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Just Tried Out BreathableBaby Mesh Crib Bumper and it’s great!

BreathableBaby Crib Mesh Bumper
BreathableBaby Mesh Crib Bumper

For those who have read my previous post on BreathableBaby, you would know that I advocated this product because I found it a novel way of keeping your baby safe from suffocation and injury within the crib.  I wrote the previous post on my free will and on a good conscience as I was not receiving compensation nor a free sample from the supplier.  It was only after I wrote my recommendation that the supplier graciously decided to send me one. 

After installing the mesh crib bumper myself, I can tell you that it’s even better than I originally thought.  The material of the mesh is much softer than I imagined and I even covered my face with it to see how breathable this material is.  I also like the simple installation and it’s appearance on the crib.  All in all, I think this is a great product to have and will definitely give me some piece of mind for my soon to be born baby. 

BreathableBaby Mesh Crib Bumper ($21.49)

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New Crib Safety Requirement – Starts June 28, 2011

New Crib Safety Regulation - Starts 6/28/2011
New Baby Crib Safety Requirement – Starts June 28, 2011

I just wanted to pass this information along. The federal government has issued new regulations on baby crib safety and these regulations are effective starting today.  Beginning June 28, 2011 all baby cribs sold in the US must meet the new federal requirements.  It will be illegal for ANYONE to sell baby cribs that does not conform to the new regulations. 

Child care centers and places of public accomodation will be required to use Federal compliant baby cribs by Decemeber 28, 2012.

The main changes are as follow:
1) Traditional drop-side cribs cannot be made or sold; immobilizers and repair kits not allowed.
2) Wood slats need to be made of stronger wood to prevent breakage.
3) Crib hardware must have anti-loosening devices to keep it from coming loose or falling off.
4) Mattress supports must be more durable.
5) Safety testing must be more rigoruous

You can find more details of the new baby crib safety requirement at Consumer Product Safety Commission.

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Best Way To Trim Your Baby’s Nails

Best Way To Trim Your Baby's Nails
Best Way To Trim Your Baby’s Nails

Don’t look at those tiny nails and think they will not do any harm to your baby.  Baby nails grow astonishingly fast and without proper trimming, you risk your baby scratching their faces or even their eyes.  After speaking with numerous friends and having done my own research, my conclusion is baby nail clippers are not as effective and is actually more dangerous than baby nail scissors.  

When using either product, the skin on the tip of the baby’s finger is folded back to more readily expose the fingernail for trimming.  However, there’s a greater chance of clipping bits of your baby’s skin with baby nail clippers as they are harder to see and operate.

It is advisable to cut your baby’s nails after a warm bath when his/her nails are the softest.  For squirmy babies, you can try cutting their nails while they are sleeping or preoccupied with another activity. 

I bought a pair of Simba Baby nail scissors, but you can also look up Tweezerman, which has favorable reviews as well.  I chose Simba Baby nail scissors over Tweezerman because Simba shears are shorter and gives me better control.

The craziest thing I heard in regards to trimming baby nails was to bite your baby’s fingernails off.  I don’t know about you, but this sounds like an urban legend to me.  How about you?  How do you trim your baby’s nails?   

Simba Baby Safety Nail Scissors ($3.99)

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Consider BreathableBaby Crib Bumper Before Other Crib Bumpers

BreathableBaby Crib Bumper for Slatted Cribs-Pink
BreathableBaby Crib Bumper for Slatted Cribs – Pink

I still remember from the baby safety class I took, the instructor recommended not to place any blankets, pillows, crib bumpers, or any extras in the crib as they can all potentially harm and suffocate your baby.  She said all we really needed was to swaddle our babies well.  After the class, my intention was to leave the crib naked and void of anything.  But I thought to myself, what if my baby gets loose from her swaddling blanket and gets herself caught in the crib rails.  Without crib bumpers, this can still be a problem.  I then chance upon this product called BreathableBaby Crib Bumper ($29.99).  This product can be the solution to a safer baby crib bumper.  This product bumper is made from breathable material and allows air to flow through the fabric which helps prevent suffocation and carbon dioxide buildup in the crib.  This baby bumper also helps prevent babies from getting caught in the rails.  So before you purchase your baby bumper, you might want to look at The BreathableBaby crib bumper first.  CHIC OR NOT?
Check It Out - BreathableBaby Crib Bumper

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Protect Your Belly from Radiation with Belly Armor

Maternity Belly Band Cover Protects You From Radiation
Protect Your Belly from Radiation with Belly Armor

I just came across this product and found it extremely interesting.  With the latest talk about the increased probability of getting cancer caused by prolonged use of electronic products such as cell phones and computers, this Belly Armor – Maternity Belly Blanket with Radiation Shield ($72) might not be such a bad idea.  I saw other radiation protecting apparel, but this one made the most sense.  This can be easily transported and you don’t have to wear it all day.  Don’t really understand the science behind this, but better safe than sorry.  CHIC OR NOT?
Maternity Radiation Shield

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Baby Choke Tube Tester vs. Toilet Paper Tube Test

Baby Choke Tube TesterBaby Choke Tube Tester

So why did I post a picture of a drinking shot glass with a toilet paper tube?  This is not what it looks like and not a recommendation to drink alcohol while you are pregnant.  The shot glass is actually a device used to measure the size of an object.  Anything that can fit inside the Baby Choke Tube Tester ($2.95) is a potential hazard to your baby.  The inquisitive nature of babies leads them to swallow anything and everything they can get their mouth around.  If you are not sure whether an object can be given to your baby to play with, then you better try fitting it inside the choke tube tester.  You can also use a paper toilet tube; it will work just as well.  CHIC OR NOT? 
Baby Choke Tube Tester vs. Toilet Paper Tube Test

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