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Should I get a bassinet or pack n play?

By team | September 14, 2020

While working on your baby registry, or as you begin to set up a safe sleep space for baby in your room, you might be aware that there are a few different options for your newborn. Deciding between a Pack n Play or bassinet to use for your newborn during their first few months of …

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What to look for when buying a playpen?

By team | September 14, 2020

Playpens are available in different varieties and forms. They come with features that you can choose from. Use a playpen to let your baby play inside while you are busy doing other works. They come in a variety of designs and dimensions. You can choose the model of playpen depending upon the size of your …

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What is the safest thing for a baby to sleep in?

By team | September 14, 2020

Good sleeping habits are important for your baby’s physical and emotional well-being. An important part of establishing good sleeping habits is the sleep environment – where your child sleeps, the kind of crib or bed, the type of mattress, and so on. Creating a safe sleep environment will also reduce the risk of sudden infant …

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Do you need a mattress for pack n play?

By team | September 14, 2020

A pack and play are one of those lifesavers for many parents. But sometimes they are not used 100% because there are some issues you may not know about. In this article, we answer the main questions about pack and plays and their mattresses and how to use them as useful tools for your baby’s …

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How long can baby sleep in a playpen?

By team | September 14, 2020

There is no set time limit for how long a baby can sleep in a pack n play. Despite the fact that the majority of playpens are similar in their maximum weight and height requirements, there are some differences. Therefore, the most important thing is to study the product’s specifications so you know exactly what …

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Are playpens good for babies?

By team | September 14, 2020

Minimalism can help add a much-needed sense of control, elegance, and style within the home, especially for new parents, but there are just some things you can’t cut out. If you’ve been looking for ways to help minimise the amount of baby gear you require without feeling as though your child would miss said piece …

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What defines a toxic parent?

By team | September 14, 2020

Toxic relationships include relationships with toxic parents. Typically, they do not treat their children with respect as individuals. They won’t compromise, take responsibility for their behaviour, or apologize. Often these parents have a mental disorder or a serious addiction. We all live with the consequences of poor parenting. However, if our childhood was traumatic, we …

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Is it hard to be a parent today?

By team | September 14, 2020

A holistic child psychologist’s approach to being a good parent in the unchartered territory of the digital age. While every generation of parents complains they have it harder than the ones before, there is no doubt that parenting in the digital age brings about more and different challenges than those faced by our parents, grandparents, …

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Do parents influence a child’s personality?

By team | September 14, 2020

Every single person in the world is unique, and each has his/her personality traits. Personalities are like fingerprints. You will never find two of the same kind. Our personalities are a result of the various kinds of experiences we face. It is also a result of our upbringing. Parental influence on personality development of any …

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What are the signs of bad parenting?

By team | September 14, 2020

One of the hardest tasks to achieve is to have a good and consistent parenting style. There are instances of bad parenting that can have lasting consequences for children. Most parents use their upbringing as a blueprint for parenting, which is not recommended due to the evolution of society and social environment. It is proven …

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Why is parental guidance important?

By team | September 14, 2020

Every student has unlimited potential. But there are contributing factors that can affect whether they eventually live up to that potential. Experts believe that a parent’s role in a child’s life has a far-reaching impact. Parental involvement is extremely important for a child to do well in school. Some parents may think that it is …

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Are baby monitors bad for babies?

By team | September 13, 2020

If you look around on the internet, it’s easy to find sources saying that radio waves or various other waves emitted from baby monitors will be harmful to your baby. Though each parent can research and make child safety decisions for themselves, at least for now, there’s no definitively proven link between exposure to baby …

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Is it worth buying a baby monitor?

By team | September 13, 2020

Many parents feel that a baby video monitor is an expensive and ultimately unnecessary luxury, and they’re right. You don’t need a video monitor. That said, there are many excellent and even surprising reasons why I might want one. For those who can swallow the added expense, the unexpected benefits of one-click baby-surveillance may outweigh …

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When did baby monitors come out?

By team | September 13, 2020

Today the baby monitor has become a device in which parents are practically expected to own. You can find baby monitors on the list of just about every new parent’s must-haves. There is good cause for all of this: having an ear (or even an eye) on what your child is doing when they are …

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How long do baby monitors last?

By team | September 13, 2020

Owning one of the best video baby monitors can offer true peace of mind, especially if you’re a new parent and feeling worried when it’s time to separate you and your little one into two separate rooms. Along with allowing you to keep an eye and ear on your baby while he or she sleeps, …

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How to use a baby monitor?

By team | September 13, 2020

Parents equate the beloved baby monitor with peace-of-mind because seeing is believing and baby monitors provide us with that luxury. It’s also that genius device that allows for easier sleep training. Thankfully, gone are the days of having to gingerly creak open the nursery door for a covert peek while risking being seen by your …

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What to consider when buying a baby monitor?

By team | September 13, 2020

After that first ride home from the hospital, the next scariest thing is probably putting the baby to bed—away from you—for the first time. Monitors help you keep tabs on the baby through audio and/or visual surveillance, giving you (relative) peace of mind.  The most important thing you can do when buying a baby monitor? …

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Can babies get sick from pool water?

By team | September 13, 2020

Whether you have a pool at home, go to a public pool or visit water parks with your kids, you’re going to want to sit down. There’s yet ANOTHER reason to give you pause about swimming with the kids this summer—aside from drowning, secondary drowning, dry drowning, electric shock drowning or small children getting stuck …

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Can babies wear diaper pools?

By team | September 13, 2020

Swimming is a really popular activity to do with your baby, and I agree that it can be a lot of fun! That being said, getting your baby ready for the pool (and ready to go home from the pool) is something of an exercise in patience. Don’t be fooled; taking your baby swimming is …

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What is dry drowning in infants?

By team | September 13, 2020

People spend more time in pools, rivers, lakes, and on beaches during the hot summer months. While water offers an escape from the heat, it’s important to keep water safety in mind. Recent headlines have increased awareness and concerns about dry drowning and secondary drowning, but should parents worry? It’s hard not to worry when …

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Is a chlorine pool safe for babies?

By team | September 13, 2020

Mr Golden Sun is shining down, and you want to discover if your baby will take to the pool with a splash and a splash. But first things first! There are several things you need to prepare for and be aware of before you decide to take your little one for a swim. Read on …

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Is it good for babies to swim?

By team | September 13, 2020

We all know that swimming is good for our physical health. It keeps our heart rate up, builds endurance and muscle strength. And it gets our little ones’ limbs moving so that they have a little workout and they (and us) can get that much-needed shut-eye. But did you know that there are so many …

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Can I bottle feed at night?

By team | September 13, 2020

How often have you been told; “Just give your breastfed baby a bottle of formula at bedtime to make him sleep?” Although this advice is almost some kind of folklore among the believers, some health professionals may even advise you to do this with a newborn. Some will tell you that giving a bottle is …

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How do you warm up a bottle without a warmer?

By team | September 13, 2020

It’s nearly impossible to feed Baby straight from the boob at every single meal. Your job, social obligations, sleep schedules, and plenty of other things will inevitably get in the way. The solution? If you don’t want to stop breastfeeding, you can pump and store your breast milk. Pumped milk will stay good for 3 …

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Should I formula feed at night?

By team | September 13, 2020

You don’t have to be a health expert to know that when it comes to baby feeding, breastfeeding is the best option for most babies. Besides being extremely low-cost, breastfeeding provides a whole host of health benefits to both mom and baby. But let’s be honest — if you have a baby who’s still waking …

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What is the best baby bottle warmer?

By team | September 13, 2020

When a baby nurses, breast milk is body temperature. So naturally, babies often prefer bottles of warm milk over cold. But don’t go running for your microwave yet! Using it to heat breast milk or formula is a no-no. Microwaves can create hot spots in liquid and scald your baby’s mouth. Enter bottle warmers. They …

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Do I need a baby bottle warmer?

By team | September 13, 2020

The bottle warmer is one of those things that some parents never touch, and others rely on, and you might not know whether you’re former or the latter until after the baby arrives. The reason being, a bottle of formula or breast milk can be warmed in other, simpler ways than with a fancy contraption …

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What does breastfeeding do to your body?

By team | September 12, 2020

If you’ve been considering not breastfeeding your new baby, you’re probably inundated with information. It’s a personal decision only you can make, but the benefits are seemingly endless. Before you decide (or if you just need reassurance that breast milk is the right choice for you), let’s go through all the benefits to both you …

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Why do babies sleep while breastfeeding?

By team | September 12, 2020

Ever wonder why your baby gets so sleepy when breastfeeding? There can be multiple factors contributing to this. If you have a newborn, what better place could there be for a nap other than snuggled up next to mom’s warm breast? This is one of the many reasons for doing skin to skin while breastfeeding …

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What are the pros and cons of breastfeeding?

By team | September 12, 2020

The decision to breastfeed or not to breastfeed is a personal one. There are many good reasons to breastfeed your baby, but there are disadvantages to nursing as well. Understanding the pros and cons of breastfeeding can help you decide what is right for you and your family. Choosing to breastfeed or bottle-feed is a …

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Why do mothers prefer formulated milk?

By team | September 12, 2020

Although breastfeeding is a natural process, the joys it brings are divine. Breast Milk provides all the nutrients, and vitamins newborns need, it helps babies fight off any health issues, and helps them develop perfectly. Breastfeeding is emotional, it’s soothing, and it strengthens the bond between a mother and her little one. It’s no surprise …

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At what age is breast milk most important?

By team | September 12, 2020

Breastfeeding is more than the act of just feeding your little one. It also provides an incredible number of health benefits to both you and your baby—in addition to all the money saved on formula. That’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization both recommend breastfeeding for the first six months …

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At what age do babies say, mama?

By team | September 12, 2020

It’s pretty thrilling when the baby starts babbling—finally, your little one is a step closer to talking! Of course, that also means the race is on between you and your partner to see which word baby says first: “mama” or “dada.” It’s unlikely that a baby is going to start saying either word right after …

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Do you leave your baby to play alone?

By team | September 12, 2020

If you just became a parent, then the concept of independent play may seem far off. But the truth is, the benefits of independent play for babies begin early, which is why we want to show you not only how to begin building in independent playtime for your baby, but how to help it grow …

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Is playing alone a sign of autism?

By team | September 12, 2020

Watching your child grow and develop is a rewarding, remarkable experience. Yet it can be fraught with anxiety. How do you know if your child is reaching all the right milestones? When should you get a cute quirk in their behaviour looked at? Many parents ponder the question of whether their child is shy or …

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What age should you start tummy time?

By team | September 12, 2020

Infants have a variety of reactions to being placed face-down on the floor. Until they develop the muscles necessary to lift their heads from an awkward face-plant position, many babies hate tummy time (and squall indignantly to let you know it!). Others seem to love the view. And still, others are indifferent, cooing happily no …

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What activities can you do with babies?

By team | September 12, 2020

You know it’s important to play with a baby—the right kind of play isn’t just fun, it’s also interesting, educational and a bonding experience. But figuring out how to interact with a scrunched-up newborn and how to happily occupy an unruly 14-month-old are their unique challenges. That’s why we came up with this handy guide, …

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Is it safe for babies to sleep on your chest?

By team | September 12, 2020

Decision-making is a crucial aspect of becoming a parent. New parents have to deal with numerous tough decisions, and one of them would be whether or not to let your baby sleep with you. You might have already decided your baby’s place of sleep, but some babies might insist on sleeping with you! Scroll through …

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What are the signs of a healthy pregnancy?

By team | September 12, 2020

Being healthy in your pregnancy is of the utmost importance. If you are not taking care of your health during pregnancy, chances of your child developing various health conditions grow multiple folds. So, if you are planning a pregnancy or are already pregnant, you must make sure that you are healthy and so is your …

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What are the pros and cons of daycare?

By team | September 12, 2020

Millions of parents across the country face the tough decision of whether or not to place their children in daycare each year. As the number of families with both parents working outside the home has risen, the need for daycare services has increased dramatically. These families may not have relatives that live close by or …

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Is daycare good for babies?

By team | September 12, 2020

Daycare is a necessity for most parents because many families require two incomes to get by financially. Others have made a personal choice to combine working and supportive home life for the benefit of all members of the household. Single parents usually don’t have the capacity to raise their young ones and hold down a …

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What should you not do with a baby?

By team | September 12, 2020

When you have a baby or are expecting, parenting advice comes thick and fast from all directions whether you want it or not. Some of it is great, but the rest can be darn right dangerous! We asked our readers for the most bonkers advice people have ever given them and what they dished out …

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How can I keep my baby safe at home?

By team | September 12, 2020

New to this whole Mama thing? Experts give their tips for keeping your sweetie safe during bath time, bedtime, and more. The toddler years are a time when children are building skills in all areas. They remember what they learn and share it with others. They understand things more deeply, make choices, and engage with …

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What are the signs of a healthy baby?

By team | September 10, 2020

Babies need a lot of care, and as parents, you make sure you do everything possible for maintaining your baby’s good health and overall well-being. But babies cannot talk and tell us their situation, and this puts parents in a difficult situation. But if you are observant, then you may notice various signs that show …

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Can a baby sleep in just pyjamas?

By team | September 10, 2020

How should you dress your baby for sleep? While it sounds like a simple question, any new parent knows that even the most mundane infant inquiries come with potentially scary consequences to weigh. (Who among us hasn’t painstakingly googled every hard-to-pronounce ingredient listed in every diaper cream on the market?) Something as banal as selecting …

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When can babies sleep with blankets?

By team | September 10, 2020

Some of the cutest baby shower gifts are crib-related, including sheet sets, comforters, hand-stitched quilts and knitted afghans. And since you have these blankets and other sleep accessories waiting in the wings, you may be itching to put them to use in your baby’s crib finally. But adding a blanket or other soft bedding too …

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How do you keep a baby warm at night?

By team | September 10, 2020

One of the most common challenges faced by all mothers is to keep their little ones cozy and warm during the cold winter days. In the winter season, especially when it’s freezing outside, it becomes really difficult for babies to regulate their body temperature, which makes them more vulnerable to cough, cold and flu. Thus, …

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Why do babies get attached to blankets?

By team | September 10, 2020

Parents often worry that a child’s attachment to his security blanket denotes insecurity or weakness. As a result, children are sometimes traumatized when pressured to let go of their blankets or soft toys before they are ready. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, security blankets are just a natural part of growing up and …

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How do I know if a baby is cold at night?

By team | September 10, 2020

One of the hardest things about being a new parent is learning your baby’s cues — since they’re unable to fend for themselves — so it’s crucial parents learn signs of hunger, tiredness, sickness, temperature, and more. Some signs are harder to interpret, like signs your baby is too cold. These signs aren’t always as …

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What kind of blankets do babies need?

By team | September 10, 2020

With so many different options available for various types of baby blankets, it is sometimes difficult to know how to differentiate amongst them all! Baby blankets come in all shapes, sizes, colours, and fabrics. That is not to mention all the personal touches available that make them unique- some blankets come adorned with stuffed animals …

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How do you layout a baby nursery?

By team | September 10, 2020

One of the biggest obstacles to successfully designing any space is figuring out how to layout the room properly. It’s also very important to make sure you have just the right amount of furniture, so the room doesn’t look overcrowded or under-furnished. Of course, the nursery is no exception to this challenge, and over the …

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How do I cover my newborn at night?

By team | September 10, 2020

You may think that your baby needs a soft, fluffy blanket in order to sleep comfortably. Still, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission discourages the usage of blankets in your baby’s crib. Blankets can cover your baby’s nose and mouth, causing him to suffocate. If you’re worried about your baby becoming too cold in the …

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How many outfits does a newborn need?

By team | September 10, 2020

The variety of clothing for newborns these days is impressive. Every brand that offers outfits for kids has included the collection for the youngest ones in their range. Parents who are waiting for their first baby are often searching for a newborn clothing checklist that can help them out. Look no further. Here, you will …

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What’s needed in a baby’s nursery?

By team | September 10, 2020

Planning a baby nursery can be an overwhelming task. With so many baby items available, it can be difficult to figure out which ones are worth buying. The items you buy will depend partly on your personal preferences, but a few nursery decor basics can assist every new parent. These essentials will get you started …

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Do babies need a nursery?

By team | September 10, 2020

If the thing stopping a couple from having a baby is purely real-estate-related, it needn’t (necessarily) be. Parents — and parents-to-be — may have it in their minds that each person in the household, including brand-new babies, needs his or her room. Maybe it’s how mom and dad grew up. Maybe it’s how they dreamed …

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How do I set up a nursery room?

By team | September 10, 2020

Designing a nursery for your baby-to-be can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it can also seem a little daunting, especially if you don’t know where to begin — feeling a little overwhelmed? Take a moment to arm yourself with these helpful nursery design dos and don’ts, and you’ll be ready to hit the …

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How do I prepare for my first baby?

By team | September 10, 2020

Once the indicator on that pregnancy test is positive, your life will never be the same. After the initial excitement, you may find that your head is spinning as you think of all you must do to prepare – everything from scheduling medical tests to signing up for childbirth classes and picking out a car …

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Do you need to wash baby clothes before you wear them?

By core | July 18, 2020

With hand-me-downs, it can be tempting to skip the wash, but you don’t know how long the clothes have been in storage collecting dust or possibly mildew, so it’s best to wash them anyway. And who knows, maybe those hand-me-downs weren’t washed before arriving in your hands? An icky thought, for sure. If there are …

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Should you hold a newborn all the time?

By core | July 18, 2020

Years of research have demonstrated that human babies have very positive responses to touch and holding, both physiologically and emotionally. A baby is unable to understand that she is a separate entity from her mother or primary caregiver, but her awareness of separateness will come as she matures. This appears to be a survival mechanism …

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Baby Clothing Sizes – Everything You Need to Know

By core | July 18, 2020

What are baby cloth sizes? There are many things to learn when preparing for a baby, and if you’re brand-new to parenthood, you know that sizing baby clothes is one of them! While baby clothes are typically sized in a relatively straightforward manner, there are things that you should know before loading up on the …

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Should you let newborns cry?

By core | July 18, 2020

The idea of letting a baby “cry it out” is an age-old debate that many parents — new and experienced — find themselves curious about. While some parents believe that the method can be beneficial to help young children learn to soothe themselves to sleep, other parents are against it. The debate over whether parents …

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How can I improve my baby sleep?

By core | July 17, 2020

Are you tired of struggling to get your newborn to sleep? Learn how to get him (and you!) a good night’s rest with these sleep-through-the-night strategies that can help the baby go to sleep and stay snoozing until morning.  You can ease your stress and better prepare to set your baby’s sleep schedule by understanding …

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Is using light good for a newborn?

By core | July 17, 2020

Even after this period, most infants and children will need to be changed and comforted regularly throughout the night. Turning on a bright overhead light during each feeding is not only drastically alerting, but can be potentially harmful to the sleep health of both the mother and infant. In contrast, a warm, dimmable nursery lamp …

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How to buy baby jumpers?

By core | July 17, 2020

A baby jumper is a fun activity that allows your baby to use his still developing leg muscles. Baby jumpers are essentially a seat attached to an elastic strap. Your baby sits in the seat and uses his toes to push off the ground. Baby jumpers rely on this up and down movement to keep …

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Is rocking a baby dangerous?

By core | July 17, 2020

Chances are, when you first brought your baby home from the hospital, you were willing to do just about anything to help him or her fall asleep. For many infants, rocking—or using another kind of rhythmic movement—works as a natural sleep aid, since it reminds them of being inside their mother’s body. While some babies …

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Are baby bouncers safe for newborns?

By core | July 17, 2020

Baby bouncers and baby swings are free-standing, elevated seats that let an infant sit at a semi-reclined angle. They’re basically baby pedestals that make it easier for adults to interact with the baby while also making it easier for siblings to interact with their brother or sister. They can have a calming effect too, soothing …

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Which is a better bouncer or rocker?

By core | July 17, 2020

Some parents swear by a bouncer, rocker or swing as a way to help soothe the baby during those first months. If you’re trying to decide if you want to add one to your registry—or which one to add—this guide can help. We’re breaking down everything you need to know about bouncers, swing and rockers: …

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What are the key factors in buying baby monitors?

By core | July 11, 2020

Baby monitors are devices that allow you to have ears, and increasingly much more, on your baby while you are in a different room. Designed for peace of mind, at their most basic, these monitors let you hear your baby’s cries and know when the baby’s awake.  There are three main types of baby monitor …

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What are the pros and cons of baby monitors?

By core | July 11, 2020

Many parents feel that a baby video monitor is an expensive and ultimately unnecessary luxury, and they’re right. You don’t need a video monitor. That said, there are many excellent and even surprising reasons why I might want one. For those who can swallow the added expense, the unexpected benefits of one-click baby-surveillance may just …

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What are the different types of baby monitors?

By core | July 11, 2020

A baby monitor is a two-piece device where the transmitter stays in the baby’s room and the receiver either goes along with or sits near a parent, who is then able to monitor the baby—through sound and/or video—while she’s asleep in her crib. Today’s best baby monitors are not your mama’s baby monitors! High-definition video …

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Where should you place a baby monitor?

By core | July 11, 2020

So, you have your nursery all set up and ready to bring your newborn baby home. Although, there are a few things that you figured were fine to postpone, like setting up your baby monitor. Not a huge deal, as they are pretty straightforward to get set up. What’s more important is figuring out where …

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Should I swaddle my newborn?

By core | July 8, 2020

Swaddling can help to make your baby feel secure and less likely to be disturbed by the jerks he does in his sleep, known as his startle-reflex. It may also help your baby to calm down if he is over-stimulated. Swaddling creates a slight pressure around your baby’s body, which may give him a sense …

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What are baby clothing sizes?

By core | July 8, 2020

 While baby clothes are typically sized in a relatively straightforward manner, there are things that you should know before loading up on the basics. In this guide, we’ll help you understand baby sizing conventions so you know how to buy the right sizes and how to prepare for your little one’s frequent growth spurts. Looking …

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What to pack in your hospital bag?

By core | July 8, 2020

Even though you probably won’t be scrambling sitcom-style to gather your belongings, in all the excitement, you’re bound to forget the one thing that you really wanted to bring to the hospital (that iPod, maybe?). In fact, it makes sense to pack the hospital bag several weeks before your due date in case your baby …

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What are the stages of car seats?

By core | July 8, 2020

As parents, we witness many milestones in our children’s lives. Some are wonderful, some just happen, and some we are naturally apprehensive about. When it comes to child passenger safety, four steps will take a child through their entire time from birth until they can begin to ride in the front seat after their 13th …

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How do I keep my baby happy in a car seat?

By core | July 8, 2020

There are two types of babies in the world: Those who love the car seat and those who cry at the mere sight of a car seat. My children fell into the latter category, so I spent years deciding whether or not it was even worth it to leave my house knowing a car ride …

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Top tips for buying a baby car seat.

By core | July 8, 2020

What are the tips for buying a baby car seat? Of all the things you’ll buy for your child, a good car seat is one of the most important. You’ll need one from the moment you take your baby home from the hospital until he or she grows enough to fit into an adult seat …

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What is the importance of baby car seats?

By core | July 8, 2020

You know why it’s so important to put your baby in her car seat, no matter how short the drive: Car crashes are one of the leading causes of injury and death among children, and most occur within 25 miles of home (and not, as is often believed, on highways). A crash at even 30 …

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What to Pack in your Baby Hospital Bag?

By core | May 25, 2020

What to pack in your hospital bag? You’ve counted down the weeks and nested like crazy, but have you remembered to pack a bag for the hospital? If you’re waiting until you feel a labour contraction to get packing, don’t. Even though you probably won’t be scrambling sitcom-style to gather your belongings, in all the …

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Baby Nursery Cribs & Cots Explained

By core | May 21, 2020

Bassinet Vs. Crib: What’s The Difference And Which One Is Best For Your Baby? If you’re wondering what the differences are between a bassinet and a crib and which one is best for your baby, you’re not alone! As a parent, safety is always on your mind, with safe sleep at the top of that …

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Baby Cot Bed or Cot for your Nursery – Things to Consider

By core | May 21, 2020

Should I choose a cot bed or a cot for my baby? Once your baby grows out of a Moses basket or bassinet, which most parents use for a newborn, he or she will need to move into a cot or cot bed. There are pros and cons to each. When you embark on the …

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Top Tips on Buying Baby Nursery Furniture

By core | May 21, 2020

Baby Nursery Furniture Explained The Essentials Cribs  When it comes to choosing a crib, you can either opt for a standard design or one that attaches to the bed so that you can have your little one sleeping right next to you but in their own safe space. Many give you the option to do …

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Transitioning Your Baby from Cot to Bed

By core | May 21, 2020

When Should I Transition My Toddler From a Crib to a Bed?             You and your toddler both probably wish you could keep them cocooned in their crib for the rest of their life. It’s not hard to imagine why. For you, a crib keeps your child safely contained, preventing them from exploring at inconvenient or …

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Tips on Baby Cot Placement in Nursery – Where to Place?

By core | May 21, 2020

What is the best cot location in Baby Nursery? Location of the cot There are several factors to consider when placing the cot in your baby’s room. It should not be under or against a window where a baby could easily climb out or push against the window (away from light peeping in will also …

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