September 30, 2011
Fall is here and many parts of the country are experiencing the wonderful display of the trees' changing colors. You can share this amazing show with your infant or toddler, as long as you have the right carrier. This baby carrier is a neutral gray color, perfect for a boy or a girl. Best of all there is an LED light included if you want to stroll around during dusk. If the outdoors are not for you, no problem! This carrier is ideal for baby wearing around the house too.
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September 29, 2011
It can be a daunting task to pick nursery furniture. It is a decision that you will live with for a long time. Even longer, if you get a great storage unit like this one that will last years past infancy. Since furniture is so expensive more manufacturers are making transitional sets that can grow with your child. This Babyletto Espresso Wall Storage System that holds diapers and wipes will eventually hold toys, school books and keepsake items. The extra deep drawers are perfect for storing off season clothes. Children outgrow things so quickly. It is nice to know that this furniture will be around for a while.
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September 28, 2011
When you have an infant, it is so important to have plenty of "parking spaces." Parking spaces means places you can put your baby when you actually need to do something other than cuddling your baby. An infant seat is a perfect place to park the baby. This adorable Little Lamb Deluxe Infant Seat has a lamb's wool headrest to cradle and support your baby's head. It features an adjustable mirror and a sweet dangling plush lamb to entertain your little one. When your baby needs soothing simply turn on the vibrations and beautiful classic lullabies. This bouncer is so comfy, you might be tempted to crawl in yourself.
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September 27, 2011
It's a big deal when your little one makes the transition from diaper to big kid undies through the night. Still, accidents do happen. You can make clean up a little easier with this waterproof mattress protector. It is triple layered and has a quilted top, absorbent core, and waterproof bottom. It's easy to use. Simply place the protector over the fitted sheet and tuck in the side flaps. Don't you wish clean up was always this easy?
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September 26, 2011
It might be fun to hold your baby all day long but let's face it, sometimes you are going to have to put him down. There are so many options to keep your baby nearby that help you have both hands free to do other things. This Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo will keep your baby happy and exercise his little legs. This jumper's colorful rainforest toys and fun music stimulate your child's visual and auditory senses. There's no doorway required for this jump toy so you can use it anywhere you are.
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September 23, 2011
Halloween is a little more than a month away. It's time to start making the tough decisions on what your little cutie will be wearing on the big day. As a parent, you want something safe and comfortable for your baby. There is also the cuteness factor. Chances are you will end up taking tons of pictures on this day and one will probably end up in a frame at Grandma's. This adorable duck costume comes complete with striped tights and web footed covers for your child's own shoes. If Halloween is super chilly there is plenty of room for layering a light shirt underneath the costume. Now there is one last, decision to make. What will YOU be?
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September 22, 2011
New parents want to remember every precious moment of their baby's first years. If you are buying a shower gift or a new baby gift, a photo album is a perfect way to help parents keep track of important milestones. This C.R. Gibson Bound Keepsake Memory Book is neutral in color if the gender of the baby isn't known yet. It also has a generous amount of journaling room within its 30 pages. Specially marked pages will direct you record baby's arrival, homecoming, family tree, and first day of school. Not that you will need much prompting, of course.
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September 21, 2011
The holiday season is approaching. This may mean traveling to busy and crowded places. If you are wrangling more than one child, it helps to have the right tools to keep them by your side. This Elite Sit n Stand Stroller holds an infant seat in the front and has a standing board in the back. You and your baby will love the extended canopy and breathable fabric. If you are lucky enough get away with just one child, simply flip the standing board up and out of your way. Getting around with your children has never been so easy.
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September 20, 2011
A stroller with the word "Ironman" in the title is motivation enough to get you and your baby moving. Who wouldn't want to jog behind this BOB Ironman Stroller? It's fixed front wheel provides increased stability whether jogging or running. It's lightweight and has plenty of storage space. There are plenty of baby friendly features too. The seat is padded and adjustable. The five point padded harness keeps your child comfortable and secure. Looks like you are out of excuses. It's time to lace up those running shoes and hit the trails.
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September 19, 2011
As the mother of a child on the autism spectrum, I was so excited to have the opportunity to review the Cooking Light The Gluten Free Cookbook: Simple Food Solutions for Everyday Meals. Meal planning for a family can be difficult when you are trying to accommodate each individual's diverse nutritional needs. This cookbook makes it so much easier. Recipes range from chocolate almond pretzels to baked potato and bacon soup. Each recipe proves you don't have to sacrifice flavor for healthy eating. The ingredients are simple and available at your local grocery store. Try a few of these recipes today and see how much better YOU feel.
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September 16, 2011
It's never too soon to start planting the seeds of success in your child's mind. You can put your child on the right path with these whimsical Future Doctor socks. There's no need to stop there, you can also purchase Future Lawyer and Future Teacher versions of these socks. These socks will keep your baby's feet warm and plan for the future. Now that's multi tasking.
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September 15, 2011
No DVD collection is complete without a few Disney classics in the mix. Lightening McQueen, Mater, and Sally have quickly become the favorite characters to many American children. Cars 2 is available for pre order for its release on November 1. I say this is a perfect holiday gift to tuck away. If, that is, you can resist the urge to watch it yourself on the day it arrives.
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September 14, 2011
My least favorite baby phase is the wobbly learning to walk phase. It seems like every end table or chair has a target on it and your baby's forehead is aiming right for it. You can't keep your baby from taking every tumble, but you can make the landing easier with this Prince Lionheart Table Edge Guard. This table guard is 12 feet long and easy to install and remove. It's easy to trim to the desired length. There are 4 cushiony corners included as well. You will be glad when this phase is over. You will be even more happy you took the precautions you did.
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September 13, 2011
I recently bought this sleeping bag for my toddler for our vacation. He loves it! The alligator's face is so goofy my son laughs every time he sees it. The sizing is perfect for toddlers; there's plenty of room for wiggling around and getting comfortable. If you need something for nap time at a day care, a weekend at grandma's or even a cool weather camping trip, this sleeping bag will keep your toddler happy.
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September 12, 2011
Thank goodness for video monitor technology. Now you can simply glance at the screen to be sure your infant is sleeping safe and sound. This Summer Infant Complete Coverage Color Video Monitor Set has units for both parents. They include an auto time out feature on screen and one touch video on/off for night time convenience. There's also a belt clip, flip stand and a 10 hour rechargeable battery for the handheld unit. The feature most likely to be a new parent's favorite is the 7'' LCD color flat screen. Who needs prime time television when the best show in town is right in the next room?
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September 9, 2011
I'll admit it, a weather radio might seem like a strange choice for a site dedicated to "cool babies." As parents, it is our role to be prepared in any circumstance. In light of the crazy weather all around this country, it is important to have all the tools we need to care for our children. In addition to the basic AM/FM features, this MIDLAND WR300 Weather Radio receives all NOAA weather channels and uses specific area message encoding technology. You can program it to edit out or add specific warnings at any time. No need to be awakened for a thunderstorm warning, but you will probably want to keep the tornado setting. It's better to be woken up by an alarm than the sound of a tornado. It's also the best way to get your family to safety.
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September 8, 2011
When a new baby shows up on the scene, an older sibling can easily feel like they are getting lost in the shuffle. It is important to acknowledge the important role the new big brother or sister will play. In an effort to smooth the transition, you can purchase or make little gifts for any older siblings so they feel included. This sibling wall tile is available for big brothers and big sisters. You can place it in a prominent place and keep it for many years as a heartwarming keepsake.
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September 7, 2011
If your idea of a lullaby includes happy dancing bears, then you are in luck. This CD transforms several of the Grateful Dead's classics into a soothing lullaby format. There's no need to subject yourself to endless renditions of "Old McDonald" when you can teach your little one "Sugar Magnolia" or "Casey Jones." It's never too soon to teach your child about good music.
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September 6, 2011
Infants are usually ready to transition to sippy cups around 10 months. It's a good idea to stock up on them. If you are not careful, you will find them under couches, in toy boxes or any where your baby can crawl. These Munchkin Mighty Grip Flip Straw Cups are the perfect size for little ones to grasp. They are top rack dishwasher safe and BPA free. The straw will be soft on developing teeth. These cups hold about 10 ounces of juice. That's plenty for a developing baby.
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September 5, 2011
Here we are at the unofficial end of summer. Fall and Halloween are just around the corner. Don't get caught unprepared by waiting for the last minute to get your baby's costume! Check out this black cat costume, perfect for a toddler or child. The plush material will protect your little one from a cool Fall evening and it is super comfortable. There is an option to remove the hand covering to make candy collection easier. That's a feature that you toddler will appreciate.
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September 2, 2011
There is something so sweet about the way a baby looks all wrapped up in a toasty towel after a bath. It can have a soothing effect on the baby and the parent. These hooded towels can keep your little one warm from top to bottom. Made from 100% cotton, the fabric is a heavy weight terry cloth. You will love the little animal appliqué on the hood. Sorry, these only fit infants.
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September 1, 2011
If you are a busy parent (and who isn't) it is hard enough to find time to make healthy meals for your child. Throw in a food allergy or two and it can be almost impossible. The Cooking Light The Gluten Free Cookbook: Simple Food Solutions for Everyday Meals can make your life a little easier. Recipes are accessible and ingredients can be found right in your local grocery store. No fancy specialty stores needed! Check out the recipe below for a little inspiration. It's just one of the many yummy ones you will find in this cookbook.
1⁄4 cup chopped walnuts
1⁄4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons brown rice flour
(such as Bob's Red Mill)
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
11⁄2 tablespoons canola oil or
3.3 ounces brown rice flour (about
3⁄4 cup; such as Bob's Red Mill)
4.1 ounces potato starch (about
2.1 ounces tapioca flour (about
3⁄4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
11⁄2 teaspoons xanthan gum
1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
3⁄4 cup raisins
1⁄4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
1⁄3 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup plain soy milk
1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. To prepare streusel, combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl with a fork until mixture resembles small peas.
3. To prepare muffins, place 18 paper muffin cup liners in muffin cups. Coat liners with cooking spray; set aside.
4. Weigh or lightly spoon brown rice flour, potato starch, and tapioca flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine brown rice flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, granulated sugar, and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in raisins and walnuts; make a well in center of mixture. Combine oil, vanilla, and eggs in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in soy milk; add to rice flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle batter evenly with streusel topping.
5. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until muffins are lightly browned and spring back when touched lightly in center. Cool in pans 5 minutes on a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 18 servings (serving size: 1 muffin).
CALORIES 201; FAT 8.5g (sat 0.8g, mono 3.9g, poly 3.2g); PROTEIN 2.3g; CARB 31g; FIBER 1g;
CHOL 24mg; IRON 0.6mg; SODIUM 149mg; CALC 57mg