August 31, 2012
The cold weather will be here before you know it. If you are expecting a newborn during the winter months, keeping them warm is a top priority. This JJ Cole Arctic Bundleme is so warm, it actually replaces the need for a winter coat. It is flexible enough to use with car seats, strollers, and joggers. It's also machine washable for easy clean up when the inevitable mess happens. If you like to stay active during the winter months, this is a must have item so you can keep your baby with you too.
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August 30, 2012
If you have tried to wash a bottle without one of these, you know how hard it can be. Life with a newborn can be chaotic enough. Use the right tools to make your life easier. This OXO Tot Bottle Brush has a flexible neck for easy reach inside bottles. The brush head has two types of bristles for gentle cleaning and serious scrubbing. The best part might just be the stand that is included. You don't want to clean you baby's bottles with a brush that's been laying around the kitchen sink.
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August 29, 2012
Diaper changes can be a difficult time. Babies often wiggle around and kick their legs during changes even if they don't mind it! You can make the experience a little easier if you make your baby more comfortable. This wipe warmer warms both pop up and regular wipes while the EPA approved anti microbial additive inhibits the growth of bacteria and microorganisms. Now there will be no reason to dread the next diaper change. Well, almost no reason.
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August 28, 2012
I'm a big believer in stocking up and keeping an eye out for a good deal. This Sunny Patch Croquet Set definitely falls in the good deal category. It's almost 30% off it's regular price and makes a great holiday gift or even an Easter gift for next Spring. If the little girl in your life is too young for this game, hang on to it. When the time is right, she will love it. Croquet is a great way to encourage outdoor play and family bonding. This set includes 6 wickets, 4 mallets, 4 buggy balls and 1 goal stake. The bright colors and adorable sunny patch theme will bring a smile to anyone's face. It might be tough to wait until next Spring to play this game!
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August 27, 2012
It's fun to cuddle and hold a newborn, but let's face it. Eventually, you are going to have to put the baby down and get stuff done. It's best to have several places to put the baby: swings, boucers, and boppies need to be everywhere. This oversized Boppy Newborn Lounger will keep any baby comfy and happy. It has a recessed interior to support the baby's bottom. It's also lightweight and easy to carry from room to room. It's easy to clean too. Simply wipe it down in case of a mess. What's not to love about this big boppy?
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August 24, 2012
Labor Day is approaching and school is back in session in most parts of the country. It may seem like a strange time to buy a baby pool, but it's actually the perfect time to prepare for next summer. This Inflatable Crystal Blue Swimming Pool perfect for a toddler aged 3 and up. They can sit, play and cool off within an arm's length of you. During the cooler months, you can use it as a ball pit. Don't you love it when even the toys can multitask?
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August 23, 2012
Maybe it's because I'm feeling super tired today, but I feel the need to write about comfy support pillows for pregnancy. Everyone knows being pregnant can put added strain on your back and legs. It's important to take some time to rest so you can stay strong for yourself and the baby. This pillow will give you all the cushion you need at 64 inches long. Cuddle up take a break, it won't be long before the baby is keeping you on your feet.
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August 22, 2012
Baby carriers have come a long way from being big and clunky metal objects. Now you can carry your little one close to your heart in a soft fabric designed to be comfortable and pretty. This Moby Wrap uses the entire back and shoulders to distribute the baby's weight. It can be used for a preemie or up to 35 pounds, so you can get plenty of use from it. It's so lightweight you can carry it anywhere you need it. That's pretty parent friendly.
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August 20, 2012
The time in bed before sleep can be a little intimidating for a toddler. If your little one needs a little extra reassurance during that time, place a sound machine in his room that will send soothing sounds into the air and keep your little one rested and in bed. This Munchkin Nursery Projector and Sound System plays rock a bye, hush little baby, and Brahms lullaby. It even projects relaxing images onto the ceiling and has a nightlight feature to make check ins easier. This system gives new meaning to the phrase, "sleeping like a baby."
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August 17, 2012
Fall is one of the best times to play outside. The heat of the sun isn't as strong and a cool breeze is in the air. If you would like to spend more time in your backyard instead of the park, attach this Snug 'n Secure Swing to an existing play set and push away! The stay put shoulder straps hold baby securely in place while you spend time in the fresh air. That's way better than spending the day watching DVDs.
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August 16, 2012
Do you worry that your toddler will drop your expensive iPad or tablet while playing simple games? Make your life a little easier and give your toddler an option that is more age appropriate and certainly less expensive. The LeapFrog LeapPad2 has a library of more than 325 applications and has a camera function as well. Your little one will learn reading, art, music, language and culture, science, geography, mathematics, health and more. All you need to do is add 4 AA batteries and you will open up a whole new world for your child. Now that's money well spent.
August 15, 2012
I'm not wishing away summer, but I do love the cooler days during the Fall. I start thinking about my favorite holiday, Halloween. What's more fun then choosing your little one's Halloween costume? After all, it's not long before they are making up their own minds about how to dress on this crazy day. If you have a little guy who loves Spiderman, you need this costume. The synthetic muscles give your junior super hero added bulk and the mask covers his face enough but doesn't interfere with breathing or talking. Nothing will get between your toddler and his halloween candy.
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August 14, 2012
Who says video games are bad for you? They can be educational and entertaining at the same time. This Mr. Pencil game is compatible with the Leapster Explorer and LeapPad Explorer systems (sold separately). Your toddler can create his own art using cool tools, colors, filters, stamps and effects. Mr. Pencil teaches letter writing, number writing, shapes and art and drawing. It's age appropriate for children ages 4 to 7 years. It's never too soon to be tech savvy in the 21st century.
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August 13, 2012
Cookie Monster is a friendly character that has been beloved for generations. His googly eyed image is in millions of play rooms across America. Now your toddler can even learn numbers and counting with Cookie Monster. This Cookie Monster can identify the number in his lap, sing a number song, and even has a question mode. The blocks are interchangeable between the characters so the learning can continue as your child discovers new Sesame Street friends to love.
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August 10, 2012
Once you have children, you have toys. Lots of them. Fortunately, they don't have to be expensive. This Winnie the Pooh Honey Pot Stacker toy is under $10 and has many features to keep your baby happy. Grasping and stacking each component will improve fine motor skills and eye hand coordination. This toy lets baby make things happen, encouraging understanding of cause and effect. Surely the most popular feature will be the the pop up action each time a honey pot is placed on Pooh. Babies always love that.
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August 9, 2012
A Boppy Newborn Lounger is definitely required for infants these days. It is fluffy and comfy so baby can completely relax. It provides a safe place for your baby to rest while you fix dinner, clean up or take a break. It fits preemies and newborns for several months so you don't have to worry about your little one outgrowing it too fast. Look at the baby in this picture. When was the last time you looked so happy?
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August 8, 2012
A good bouncey seat is an absolute must have for a newborn. Bouncers provide entertainment to the baby and a respite to a tired parent. This adorable animals bouncer has soft fabric and an ergonomically cradled seat. The removable toy bar has fun animals to keep baby busy and happy. It's super lightweight so you can move it from room to room easily. Life with a newborn can be tiring, but gear like this makes things a little easier.
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August 7, 2012
If you are like most parents with a newborn, you can barely take your eyes off them. Thanks to modern technology, you really don't have to. This Digital Video Baby Monitor with Night Vision has static free digital wireless transmission and can cover distances up to 800 feet in open areas or 150 feet in enclosed areas. You can even see up to 15 feet in complete darkness using the night vision feature. This monitor is affordable too, it is equipped with only the most important safety features so you can put your money where it is really needed.
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August 6, 2012
You might think it looks a little strange when big googley eyes are peering out at you from the storage bin. This Stuffed Animal Storage Bin is no ordinary toy box. Simply place your child's stuffed animals in this convenient storage bin and you have a snuggly chair. When full this unique storage area measures 24 inches by 22 inches by 12 inches. That's enough to keep the toys away and provide a great place to sit for your little one.
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August 3, 2012
I have a necklace handed down to me from my grandmother that has my own mother's teeth prints in it. Apparently, my mom liked to use it as a teether. Choking hazard anyone? All these years later, there are much safer alternatives on the market. This Chewbeads Teething Necklace is available in a variety of colors and is BPA, cadmium, and lead free. There's even a breakaway clasp for added safety. This is truly an accessory you cannot leave home without.
August 2, 2012
August is National Breast feeding Month. Breast feeding your infant can be a lot of work and you might feel stuck at home due to privacy concerns. It doesn't have to be that way. Well, at least you won't be stuck at home. There are many products that will help you feed your baby on the go and maintain modesty. This Bebe Au Lait Nursing Cover is large enough to cover your baby, but has a unique construction that helps maintain ventilation and eye contact for bonding purposes. When it's not in use, you can even use it as a blanket or sunshade to protect from the sun's UV rays. That's pretty impressive multi tasking.
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August 1, 2012
As a parent of a young child you might want to fill your child's play area with quiet toys, ones that won't drive you crazy with constant ringing, cranking and popping. Well...good luck with that. Most toys do make some kind of noise to keep a child engaged. This miracle pounding toy actually encourages pounding and noise making. The good news is it also teaches cause and effect and improves motor development. The multicolored balls are also a teaching tool. So just when you think you want to run away from frustration due to all the toy noise, you can take comfort knowing that all the ruckus is really teaching your child something.
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