Baby Gear

  • Is your baby monitor a safety threat by hackers?

    As parents, we do whatever we can to keep our children safe. We baby-proof the home, investigate caregivers, research everything from cribs to car seats for the highest safety ratings and more. Did you know, however, that one of the very products designed to keep watch on your little one(s) may instead be making your family vulnerable to predators?

  • Toy safety -- finding hidden dangers in the toy box

    Kids can hardly wait to see what toys are in those package. Parents anticipate delight and hours of happy play. Knowing what to look for as you're choosing the perfect toy for a child can prevent injuries over the holidays and in the months to come. Use these tips as a safety guide both as you sort through your child's toys and when you head out shopping for new ones.

  • 2012 best books list for young readers

    If you're looking for a gift idea for a child this holiday season, how about the gift of imagination? Take a peek at 2012s "best books" list and inspire a love of adventure, mystery, discovery and wonder.

  • Baby Safety Oopsie Daisy

    Have you ever had a baby safety "oopsie daisy"? They happen more than you know. Instead of beating yourself up, other parents go through this every day. What lessons have you learned? See what this mom has to say!

  • Your car seat safety checklist

    Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. Is your child's car seat as safe as it should be? Give it a 15-minute checkup and make sure your kids are buckled in safely!

  • Fisher Price Portable Booster Seat

    Reviewer's Name: 
    heatherz

    This was one of my favorite products as a new mom and also the second time around. It is washable, easy to fold up and take with you, or even just keep in the trunk of your car.

    Rating: 
    6 - Highly recommend
  • Sunglasses and Kids -- Do They Protect or Not?

    If your family loves to be out in the sun, at the beach or on the ski slope, sunglasses become an essential part of your day. Do they actual do what they're supposed to do or not?

  • Beyond Pink vs Blue

    Following some friend requests, and just aiming at sharing information in case someone finds it useful, I finally created a blog with ideas about maternity and children: games, baby science, useful pu

  • Green Nurseries -- Detoxify and Protect Your Baby

    Are you eager to get started on the baby's room and get it all put together? As you're planning, consider one additional step -- using environmentally-friendly products.

  • FDA Behind in Banning BPA in Baby Bottles and Sippy Cups

    The FDA announced in July 2012 that baby bottles and sippy cups can no longer contain bisphenol-A. This comes after manufacturers had already phased out the chemical in these products due to safety concerns and consumer pressure. Why was the FDA late to the party?

  • Crib Safety Standards

    Shopping for cribs or bought one recently? New safety rules for full and non-full-size cribs will affect parents nation-wide.

  • It's Illegal to Sell Expired Baby Food in California and Other Head Shaking Laws

    Wasn't selling expired baby food always illegal? Apparently not. Until the dawning of 2012, it was apparently legal for retailers to sell expired baby food and baby formula in California.

  • How to Select a Safe Baby Crib / Baby Bed

    A baby crib is most likely at the top of your list of things you will need for your new baby. With all of the different styles and features, it can be a daunting task to pick the safest and best crib for your new family member.

  • Rear Facing Car Seats

    A rear facing car seat is used for the child under the age of one and it faces the back of the vehicle. Rear facing has been proven to be the safest position for any child as long as they are in the weight limit of the seat and their head is under the top of the seat by one inch or more.

  • Baby Stuff: What Do You Need?

    Just what exactly do babies really need? And here's the mercenary question we all asked when we saw the price tags -- how much can we expect other people to buy for us?

  • Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo

    Reviewer's Name: 
    CJWilkes

    Fisher Price Jumperoo is highly recommended! Great fun and quality that lasts.

    Rating: 
    6 - Highly recommend
  • Bumbo Baby Sitter

    Reviewer's Name: 
    CJWilkes

    Bumbo Baby Sitter - great investment. Does require supervision!

    No assembly required. Easy to clean! It is excellent for young 3 mo. - 4 year olds! My children use it to watch TV. I use it to help feed baby. It helps if you have a high chair and baby wobbles around. Very simple product, but for me it has been a life saver! Great investment!

    Cons:

    Rating: 
    5
  • Choosing Baby Skin Care Products

    What we put on baby's skin is important. And not just for the first few weeks. Here are some quick facts:

  • Evenflo Triumph Advance LX Convertible Car Seat

    Reviewer's Name: 
    Hooch

    Convertible car seat by Evenflo - highly rated for ease of use, comfort, and safety!

    I wouldn't use this with a newborn since I wouldn't be comfortable with the amount of recline (not that much).

    Rating: 
    5
  • Most Hazardous Car Seats of 2011

    You chose a safe car seat that fit your car, your budget, and your child. Did it come with an unwelcome guest? Dangerous chemical additives could be onboard!