Baby Proofing – Holiday Edition

I’m actually shocked how many potential baby safety issues can arise during the holidays, especially as we put up more decorations and trimmings that are not necessarily baby or toddler proof.  It all depends on the type of decorations you ultimately use but in general here are standard things to keep an eye out for…

New Fathers – An overlooked niche

As a new father (for the second time that is ) I’m actually shocked that with the quickly growing trend of more involved fathers and stay at home dads, the marketing and baby product industry hasn’t caught up!  This niche of isolated and overlooked new fathers hasn’t been filled yet and honestly it’s beyond me. …

Baby Strollers – A thought

Baby trolleys or strollers – they are more than a wagon to carry your baby from A to B – oh let me count the way.  In fact I am considering carrying them around long after my baby grows up, they are simply so convenient that I honestly don’t know how I lived without them. …

The story of a sleep routine & manipulation

Been there twice, hated them both times – I truly do not envy anyone who goes through the sleep routine phase with their babies.  It’s hard; it gets ugly and there no clear winners in the short term.  In the long term though you will wish you had done it earlier…much earlier.  There are tons…

Play pens vs. travel cots

For those who can afford (price-wise and more importantly space-wise) play pens and baby cots, you are the lucky few – God speed and good luck.  As for the rest of us who find them both redundant but not sure which one to get here are some things to consider if you have to decide…

Babies eating real food

It might be pricey to get formula for babies these days – especially organic formula that reduces the amount of heavy chemicals and extra fortified nutrients, but man is it ever easier than cooking real food for them.  Babies will need to start solid somewhere between 10-15 months, and although milk will continue to be…

Stress-free Baby proofing

New parents can easily go overboard in trying to protect and control everything around their new baby, and that is understandable.  This still applies to those who have other children but maybe to slightly lesser extent.  It is hard to know when it is enough or slightly overboard when it comes to protecting or childproofing…

Organic essentials for babies

Organic, although well-meaning has become a marketing slogan in recent days, much like ”Eco-friendly”, “Green”, “Sustainable”, “Non-GMO” – with no real set of standards to manage how the term is used for retail products.   This is particularly frustrating for parents who find artificial and processed products all the more concerning for the fragile bodies of…

When is it too early to take them to daycare

This question will continue to be answered in 50 different ways; it all comes down to the parent working situation and the child’s readiness; in some cases the parent’s readiness.  Not having the luxury to extend your home stay with your child and going back to work is the only option; this can make the…

Online Shopping For Baby Products

Let’s face it – online shopping is taking over, and for good reason too.  This is especially true for parents whose lives are usually so obstructed with the needs of their kids, making online shopping much more convenient and practical than having a regular shopping spree.   This is especially true with baby products where online…