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How To Keep Baby Cool In A Car Seat

baby-car-seatAs much as we love and long for warm, sunny days, it can become hot inside the car presenting challenges to parents with small babies and toddlers.

Babies’ car seats are usually heavily padded and deep to protect the baby from side, rear and front impacts making them hold a lot of heat. Sometimes babies refuse to be tucked into their car seats. They also may become irritated and extremely uncomfortable when the car overheats.

The following tips will save you from having a sweaty and screaming baby in the rear of your car.

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Essential Guide: What to consider before buying a baby cot

New parents have a ton of options now for buying appropriate furniture for their baby. Baby cots are the most sought after furniture item for a newborn. These cots are specially designed to ensure that your baby has a safe sleeping space.

What is a baby cot?

Baby cots are special beds for babies to sleep in. These cots have high railings on all sides for your baby’s safety. Baby cots are bigger than bassinets and smaller than single beds. Manufacturers recommend these cots to be used for babies up to the age of 2 years. But some kids prefer to sleep in the baby cot for a little longer than that. Continue reading

Where Should Toddler Sleep When Traveling

toddler travel vacationTraveling can be a fun and relaxing activity, especially if the you and your family are going on vacation.

However, traveling with toddlers is a whole different scenario. Small children require a lot of attention, and this also applies for their sleeping patterns.

Whether the family is traveling or not, toddlers still need to nap during the day and get enough sleep at night.

A great trip with the small ones should always be mindful of their comfort and safety during sleep. Otherwise, the toddler will become cranky, and cry a lot, ruining the trip for everyone.

The sleeping arrangements will depend on the mode of travel to be used, as well as where the entire family will be staying during the trip.

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When can baby have a pillow?

I don’t baby girl no pillowknow about you, but I personally love a good pillow (or two) to help me sleep at night.  I hate sleeping flat, I find it very uncomfortable, and don’t get a good night’s sleep.

If you are like me, you may think you are denying your baby a better rest by not providing a pillow. Nevertheless, should you be giving baby a pillow?

No, you shouldn’t. 

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What Should Baby Wear to Bed?

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When choosing a baby’s attire or what he/she will wear, many factors need to be taken in to consideration.

Sometimes it’s just so hard to decide what to do for the best.  If this is a dilemma you are having, read on for some ideas to help you:


Things that you should consider as a parent are:

i) The fabric and texture of the clothing

This is to say that the clothing should feel soft on the baby’s skin and comfortable too. Continue reading

How to Successfully Pack for Baby Travel

packing baby clothesTraveling with a baby in tow can be an exhausting, overwhelming and emotional experience – whether you’re on a long-haul flight around the world or a 2 hour road trip to the next city! However, making sure you pack for traveling with your baby properly will remove a huge amount of the stress, making both yours and your baby’s journey as relaxing as possible.

Here’s how to make packing for travel with baby a total breeze.

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Top Tips for Traveling with Toddlers

toddler asleep on plane

When a toddler is coming along for a trip and car or train isn’t fast enough or capable of taking you where you want to go then flying it is.  Though most people dread sitting next to a toddler on a plane, it doesn’t have to be a nightmare for you or anyone else on board.  Here are some tips on how to make traveling with toddlers by air less stressful.
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Should You Take A Vacation With A Newborn?

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Some babies are born at vacation time, and the question is – should we go, or miss out this year and stay home?

Everyone is different, but as long as you are fit and healthy, and feel up to it, it is something I recommend.  The memories and photos you will have, even though your baby won’t remember, will stay with you for life.

Just plan your vacation well, and you should have a great time, and fond memories to look back on, or to show your baby when she is older. Continue reading

Top Tips For Vacationing With Little Ones

Traveling without kids is relatively easy, and something most people are good at, and practised at.  However, it all changes when you have a little one to consider.  Trbaby in car seataveling with babies and toddlers requires a lot more planning to ensure your hard earned break goes as well as possible.

These tips are not in any particular order, just my top tips as they have come to me. Continue reading