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A baby sling offers many advantages. Baby slings, unlike strollers or back carriers, allow your baby to be face-to-face with you, which encourages conversation between you and your baby. They are extremely versatile and can be used to carry all different ages of babies, from newborns to toddlers. Baby carriers and slings come in many shapes, sizes and styles, but they are all excellent ways to carry and connect with your baby.
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.
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.
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.
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
It's important to have a hands-free way to carry your baby, but with all the baby slings and baby carriersavailable, how do you know which is best for you and your little one? Baby slings and baby carriers both have the same basic function, but achieve it in different ways. Some parents will prefer a sling, while other parents will prefer a traditional baby carrier, or they may even choose to purchase both and use them for different times and purposes. Before you get swamped with all the baby gear options available, read the following points to help you decide if baby slings, baby carriers or both will best fit the needs of you and your baby.
Carrying a baby in a sling, also referred to as baby wearing, has many benefits. Baby slings keep your hands free while providing your child with a soothing environment that mimics the womb. Baby carriers make parenting a lot easier because they let you be close to your baby while keeping your hands free. Learning how to tie a baby sling takes a bit of practice, but doing it correctly will keep your baby safe and snug and will distribute the weight evenly across your back, allowing you to wear your baby for long periods of time. When shopping for carriers, consider the positives of using a baby sling. With our tips, you can learn to tie one properly and easily integrate it into your parenting style.
Choosing the best baby gifts for new moms can be tricky, but every mother needs a few key items to help make the first weeks and months of parenthood a little easier. While a new mom may be thankful for all the baby supplies she receives, some will help her so much in her new role that she will be eternally grateful.
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.
Baby carriers are great for so many reasons. Wearing your baby lets you be close to them while also keeping your hands free. Baby backpacks and carriers are one of the safest ways to take your little one out because they keep your child right there with you and they are perfect for activities such as hiking, riding public transportation and gardening. Let us help you find a baby carrier that will complement your parenting style.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Baby showers are fun celebrations that give friends and family the opportunity to show excitement for the new arrival with an abundance of baby gifts. Baby showers are also very helpful to new parents, as they can provide them with baby essentials and fun luxuries. If you are wondering what baby gifts to spoil the new parents with at your next baby shower, then let us give you some ideas.
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.