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Everything Baby ClothesWhen a mother first announces her pregnancy, she can often be overwhelmed with well-meaning advice, offers of baby clothes, and endless anecdotes and wise words.  For a first time mother it can be daunting to navigate the world of baby clothes amid conflicting advice.

A newborn baby has a fairly empty diary and will mainly be kept warm and indoors for the first few months, bar the occasional trip out.  Comfort is of the essence and there is no need for anything but the most comfortable and comforting of garments for a new and sleepy baby.  It goes without saying that most parents will be doing more laundry than usual when they have a baby so it is also useful to have several spare outfits to hand.  New babies can suffer from reflux, or throw up milk at the most unexpected times.  A baby has no respect for whether they have just been bathed and changed.  Nappy changes are frequent and necessary, as are fresh outfits.

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Dutch Strollers 101: Getting to Know the Brands

 

Choosing a baby stroller can be overwhelming, especially for first time parents. Too many brands to choose from, too many makes and models . . . in a variety of price ranges. What’s the best choice for your family? My advice is to do your research, look into the advantages and disadvantages of each, and consider your needs and your budget.

In today’s guest post, writer Liese Bokdam gives you an overview of different Dutch Strollers brands and the history of each. It’s an interesting topic, and I hope you enjoy learning.
                                                                            – DP

 

Guest Post by Liese Bokdam .

There’s a Dutch saying “use your brain if you lack the muscle”. This definitely holds for a small country like Holland, where they mostly have to depend on knowledge and design capabilities to be successful in the modern world. The stroller branch is a perfect example that this is far from impossible. Not many people know this, but a lot of popular strollers have Dutch roots. This article will discuss these strollers, and take a look at what could be the next rising Dutch stroller.

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Green Living: How to Choose Non-Toxic Toys for Your Baby

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wooden baby toyChoosing eco-conscious toys for your baby allows you to not only help your own family, but help the planet as well. Evaluate a toy before you buy, and consider the material the toy is made from, the workmanship or design and basic safety compliance before you make the purchase. Buying from independent toy companies instead of huge foreign conglomerates will increase the likelihood that the toy you purchase is a good quality item.

Choose Organic Fabrics

Look for plush animals and other cloth toys that are made from organic fabric; organics like wool, cotton and bamboo are grown without harmful pesticides. Organic fabrics are also either naturally colored or dyed with natural materials instead of synthetics, so baby won’t be exposed to chemicals. Fabric toys of any type that are made with organic materials make ideal first toys for baby, and are also good choices for older babies and toddlers. Teething babies chew on everything, so offering organic options can set your mind at ease.  Look for the certified organic tag to be sure you are purchasing true organic  fabric items.

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Diaper Bag Essentials

diaper bag checklistBaby can’t stay home all the time. Sometimes, mom wants to go shopping or head over to the local park for a little fun in the sun. Whether you’re going to run errands, or you’re going to church, there are a few diaper bag essentials you should bring with it. They will make those poop-tastic emergencies so much easier to handle. [continue reading…]

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