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Child Safety

  • Those first steps your toddler takes open up a whole new world of possibilities for both parent and child. However, those first steps can also lead to mischief and more worry than you're probably comfortable with. Unfortunately, you can't stand next to your toddler every moment, but you can make sure that they stays safe with a dedicated toddler playpen. They're an excellent way to keep your little one safe and secure when you're making dinner, folding laundry or tending to other responsibilities. The toddler play pens that were selected for this list feature activity panels with engaging toys to stimulate your child's senses and encourage motor skills development. They're also designed with easy-to-access entryways with child safety locks to keep them in one place, and they're all designed to be quickly broken down for excellent portability.
    February 23, 2016
  • If you're a parent who wants to keep your infant within arm's reach during slumber, co-sleeping may be an option worth considering. Having your baby near while you sleep is beneficial for both you and your little one. It can make those late-night feedings easier, you can keep a closer eye on your wee one, baby may sleep more peacefully, and it can create a stronger bond between parent and child. While co-sleeping can be beneficial, experts advise keeping the baby out of your bed and using a co-sleeper instead. We’ve chosen the five best co-sleepers because their compact size allows them to be used right in your own bed, they can be folded up so you can take them with you wherever you go, and these co-sleepers also come equipped with added features to add to babies overall comfort such as night lights and extra padding.
    February 22, 2016
  • If your little one has outgrown their crib (or mastered the art of escaping it) you might want to consider getting them a toddler bed. Toddler beds are constructed lower to the ground which makes it easy for your little one to get in and out while offering greater safety than a standard, high-standing bed. We’ve chosen five of the best toddler beds on the market, each of which feature safety rails so your little one doesn’t unexpectedly roll out of bed, they’re constructed to comfortably sleep children weighing up to 60 pounds, and lastly they all have fun designs to stimulate your toddlers imagination.
    February 19, 2016
  • Your little one is used to the compact space of the womb, so it makes sense they’re going to feel comfortable sleeping in a compact space. A bassinet is an ideal space for your baby to sleep for the first few months of life, as they’re more compact than a crib. Another advantage of the bassinets smaller size is it can easily be placed in the parents’ bedroom which is much more convenient for those nighttime feedings. The bassinets which we’ve selected for this list stand out from the crowd because they’re equipped with canopies that shade overhead light, they feature mobiles or plush animals for visual stimulation, and include storage options for baby essentials like diapers, wipes, and burp cloths.
    February 19, 2016
  • Fetal Dopplers are commonly found in an OBGYN’s examination room, but as they’ve have become more affordable and accessible, they’re quickly making their way into family households as well. Fetal Dopplers are designed to detect a baby’s heartbeat while they’re still in the womb, which can give parents some peace of mind.While most medical professionals agree kick counts are the best way to monitor your baby at home, fetal dopplers are popular among moms who want extra reassurance. The following fetal monitors made this list based on simple, user-friendly design features that make finding baby's heartbeat easy, affordability (many are available at under $100), and accuracy of heart rate as reported by online reviews found on Amazon and manufacturer websites.
    December 11, 2014
  • Baby monitors, both video and audio, allow parents to keep an eye or ear on their baby without opening the nursery door. Many monitor options offer a nightlight, room thermometer or the ability to turn on lullabies. With so many options parents may find themselves overwhelmed with options. Our best lists look at a number of options to determine the best features compared to cost to narrow down parent's search for the perfect monitor.
    October 29, 2014
  • As any parent knows, keeping your baby safe is your first and foremost priority, especially while driving. Car seats are required to provide the protection to your child while in a vehicle, but just as quickly as a baby grows through their clothing, they also have different car seat requirements depending on their weight.Also covered on this list are booster seats, which keep your children buckled correctly when they have outgrown a harnessed car seat. There are many options to choose from, including backless boosters, convertibles and high-back boosters. Your child's size will be the biggest factor in what seat you choose. When your child is ready to make the move into a big kid seat, get them involved with picking out an appropriate one. Keep her in her seat until she can fit your car's seats properly, even if that does mean she has to sneak out of the seat in front of her school to avoid embarrassment. Keeping your child safely buckled is paramount to keeping them safe in the car.Front facing, rear facing, convertible, carrier, or booster car seat, this list is dedicated to the best available protection for your little bundle of joy.
    October 29, 2014
  • There are many crib options depending on the needs of your family and your baby. Whether you need something that is easily moved from destination to destination, or one that is stationary, you will find one easily on our lists of best cribs. Options range from small portable beds that weigh under ten pounds to beds that will convert to a toddler bed and then on to a full-sized bed as your child grows. There are many different finish options from natural pine to mahogany to coordinate the crib with other furniture in the house.
    August 21, 2013