LouLou LOLLIPOP offers teethers, clips, and organic baby blankets

Loulou LOLLIPOP is a brand of premium silicone teething accessories and luxury baby blankets and sheets designed in Canada. The brand was established in 2015 when the founder was unable to find any accessories that she liked and could wear that were baby-proof. She decided to design and make her own and asked her twin sister to join her in the business. Loulou LOLLIPOP first started as a handmade business on Etsy and has grown into an international brand with products available in department stores and national chains, as well as in small boutique shops. Her teething daughter’s destruction of …

Bets & Emy introduces wipes that are hypoallergenic and 99.9% water

Bets & Emy makes soft and strong wipes that are 99.9% water and 0.1% citrus extract. Emily Frazer, CPSM, began developing her wipes after the birth of her son, Archie, who has a full head of red hair and very sensitive skin. After discovering how many chemicals were in the baby wipes she was using—even the “natural, fragrance free” baby wipes she trusted—she believed they were part of Archie’s diaper rash issues. Her search for a better alternative began. Today Bets & Emy wipes are paraben free, soft and strong, contain no fragrances or oils, and are safe for all skin …

baby blue giraffe nail files designed just for baby

Baby Blue Giraffe nail files are the first nail file designed with baby’s delicate nails in mind. Just a few quick strokes a couple times a week is all that is needed to prevent a baby from scratching himself. Safe and easy to use, the nail file means parents no longer have to use sharp clippers or cover a baby’s hands to prevent scratching. Made from genuine Czech glass, Baby Blue Giraffe’s files eliminate worries about Chinese glass which may contain heavy metals or toxins. Unlike rough emery board nail files, Baby Blue Giraffe ensures filing is accomplished more quickly …

3 Common New Parent Questions

(Family Features) Almost every new parent knows the feeling: It’s 2 a.m., you’re bleary-eyed and you want nothing more than everyone to get some sleep. However, you’re up, and so is your new baby. Though most parents wish their little one could tell them what’s keeping him or her awake, sometimes there’s no clear answer. To help parents who are looking for answers to the questions that keep them awake, including those regarding poop, sleep and tummy time, the experts at KinderCare, who’ve been caring for new babies for almost 50 years, offer this advice. 1. Why is my baby’s …

Want to Raise a Confident, Adventurous Child?

(Family Features) From taking steps toward the stairs to learning that bubbles don’t taste good, exploration is a part of development for babies and young children. While it’s an exciting time, it also can be coupled with anxiety and hesitation as parents find themselves saying “no” or jumping in when a baby discovers a new space. An Open for Adventure survey from Babyganics found a majority of parents (69 percent) believe a child can learn to be more confident if he or she is allowed to explore freely as a baby. However, letting go doesn’t always come naturally to parents. …

Want an amazing secret to Build Your Baby’s Brain?

3 indoor activities to encourage fun and education (Family Features) Being stuck inside with a baby during the colder months can leave even the most seasoned parents feeling a bit stir-crazy. Consider these activity ideas from Ann Fisher, an award-winning teacher at KinderCare, that you and your baby can do together no matter the weather or where you’re traveling. Because these ideas involve materials you likely already have at home, that means you can entertain baby without going out to buy new toys or materials. “The important thing is to show your baby how excited you are to teach them …

Hug More, Stress Less

(Family Features) Whether circumstances are good or bad, exciting or stressful, there are several simple ways to improve emotional and mental fitness. As one example, sharing a hug with a loved one has been found to boost immune system responses, help fight disease and increase overall health, according to an article published by “The Guardian.” Hugs increase serotonin, which is the body’s natural antidepressant, can be a natural sleep aid and help reduce stress and anxiety. However, according to the article, hugs are on the decline. Among the reasons for this decline in hugging are busy schedules and the prevalence …

Talking Turkey Thanksgiving Facts & Figures

117 Million-Number of households across the nation-all potential gathering places for people to celebrate the holiday. 28-Number of places in the US named Plymouth, as in Plymouth Rock, the landing site of the first Pilgrims. 3.8 Billion Dollars-Forecast receipts to farmers from turkey sales. 1.3-Retail cost per pound from a frozen turkey in December. Which state leads the US in the production of turkeys? Minnesota Which state produces the most cranberries? Wisconsin Which state produces the most sweet potatoes? North Carolina Which state produces the most green beans? Wisconsin Why did the cranberries turn red? They saw the Turkey Dressing. Happy …

Common New Parent Questions

(Family Features) Almost every new parent knows the feeling: It’s 2 a.m., you’re bleary-eyed and you want nothing more than everyone to get some sleep. However, you’re up, and so is your new baby. Though most parents wish their little one could tell them what’s keeping him or her awake, sometimes there’s no clear answer. To help parents who are looking for answers to the questions that keep them awake, including those regarding poop, sleep and tummy time, the experts at KinderCare, who’ve been caring for new babies for almost 50 years, offer this advice. 1. Why is my baby’s …

Winter Rompers are TOG rated

ergoPouch says babies sleep better in natural fibers An Australian company, ergoPouch is renowned for high quality, innovative, and award-winning Swaddles Sleeping Bags, Sleep Suit Bags, Winter Rompers, and Layers (PJ’s/Rompers) all made from natural fibers for safe & comfortable sleeps. Babies sleep better in natural fibers for the simple reason that they improve breathability and keep the body at an even temperature. And it’s for this reason that all ergoPouch products are made using natural breathable fibers including organic cotton and bamboo. All ergoPouch products are TOG (warmth) rated to suit every temperature and season and convertible for multi-functionality. …