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Bottles leaking (Playtex, MAM, Avent, Tommee Tippee, Nanobebe)

Baby or infant feeding times can often be stressful with a fussing baby. It becomes more frustrating when your bottles from leading brands, e.g. Playtex, MAM, Avent, Tommee Tippee, Nanobee, or Medela are leaking.  Reasons for baby bottle leaks can include improper assembly, wrong nipple size, the temperature of the liquid in the bottle or …

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How to Clean High Chair Straps (including Popular Brands’ Models)

Feeding times can sometimes be quite a mess. Especially when you have a little one who insists on smearing food everywhere! Cleaning the high chair might be easy enough, but cleaning its straps can be a challenge if they’re non-removable or if there are stubborn stains, or if they have mold. Here’s a quick answer …

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How Many Nursing Pads Do I Need? (Complete Guide)

If you’re planning to breastfeed your baby, you may be wondering about nursing pads. Also known as breast pads, these items are inserted into your nursing bra to prevent leakage from seeping through to your shirt, creating embarrassing milk stains! And you may be asking: How Many Nursing Pads Do I Need a Day? Depending …

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Are High Chair Trays Dishwasher Safe? (11 Popular Brands Explained)

High chairs can become very messy quickly! While wiping them down often solves most of the mess, putting the trays into the dishwasher would be a bonus. In this article, you can find out if you can do so in general and also regarding the most popular brands. Not all high chair trays are dishwasher …

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Do Breast Pads Expire? popular brands – Lansinoh, Medela, Pigeon Covered

Breast pads are among the most popular gifts at baby showers. In fact, an expectant mother might receive more than she needs. That means there are leftovers. This can leave you wondering if your breast pads expire? Breast pads are usually individually wrapped which means they won’t expire or spoil if they’re stored correctly. Keep …

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How to Warm Baby Bottles (ALL Popular Brands Covered)

As a new parent, I found it very frustrating dealing with my fussing daughter which happened many times when she was hungry. A warm bottle of milk is one of the quickest ways to give your little one some comfort. But, how do you warm bottles considering the many different options that exist?  I’ll share …

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When to Stop Using Baby Detergent (for example Dreft) – FULL Guide

Normal detergent can be rough on a baby’s soft skin and many parents choose to wash their little one’s stuff with milder detergent. Laundry days with a baby in the house can seem endless when doing separate washes. Here’s the Answer to When to Stop Using Baby Detergent Parents are advised to use baby detergent …

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Do You Need A Mattress For A Pack N Play? (Debate Solved)

Pack and Plays are one of those items that should be on every new parent’s must-have list. They serve two major functions: keeping your little one contained in an area, and teaching them to keep themselves busy. But there’s a debated topic. Answer to if you need a mattress for a (Graco) Pack and Play Yes! …

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Should Dads REALLY Cut the Umbilical Cord? (In-Depth Guide)

Are you a father facing the prospect of your baby’s birth and you’re wondering if you should cut the umbilical cord, perhaps to meet expectations? When you feel you “should” be doing something it becomes a loaded question. Cutting the cord could be a symbolic gesture and while some fathers may want to perform this …

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How to Announce Baby Registry on Facebook (Detailed Guide)

Setting up your baby registry and figuring out how to announce it on social media, e.g. Facebook, can leave you feeling uncomfortable. You might even feel that you’re coming across as greedy. The truth, however, is that many people prefer a gift registry to narrow down the items that are needed. While there’s no such …

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How to Prevent Car Seat Marks on Leather – Tips and Tricks

Are you wondering how to prevent car seat marks on leather? You’re not alone. There are other parents out there that experience scuff marks on their vehicle’s leather seating. Fortunately leather is a strong fabric that can withstand chafing from the bottom of baby car seats. However, the marks on your car seats can be …

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Not so Tacky Ways to Announce Registry Without Baby Shower

It’s only natural for your family and friends to expect a baby shower to be hosted when you’re pregnant. But, sometimes this doesn’t work out for a number of reasons (during Covid or afterward) and you may be wondering how to announce a baby registry without a baby shower, without being tacky! By simply telling …

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131 Great Name Ideas for Third Child – Boys and Girls

Congratulations if you’re expecting your third child! By now parenting should be as easy as one-two-three but are you battling to find a great name for your third baby? Believe me, finding names for a third requires some out-of-the-box thinking! But why? You’ve used up your favorites with your first two children and even if …

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Why Does My Dad Hate Me? (EVERYTHING You Need to Know!)

Growing up with a toxic father can have a devastating effect on anyone. You may be wondering constantly, even for years why your dad hates you. It may leave a person believing they were not good enough from as early as their childhood. Constant shouting and bouts of verbal abuse can have severe psychological effects …

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Should Newborn Babies Wear Hats and for how long after birth?

How many times do you see a photograph of a newborn baby wearing a sweet bonnet or soft cap after birth? Babies wearing hats have always been a traditional practice but should newborns really wear a hat? This is a question many modern parents are asking and medical experts are in two minds about this …

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How Many Baby Bottles (and Nipples) Do I Need? ULTIMATE Guide

Babies need so many items and trying to decide which ones and how many of each can get you frazzled! From diapers to baby rompers, and crib sheets, the list seems never-ending. And, then there’s the question: how many baby bottles and nipples do I really need? Bottle feeding is one area of parenting that …

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Do Child Actors Go to School? Options & Child Celebrity Examples

If your child has recently been lucky enough to land their first acting role, you might be delighted and concerned at the same time. Delighted because their talent is finally being showcased and concerned because it raises the question if child actors go to school? I have great news for you: there are several options …

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How Many Bibs Do You Need? Avoid The Spills, Plan Ahead!

Sooner or later you’ll find out that a good question to ask is: how many bibs do you need? If you’re new to parenting, you’ll discover very soon mealtimes aren’t as tidy and organized as they used to be pre-baby time. Mealtimes with babies are messy. Food gets everywhere. On the baby, on the clothes, …

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9 Ways to Baby Proof Drawers Without Drilling – Keeping Your Baby Out of Drawers Safely

Life as a parent becomes a whole new ball game when your baby starts to crawl and then walk. Suddenly areas in the home become a safety hazard. You begin wondering how to baby-proof drawers without drilling holes into them! You need to secure the stairs, remove precious stuff from tables and stop your curious …

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Should Babies Wear Socks to Bed? (Newborns, Infants, Toddlers)

New parents can find all the rules about baby care very daunting. There’s the way your parents did it, there’s the way the internet says you should do it and then there are the mountains of tips coming in from all your friends. The many do’s and don’ts include the age-old question: should babies wear …

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Softee Dough vs Play-Doh – Your Complete Comparison

Play dough is a hit with the kids because it’s a fun, pliable substance that children can use to make various shapes. Today, I’ll be giving you a comparison of Softee Dough vs Play-Doh which is two of the most popular brands on the market. In this article, I’ll introduce you to these amazing products …

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Why Do My Dr. Brown’s Bottles Leak and How Can I Fix Them?

Are you one of those parents asking why Dr.Brown’s bottles leak and how you can fix this problem? Is your kitchen cupboard full of feeding bottles for your baby? If you’re anything like other parents, you’ve tried a range of feeding bottle brands. Some you like, others you don’t. Your baby loves Dr. Brown’s bottles …

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How Many Baby Sleeping Bags Do I Really Need? Age, Occasions Matter!

Based on my personal experience of nearly 3 years as a dad, having more baby sleeping bags is better than only having one. Listing all the things your little one needs can be quite exhausting. And what about how many sleeping bags do I need? In this article, I’ll give you (at some points even …

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Baby Registry Greeting – How To Write One (+ 5 Sample Welcome Messages)

It’s time to plan your baby shower and you’ve been advised to put together a list of all the baby goodies you would like gifted. Putting together a baby registry is fun and easy. But what do you say in your baby registry greeting to family and friends or guests without seeming greedy? Everybody who …

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How to Prevent Diaper Blowouts – Effective Tips From a Dad (Who Knows)

How often have you walked into your baby’s nursery and you know there’s been a blowout before you even look into the crib? Your baby’s either screaming or the smell knocks you sideways! So how do you prevent diaper blowouts effectively? My own daughter has had her fair shares of diaper blowouts so I sympathize …

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Do High Chairs Need a Footrest? – And the Best Ones with Footrest

Has your baby reached that cute stage where they’re beginning to feed themselves? As adorable as it is, you may have realized feeding your baby is no longer a chore that can happen with a fidgety baby on your lap! It might be time to invest in a high chair. Some questions that should come …

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Does Baby Shampoo or Baby Wash Expire? Find out incl. Popular product’s Expiration

It’s only natural to want to check if your baby’s products are still good to use. So you obviously wonder: does the baby shampoo or baby wash I bought expire? Food products are required to have expiry dates stamped on their packaging. But you may be surprised to find most shampoos and conditioners, including your …

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How Many Crib or Bassinet Sheets Do I Need – More Than Less is Better

You’ve got the crib or bassinet and now you’re figuring out how many crib or bassinet sheets you need. Crib and bassinet bedding is essential if you want to keep your baby snug and cosy while sleeping. The type of bedding you need is one challenge but the next challenge is deciding how many sheets …

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Packing Cubes for Diaper Bag – Best Investment and How to Organize

What is one of the first things people start telling you when they hear you’re having a baby soon? They talk about saying goodbye to your own time, whether it’s time for sleep, your hobbies or time as a couple. So what if something as simple as packing cubes for diaper bag use can help …

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Moving Away from Family & Friends – How to Deal With The Guilt

One of the biggest decisions you may ever have to make in your life is moving away from family. In many ways, it might be easier to make this kind of decision when you’re young, footloose, and alone. But what happens when you’re moving your immediate family away from the whole family unit, so parents, …

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Do Baby Carriers Expire? A Good Hand Me Down For Your Next Baby or Not?

As a dad myself, I can assure you baby carriers are extremely convenient. Their versatility allows you to keep your baby close while freeing up your hands to get other jobs around the house done. This is how I used to clean our flat every Saturday. But do baby carriers expire? Maybe a friend gifted …

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Are Avent, Comotomo, Tommee Tippee Baby Bottles and Nipples Dishwasher Safe?

Avent, Comotomo, and Tommee Tippee are the most popular brands when it comes to baby bottles and nipples. But how easy are they to clean? Washing baby bottles and nipples by hand can take time. Sometimes you may not notice that there’s still formula stuck around the nipples or bottles and they’ll have to be …

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How Many Burp Cloths Do You Need – The More, The Better

Shopping for a new baby is pretty exciting. Most parents tend to fill up trolleys or carts with items such as cute baby clothes, blankets, and sheets. What about burp cloths? And how many burp cloths do you need? Unfortunately, more often than not, burp cloths are bought as an afterthought or left out entirely! …

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How Many Baby Wipes Does a Baby or Toddler Need per Month and per Year?

When it comes to budgeting for your new baby’s toiletries, a good chunk of the budget should be allocated to baby wipes. So, the real question is: how many baby wipes does a baby or a toddler need? Cleaning your baby’s skin with baby wipes helps keep the pH balance in check. It’s also a …

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Best Time of Day for a Baby Shower (ALL Factors Considered)

Planning a baby shower includes considering a large number of factors. Therefore, it’s not an easy task to determine what the best time and day is for a baby shower. Evening functions can be stressful for the older folks while afternoons or mornings may be difficult for those who are working or have other commitments. …

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Do Baby Bottles and Nipples Expire? Are Reused Bottles Good for Baby?

Reusing baby gear is the norm for most parents especially when expecting another bundle of joy. It’s called being economical. Besides, babies tend to outgrow items such as clothes and swaddlers super fast while they still look as good as new! It makes sense for you to pack away some of this gear and keep …

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429 Cute Names for Stuffed Animals – 38 Popular Animals

Whenever my toddler daughter gets a new stuffed animal toy, she gets quite creative with naming it! And she expects us to help her along. Finding cute or funny names for your child’s favorite stuffed animal does require getting quite imaginative especially when all the favorite names have already been used up. This is why …

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Do Cribs and Bassinets Expire? To Use or Not to Use a Second Hand Crib

When looking at your grandmother’s antique baby crib you can’t help but wonder: do cribs expire? How about the bassinet your first-born used two years ago? Do bassinets expire? As a father myself, I understand these kinds of questions posed by many parents. Especially if you’re looking at using a crib again for your second …

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Do Baby Clothes Shrink in Dryer and During Washing? [Guide]

Your baby’s wardrobe is normally made up of cute onesies, practical vests, warm socks and hats, cozy cardigans, and the inevitable lacy dress with ruffles if you have a girl! Extra care is sometimes necessary when washing and drying your little one’s clothes. But do all baby clothes shrink in the laundry? Taking care of …

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Air Dry or Tumble Dry Baby Clothes – Debate Solved!

Choosing a variety of cute little outfits for your baby is one thing. Washing them and more importantly, drying them is a different challenge. After all, you don’t want to stretch or shrink those dainty little outfits. With so many conflicting opinions around, you might be wondering whether you should air dry or tumble dry …

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When Should I Really Stop Using Baby Monitor – To Chuck it or to Keep it?

Wondering when to stop using a baby monitor? For some people, it’s around the 6-month mark when babies can sleep for longer periods. But the answer isn’t set in stone. Ultimately it’s up to what you decide as a couple. I’m here to help you arrive at your decision based on my experience — and …

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How Long Can a Baby Sleep in a Pack n Play? (Safe Sleep Ensured)

Being a first-time parent comes with a lot of responsibility and questions! Chief among them is the question: how long can a baby sleep in a pack n play? Raising a baby doesn’t come with a manual. It’s a combination of figuring things out as you go, reading baby books, parenting blogs (like mine), and …

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Where to Put Baby for Daytime Naps – Your Baby Daytime Napping Guide

I’ve often had parents ask me where to put their baby for daytime naps. So over and above suggesting the ideal sleeping gear, I’ll do you one better. I’ll take it a step further and differentiate between a newborn’s and older baby’s sleep cycle. And yes, they’re different. I’ll explain how to get your little …

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How to Baby Proof Cabinets and Drawers (With and Without Handles)

Wondering how to baby-proof drawers cabinets with or without handles so your baby keeps smiling and you can keep your sanity with nobody crying? I’m here to give you simple and practical DIY solutions. It’s for your baby’s safety. Some of the popular commercial solutions are: Safety 1st Magnetic Locking System Dreambaby safety locks Wonderkid …

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Where to Put Your Baby Monitor – different mounting options for different parents

Our daughter sleeps in the same room as us but soon she will sleep in her own room, just like for many other parents. With that decision comes the need for a baby monitor. Discover where to put the baby monitor so you can sleep knowing you won’t miss hearing your baby crying. Different Baby …

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How to Baby Proof Wine Rack – Keep Baby and Wine Safe!

When you bring a baby into the world, you sacrifice a lot. But the contents of your wine rack need not be sacrificed! Today I’ll be sharing with you how to babyproof wine rack so that you can rest assured your vino will remain unshattered, unsplashed, and – importantly – undrunk by little ones! This …

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Graco Sense2Soothe vs EveryWay Soother vs 4moms mamaRoo – which one should I pick?

Comforting your child can become rather tedious, especially when they get fussy. However, with this review, you’ll get a comparison of the Graco Sense2Soothe vs EveryWay Soother vs 4moms Mamaroo. These are some of the leading swing options available to help you with keeping your child comfortable when you need a break. Therefore choosing one …

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Best Stroller for Disney – how to pick the right one

To make your search easier, I recommend the Chicco Liteway Stroller. It’s lightweight so you can quickly move around with during your tour. Otherwise keep reading to find out some other best stroller options for Disney. When you consider bringing your children along to a place like Disney, they will probably require to take breaks …

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History of Baby Monitors over the decades and their future horizons

Have you ever wondered how the baby monitor came to be? Who designed this remarkable lifesaving device that can literally pass off as an assistant robotic parent? Because how else are modern-day parents expected to keep an eye on their little ones 24/7 given our demanding schedules! There’s no need to speculate. If you want …

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Mega Bloks vs Duplo Similarities & Differences – Which ONE?

The older your baby gets, the more interested they are in getting toys they can assemble (or disassemble, like my daughter). A great toy for this stage is building blocks. If you’ve got younger children, there are large-sized blocks, such as the ones in this Mega Bloks vs Duplo comparison that they cannot swallow. They’re …

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Graco DuetSoothe vs DuetConnect LX – which one to pick?

Searching for the perfect swing device to help soothe your baby can be a headache. You need to sift through multiple results, viewing the specifications to land on the ideal one. To make the selection process a bit smoother, I’ve put together this DuetSoothe vs DuetConnect LX review. What Graco DuetSoothe and DuetConnect LX are …

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Little Tikes vs Radio Flyer wagon Comparison Review

Wagons offer different ways for your child to become creative. They can use them indoors or outdoors, depending on your plans for their playtime session. Have a look at this little tikes vs radio flyer wagon comparison review to see which would suit your child best. My top recommendation is the 3-In-1 EZ Folding Wagon …

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Which Diapers Have Wetness Indicators – 10 Brands Covered

Picking a diaper becomes an extra sensitive issue if your child has underlying skin conditions. Certain diaper features become a must-have — like a wetness indicator. I would know since my daughter has had some medium severity dermatitis since birth. So we had to pay attention to the wetness of the diaper as it can …

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Summer Infant 3D lite vs mini review – which one to get

There are so many strollers around these days it could make your head spin. They all claim to be the best. I’ve created this review to give you the essential facts about the Summer Infant 3Dlite vs Mini. Rather than sifting online through every possible analysis, we’ve got it all broken down for you here. …

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