Best Pacifiers For Breastfed Babies

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Using pacifiers has many advantages such as soothing a cranky baby: “buying” time until the next feeding, addressing your newborn baby’s strong suck reflex and reducing the likelihood of SIDS.

The question on many nursing mothers’ mind? “What is the best pacifier for breastfed babies?” Parent’s have lots of concerns about pacifers. Are they sanitary? Will there be orthodontic problems in the future? And, will a pacifier cause my baby “nipple confusion” or interfere with breastfeeding?” Find out what our nursing parents consider to be the best pacifier for breastfed babies.

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What To Do For a Car Seat Recall

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Safety is number one when it comes to your kids, so what do you need to do to stay safe when there’s a car seat recall?

Is your baby’s car seat being recalled?

When baby is on the way we search and search for the best car seat trusting it will keep our precious cargo safe while on the road. What happens though when the brand you trusted with the safety of your infant suddenly announces a car seat recall? Just last week one of the most trusted car seat manufacturers, Graco, issued a huge recall of 3.8 million car seats due to a faulty buckle.

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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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Similac Sensitive Reviews: Well-Received By Babies and Moms

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Similac Sensitive reviews prove that moms love Similac Sensitive for feeding babies with lactose intolerance and sensitive tummies.

Just like developmental milestones being different for every baby, the nutritional needs can also vary too. While on average babies will be fine with a traditional baby formula, many others have digestive difficulties that require a more specialized baby formula. While all babies have fussy and gassy periods, persistent gassiness could be a symptom to a digestive problem. One of the most prevalent digestive problems infants tend to have is being lactose intolerant or having a lactose sensitivity.

One of the first solutions is to try is a sensitive baby formula that is easier to digest. Similac Sensitive for Fussiness and Gas is a popular sensitive baby formula that is also fairly highly rated (89/100 based on almost 300 reviews). It is a milk-based baby formula, but Similac Sensitive is lactose free and contains proteins that are further broken down to help aid digestion and reduce the gassiness. Similac Sensitive is a specialized formula, but it still contains the Similac Early Shied nutrients that promote healthy brain, eye and immune system development.

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Save Money On Baby Expenses With Bulk Purchases & Subscriptions

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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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Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel: A New Favorite

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It’s a twist on an old favorite — baby oil. Viewpoints checks out Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel and discovers people of all ages like to use it — as a moisturizer, sunburn soother, even an eye make-up remover.

Winter cold and dry heat bring on dry chapped skin for babies, especially those with sensitive skin. Johnson’s Baby Oil has been a staple in cupboards for decades. A newer addition to the Johnson family, is the Baby Oil Gel, which is featured in Glamour Magazine as one of “four ways to get softer all over” by locking in up to ten times more moisture. If it works for Glamour Magazine, could it work for your baby (and you)?

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Dangerous Bath Toys

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Are your child’s baby bath toys endangering your child’s life? There are some dangerous bath toys you’ll want to avoid to keep your child safe.

From a very young age bath time is a special time. Babies enjoy the water and one on one time with their caregiver. Kids pretend play in the tub acting like mermaids or pirates. Adults relax with a good book, glass of wine or bubbles. January was National Bath Safety Month so it’s a good time to look around the bathroom and get rid of the most dangerous bath tub toys so children can continue their pretend play safely.

The bathroom can be a magical place for your children where they can swim like mermaids, captain a ship, play like pirates and get clean all at the same time. But there can be many “sharks” in the water in the form of dangerous bath toys, containing chemicals like phthalates, BPA or harboring mold, mildew and other bacteria.

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Worst Jogging Strollers

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Running with your baby can be great exercise, but you want to make sure you don’t choose any of the strollers that our reviewers say are the worst out there. Image courtesy flickr user: username Ed Yourdon

Having a new baby can make it hard to find the time to workout, which is why many moms and dads turn to the jogging stroller. It’s an easy way to get the baby out of the house, and you on your feet, but you want to avoid what our health conscious jogging parents found to be the worst of jogging stroller. From bent frames to ribbed fabric, reviewers found that it’s important to do your research before purchasing a jogging stroller that will help you stay fit and keep your child safe.

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Alternatives For the Favorite Graco Giraffe Baby Swing

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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

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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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