February 26th, 2013
Expecting parents really have their work cut out for them when it comes to creating a safe environment for a safer baby. Plenty of sites out there cover design tips with home security in mind but if you are still pressed for ideas on how to make the home safe don’t worry.
Listed below are some ideas for making the home even safer for the baby.
1.) Secure the cabinets and the drawers – especially under the sink in your kitchen and your bathrooms. That’s usually where the cleaning supplies and the plastic bags are kept. They sell special locks to prevent children from accessing these.
2.) Remove any objects or tables with sharp corners that your child could bump into. If you have a bookcase with a shelf that they can reach, you might need to reorganize. You don’t want your child accidentally pulling a shelf full of books down.
3.) Put in some carpets or throw rugs. When children start moving about they have a tendency to fall a lot and a carpet or rug makes for a much softer landing than a hardwood floor or linoleum.
And those are just a few ideas to make the home safe for the baby.
February 11th, 2012
Let me first congratulate you on expecting! What an exciting time and a great adventure you are about to embark on. One of the first decisions you will have to make is about the crib bedding. With so many options it is easy to become overwhelmed by the amount of choices to choose from. The first thing you need to decide is if you plan on reusing the bedding for any other children you may Read the rest of this entry »
January 10th, 2012
You’ve got a lot to think about when you’re expecting and it seems like everything’s more expensive than you thought. When you’re done looking up home security system pricing and starting a college fund you’ve got to think about beddinghere are a few items you can save on:
Bumpers: The good news is you don’t even have to buy a bumper! The bad news is that if you’ve already got one you should find out if you can take it back. Bumpers have been deemed dangerous and can even contribute to SIDSdon’t waste your cash.
Organic Cotton: This eco-friendly option is a great way to save the environment at the same time you save cash. It’s often more affordable as regular cotton and it holds up longer, too, saving you money in the long run.
Pillows: Along the same lines as bumpers, you don’t need a pillow for the crib until your baby is able to turn over on its own. The good news is that you can make your own with a pillowcase – simply fill with old T-shirts or cotton balls and save.
September 17th, 2011
Putting your nursery together can be one of the most stressful elements to having a child. As soon as you find out you are pregnant it is a good idea to immediately start with getting the nursery ready. Even if you don’t know the gender of the baby there are many things you can still do to help in getting the nursery ready. You can start by picking out the necessary furniture such as the crib and changing table and painting Read the rest of this entry »
September 16th, 2011
One of the best parts of finding out that you are going to have a baby is the fact that you will be able to begin decorating the baby’s nursery. This is a very exciting time for both mom and dad so make sure that you get both parents to be part of the planning. Having both mom and dad give ideas for the room will nurture the bonding process.
If you are one of those parents who just can’t wait to find out if you are going to have a boy or a girl then you might Read the rest of this entry »
September 12th, 2011
Setting up a nursery for your child can be a grueling but fun process. It’s important to make the environment an enjoyable and positive kind of vibe so that your child can learn to love the place where he/she sleeps.
One tip to look at is the decor of the room. Do you want your kid to live in a world of a lot of color or maybe just one base color with an offset color to give it a Read the rest of this entry »
September 8th, 2011
Sewing your baby’s bedding can be fun. It’s also a way to save money and add a personal flare to your baby’s room.
A normal bedding kit for baby includes a sheet, quilted blanket or comforter, bumpers and a bed skirt. Once you have decided on a particular theme for your baby’s room you can begin looking for a pattern and fabric. Don’t be afraid to use different patterns and different fabrics to mix and match. This way you can create a unique look that’s from the heart.
If you have a sewing machine Read the rest of this entry »