July 29, 2011
Sometimes an item doesn't have to be functional to be important. Sometimes the most important feature of an item is that it's soft and cuddly. This Pancake Security Blanket, available in pink or blue is the perfect comfort blanket. It's made from chamois-like poly fleece and has an irresistible satin trim. It's machine washable and can be personalized for an extra fee.
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July 28, 2011
Does the special dad in your life need a diaper bag without cuddly bears in pastel colors? This bag has so many features for a busy dad on the go: quick-access wipes window and refillable wipes case, two large interior pockets and room for two bottles. The strap is adjustable with a shoulder pad for added comfort. It's durable too. Perfect for any dad.
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July 27, 2011
Welcome to the new generation of infant carriers. Gone are the days of the bulky unattractive back breaking carriers. These Moby Wraps have pretty images on a wide piece of fabric to wrap over both shoulders, distributing the weight to protect your back. This wrap can be used for a preemie infant or a child up to 35 pounds.
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July 26, 2011
It can be difficult to pick out a shower gift if you are on a budget. This Johnson's Baby Gift Set is a perfect solution to gift giving on a budget. The set includes Johnson's bedtime bath, bedtime lotion and baby shampoo with natural lavender. A soft baby wash cloth is also included. The best part of this basket is probably the board book version of Good Night Moon. Definitely required reading through infancy and the toddler years.
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July 25, 2011
A new study reveals the stress levels of parents whose kids have ADHD are elevated relative to parents of non ADHD children. Really?! We needed a scientific study to prove that? Well okay. If you really want a resource to help you understand what your child is going through, check out ADHD & Me: What I Learned from Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table. It's written by a young man who has ADHD and he chronicles his successes and challenges throughout his childhood and teen years. Best of all, he becomes a successful articulate young man. He is an inspiration to parents and children alike.
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July 22, 2011
You really need to stock up on sippy cups. Toddlers can use several in a day and if they are walking around with them, they can get lost easily. Who hasn't found one under a couch and thought, "Oooohh, that's where you have been!" You will want to keep tabs on this OXO Sippy cup. It has a leakproof valve that prevents spilling and has little grips that are perfect for young hands. It comes in 2 sizes for ages 6 and 9 months. It's also top rack dishwasher safe. That will be helpful in case you find it in the bottom of the toy box one day.
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July 21, 2011
The new Winnie the Pooh movie has been out for almost a week. Sure, it may not be pulling in Harry Potter or Twilight box office numbers. Who cares? You know it is raking in the smiles. It's wonderful to have the opportunity to escape into a world that is safe and simple. Welcome a little piece of the Hundred Acre Wood into your own home with this plush Winnie The Pooh doll. He's soft and super cuddly. Best of all, if you pick him up and give him a hug when you think no one is looking, he won't tell.
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July 20, 2011
If you have a little one in day care, you know how important it is to have a great mat for your little one to nap in. This mat is comfy and generously stuffed. It's larger than most and has an attached fleece blanket and removable pillow. Don't risk it getting mixed up with someone else, personalize it for an additional $5.
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July 19, 2011
If you are taking a road trip or just enjoying a night out with the baby, you want to make sure that the high chair your baby is using is safe and clean. If you are using one of those universal high chairs offered at restaurants, you can't always be sure. This fast table chair has universal twist-tight couplings that are adaptable to most types of tables up to 3.5 " thick. It also has a lifted backrest and firm seat for the comfort of the baby. When the meal is done, simply use fold flat closing system for transportation and pop it in the carry bag attached at the bottom of the seat for extra padding. Eating out is so much simpler. Now if you can just get your baby to eat her strained peas, life would really be easier.
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July 18, 2011
Did you ever wonder where this concept came from? I'm not sure, but I do know that July is a great time to start scoping out mid year sale racks for gifts to stash away for the holidays. If you are on the prowl for deals, you don't have to look that far. Mid summer is a great time for clearance sales.
This glider is a perfect gift for an expectant parent. It has a hardwood frame and 6 positions to maximize comfort for mom or dad as well as baby. If you are feeling extra generous you can also purchase the matching ottoman.
If you are looking for something a little simpler than a nursery glider, this pretty blanket is perfect. It's more than 25% off and just right for cuddling on cool nights.
If you need something for baby to actually sleep in, this sack will keep your baby safe and warm. It's sleeveless which reduces the risk of baby rebreathing into the sleeve and reduces the risk of overheating. It's made from breathable fabric and has an inverted zipper that moves from top to bottom so the zipper won't catch on baby's chin. Now that it's 20% off, it's safe and economical.
As we know, when it comes to the holiday season or the stocking up season, kids and infants are all about the toys!!
This Rock 'n Roll Activity Tube is almost half off and perfect for building baby's motor skills. It's a definite buy now, save for the holidays kind of toy. There's no need to wait until baby is ready for a toy to actually buy it. Once your baby is ready this toy's flashing lights and sounds will keep your baby happy for a long time. There are variety of textures to keep your baby intrigued too.
This is one purchase you will be glad you made in advance. This is an affordable, best selling teething remedy that you will want to keep within arm's reach.Sophie the Giraffe has many parts for baby to hold and chew. Best of all it's BPA and Phthalates free so you won't have to guess what your baby is putting in her mouth.
Here's a toy that's a perfect gift for mom and baby. The Luna Lullaby Bounce-a-Bye Baby ball is ideal for soothing colicky babies and helps keep mom in shape. It comes with it's own hand pump for inflating. You can feel secure holding your baby on this ball; it's weight tested up to 600 pounds. Not that you needed to worry about that.
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July 15, 2011
It's never to early to start planning for the holidays, especially with prices like these. One Step Ahead is having a major costume clearance so it's the perfect time to stock up on items for imaginary play or even for Halloween. This cute little vampire costume is perfect for your infant or toddler. It's almost 50% off, that's a price that won't scare you too bad.
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July 14, 2011
It's road trip season and if you are the parent of a toddler, then you better be prepared for anything. That includes roadside pit stops. Let's face it, not all three year olds can understand the concept of waiting until you get to the hotel. If you start to worry that your toddler won't hold out for you, you can simply find a safe place to pull over and create an impromptu bathroom. This sturdy travel potty is hygienic and includes padded, disposable liners that neatly absorbs contents and odors. It supports up to 50 pounds. No parent want s to take their chances with a germy rest stop. Now, you don't have to.
See toddler, infant travel. Safety.
July 13, 2011
If you are like most parents, you don't love the idea of spraying dangerous bug repellent on your child's skin. Thankfully, there are increasing alternatives on the market. This bracelet simply masks the human scent that attracts insects, and reduces the risk of bites. Best of all, it's made from non toxic, food grade ingredients. It stays fresh for 100 hours. Bring on the outdoor fun!
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July 12, 2011
Vaccinations: do you or don't you? Do you split them up or refuse them altogether? In recent years, there has been plenty of controversy around this issue. Thanks to Dr. Sears, you can arm yourself with some great insight on this rite of passage through infancy. The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child (Sears Parenting Library) discusses each vaccine within its own chapter and gives pros and cons for each. If you would like to split up your infant's vaccines, Dr. Sears even suggests a schedule to follow. Best of all, this book is a tool that will empower you as a patient and a parent.
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July 11, 2011
This stroller is a great option for parents who have two children close in age. It can be difficult to keep one child nearby while pushing a stroller. Now you can keep both children within arm's reach with this Mia Moda Compagno Stroller. It is suitable for children 6 months and up and can accommodate a sibling while sitting or standing. There are plenty of parent friendly features too. It has one touch folding and one touch breaking. No more nightmare trips to the mall, now that you have this helpful stroller.
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July 8, 2011
This travel bed might look like the perfect solution for an overnight trip to Grandma's house, but it's also a great nap time solution at the beach. Summer months can be rough on an infant's routines. You can keep your little one on track with a comfy place to sleep while older siblings run around and have fun. At the end of the day, you can just fold it up and put it in the carrying case. When you get home, throw the mat in the wash. It will be clean and ready for the next outing.
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July 7, 2011
If you are looking for a nursery set for a little girl, this one has everything you will need. This Kidsline Sorbet 6 Piece Crib Bedding Set includes a quilt, 4 sided bumper, fitted crib sheet, dust ruffle, diaper stacker and valance. You will have the nursery almost complete with just one purchase. That's good news, since the TO DO list of an expectant parent is pretty long. The bad news, you won't be scratching much off that list for a while anyway.
July 6, 2011
Who doesn't love Mickey Mouse? This little character has kept people smiling for generations. You can introduce your baby to Mickey with this vintage Mickey 4 piece baby crib bedding set . The set includes a crib quilt, crib bumper, dust ruffle and fitted crib sheet. Not included: a lifetime of fun Disney memories. You will have to do that one on your own.
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July 5, 2011
Choosing the right car seat can be difficult. There are so many choices. There are a few features that are must true must haves when purchasing a car seat. Crash technology in car seats will keep your child safe in an accident. This Britax Convertible Car Seat features safecells designed to compress in a crash. The benefit of these cells counteracts the forward rotation of the child seat which normally propels child toward the front seat. It also has integrated steel bars that strengthen the connection to the vehicle and reduce forward flexing of the child seat during a crash. These features are like an insurance policy. You hope you never need them, but if you do, you are glad they are there.
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July 4, 2011
Happy Birthday America!!! Happy Fourth of July to everybody! If you are looking for a great way to teach your children about our great American traditions, grab a book. Reading is an amazing way to bond with your child and instill positive learning habits for the future. It's never too young to get started. Books like Independence Day (Our Country's Holidays) can inspire curiousity for a lifetime. That's time well spent.