Posted: June 02, 2023Categories: Home Safety, Seasonal, Health, Parenting
We know the health and wellbeing of your child is priority number one. Along with childproofing your home, it is equally important to be prepared for the times when your little one gets sick or injured. It’s essential to have a well-stocked medicine cabinet, filled with all the medical products you’ll need to care for your child if they become ill.
Whether it's a stuffy nose, a fever, or a cough, there are certain items that every parent should have on hand to help alleviate their child's discomfort and promote their speedy recovery.
Posted: May 02, 2023Categories: Home Safety, Childproofing, Parenting
It is amazing to watch your child grow from baby to crawler to toddler! As your child becomes mobile it's important to create an environment in which they can safely explore. Baby gates, along with adult supervision, are essential for preventing accidents and helping to keep your child out of harm's way.
With so many different types of baby gates, it can be challenging to know which one to choose. In this blog post, we'll share tips and tricks for choosing the right type of gate and installing it correctly.
Posted: April 02, 2023Categories: Childproofing, Parenting, Bathroom
When it comes to baby proofing your home, one area that often gets overlooked is the bathroom. With hard floors, slippery areas, sharp edges, access to hot water and more, the bathroom can be a rather hazardous place for small children and babies.
So, what can you do to make sure your bathroom is best prepared for your little one? Here are some tips for baby proofing your bathroom:
Posted: March 14, 2023Categories: Parenting, Caregiving, Pet Care
Welcoming a new pet into your family can be an exciting and joyful experience for everyone.
With young children, it can also be a bit daunting, as you want to make sure that everyone, including your new furry friend, is comfortable and safer.
Here are some tips for introducing your new family member to your home:
Posted: February 02, 2023Categories: Health, Parenting, Growing up, Caregiving, Potty Training
Is it time to ditch the diapers? Making the transition from diapers to using the toilet is a major milestone for little ones when it comes to asserting their independence.
This month we’re sharing some tips and products to help make potty training more manageable (and fun) for all involved!
Many children display signs of being ready for potty training between ages 18 and 24 months, but others may show no interest until they hit the 3-year mark and that’s ok too! All children develop at different rates, and no two kids are quite the same, so it’s important to make sure that your child is ready for the toilet.
Posted: January 02, 2023Categories: Health, Parenting, Growing up, Caregiving, Feeding
With the holidays now behind us, the new year is a wonderful time to focus on healthy eating habits for the whole family.
Building a strong foundation of health for your child starts by teaching them great habits, handwashing and brushing their teeth, to eating well and beyond. You can help them learn about making great eating choices by providing a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy proteins.
Posted: December 08, 2022Categories: Home Safety, Childproofing, Seasonal, Parenting
The start of a new year is a great time to take stock of your home, you might even feel inspired to tick through your “fix-it” list, rearrange furniture or update your décor.
As you review your home’s repair and aesthetic needs, we recommend that you review your childproofing efforts as well. Performing regular childproofing check ups throughout the year is important as your little one moves through their developmental stages - from baby, to crawler, to toddler.
Posted: November 01, 2022Categories: Home Safety, Childproofing, Seasonal
‘Tis the season for sparkling lights, cozy fires and delicious treats. It’s the time of year for your little one to experience the wonderful sights, sounds and smells of holidays - perhaps for the very first time! This month we share some tips to help make your home safer for those “tiny tots with their eyes all aglow” as you celebrate this winter.
Posted: October 17, 2022Categories: Home Safety, Childproofing, Parenting, Caregiving
Has the time come to hire a full-time nanny so you can return to work or do you simply need a babysitter for the occasional day of errands or date night?
Either way, it is imperative to help your new caregiver get started on the right foot to ensure a successful, long-term relationship. Entrusting your child to a new caregiver can be a nerve-wracking experience, but there are ways to ease the transition and ensure a positive experience for everyone.
Posted: September 02, 2022Categories: Home Safety, Out & About, On-The-Go, Parenting, Growing up
There are few things in this world as precious as a baby taking their first, wobbly steps forward as they learn to walk.
Some children start walking as young as 9 months while others begin several months after their first birthdays, every child is different. Regardless of when your little one reaches this magical milestone, it’s important to take stock of your existing child proofing efforts, and prepare your home for this new stage.
Let’s explore the transition from crawler to walker and offer some ideas to help make your home safer as your child moves from baby to toddler.