Taking Care of Baby 101

Be Careful Who You Hire to Watch Your Kids

**WARNING: explicit language in the images.** I’m pretty sure most of my readers know to do a full search on any person they hire to work around or watch their children, but it seems the people posting job-wanted ads haven’t got the memo that their Facebook profile is just a click away. Case and point,

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Child Safety Apparently Didn’t Exist Way Back When

I’ve been going through Pinterest filling my “90s Kid” board with all the things that remind me of my childhood.  The search inevitably lead me to pages with items pre-1990s, and this is one of those: I don’t know what year it’s from or anything like that because the link just led to a photo

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First Aid and Health Themed Gift Basket

Here I will give you tips for putting together a First Aid and Health Themed Gift Basket, and everything in it will be absolutely useful! The Container: You can go with a traditional bag or one of these containers, and that would be fine.  But if you want to really make your gift stand out,

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Cats and Baby Toys

It was nearly one o’clock in the morning when a thump and a bang downstairs jarred me from my slumber. “Those damn cats!” I thought.   Our cats frequently wake us with their raucous behavior.  I looked around and noticed Pip and Sawyer were upstairs, so it had to be Libby.  And I was certain

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Shower Her With Diapers

My fiancé and I received dozens of packages and boxes of diapers for our baby shower.  They lasted us well into the third month.  Because they were gifts, though, we didn’t get to decide which diapers we used, and let me tell you, starting out we would have had no idea which to use!  Some

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Car Seat Recycling!

When your car seat finally meets its expiration date, consider recycling it.  The landfills are full enough with non-biodegradable waste.  Do you know how long it would take for all the components of a car seat to biodegrade?  That’s a trick question because some components like the metal buckles will never break down! To find

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Free Child Safety Kit

Are you prepared in the event your child goes missing?  Do you know his or her height or weight? Do you have a recent picture?  How long would it take you to get all the information on your child together when every second counts?  Too long if you don’t have it all together in one

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Chompers and Up Chucks

My son’s two front bottom teeth just popped through!   The poor guy has a fever and has been super cranky because of it all.  My fiancé and I took him to Hallmark to get Father’s Day cards for all the dads.  Right in the middle of Hallmark he threw up his entire dinner all

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How To Baby Proof Your Family Room

When your little one starts crawling around, watch out!  Everything within reach becomes fair game to pull on, crawl over, slobber one, and be tossed around.  You’ll quickly realize that your home is not as baby safe as you thought!  BabyCenter.com has an amazing, detailed checklist that covers just about every area in your home: Childproofing

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Swim Safely in 2013

Summer is almost officially here!   Can I hear a Hip-Hip Hooray!! Yay!  Many families have already hit the pool, and maybe you are one of them. But before your dunked your tootsies in the water or watched your child jump in, did you check to make sure the pool was safe, that your child

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