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Countdown to Baby: 7 Tips to Help You Prepare for Having a Baby

Countdown to Giving Birth

Once the excitement of your baby’s presence has set in, and your pregnancy progresses through its beautiful and sometimes challenging phases, there are many important tasks to focus on as you prepare yourself for “go-time.”
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Best Tips to Wash and Care for Plush Toys

clean stuffed toysGuest Post by Mike. 

Do you have plush toys in your house? Do you know how to properly wash and care for your child’s plush toys?

It is imperative that you understand the risk your child runs when playing with dirty toys. Research shows that objects which are frequently touched, such as cell phones, are the most infected with germs. Similarly, when it comes to kids, as compared to the surfaces of other objects, toys have been found to be worst hit by infectious germs that spread viral diseases, such as cold and flu.
The notion “prevention is better than cure” should be applied, especially when it comes to kids. It saves you time, money, and the stress you and your child go through during periods of sickness.

The following tips can save you from the discomfort dirty plush toys can cause you.

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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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