The Bath Tub

A multi-sensorial playground to nurture baby’s development   (Family Features) From bath time to bedtime, there are a number of rituals parents participate in with their children that bring them closer together. These small acts provide a sense of security to little ones and serve as family bonding time. However, many parents do not realize these everyday moments can be more impactful than they seem. A recent JOHNSON’S Global Bath Time Report, found that 84 percent of parents say bath time is some of the best quality time they get with their child, yet many parents underestimate its power and …

Sparks for Kids creates fun mirror decals to inspire imaginations

Sparks For KidsTM creates fun and imaginative static cling mirror decals for kids. The decal designs, such as a bear face, astronaut helmet, princess crown, and lion face are designed to place on a mirror where children can see their own faces reflected through the design. Coming soon are cowboy, dinosaur, fireman, football helmet, and pirate decals. They are designed to place on any mirror to give a child a fun way to use his or her imagination. The decals are easily removable and reusable. Sparks For KidsTM can be enjoyed at home, school, daycare centers, grandma’s house, or anywhere …

ClearRinse provides mitigation of allergy symptoms

CLEARinse is an over-the- counter nasal aspirator at the forefront of innovation for allergy mitigation and symptom control, acccording to Charlotte Wenham of pNeo. It was developed by an ER pediatrician who understands the importance of clearing a blocked nose. Because a baby can’t blow its nose, the caregiver can alleviate the symptoms effectively and safely with a nasal aspirator. CLEARinse has been proven to reduce congestion caused by allergies like pollen and dust, environmental pollution, and dry air, cold/ flu, sinusitis, and post nasal drip. The device meets the American Respiratory Council’s guidelines for safe negative pressure, along with …

Crawligator® in two colors offers innovative tummy time approach

The Crawligator® is an innovative and unique way to make tummy time fun while promoting natural crawling movement on the part of a baby. Designed to move just above a hard floor surface on ball caster wheels, Crawligator is available in green or pink. Crawling is a typical part of early childhood development that starts between ages 6 amd 11 months. During this crucial time, infants use crawling to interact independently with their environment. This stage is important for developing strength, coordination, motor skills, and cognitive development. Originally created in 1969 by a major toy company, it was soon eliminated …

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 …