‘Tis the season for sparkling lights, cozy fires and delicious treats. It’s the time of year for your little one to experience the wonderful sights, sounds and smells of holidays - perhaps for the very first time! This month we share some tips to help make your home safer for those “tiny tots with their eyes all aglow” as you celebrate this winter.
As the weather gets colder and people start using their fireplaces, it is important to protect small children with a fireplace guard. According to safekids.org, every day, 3 children under the age of 6 go to the Emergency Room for burns related to fireplaces, including gas fireplaces.
Has the time come to hire a full-time nanny so you can return to work or do you simply need a babysitter for the occasional day of errands or date night?
Either way, it is imperative to help your new caregiver get started on the right foot to ensure a successful, long-term relationship. Entrusting your child to a new caregiver can be a nerve-wracking experience, but there are ways to ease the transition and ensure a positive experience for everyone.
There are few things in this world as precious as a baby taking their first, wobbly steps forward as they learn to walk.
Some children start walking as young as 9 months while others begin several months after their first birthdays, every child is different. Regardless of when your little one reaches this magical milestone, it’s important to take stock of your existing child proofing efforts, and prepare your home for this new stage.
Let’s explore the transition from crawler to walker and offer some ideas to help make your home safer as your child moves from baby to toddler.
Most babies begin crawling between 6 and 8 months old. This stage helps baby develop their core strength, bal
Every family benefits from adopting healthy habits together! We all know how essential it is to practice healthy daily routines, such as washing your hands, and it’s just as important to instill these habits in our little ones. The expert team at Dreambaby® suggests breaking down big goals into manageable habits as this will help you and your family achieve goals faster and more efficiently.
Practice Good Personal Hygiene
Teaching kids to brush their teeth twice a day from a very young age will help prevent cavities, tooth decay and gum disease. Keeping your mouth healthy also includes eating less sugary foods – especially when snacking on candy and treats. Try our Toothbrush Set, which encourages your toddler to learn correct brus
Whether your child moves around in their sleep or stays in one position all night, bed rails are important for added bedroom and sleep safety. Installing bed rails on your little one's bed will provide an extra safety barrier that will help both you and your child sleep peacefully at night.
Here are a few benefits of bed rails that will help you and your toddler have a good night's sleep:
Fall prevention: While children are transitioning into different bed types, bed rails provide a safety barrier to help avoid potentially dangerous falls while sleeping as they get used to their new sleeping environment.
Security & Comfort: A large benefit of bed rails is the feeling of safety and comfort. They offer reliability by acting as a wall, similar to your little one's experience sleeping in a crib. This can be important for children and their families, as they can sleep better at night knowing that their loved ones are safer and more comfortable in their new bed.
Wondering which Dreambaby® bed rail is best for your home?
Explore our bed rail options below, the ideal bed rail will depend on your bed and preferences!
Baby? Check! So now what? The first outing just you and your baby is undoubtedly a milestone that you’ll remember. With a bit of preparation and a few words of advice from other parents that have ‘‘been there, done that,” you'll find yourself sailing along with ease on your next outing with baby.
Pack the essentials. One of the best tricks parents of newborns can have is a baby essentials bag that always stays in the car, including diapers, wipes and a change of clothes, etc.. Having all the essentials ready to go will take away another significant stressor of feeling unprepared or not having the time to gather these items every time you leave the house. Even if you don't need it, you will feel confident and prepared to conquer your day.
● Pack all your essentials in our Strollerbuddy® On-The-Go to organize your items
● Help make your outing stress-free and hands-free. Keep your little one close with our versatile baby Carriers. Dreambaby® offers two options, Manhattan Carrier or Oxford Carrier, which are ergonomically designed to provide support for both you and your baby.
● Is the little one getting fussy? Our Pouch Pal® is the perfect item to bring for a mess-free snack time to hold them over before you head back home.
● Remember, when moving from indoors to outside, your baby’s temperature begins to change. We always recommend packing a Clip-On Fan to help keep your child cooler while out and about in the stroller.
Take Outings in Baby Steps. Then when you are ready, plan an outing for when you will have plenty of time to prep. This will help you avoid one of the most significant contributors to being overwhelmed - feeling rushed.
Every parent understands that parenthood is a juggling act. Between mealtime, playtime and everything else in between, safety proofing can sometimes take a back seat for longer than it should. That is why we want to share some more information on safety latches as a fast and efficient way to start childproofing your home.
When picking the right locks and latches for your home, keep in mind that children learn and imitate behaviours by watching and listening to those around them. As they watch and learn, they may be able to open the latches quicker than you’d expect, so that's why it's suggested that parents use a variety of locks and latches around the home. The simpler the latch is to use, the easier it is for your little genius to figure it out.
As temperatures get colder and playdates move indoors, seasonal illnesses begin to spread a little quicker. Cold and flu season has arrived. It's always best to have the right items on hand to plan ahead in case the little ones come home feeling under the weather. Here are a few tips to help caregivers better manage this challenging time of year.
Consider these tips and Dreambaby® products to help get you ahead of the seasonal colds:
#1: Start the day with a healthy meal
Providing your child with a healthy meal not only gives them enough energy to focus, but it also helps to maintain their immune system, which is vital to fight off nasty bugs. Finding quick, healthy snacks/meals on the go can be a little challenging, but with our Pouch Pal<
When it comes to babyproofing your home there is a running “to-do” list at all times that covers everything from covering electrical outlets to installing safety gates in all doorways. Today, we are going to focus on doorknobs and lever locks to prevent little ones from accessing unwanted internal rooms or potentially dangerous household areas such as laundry rooms, garages and bathrooms.
Restrict access to certain rooms by using our Dreambaby® Door Knob Covers and Lever Door Locks. Continue reading to learn the differences and determine which option is best for your specific space:
Door Knob Covers can be used in all rooms of the house. A door knob cover helps to prevent a child from opening the door by making it more complicated to turn the knob, similar to c