The Ultimate Baby Gates Buying Guide

Important Note:Don’t assume that all baby gates are made equal. It is important to avoid any that are unstable, too short, or have potential footholds that a child could use to climb over. If a gate is not designed well, it can actually be more of a danger than a safety item! Why Should I Care About Baby Gates? A baby gate is your ticket to peace of mind when you have a little one …

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Playpens and Play Yards: Are They Good or Bad for Your Child’s Well-Being and Development?

In the olden days, (you know, when I was a kid!) playpens were a common thing in just about every home with a baby or toddler. Touted as a way to free up mom’s hands so that she could get things done without Johnny wreaking havoc around the house, it was a modern marvel of that time. Playpens vs Baby Gates and Babyproofing Nowadays, despite the big push for making sure that our babies are …

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Baby-Proofing Stage by Stage

As a parent to a little one, you are keenly aware that from the time they were born, they grow quickly and move from one milestone to the next in rapid succession. So, when it comes to babyproofing stage by stage, it is tricky to stay ahead of them because of this! In this handy guide, we will outline some of the best ways to childproof your home depending on what your baby/toddler is most …

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20 Top Baby Proofing Tips for Your Crawling Child

When my littlest started crawling, she was 5 months old and serious about getting a move on. It was very apparent that she was going to get into everything…fast! We immediately dubbed her our Little Explorer, because she wanted to know about all the things! Since our house has a basement with stairs from the top level, it became our first priority to make sure that she would never encounter them without a barrier in …

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Should I Choose a Play Yard, a Playpen, or a Pack ‘n Play?

Do you want to keep your baby contained in one safe spot but feel confused about the various terms, such as playpen, play yard, and pack ‘n play? We understand! This is especially a problem because there is a lot of overlapping usage of the terms in marketing. We want to make your decision-making easier by breaking down the differences so that you can choose exactly what you need! And even if you see a …

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Babyproofing Away from Home

Are you taking a trip, but want to keep your travel accommodations as safe for your baby as your home is? No matter where you go, keeping baby safe is always a priority, but it can be a challenge to replicate the babyproofing in temporary spaces. Let’s talk about some of the things you can do when you are on vacation to give your child a safe “home away from home” environment. Ready, set, go…. …

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Should You Hire A Professional Babyproofer?

When it comes to making your home safe for your baby, it can feel quite overwhelming at times. If you are wondering if you should hire a professional babyproofer, then you have come to the right place! We want you to feel totally comfortable with the safety standards of your house! First of all, I want to point out that not all areas have “professional babyproofers” available for hire, so just because you might want …

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How Baby Gates Can Help You Sleep Better at Night

As a parent, I know that nothing can quite compare to the feeling you get from a great night’s sleep. Waking up rested can literally make all the difference in how you parent throughout the day and how productive you are able to be. So how can baby gates help you sleep better at night?As soon as our children reach the point where they begin to climb, crawl, walk, or get movin’ at all, it …

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Warning Issued for 3 Baby Gates on the Market

A website called “Which?” publishes findings of important tests that they conduct on various products. They have identified 3 (out of 10) baby gates that have failed to meet their rigorous safety tests and have issued a warning to unsuspecting parents. They have asked for recalls to be issued, but their requests have fallen on deaf ears and the manufacturers have refused. Which Gates Failed the Tests? In What Way Did the Gates Fail? These …

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Top 40 Backyard Safety Tips for Toddlers and Young Children

Ah! It’s time to play outside with your little one! But childproofing the outdoors brings a whole new set of safety rules. No matter whether you live in a suburban area with a small, fenced backyard, have a rural setting with a sprawling yard and garden, or have unique safety challenges, such as your own playground equipment or swimming pool, vigilance is key! In this article, we are going to cover not only babyproofing your …

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