Baby Gear Articles

  • 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!

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • When There's Too Much Stuff for the Kids

    The kids' toy cupboards and dresser drawers are already spilling over, but every week you're presented more huge bags of stuff from your friends and family. How do you end this madness without hurting their feelings?

  • Safety Tips for Yard Sale Treasures

    Summertime is known for the abundance of yard and garage sales, swap meets and barter fairs. Parents and parents-to-be will be scouring, seeking and finding both bargains and treasures galore. Maximize your savings and avoid some dangerous pitfalls!

  • Cloth Diapering Basics and How-to

    Are you considering cloth diapers or just want to know more about it? To make getting started less daunting, we've put together a description of what's out there.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 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!

  • Baby Crib Options

    A baby will sleep just about anywhere, so baby crib options are mostly based on style, personal taste and functionality. Here are some descriptions of options to accommodate a sleeping baby.

  • Safety Tips for Yard Sale Treasures

    Summertime is known for the abundance of yard and garage sales, swap meets and barter fairs. Parents and parents-to-be will be scouring, seeking and finding both bargains and treasures galore. Maximize your savings and avoid some dangerous pitfalls!

  • When There's Too Much Stuff for the Kids

    The kids' toy cupboards and dresser drawers are already spilling over, but every week you're presented more huge bags of stuff from your friends and family. How do you end this madness without hurting their feelings?

  • 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?

  • Choosing a Fever Thermometer

    Dads and moms who find themselves in the drugstore trying to buy a thermometer in a hurry may be overwhelmed by their choices. The thermometer market has broadened in the last decade: While parents once had had two choices, there are now five or six.