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A video baby monitor is a wonderful invention for parents who want to keep an eye on their baby. Video baby monitors can give you visual confirmation of your child's well-being, whether you are a new parent with an infant or you have several little ones to watch. Baby monitors are an essential for busy families and parents with larger homes. You can literally keep an eye on your baby with a video baby monitor, even if she sleeps in the nursery down the hall. Baby monitors are helpful around the house when parents need to prepare dinner or a legal brief during baby's nap. In addition to a digital picture of your child, your infant video monitor will pick up sounds from your baby's crib and alert you when he awakens. Use our tips to ensure that you are using your baby video monitor properly for the best results.
Your new baby will need constant care and attention, and the right baby gear can be really helpful day and night. When you are shopping for a newborn baby, you will need to choose from a wide range of baby items to find the baby equipment that will be the most useful for your lifestyle, home environment and parenting style. You might decide to purchase every baby item you can find or you might choose to shop more selectively. Baby gear also makes a great new baby gift; pieces of baby equipment will help a friend or family member transition into life with their newborn baby. Use our timeline checklist to choose the infant baby gear or baby gift that will be perfect for the new baby in your life.
Every newborn needs an infant car seat. They're designed to keep your baby safe in the car, but you also want to make sure your infant is comfortable. While you never want to adjust your baby car seat from its recommended position, or your baby's position within the car seat, there are many things you can do to give your little one a more comfortable ride. These tips can help you keep your baby comfortable, warm, and happy while in the car.
When you have a new baby, you need a car seat for the first time you bring your baby home and every outing thereafter. It's important to make a good decision when it comes to the safety of your child. There are many makes and models of baby car seats to choose from, but there are three main types: infant car seats, convertible car seats and booster seats. As your baby grows, your baby gear will need to be updated. When you bring your newborn home from the hospital, you will need an infant car seat, but by the time you drop your child off on the first day of school, he or she will be big enough for a booster seat. This car seat buying guide can help you understand the purposes of different car seats.
Newborn gifts range from the useful and practical to the whimsical and luxurious. When selecting a baby gift for a newborn, you may be wondering how to choose something unique that won't be like all the other presents at a baby shower. To find the best newborn baby gift, consider what you know about the baby and the lifestyle of the parents and consider gifts that the parents truly want. Toys. Baby toys always make good gifts for newborns. Even if the toys won't be played with right away, parents can use them to provide stimulatory experiences and items such as rattles, stuffed animals, soft blocks and musical mobiles all provide the developing baby with learning opportunities. Books. Children can never have too many books. Reading to and with a little one can help them develop language skills and imaginative qualities. Many parents start reading to baby from day one and find that it is a valuable bonding experience. Any baby book with a simple, clean layout, contrasting visuals and short, straightforward text makes a good choice. Look for touch-and-feel books, pop-up books and books with mirrors, which are all fun for babies. Blankets. Keep baby warm and comfortable with a soft blanket. A luxury blanket made of cashmere or silk can be a nice change from other gifts and will probably become a family treasure. Blankets that have been embroidered with the baby's name or initials are also a unique newborn baby gift. Baby blankets that have been folded into the shape of a cake or other decorative item are fun to give on their own or as part of a gift basket. Larger items. Many parents find that they simply can't afford to purchase all of the baby gear that they really want. If you are looking for a newborn baby gift that will impress, then you might consider purchasing a larger item, such as a swing, a rocking chair or a video baby monitor. Surprise the mom-to-be in your group of friends with something she has been wanting by gifting something expensive with several other people. View All Baby Gifts Back to Guides Directory View All Baby Gifts
Convertible cribs are great for parents who want to make their baby's bed a worthwhile investment. Convertible cribs offer a quality crib for newborns and infants, then transform into a toddler bed, day bed or adult bed as a child grows. Some convertible cribs will include all of the pieces and hardware necessary to make the conversion. Other convertible cribs might require a consumer to order additional pieces when it is time to convert the crib, but many parents will find that a convertible baby crib saves them time and money either way. Convertible cribs are typically more expensive than non-convertible baby furniture, but there are many reasons to choose them over traditional baby beds.
Shopping for baby gifts is fun and exciting. Finding a fun, useful or educational gift for a baby boy is a great way to celebrate his birth or any occasion. By keeping the baby's age and his parents' lifestyle in mind when picking a baby gift, you can find something that will delight, impress and become a treasure. Whether you are shopping for a baby boy gift to take to a baby shower or a gift that will be perfect for his first birthday, we can help you select the best baby gift with our tips. Activity. Play mats such as gym mats and tummy time mats are great gifts for baby boys. Play mats help babies develop motor skills, strengthen their muscles and they can also entertain little one's while parents take a break. Active baby boys love kicking and playing with gym mat toys and tummy time mats will entertain any baby while he is developing strong muscle coordination. In addition to play mats, music CDs, educational DVDs and baby books are great activity-based gift options. Age-appropriate toys such as trains, cars, stuffed toys and balls never go out of fashion and give babies opportunities to develop their motor skills. A play yard also makes a great baby boy gift. Play yards offer a safe place for babies to explore their environment. Nursery. You can help dress a baby boy's nursery with decor gifts. Crib bedding, hampers, crib toys, musical mobiles, window treatments, stuffed toys, rugs and other accessories will add to a baby boy's nursery. Check with parents to find out their planned nursery theme before buying or choose neutral decor items. Large nursery items such as baby swings, rockers, bouncy seats and walkers are great gifts and will be very useful for the parents. Meal time. Babies need so many accessories to get them through the day. Feeding accessories make very useful baby boy gifts. Cheerful dish sets and baby bibs with witty lines are gifts that make meal times memorable for a baby boy and his parents. If you have a generous budget, consider larger items such as high chairs, baby booster seats and travel seats. Clothes and accessories. A baby can never have too many outfits. Consider the time of year and local climate and choose clothes and accessories that fit the seasons. Undershirts, pajamas, sleepers, shorts, T-shirts, pants and pairs of jeans are safe bets for baby boys. Hats, jackets, socks, shoes and mittens make useful gifts as well. If you are shopping for a newborn, consider purchasing clothing that is perfect for older babies. As long as you keep the seasons in mind, you can purchase a clothing gift that will be useful once the baby grows out of his adorable infant outfits. View All Baby Gifts Back to Guides Directory View All Baby Gifts
When it's naptime for baby baby monitors become must-haves for new parents who want to make sure their baby is safely sleeping while they aren't in the room. When it comes to the health and safety of your newest family member, most parents feel like they cannot do enough. A baby monitor can help to ease your mind and lessen your worries. Baby monitors allow you to get your rest, do housework, spend time with your other children and generally give you another set of ears and eyes to watch over your little one. This baby monitors buying guide will help you learn how to buy a baby monitor to best meet the needs of both you and your baby.
There's nothing sweeter and easier to spoil a newborn baby. Parents, relatives, and friends alike will find it hard to resist buying lots of gifts for the new baby. When you're looking for the perfect baby gift, consider what what the baby needs and what will be inappropriate for a newborn. These tips will help you find the perfect newborn baby gift.
Having your first child is exciting, and shopping for the baby is a fun way to prepare for her arrival. When it's your first baby, however, it may be overwhelming to determine what you need for your child. You could end up over purchasing or under purchasing baby supplies. The following tips are all about what you need for your baby and how to shop for him.
You want all the best for your baby, and baby swings can provide your little one with comfort, safety and entertainment in your home. Baby swings are often a favorite piece of baby gear for both parents and babies because they calm fussy infants and give Mom and Dad some hands-free time. Finding the right swing for you and your baby can be difficult, however. Read on for answers to many common questions parents ask when they're shopping for baby swings.
Clipping your baby's nails for the first time can be a little scary. You don't want to cut the baby's nails too short or accidentally pinch those tiny fingers with the clippers. The key to clipping tiny infant fingernails without pinching the skin is having the right tools. With some baby-safe nail clippers and a few expert tips, trimming your baby's nails can be painless and quick for both you and your baby.
Dressing your baby in fun clothes and fashionable accessories is one of the exciting things about being a parent. If you love giving your baby or toddler a fashionable look, consider purchasing baby jewelry. Children's bracelets are sweet and special and can be worn by a baby of any age. Baby bracelets also make fun baby gifts for infants and toddlers alike. When shopping for children's jewelry, it is important to consider the age of the child in order to select the right pieces. Use our guide to buy baby bracelets for the special child in your life.
Deciding whether to place babies in cribs or baby bassinets is a decision many new parents face. While all babies will eventually end up sleeping in a crib, and buying one bed for your baby is certainly easier than buying two, there are many advantages to using bassinets for the first few months of life. The following reasons to use baby bassinets are designed to help expectant parents decide if bassinets and cradles are right for you and your new baby.
Your baby's skin is delicate and needs gentle care. A baby's skin is much more susceptible to heat, bacteria, sunburn, and allergens than an adult's skin. In order to properly care for your little one's sensitive skin, there are a few baby skin care products you need to get and a few things you need to know.
Because of the dangers involved in transporting infants, it's extremely important for parents to know all the safety laws concerning infant car seats. There are a number of laws requiring parents to buckle infants in using a specified range of safety equipment as well as testing procedures to see which laws apply. Here are a few of the more common questions that new parents have about infant car seat safety laws.
A recent trend in attachment parenting has left a new wave of parents considering the benefits of closeness and all-natural parenting techniques. Regardless of your parenting style and lifestyle choices, baby backpacks and carriers offer many benefits to both you and your child. Baby carriers such as baby slings, baby wraps and infant carriers are hands-free, and each can sooth your baby with closeness and gentle movement. Other baby gear, such as baby backpacks, is perfect for older children and can keep your mischievous toddler safe and entertained. Consider our list of the top five benefits when shopping for baby carriers, slings and other baby gear.
There are many items that make caring for your new baby easier and safer. When you are expecting, it is important to choose baby furniture that will fit right into your new routine and allow you to take care of your child with ease. New parents may wonder which pieces of nursery furniture and baby gear are essential and which pieces of infant furniture will perform which tasks. Allow us to help you prepare for baby with our baby furniture checklist. We will break down pieces of baby nursery furniture by task so you can decide which infant furniture and baby gear to purchase.
Safety comes first, but car seats can also be made more comfortable and even entertaining with car seat accessories for your baby. When you strap your little one into his car seat, whether it is for that first ride home from the hospital or a trip to the supermarket, make the trip more pleasant for you and your baby with the right car seat accessories.
Parents need to invest in a baby furniture crib set before their newborn makes his initial appearance. Having a baby furniture crib set already installed will help prevent unnecessary stress and allow parents to be as prepared as possible for their newborn. Experienced parents will tell first-time parents that a crib is the most essential item on a baby furniture list. The best way to make sure you have all the necessary items for a new baby is to invest in a crib set. Below is a list of possible baby furniture items needed to complete your crib set.