the stroller in place. This stroller storage strap adjusts to fit all types of strollers, as well as folded spectator chairs. It also frees up valuable storage space in your vehicle. When you are traveling with your kids you will be glad for the extra space and peace of mind.
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June 20, 2011
30,000 feet above the Earth is no place to skimp on safety. This aircraft friendly child restraint system replaces the need to drag a bulky car seat onto a plane. The CARES: Child Aviation Restraint System weighs only 1 pound, comes in a handy 6" carrying sack, and takes only one minute to install. This restraint will keep your child safe during take off, landing, and turbulence. Now, if you can just keep him from kicking the back of the seat in front of him, you will be in for smooth sailing.
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June 17, 2011
Who ever said babies have dress in pastels with pictures of trucks or butterflies? Dress your child in a cool reflection of who you are. These whimsical one pieces show the world that your family is unique and fun. They are made from soft material and have a snap middle for easy changing. There's no need sacrifice function for style.
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June 16, 2011
So, you thought that potty training was going to be the end of buying diapers. Did that turn out to be wishful thinking for you? If you are a parent of one of the 3% of boys and 2% of girls who still still wet the bed at age 10, you need another solution. This Malem Ultimate Bedwetting Alarm attaches easily to the undergarment the child is wearing. The alarm uses sound and vibration to wake the child when wetting occurs. If necessary, there is a lighting option for the deepest sleepers. Before you know it, you will be happily sending your little one off to sleepovers.
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June 15, 2011
This isn't the umbrella stroller your mom used to push you around! Welcome to the new modern stroller that meets so many needs. It's lightweight, under 14 pounds. It also has an infinite-position reclining seat, large canopy, and one-step brake. Best of all it is compatible with the Britax Chaperone™ Infant Car Seat, sold separately. You will get years of use out of this stroller. Your little one will outgrow it before you wear it out. No worries, you can use it for the next baby.
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June 14, 2011
When did diaper bags get so expensive? These days it's hard to find one under $50. Let's face it, all you need it for is a few extra diapers and wipes. Throw in a bottle or two and a change of clothes and you are set. You don't need anything fancy. This Skip Hop Duo Deluxe Bag is a perfect companion for an on the go parent and baby. It has eleven pockets so you can fit everything you need for your trip. Closures are magnetic so you can open and close the bag easily. The straps attach easily to the handles of your stroller. Once you've got it packed, you are ready to go!
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June 13, 2011
In these economic times, it can be hard to pick a memorable Father's Day Gift. High tech gifts and sports equipment seem to be advertised everywhere. For a family on a budget, these gifts may seem out of reach. Don't worry about it. You don't have to leave your special dad empty handed this Father's Day. A simple gift like this book, Just Me and My Dad will help create memories of special quiet time for years to come.
If you really want to create a keepsake gift, there is no substitute for a favorite picture in a frame. This adorable frame features a lion and lamb together. It holds a 3.5x5 inch picture and is perfect for a mantle, desk top, or bedside table. It's sturdy enough for shipping if your special dad is far away on his special day.
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June 10, 2011
Did you know that June is potty training awareness month? Well, now you do. It can be hard to transition your toddler from a little potty to a grown up toilet. It's hard, cold, and a lot higher! You can help your little one feel more comfortable with this padded cover. It also has handles along the side to help your toddler feel secure. It's easy to clean too. You can remove the pad from the base if a mess does occur. Potty training can be a tough phase, but with the right tools, you and your toddler just might get through it.
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June 9, 2011
Father's Day is right around the corner and this book is a perfect gift. There isn't a parent who can't relate to Go the F**k to Sleep. Many have even yelled these words in their head. This hilarious poem about the difficulties of a night time ritual will help even the most overwhelmed parent laugh at their situation. As parents, we take everything so seriously, this book will provide some much needed levity to a stressful time of the day. I'm not saying you will learn to love the craziness of bedtime, but at least you will know other parents are going through the same thing.
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June 8, 2011
I am sure that taggies are one of the best infant and toddler trends in recent years. Infants love the texture of tags on stuffed animals and blankets. It's only natural to create an entire blanket covered in tags. This blanket is extra special because you can personalize it with your little champ's name. It's like having a keepsake and a comfort item that you can keep for years to come.
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June 7, 2011
Hide and seek has been a favorite children's game for generations. The problem is that you need at least 2 children to play it. If you find yourself coming up short in the extra kids department, this plush monkey is perfect for you. It's perfect for kids age 2 and up. Simply hide the monkey indoors or outside and track it with the wand. When the wand gets close to the monkey, the monkey will make noise. This toy is also a great alternative if you don't like the idea of your toddlers sneaking into closets and other potentially dangerous places. Your family will thank you for bringing this toy home.
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June 5, 2011
It's road trip season. Before you pack the car with munchies, DVDs and video games, make sure you take care of the basics. A safe and sturdy car seat is the most important item you can put in your car. This Graco Nautilus car seat is a best seller for so many reasons. It has a steel reinforced frame for durability. The extended 5 point harness is safe for children from 20 to 65 pounds. For extended use, it also has a 3 in 1 multi mode for children up to 100 pounds. In this economy, it's important to get as much life as you can out of your equipment. When you have a car seat like this one, you can get on the road with peace of mind.
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June 3, 2011
On rainy days or even super hot days, you need to keep a toddler busy. The last thing you want is a toddler creating their own "adventure." This toddler craft kit can keep children as young as two interested and sitting still. Just roll out the dough and add sculpture pieces to create wacky dogs, cats, and farm animals. The dough comes in 10 colors and can make up to 10 different sculptures. It's a great way to inspire your little artist.
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June 2, 2011
In some parts of the country, the weather is already approaching 100 degrees. When it's that hot, it's time to ditch the cute little layered outfits and go with the easy and lightweight onesie. The soft cotton will feel great against your baby's skin and keep him comfortable in this heat. The snap closures will make diaper changes easy for you. You might get used to this new routine. You can bundle up again in the Fall.
June 1, 2011
During certain times of the year, it can be hard to tell if your baby is fussy due to an illness or allergies. This Slimline Stainless LED Pocket Otoscope will take the the guess work out of what is making your baby cry and help get you some answers. For about the price of one office visit copay, you can empower yourself and provide immediate relief to your baby. You can provide allergy relief or pain relief with knowledge gained right in your own home. You truly will be Dr. Mom.
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