Crib Mattress Basics: What Is a Safe Crib Mattress?

What is a safe crib mattress?

As with any baby product, safety is the No. 1 concern when selecting a crib mattress. If there is any space between the mattress and crib frame your child could get stuck, which increases their risk of physical harm.

Babies get 13,000 – 16,000 hours of sleep in their first 3 years so you should get to know your crib mattress. From birth to age three, your child will sleep an average of 12 – 15 hours a day. Getting enough sleep is a crucial step in healthy development; your child’s crib mattress will get a lot of use. But there are some safety concerns you should be aware of when it comes to crib mattresses. So, what is a safe crib mattress? Here are some things you need to look for in order to find one.

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Is MobiGo Or Leapster Better?

Learning Toys

Board games and books are a thing of the past for many kids these days. They want educational tech toys with fun apps and games. We looked at top brands VTech and Leapfrog to find out which handheld device is the better pick.

While reading books in a circle waiting for preschool to begin, one mom, to appease her frustrated son, handed him her iPhone. I see this all the time. Like moths to a flame, all six 4-year-olds dropped their books and gathered round to see the shiny black box of flying angry birds. It was just last year that I got my first handheld, and now we’re talking tech gadgets for our computer-savvy youngsters? Whether or not you’re happy with technology’s grasp on our young children, it’s happening. Which brings up the question of which system is worth the buy. MobiGo and Leapster are the two most popular brands, but is MobiGo or Leapster better?

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As Seen on TV Toys: Boredom Busters

As Seen On TV Toys may be just the ticket to break out of a boredom rut. As Seen on TV toys for all ages.

As Seen On TV Toys may be just the ticket to break out of a boredom rut. As Seen on TV toys for all ages.

Sticking around for Spring Break this year? We’ve checked out some great As Seen on TV toys that will keep your kids entertained, no matter what the weather is outside. Sure, it’s nice to have some down time with no alarm clocks and homework checks, but when the moping starts, pull out these boredom busters and they’ll be occupied for hours.

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As Seen on TV: Seat Pets! Kids Just Got More Comfortable On Car Rides

VIDEO: Seat Pets are one As Seen on TV product that lives up to the hype. The Seat Pets stuffed animal will keep your kids happy and safe in the car. 

Are your kids commuting for long hours in the car? Planning a Spring Break road trip? Meet As Seen on TV’s most sought after Seat Pet. It’s a stuffed animal pillow that covers the seat belt and helps put an end to uncomfortable neck positions that all kids are prone to while sleeping in the back seat.

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Baby Registry Checklist: Our Picks for Big Ticket Items

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Use this baby registry checklist as a handy guide to make sure you have everything you need for baby.

Are you ready to fill your nest with baby essentials, but aren’t sure where to start? Top baby stores like Buy Buy Baby and Babies R Us can be overwhelming for new parents. The shelves are stocked sky high with competing brands and a wide range of price points. You may have a list of go-to items you know you’ll need, but which brand do you choose for the big ticket items?

Let us help you decide with this baby registry checklist of go-to brands for newborns. We’re here to make preparing for baby a little bit easier.

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Save Money On Baby Expenses With Bulk Purchases & Subscriptions

save money on baby expenses

Babies cost you a lot of money, but buying in bulk and signing up for subscription deliveries can help save money on baby expenses.

Worried about how much your new bundle of joy is going to cost? You aren’t alone. Most expectant moms and dads know that babies can be expensive, especially during the first year. As a new mom I learned that buying in bulk can really save money on baby expenses and increase convenience.

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Alternatives For the Favorite Graco Giraffe Baby Swing

graco giraffe baby swing

While the Graco giraffe baby swing has been discontinued, Graco remains a leader for infant swings.

Did you know that Graco created the first wind-up infant swing in 1954? Yep. The Swyngomatic was a huge hit and Graco sold millions of them. 60 years later, the swing has become so much more than an old wind-up seat. Graco has earned its reputation as a go-to brand for baby gear. Every year they develop new products with new technology and memorable design. Many moms especially loved the Graco giraffe motif baby swing. The giraffe print has since been discontinued, but three new sophisticated styles adorn their Soothing Center product line. Plush head rests, trendy seat covers and a matching swaddle blanket (included) create a nest of warmth and safety.

It doesn’t get more comfortable than this.

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Votes Are In: These Are the Best Baby Swings On the Market

best baby swings on the market

The best baby swings on the market are safe, portable, and keep baby happy while you need to put him down for a few minutes.

Your baby has arrived! After months of anticipation you can finally hold your little one in your arms, gaze at her little face as you rock her back and forth…and back and forth, and back and forth.

You’ve probably realized by now that your new baby likes to stay moving! Is all the bouncing, swaying and pacing leaving you tired and without a break? Check out these baby swings, voted by Viewpoints reviewers as the best swings on the market. Investing in one of our top picks will give your arms back to you for a little while, and will keep your little one safe (and soothed!) so you can go and fix yourself a sandwich.

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Give Your Kids Space to Create: Pottery Barn Kids Carolina Craft Table and Ikea MALA Easel

The Pottery Barn Kids Carolina Craft Table and the IKEA kids easel will help you keep kids occupied and their craft projects contained.

The Pottery Barn Kids Carolina Craft Table and the IKEA kids easel will help you keep kids occupied and their craft projects contained.

In my experience as a  parent of preschoolers, every house needs a designated kid area for glitter glue projects, finger painting, and those other big ideas that involve scissors, Elmers, and lots (and lots) of Scotch tape. Here’s where these two top-rated pieces of furniture come in to play. They are designed for kids in size and functionality and will fit in any empty corner of your home.

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