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7 Tips for Keeping your Kids Safe in Honor of Safe Kids Day 2014

7 Tips for Keeping your Kids Safe in Honor of Safe Kids Day 2014

Did you know that preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States? Talk about a surprising and startling statistic. Every year, a million families around the world lose a child to a preventable injury. Millions more children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime. Too many families don’t have access to the information they need to keep their children safe from tragedies such as drowning, car crashes, fires … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Celebrity Babies, Charity, Childproofing, Events, Health, Kindergartners, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, Safety, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Toddlers

Finally: a LifeProof™ iPhone Case

Finally: a LifeProof™ iPhone Case

As a mother to two boys under four, everything in my life and home has become a toy, a prop, or something to play catch with.  It can be exhausting (and nearly impossible) to keep all of my valuables out of reach of the kids. My cell phone is especially alluring. It has a bright screen, buttons to push, noises to make, and games to play. It’s the best toy ever! And it comes with us … Read entire article »

Filed under: Childproofing, Dad, Daddy Gifts, Gift Ideas, Safety

Pretty in Pink: Win the New Pink Boon Flo and Bug Pod

Pretty in Pink: Win the New Pink Boon Flo and Bug Pod

Babyproofing experts recommend putting a faucet cover over the bathtub spout to protect your baby’s head from bumps and burns.   When baby got too big to bathe in the sink, I bought the original Boon Flo spout cover ($14.99).  There were cheaper options, but I picked the Boon Flo because it easily accomodated the shower pull and looked more grown up than the popular Elmo and cartoon character faucet covers. With its spring grip, the Flo was … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gear, Bath Time, Childproofing, Contests, Safety, Uncategorized

You’ve Babyproofed…But Have You Fireproofed?

You’ve Babyproofed…But Have You Fireproofed?

You’ve probably baby-proofed your home, but have you fire-proofed your home?  According to the U.S. Fire Administration, nearly 47,000 household fires occur during the holidays each year. You can download a free fire safety resource guide at www.BeFireSmart.com, which is sponsored by Liberty Mutual. Since I’ve been so careful about baby-proofing, I assumed my home was fire safe. Even someone as Type A and safety conscious as me will find the room-by-room fire hazard checklist to be helpful. For … Read entire article »

Filed under: Childproofing, Safety

Baby’s First Christmas Tree

Baby’s First Christmas Tree

It is unbelievable how fast babies can crawl. Sometimes I feel like I spend my whole day chasing after my crawling son.  Since my son manages to get into everything, I’ve come to appreciate all the babyproofing products out there. It is so much easier to keep baby safe when you can buy gates for your stairs, safety plugs for your outlets, locks for your cabinet doors and drawers, corner guards for sharp edges, and more. Since baby is fascinated with our … Read entire article »

Filed under: Chanukah, Childproofing, Home and Decorating, Safety

A Better, Safer Bib

A Better, Safer Bib

Bibs are a necessity when bottle-feeding since babies dribble while drinking. But bibs can be a suffocation hazard if you don’t remove them before putting baby down to sleep.  My baby drifts peacefully off the sleep during a feeding, but he often wakes up when his bib is removed. Even if moms always remember to remove bibs before a nap, babysitters might not be so careful.   I recently had a chance to test the Ritzy Bitzy Baby Bottle Bib, which won the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Childproofing, Feeding, Safety, Tips

Tutus and Toad Frogs Boutique Grand Opening

Tutus and Toad Frogs Boutique Grand Opening

Tutus and Toad Frogs has some of the cutest clothing for babies and children. In fact, we’ve been chatting back and forth about their retro-style clothing. Although we both have different tastes, we’ve each found vintage-inspired items we adore at Tutus and Toad Frogs. Mama-to-Be is partial to the smocking you see on rompers like this sweetly nostalgic ALenny Smocked Circus Bubble. I prefer the funky free spirit of this Willy … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Childproofing, Children's Fashion, Costumes, Uncategorized

One Step Ahead and Leaps and Bounds – 15% Off Coupon Code (Deal of the Day)

These two online shops are known for innovative Travel Gear, Safety Solutions, and Developmental and Learning Toys for babies, toddlers, and school aged kids (check out the Inflatable Solar System pictured at right). This great section on “How to Childproof Your Home“ helped us get ready for a now very mobile toddler. One Step Ahead – Click HERE for 15% Off Orders $100 or More with Code: AFFSAVEB through 12/31 Leaps and Bounds – Click HERE to get 15% Off Orders $100 or More with Code: AFFSAVEK through 12/31 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gear, Childproofing, Coupons, Toys (All Ages), Travel

Win a Rocketfish Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse

Go Wireless for Convenience and Safety Best Buy offered me the opportunity to try out their Rocketfish Wireless Multimedia Bluetooth Keyboard and Laser Mouse Combo at the perfect time. We’re in a childproofing frenzy over here and wires are public enemy number one. This wireless keyboard and mouse was incredibly easy to install and is compatible with both my desktop and laptop. In fact, I noticed it started working immediately because Baby Diva started playing … Read entire article »

Filed under: Childproofing, Contests, Electronics, Gift Ideas, Mommy Gifts, Safety

Cool Coupon: Leaps and Bounds

When we find out about special coupons for mamas and the people who love them, we add these bargains to Mamanista’s Coupon Page. Sometimes we will also post to share especially exciting deals with you, like this: 15$ of $75+ orders – expires 12/31/07 So, what might you want at Leaps and Bounds? This online shop is known for innovative Travel Gear, Safety Solutions, and Developmental and Learning Toys for babies, toddlers, and school aged kids (check out the Inflatable Solar System pictured at right). They have the Peapod Travel Bed tent that Baby Diva enjoys when she is on vacation. This great section on “How to Childproof Your Home“ is helping me get ready for a mobile Baby Diva. Leaps and Bounds / One Step Ahead is also the go to shop for Summer … Read entire article »

Filed under: Childproofing, Coupons, Featured Store, Registries, Safety, Summer, Toys (All Ages), Travel