baby gear

A Working Mom's Best Bets For Baby Registry

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Breastfeeding pro and working mom extraordinaire Jessica Shortall is sharing her tips for navigating the ins and outs of baby registry. And lucky for you, you can win several of her baby gear picks (mentioned in the breastfeeding & working mom section of this post) by participating in our Work.Pump.Repeat Twitter sweepstakes TODAY.... Read more

Recall Alert! Precious Cargo Onesies

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Precious Cargo is recalling about 479,000 infant onesies, sold in sizes 6M, 12M and 18m, due to a choking hazard. The cotton onesies have three-snap bottom enclosures and were sold in the following colors: athletic heather, aquatic blue, candy pink, clover green, jet black, lime, navy, purple, red, royal, sangria, white and yellow. Not sure if this Read more

Recall Alert! Storkcraft Crib Mattress

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Storkcraft is recalling about 18,500 of its foam crib mattresses, which fail to meet federal flammability standards, posing a fire hazard. No need to grab the extinguisher yet; the CPSC says no incidents have actually been reported. Still, parents using the mattress should contact Storkcraft for a free zippered mattress barrier cover to... Read more

Recall Alert! UPPABaby Strollers

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Big news from UPPABaby: The brand is recalling its popular Cruz and Vista strollers, along with the RumbleSeat stroller insert. This recall only affects 2015 models sold between December 2014 and July 2015. After receiving 22 reports of children biting the foam off of the bumper bar, UPPABaby issued the recall due to concerns of... Read more

This New Car Seat—The Answer To Babies Being Left In Hot Cars?

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The latest in wearable technology? Your car seat. And Evenflo is suggesting it will save lives using something called SensorSafe technology. The Evenflo Embrace DLX Infant Car Seat ($150, exclusively at Walmart) comes with a sensor that clips onto baby's chest. Thanks to a receiver that plugs into your car, Wi-Fi establishes an electronic link... Read more

IKEA Doubles Down On Child Safety

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IKEA is urging customers to take extra safety precautions when it comes to their kids. The store is issuing free wall anchoring kits for several chests and dressers to promote the practice of securing heavy furniture, preventing tip-overs. This move comes after two children were killed in separate incidents of MALM chests tipping over. Additionally,... Read more

Recall Alert! Target Circo Night Lights

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Time to pull the plug on these night lights. Target is recalling several Circo brand night lights, the CPSC announced. The battery can overheat and melt the light, posing a fire hazard. So far, Target's received two reports of the night lights over heating and one report of a small fire. Wondering if... Read more

DaVinci Recalls More Cribs For Entrapment Hazard

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DaVinci is expanding their recall of several crib models due to entrapment hazards, the CPSC announced today. A metal bracket connecting the mattress support to the crib can break, creating a gap or an uneven surface. This can lead to entrapment, falls, or lacerations from the broken metal. About 6,000 cribs are affected,... Read more

The Business of Baby Boxes

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For some brand new parents, the second most important arrival (after baby, of course) is a simple cardboard box. "Baby boxes" containing newborn basics like gender-neutral clothes, winter gear, diapers and bath supplies have been mailed out to new parents by the Finnish government for over 75 years. Now, the business is taking off --... Read more

Is Baby’s Crib Mattress Safe? Here’s What You Need to Know

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A brand new analysis of 20 new and old crib mattresses sold in the US, containing polyurethane foam and polyester foam padding, release significant amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are harmful to baby's health. The study, led by a team of environmental engineers from the University of Texas as Austin, Read more