Slings vs. Carriers
Posted by Maria on 1/29/2014
To sling or to carry, that is the question plaguing many new parents. The hands-free convenience of a baby sling can be very attractive, but what happens when she is fussy, or sick? A carrier allows for portability and stability in a cushioned seat, but do parents lose key biological bonding time with their newborn?
To Be or Not To Be BPA-free?
Posted by Maria on 1/29/2014
BPA has been in the news a lot, and many manufacturers are offering alternative container options to plastics made with BPA, but what is it, should parents be concerned, and why?

BPA stands for bisphenol A, a chemical that has been used in production of plastics for over fifty years. BPA can be found in most polycarbonate plastics. Polycarbonate plastics are commonly used to store food and drinks (like the water bottles at the local grocery or gas station). It is also used in epoxy resins to line cans for some foods, in beverage caps, and even in some dental sealants.
Gum Massages
Posted by Maria on 1/28/2014
Infant oral hygiene is often overlooked by new parents, but baby gum care is just, if not more, important than brushing once the first little teeth have arrived. To combat bacteria, promote healthy gum growth, and minimize discomfort during tooth eruption, gum massage and cleaning is essential, and can be started from birth. No need to worry about toothbrushes and toothpaste to start; a clean washcloth or sterile gauze, moistened with some water, can be used to wipe down an infant’s gums and the gentle massage action promotes blood flow to the gum line.
How To Plan Your Child's Future
Posted by Maria on 1/27/2014
Preparing your child for the future needs to start at a young age. Although your child will eventually choose their own path in life and will be able to sustain themselves, it can often be helpful for the parent to lift them up so that they can get their feet underneath themselves. After that, they can take off!
5 Must-Have Furniture to Complete Your Nursery Room
Posted by Maria on 1/27/2014
Preparing for the arrival of your newborn baby? Make sure that your nursery is all decked out and good to go, and has all the necessities that will cater to your baby’s every need.
Keeping In Shape With A Jogging Stroller
Posted by Maria on 1/23/2014
A jogging stroller is something that mom or dad can both benefit from. All can agree that with a new baby around that it is a little bit harder to maneuver around the way that a person did before the baby. However since exercise and fresh air is important especially for a new mother that wants to get back into shape, the jogging stroller is the perfect solution.
Options to Consider When Choosing Your Baby's Crib Mattress
Posted by Maria on 1/21/2014
During pregnancy, new parents must make many decisions. One thing they must decide before the baby arrives is where the baby is going to sleep. In past history, infants slept in bed with their mothers. However, modern medicine has declared this practice extremely dangerous. Babies should have their own cribs: it is the safest place for them to sleep. However, not all baby bedding is created equal. New parents need to consider their child's safety as they select a crib mattress.
Making Homemade Baby Food as Easy as 1-2-3
Posted by Maria on 1/20/2014
All parents want what’s best for their baby. Beginning in pregnancy, men and women research birthing options, newborn care, the best strollers and car seats, the best carriers, and formula vs breastfeeding. The thought about solid foods, however, often falls by the wayside until they find that baby is of age (around 4 to 6 months) and then it can be a scramble to determine what is best for each baby.
Baby Walkers Encourage Safe Learning Experiences
Posted by Maria on 1/17/2014
Responsible parents must make an informed decision whether or not they want to purchase an infant walker for their baby based on facts and personal preference. This controversial issue began to surface several years ago when some accidents involving babies were attributed to the improper use of baby walkers. As with many issues reported by the media, the complete facts surrounding the incidents were sparse and based on emotion. Even though some agencies warned against the irresponsible use of certain types of baby walkers, others found no problems with them when used properly. Manufacturers voluntarily responded to the demands for stricter safety standards for all infant walker models by researching the problems and making the necessary changes.
5 Products to Make Traveling with Your Baby Easier
Posted by Maria on 1/17/2014
Traveling with babies is an adventure in itself, and there are some things parents can bring along to help keep travel running smoothly. By staying prepared for meeting the needs of baby in any setting, parents are ensuring that they and the baby have a good time. Here are a few essential baby items to pack for travel.
Britto the Artist
Posted by Maria on 1/16/2014
Famous for his bright and beautiful pop pieces featuring a trademark colorful neo-cubism style, Romero Britto is a Brazilian-American painter and sculptor who combines a variety of pop art genres for a unique and instantly recognizable style. Living and working in Florida and born in Brazil, Britto has completed many commercial works for not only corporate giants like Disney and Pepsi, but also for non-profit organizations and relief projects, such as logo designs for Hurricane Katrina and the Save Haiti Saturday project. Britto’s extensive work dates back to his international debut in 1988, and includes personal works, celebrity portraits, and commissions, in addition to his corporate pieces.
Keeping In Shape With A Jogging Stroller
Posted by Maria on 1/8/2014
A jogging stroller is something that mom or dad can both benefit from. All can agree that with a new baby around that it is a little bit harder to maneuver around the way that a person did before the baby. However since exercise and fresh air is important especially for a new mother that wants to get back into shape, the jogging stroller is the perfect solution.
Options to Consider When Choosing Your Baby's Crib Mattress
Posted by Carlos on 1/6/2014
During pregnancy, new parents must make many decisions. One thing they must decide before the baby arrives is where the baby is going to sleep. In past history, infants slept in bed with their mothers. However, modern medicine has declared this practice extremely dangerous. Babies should have their own cribs: it is the safest place for them to sleep. However, not all baby bedding is created equal. New parents need to consider their child's safety as they select a crib mattress.
Baby Walkers Encourgage Safe Learning Experiences
Posted by Maria on 1/1/2014
Responsible parents must make an informed decision whether or not they want to purchase an infant walker for their baby based on facts and personal preference. This controversial issue began to surface several years ago when some accidents involving babies were attributed to the improper use of baby walkers. As with many issues reported by the media, the complete facts surrounding the incidents were sparse and based on emotion.

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