Car Seat Guide: Evenflo SecureKid DLX Harnessed Booster

Choosing the right car seat for your child is one of the most difficult, but important, tasks one can do as a parent. With so many changing guidelines and an immense amount of products, it’s hard to know which one to pick- especially as your child grows. Once your child is in a convertible seat, the time will come when they are ready for a more “big girl or big boy seat.” But just because your child is ready to be forward facing does not necessarily mean they are ready for a full on booster with a seat belt yet. This is where the Evenflo SecureKid DLX Harnessed Booster fits in!

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13 Best Car Seats for Extended Rear Facing

13 Best Carseats For Extended Rear Facing In honor of Child Passenger Safety Month in September we brought you “Rear Facing: Just the facts.” Inside this article we shared with you the alarming information that rear facing your child is 5 times safer than forward facing and forward facing children under the age of 2 are 75% more likely to be injured in a car accident. What we also shared was just how important extended rear facing really is. In recognition of all of that information we knew that we needed to share with you the best and safest rear facing car seats on the market today. Whether you are looking for a seat with multiple added safety features, a simple cost effective option, or a seat that allows rear facing for larger children, we have it all right here for you!

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Recaro Performance Ride Giveaway

If you have a child that is quickly outgrowing their infant seat or just looks plain uncomfortable, then your next step is a convertible seat. Recaro is a German engineered, US assembled company that is all the rage right now. They make some of the safest seats on the market and one of the best ones manufactured to grow with your child! It begins as a reclining, rear-facing seat for newborns as small as 5 lbs. and can grow with your child into a forward facing booster seat suitable for children up to 65 lbs.- and we are thrilled to be giving one away today!

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Lourdes Fashions Fall/Winter 2014

Different from any other brand, unique in its patterns and design, Lourdes can be recognized virtually anywhere, yet you won’t see it on every child. If you’re looking for unique and chic clothing to keep your children warm this fall and ready for holiday affairs in the winter, the 2014 Fall/Winter Lourdes collection is out with colorful designs that are sure to become a favorite for both you and your kids. 

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Why You Need To Disconnect To Reconnect

The morning sun pours through the double-pane windows in your breakfast nook, enveloped by the bronze floor-length curtains tied back just so on either side of the antique wooden high chair that’s been passed down four generations. It sits proud and prominent in the center of this picturesque shot. And in it is your perfect little “mini me,” golden hair tousled wildly, little piggy toes peaking out from wrinkled pajamas and apple puree smeared across her cheeks and nose. You Instagram this perfect image, hashtagging it:

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The Future of Photography – Mirorrless Cameras

The Future of Photography - Mirroless Cameras (1)

For the last few months we have been publishing tutorials to help you better understand your DSLR camera, or to convince you to buy one, by showing you that mastering even a complicated camera just takes patience and a good teacher, like Daily Mom.

However, we realize that being a “photographer with a big camera“, even an amateur one, isn’t for everyone.  There are a myriad of reasons why a large DLSR is not a good option for everyone and up until recently that usually spelled the end of beautiful photography for whoever decides against owning one. Not too long ago, if you wanted to produce gorgeous, sharp, noiseless photos with soft blurry background that makes your subject look amazing, your only option was to buy or borrow an expensive DSLR and a good lens. If you wanted something compact, you were out of luck, since point and shoot cameras generally produce photos of the same quality as some of the better cell phone cameras. When it comes to motherhood, however, capturing life, recording every milestone and every smile becomes important enough to look for a better solution. Who wants to have grainy photos to look back on? 

We would like to introduce you to a newer concept in photography. It has been around for a few years, but only recently became affordable and comparable to the quality of DSLRs.

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Goumikids Giveaway (Two Winners!)

The cooler weather is upon us and that means covering those little hands, feet and heads of our babies. Along with the covering up usually comes the falling off- especially with our littlest ones! Goumikids has created a unique line of hats, mittens and baby boots that are designed to not only stay on but keep the cold and germs out. Are you thinking: “That’s just what I need!”? Well, we are excited to announce that we will be giving away two sets of these adorable accessories!

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Toddler Dining: Booster Seat Round-Up

Whether you’re short on space and want to ditch the highchair or have a toddler who’s ready to sit at the big table with the family, there’s a great option for you: Booster Seats! Nowadays there are a wide variety of boosters, from cushions that you can throw on top of any old dining chair to ones that strap down and feature removable trays. We’ve rounded up a few great options that will not only save you space, but allow your toddler to safely dine at the table with you.

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Baby Jogger Summit X3

Stroller Guide Baby Jogger Summit X3

Whether you are a new mom looking to get back into shape after baby or an experienced mom seeking a convenient stroller for all terrains, the Baby Jogger Summit X3 has just what you are looking for in a single stroller/jogger hybrid. With features that set it apart from the rest, this stroller makes trips and trails a breeze for both mom and baby.  Read on to find out why we love the Summit X3 and all it has to offer!

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Emotion by Babyhome + a Giveaway

If you are looking for the perfect durable but lightweight stroller, we have found it! Babyhome is a leader in the baby gear industry. Based in Spain, their products are the outcome of a sophisticated merger between functionality and design. Babyhome has truly broken the mold when they designed their newest product: the Emotion. Emotion stands out in the stroller world for its easy maneuverability, compact folding and lightweight design- and speaking of design- it’s truly a beauty!

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Creating an Outdoor Playground with American Plastic Toys


Wouldn’t it be fabulous if you could create a private outdoor playground in your own backyard? Your kids could get outdoor time playing with toys while you enjoy fresh air and a cup of coffee. Most of us don’t dare to consider doing this, because play equipment and toys can be expensive. And when it comes to outdoors, those expensive toys can get ruined by the elements pretty quickly. What if we told you that there is a company that can not only create the most amazing indoor or outdoor playroom for both boys and girls, but allow you to do it on a budget? Introducing American Plastic Toys.

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The Best Bassinets for Baby

The crib is set up and your baby’s room is all ready to go. While you may be anxious for baby to enjoy their new space, it isn’t always practical to have him sleeping down the hall from you in that big room all by himself. Instead, consider the cozy confines of a bassinet right next to your bed for those first few months. Not only will baby feel secure in a smaller bed space, but you won’t be far for those middle of the night feedings. Also, if you plan on traveling with baby, many bassinets on the market today are compact and perfect to take with you wherever you go! Here are four great bassinets to consider for baby’s first bed.

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How to Teach Generosity to Children

How to Teach Generosity to Children

Generosity: the habit of giving without expecting anything in return.  This is an attribute that we hope that our children learn from us or the people surrounding them.  This may not come as naturally as we hoped to a young child.  Many times, as parents (and other influences), we will need to take the reigns to teach children about these qualities.  Generosity usually begins with children sharing their possessions with other peers.  Not only can you learn this important quality from home, but you can also incorporate it at school.  We have 7 great ways to show your children what generosity is!

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