Jul 23

Do you put your child or baby on a safety seat while traveling on the plane? If you haven’t been doing so, then we think you should read Huffington Post’s passenger safety article about traveling safely with your kids when flying. The columnist notes some instances or news when the parents in a plane crash survived but not the child who was only on the parent’s lap and not restrained in a safety seat or any child restraining system during the said flight. There were also instances when children survived in a plane crash and they were found in their safety seats.

The National Transportation Safety Board or NTSB has been urging all passengers to be restrained in separate seats during take-offs, turbulence, and landing – and this doesn’t exclude children.

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the FAA has also recommended safety seats for babies and children on the plane because it’s safe compared to just holding your child on your lap. It’s really worth the investment to buy your child or baby a safety seat, which by the way, you can check on the plane without a fee. Yes, airlines don’t charge parents or anyone checking a car seat on the plane.

If you don’t want to hassle bringing a carseat to the plane or airport, you can opt to buy a Child Aviation Restraint System (CARE) instead. It easily fits into a 6-inch purse, and adjusts to fit airplane seats. It can be used for kids one to four years old. You can check it out on Kidsflysafe.com.


Feb 17

Baby’s can be expensive; that’s nothing new. But could you be cutting corners on items like clothing, diapers, and baby food?  Some parents say you can. Check out these 10 tips for saving money on baby items.


Feb 17

Winter can dry everyone’s skin out, even the most youthful amongst us. Fortunately, there are some great products out there that will help bring much-needed relief to your baby. Check out Momformation’s article on Help for Baby’s Dry Winter Skin.


Feb 13

Are you expecting a baby and looking for the right high chair? Or maybe you already have a baby and you’re looking for something a little better than what you already have. Check out iVillage’s shopping guide called Which High Chair is Right for You.


Feb 7

If your family has a baby rattle from the Lee Carter Co., you will want to learn more about this recall. The rattles, sold in craft stores nationwide, have been said to have a small handle that is a choking hazard. They cost around $4 and have been on sale for the last decade. If your child has one, take it away from him or her and return it to the store for a full refund.


Feb 6

It seems as though women are choosing to have their babies at home these days. From 2004 to 2009, the number of women opting out of what has become tradition, a hospital birth, has increased by 29 percent. Would you ever have a baby at home?


Jan 27

When you have a baby, you want to share it with the world, but how can you do it in a special, unique way? By making your own announcements, of course!  Here are nine creative birth announcements you can customize for your big day.


Jan 25

Babies and exercise aren’t exactly two things that go together, but they can with this stroller burn workout from BabyZone.  You’ll walk, jog, lift, and lunge your way to a great body!

 


Jan 23

Having a baby can cost you big bucks, but there is one way to prevent your bundle of joy from becoming one big financial burden? What is it? Check out How to Baby-Proof Your Bank Account from Modern Mom.


Jan 23

Losing weight after having a baby can seem like one of the hardest things you’ve ever done. Not only does it require exercising, eating right, and taking care of yourself, but you have to do it while taking care of another person. But it’s not impossible. Check out how these real moms lost weight after baby.


Jan 22

When celeb couple Beyonce and Jay-Z gave birth to a baby girl last week, proud papa Jay-Z went right to the studio to write a song for little Blue Ivy. But he’s not the first famous dad to do so. Check out these other songs that were written by famous musician dads for their kids.


Jan 21

When you have a baby and you take a trip, you may end up packing everything but the kitchen sink. And of course, when you get to your destination you realize you have ten different teddy bears, but there’s not a sippy cup  in sight. Don’t let yourself be a victim to poor organization! Check out this traveling with baby packing checklist.


Jan 20

New moms have a rough job: they have to keep track of everything their baby does while recovering from nine months of pregnancy and an agonizing childbirth. Imagine getting a little help with at least one of these things. Check out these cool apps for new moms that help you keep track of everything from feedings to your baby’s sleep habits.


Jan 19

It may be cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop exercising. If you’re hesitant to get outside with your baby, check out these winter fitness tips for moms and babies. They’ll help you burn calories and get some fresh air, even in January!


Jan 19

Do you know someone named Jolene or Mandy? Have you ever wondered how they got their names? It could just be a coincidence, but it’s quite possible Dolly Parton and Barry Manilow had a little something to do with it.  If you’re looking for a “rockin’ name” for your baby, check out these names based on popular songs.


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