January 31, 2012
These days anybody whose anybody needs a tablet. That includes toddlers. This Vtech InnoTab Interactive Learning Tablet includes 4 different media players: an e book reader, MP3 music player, photo viewer and video player. The 5 inch touch screen is the perfect size for little fingers to manipulate. Additional E books, educational games, creative activities, learning apps are available on cartridges purchased separately. This tablet is age appropriate from 4 to 9. That's a long time to keep any toy.
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January 30, 2012
When your baby is sick, all you want is to know how to make it better. A good thermometer is the perfect tool to get you on the right track. This Summer Infant Three In One Family Thermometer can take a temperature orally, rectally, or under the arm. The 5 second reading will quickly tell you if your infant has a fever and the red and green fever alert glow feature takes the guess work out of reading the thermometer.
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January 27, 2012
If you have a child with allergies, bedtime can be a disaster. Dust mites and other allergens have a way of hiding in the bedroom. It's not fun to think about, but it's a reality. You can keep your toddler's bedroom a little healthier with this hypoallergenic pillow. It's kid sized and comes in Pink, Blue, Red, Navy or White. You can even a personalized cover. Now you can really say, Good Night.
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January 26, 2012
I'm not sure when this happened, but have you noticed how expensive diaper bags have gotten? You don't have to spend a fortune to carry around diapers and bottles. A simple, functional bag will do just fine. This Gerber Stripe Nylon Diaper Tote has 2 zippered pockets and a sleeve for the bottle on the outside as well. The coloring is neutral so even Dad will be proud to carry this one around. Now is the time to start watching where you spend your money. College will arrive before you know it.
January 25, 2012
After a long day of caring for your baby, there's nothing worse than breaking your back over the side of the tub and balancing your wiggling infant for a bath. Do yourself a favor and level the playing field, literally. The Puj Baby Bath tub is a soft foam insert that fits in any standard bath sink. The baby sits in the tub at a safe angle so you have both hands free. The foam material maintains warmth so the baby is comfortable. After bath time simply hang it to dry. Why don't they make this in grown up sizes??
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January 24, 2012
Did your toddler get a LeapPad or Leapster2 over the holidays? If so, you might be wondering what games to buy. This Pet Pals 2 Game is perfect for boys and girls so there's no need to double up on games. It teaches responsibility and mathematics such as counting, addition and subtraction. Your little one will enjoy this game for years since there are activities appropriate for children ages 4 to 7 years. That's good math for you too.
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January 23, 2012
Storage, storage, storage.You can't have enough of it when you have a newborn in the house. You really do need everything at an arm's reach. That's why this South Shore Savannah Changing Table is so perfect. In addition to the 3 convenient cubbies, there are 2 pull out drawers with wood handles. It's manufactured from CARB compliant composite wood carrying the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification. If you decide this is the set for you, I hope you have a buddy. Two adults are recommended for assembly.
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January 20, 2012
Manufacturers of baby bottles used to have a ones size fits all approach to your baby. There was little to no variation among the bottles on the market. Now, parents have many more choices. Dr. Brown's Natural Flow Bottles are a great alternative for parents looking for a safe way to feed their baby. Developed by a doctor for his own children, these bottles reduce colic, spit up, burping and gas. It also helps prevent fluid in the ear which can lead to infections. If you decide to use Dr. Brown's bottles, your baby will be happy and peaceful and you will be happy too.
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January 19, 2012
Babies discovering their fingers and toes is an amazing milestone. Get in on the fun with these Lamaze Garden Bug Wrist Rattle/Foot Finder Set. The bold colors will encourage your baby to interact with the friendly little bugs. The sounds will keep your baby interested. Your job: keep track of all this for the baby book.
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January 18, 2012
When you are expecting a baby, the list of necessities is long. Cribs, diapers, pacifiers, baby clothes, car seats all dominate the lists of new parents. All those are important, but it's also important to remember mommy. A healthy happy mommy means a healthy happy baby. A soft comfy prenatal body pillow is a worthy expense. This Boppy Prenatal Total Body Pillow provides total body support. The stuffing is sewn into channels to prevent bunching during rest. When needed, simply remove the slip cover and place it in the wash. This pillow is so comfortable, you might even want to use it after the baby is born to get some rest.
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January 17, 2012
If you are the sleep deprived parent of a newborn, then you know the value of a great co sleeper. This Arm's Reach Co Sleeper Mini Bassinet comes with 100% cotton fitted sheet and carry bag. The wheels make it easier to move it from room to room so you can avoid disturbing a sleeping baby. This co sleeper multi tasks as a portable play yard, and a free standing bassinet. You won't be the only one multi tasking as long as you have this co sleeper around.
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January 16, 2012
What's the baby up to? Is he awake, rolling around, sucking his thumb? There's no need to guess. You can easy check on your baby with thisSummer Infant Baby Touch Digital Color Video Monitor. It has a 400 foot range and a two way talk feature. You can comfort your baby with the sound of your voice without going into the room. You can even pan, scan and zoom to get an extra close look at your baby. Who doesn't want an extra close look at their baby?
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January 13, 2012
I hate the cold and I hate the idea of my children being cold. Therefore, they always have an ample selection of new blankets to ensure their warm toasty comfort. If you share my "blanket addiction" you might want to add Carter's Butterfly Flowers Boa Blanket to the rotation. The flower accents are perfect for any girly girl and it's just the right size, 30 inches by 40 inches. You can wrap up your little princess on the couch or lay it on the floor for an inside picnic lunch. When the day is done all you need to do is throw it in the laundry.
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January 12, 2012
Some parts of the country are experiencing the first blast of winter. If you are in those regions, hopefully you already have plenty of toasty gloves, heavy socks and warm hats ready to go. All that's left is to have some fun in the snow. You can make awesome snow balls with this Sno Baller Snow Ball Maker. This ingenious snow ball maker causes snowballs to break up on contact. No painful hits. It's perfect for kids aged 5 and up. It's also perfect for keeping hands warm and try.
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January 11, 2012
Moses baskets are a great way to keep your baby safe and comfortable when you need to get something done. This Badger Basket Company Natural Baby Moses Basket includes a liner, pad, and sheet. It's perfect for a newborn infant up to 15 pounds. If baby falls asleep in the basket, no problem. Just pick up the basket and move it to the next room if you need to. It's so much more convenient than a bassinet or heavy baby swing.
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January 10, 2012
If you are an the go breast feeding mom you will need a reliable kit to make sure you can pump milk to feed your baby. This Pump in Style Advanced Breast Pump has everything you will need to keep you prepared. It has an adjustable speed/vacuum dial so you choose your most comfortable setting. You can pump more milk in less time with 2 phase expression technology. For storage, you can use the removable PVC free cooler bag to keep the milk cool for up to 12 hours. This kit is so effective, you can move on to plan other things...like dinner.
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January 9, 2012
Does the cold weather have your little ones bouncing off the walls? You can give them a safer alternative with this indoor bouncer. This bouncer is super rugged and sturdy, yet flexible enough to forgive any tumbles. The clear walls allow easy supervision of the play inside. It holds two children ages two or older safely. This bouncer will be so much fun, you won't even notice the time flying by.
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January 6, 2012
If you have a child with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), treatment doesn't have to cost a fortune. There are less expensive ways to supplement treatments offered outside the home. A soft sensory brush can help alleviate sensory aversion and can be done while the child is home watching a favorite program, relaxing. Of course, there is no substitute for professional help, but if you can help your child find comfort, that's best for everybody.
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January 5, 2012
Diapers leak, spit up happens. It's best to be prepared when this stuff happens so clean up can be as easy as possible. Midnight cleanups might be a little easier if you have your baby's mattress protected. This fitted crib pad is 100% waterproof and is quilted for extra quality and comfort. Best of all, it machine washable. Perfect for cleaning those awful messes.
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January 4, 2012
This crib is perfect for a boy or a girl. You can put on sheets of any color or theme and it will look great. That's handy when the crib needs to be passed down to a new sibling of a different gender. When the time comes this Graco Shelby Classic 4 in 1 Convertible Crib converts to a toddler bed (no guard rail needed for conversion), then a daybed and full-size headboard. The bed frame and mattress are not included for the larger sizes. It's also JPMA, ASTM and CPSC safety certified so you can sleep well knowing your baby is sleeping well.
January 3, 2012
If you are one of the millions of adults who resolve to eat healthier this year, you might want to take a look at what your child is eating too. Childhood obesity and diabetes are at all time highs and will only get worse if we don't make changes to our eating habits. The best advice is to take it slow and gradually make adjustments. Thankfully, there are plenty of resources to help you get started.What's Eating Your Child?: The Hidden Connection Between Food and Your Child's Well Being is scientifically based and will put you on the right path to healthy child nutrition. You will learn how to use natural remedies to help with mood swings, allergies, ear infections, eczema, anxiety, tantrums, ADD/ADHD and picky eating. After reading this book, your child won't be the only one who feels better.
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January 2, 2012
If you are like most people, you have a few New Year's resolutions like lose weight, get organized, save money. If save money is on your list, why not teach your little one a few lessons too? ThisLearning Resources Pretend and Play Calculator Cash Register is all you need to teach your little one a lesson in fiscal responsibility! This cash register includes life size play money and a booklet of suggested activities. I can think of a few adults who could use this toy.
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