Monthly Archives: April 2011

Finding the Best Baby Bottle Sterilizer for You and Your Infant

It goes without saying that parents want everything that their babies touch to be as clean as possible, especially if they are going to be eating or drinking from it. This is especially true of baby bottles. Basic bottle washing is good, but many parents also like to take the extra step and sterilize baby bottles between uses, in order to eliminate as many germs as possible.

Decades ago the only way to go about sterilizing baby bottles was to boil them, and boil them for quite a while at that. A very effective method but also a long, drawn out messy process that degraded the baby bottles themselves and shortened their useful life. Then baby bottle sterilizers came along. Read more on Finding the Best Baby Bottle Sterilizer for You and Your Infant…

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Should You Buy a Lightning McQueen Power Wheels for Your Child?

They may not have had them when you were a kid but motorized Power Wheels ride on toys have been all the rage with the toddler set for a number of years now. These mini cars have been produced in a number of different versions over the years, but one of the most popular right now is the Lightning McQueen Power Wheels (click here to shop the entire selection at Amazon.com).

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Cloth Diaper Covers for Eco Friendly Baby Hygiene

If parents choose, as many are these days, to take the greener path and use cloth diapers instead of disposables then they will also have to purchase cloth diaper covers. Even with this purchase though the cost of using cloth diapers is still usually significantly lower than that attached to using disposables.

When it comes to cloth diaper covers there are so many out there these days it is difficult to know where to start! A number of online businesses have sprung up over the last few years whose sole purpose is to sell cloth diaper covers of all kinds and they are also available in most stores that stock baby products including some of the big chain stores like Wal-Mart, K-Mart and Target. Read more on Cloth Diaper Covers for Eco Friendly Baby Hygiene…

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Great Loft Bed with Stairs Choices for Kids of All Ages

Loft beds are a great alternative to bunk beds when only one person needs a place to sleep but space is still at somewhat of a premium. Loft beds are a popular choice for tween and teen rooms as they often have all the storage they need, plus a desk, built right underneath them.

When shopping for such beds for kids many parents prefer (and many experts agree) that loft beds with stairs built in, rather than loft beds with detachable ladders, are the safer choice. Many of the injuries related to both loft bed and bunk bed use come from ladder falls, often because the ladder is not securely enough attached to the bed. Read more on Great Loft Bed with Stairs Choices for Kids of All Ages…

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Should You Buy BPA Free Bottles for Your Baby?

Even though they may have heard or read that they should consider buying BPA free baby bottles for their child some parents are not quite sure why. Here is a brief guide to what BPA is, and why so many people think it is such a bad thing and are making the switch to BPA free products, including BPA free bottles.

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Choosing The Best Cloth Diapers for You and Your Baby

Decades ago when disposable diapers were first introduced mothers all over the world put away their cloth diapers and opted for the easier, quicker plastic options. Years later people are beginning to realize the impact that disposable diapers have on the planet in general.

There are millions of diapers in landfills and the carbon footprint left by three years of diaper use by just one baby is a big one indeed. Then there is the cost factor. Disposable diapers are not cheap, and parents can save a great deal of money by switching to cloth. If you are considering making the switch there are a lot of options out there. The question is which are the best cloth diapers for you and your child? Read more on Choosing The Best Cloth Diapers for You and Your Baby…

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Stylish and Practical Trundle Beds for Children

For most kids sleepovers are a part of their regular weekend schedule. If you don’t want to add the bulk of a bunk bed to your child’s room just to accommodate these occasional guests but you do want to offer them a little more comfort than a sleeping bag on the floor, a trundle bed can be the perfect answer. Read more on Stylish and Practical Trundle Beds for Children…

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What is BPA Free and Should You Worry About BPA in Baby Bottles?

You have probably heard a lot of buzz in the media recently about BPA and the need for BPA free baby bottles, plastic drinking bottles and other commonly used household items. The questions you may still have are what is BPA and what is BPA free?

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Babysitting Rates – How they Have Changed and Why

Fifty years ago or so the average babysitter was a high school girl from don the block who parents paid a couple of dollars to to watch the kids on Saturday night so that they could spend and evening at the movies or go to dinner.

A lot has changed in half a century. Now with so many households being two income families a babysitter is required on a lot more frequent basis than that. And that is not the only thing that has changed – babysitting rates per hour are very different now too. Read more on Babysitting Rates – How they Have Changed and Why…

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Choosing the Best Umbrella Stroller for Your Child

Umbrella strollers are different from other kinds of strollers in that instead of having one handlebar, they have two handles at the sides In addition, instead of folding in half vertically, umbrella strollers fold along a vertical axis. Usually, even the best umbrella strollers are recommended only as a good second stroller for an older baby toddler. Since they don’t have fully reclining seats, they aren’t recommended for newborns who need to be lying down totally flat. Read more on Choosing the Best Umbrella Stroller for Your Child…

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