baby gear

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

6 Subtle Ways to Work Floral Accents Into Baby’s Nursery

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Loving all the floral designs you've seen lately? Us too. But is there a way to incorporate these colorful creations into your nursery space without it looking like someone puked up gardenias and roses all over the walls and the carpeting? Yep! From lamps and wallpaper to plush pillows and bedding, your baby's nursery is... Read more

10 Spring-Inspired Picks to Brighten Up Your Baby Gear

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In search of a little bit of a colorful pick-me-up now that the warmer weather is hopefully on its way? We are too. So, time to stow away those drab winter darks and swap 'em out for a perky pop of personality -- and color! Check out 10 products we're loving these days for their... Read more

Five Days of Freebies: Enter to Take Home This Red-Hot Baby Gear!

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Need a little something to set your week in motion? How about five days of free gear? (Oh yeah, we went there.) This week, we'll be giving five very lucky moms and moms-to-be the chance to take home goodies from some of our favorite companies! Here's what you need to know: The giveaways will run... Read more

Where to Shop for the Year’s Best Baby and Pregnancy Gear

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Looking to buy only the best baby gear for your baby-to-be? We can help with that. After checking out our definitive guide to the hottest products of the year, stock up on all the goodies you'll need once baby arrives -- and we've got the scoop on where to shop for a serious... Read more