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When is the right time to start childproofing your home?

by Blogger on ‎02-21-2015 09:03 PM - last edited on ‎02-23-2015 08:39 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



For many parents, the idea of having to childproof their home is just another in a long list of things to do as they prepare for their baby to arrive. Childproofing a home or apartment can seem like a daunting task but can be made much easier with proper planning as well as the use of products that can help make your home more secure for children.


Which stroller should I buy?

by Blogger on ‎02-21-2015 06:49 PM - last edited on ‎02-23-2015 05:10 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


“When are you going to have kids?” That’s a bit of a doozy and it’s a heck of a loaded question. The interesting thing is that you don’t need to have kids to know that baby tech has come a long way. While everyone around me is entering the realm of proud parenthood, I took the time to research what they’re getting into, and tried to picture what I’d need if I were them. One of the most impressive categories right now is strollers. They range from entry level to high end, with a number of really distinctive features. I took a cross section of what Future Shop has available, let’s see what they have to offer me, you, and everyone in between.


Crib Safety 101

by Blogger on ‎02-20-2015 05:15 PM - last edited on ‎02-23-2015 05:15 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



A crib may be the most important piece of furniture you select for your baby.  It's the place that will keep them safe when they're not in your arms, keep them warm, and ensure they're comfortable and getting the best sleep they possibly can.  Find out what you need to know before you buy a crib for the new addition to your family.


Tips For Choosing Toys For Your Baby Or Toddler

by Blogger on ‎02-20-2015 07:57 AM - last edited on ‎02-20-2015 10:00 AM by Blog Editor in Chief


I found out after having my first baby, choosing the right toy for a growing and changing baby and toddler can be a little overwhelming. There are just so many different toys available, and it can be hard to pick and choose what they’d really like to play with. Here are some tips for choosing toys for your baby or toddler.


Little Tikes Toy Brand - Developmental Fun For The Tiniest Tots in Town!

by Blogger on ‎02-20-2015 03:28 AM - last edited on ‎02-20-2015 09:11 AM by Blog Editor in Chief




In today's blog I explore the exciting world of the Little Tikes toy brand! Little Tikes toys are top quality products that are specifically designed for the littlest people among us. They help kids to learn, play, and develop both their motor skills and imaginations. Read on to learn more about this exciting brand and discover some of its top toy offerings!


How to keep your Baby happy when you’re on the go

by Blogger on ‎02-12-2015 07:33 PM - last edited on ‎02-19-2015 02:35 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



If you're as busy as I am, you need to kit your car out for  busy driving days with your new baby. I found some great short cuts for keeping my baby busy.


Baby Bathing Basics

by Blogger ‎01-19-2015 07:31 PM - edited ‎01-23-2015 09:41 AM



A few accessories are essential when it comes to bathing a baby. You'll want to ensure many of these things are conveniently close at hand while bathing your baby.  They help make bath time easier for a worry free and safe bath. Many of them are fun too! 


Kitchen Essentials for a New Mom

by Blogger on ‎01-15-2015 03:39 PM - last edited on ‎01-15-2015 03:42 PM by Blog Editor in Chief


Finding out that you're having a baby can be overwhelming. Luckily, these must-have kitchen essentials got my cooking space ready for the biggest change of my life.


Controlling Nursery Clutter

by Blogger on ‎01-14-2015 01:40 PM - last edited on ‎01-14-2015 04:03 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

nursery-1.jpgFriends and family warned me that babies need a lot of ‘stuff’, so I learned about these must-have essentials that help to control nursery clutter.


Put Some Sparkle in the Season with Baby Jewelry

by Blogger on ‎11-19-2014 01:55 PM - last edited on ‎11-19-2014 03:27 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



On a hunt to make my baby look more 'girly' I discovered baby jewelry with Cubic Zirconia.  They're great stocking stuffers with the holidays approaching!


Review: VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch - even more fun than you think.

by Blogger on ‎10-29-2014 09:32 PM - last edited on ‎10-31-2014 02:02 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



As a parent, or should I say, as a hippie-at-heart parent, I’m not a fan of technology for small kids. There’s so much stimulation in our world – everything blinks, makes noise and doesn’t last more than three minutes.But...Unfortunately or fortunately, my daughter is growing up in these technology rich times and my role as a parent is to introduce her to technology and maybe show her how to deal with it all. As much as I would wish it, sheltering my child is not the answer. Technology can be addictive, but exposure to it is inevitable. Giving them the tools to manage technology at an early age will help prevent them going bonkers when not supervised so they don't end up playing PlayStation for 5 days straight (Note that any similarity to someone you know is entirely unintended). For this particular reason I got quite excited to give my daughter the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch to play with and see what happens …


Child Car Seats: Do you know the expiry date on your child's seat?

by Blogger on ‎10-22-2014 06:49 AM - last edited on ‎10-23-2014 05:45 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Believe it or not, car seats do expire. And while you may be thinking it’s all a marketing tactic to pressure you into splurging more on your little one, rest assured it’s all with good reason. It all comes down to keeping your child safe. As a parent, or as someone who cares for children, it’s your duty to stay up-to-date with the latest information on child safety. One of Transport Canada’s biggest recommendations for keeping kids safe on the road is to pay close attention to the expiry date on your child’s car seat.


With Step2 toys it's Ready, Set, GO! for your toddlers

by Blogger ‎10-17-2014 06:37 PM - edited ‎10-17-2014 06:41 PM

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As a new mom, I know my little one will be growing out of her baby toys quickly, and needing more challenging toddler fare.  Luckily I discovered Stage 2!  Here are some of my favourites:


Back to the basics - Melissa & Doug toys review

by Blogger on ‎10-12-2014 11:45 PM - last edited on ‎10-15-2014 12:55 PM by Blog Editor in Chief



The world of kids' toys nowadays is ever evolving: smart watches, tablets, robot dogs etc. It’s overwhelming. I wish for some simpler toys for my child, for toys that won’t blink or talk. That’s exactly why I got excited to review toys made by Melissa & Doug. I’m a big fan of their toys as they are mostly made out of wood, are great quality and are educational ... and definitely appeal to the part of me that wishes for the simpler times. Previously I was the one who decided what I purchased from Melissa & Doug. Today, I’m about to test three random toys, which I didn’t pick. Let’s see if Melissa & Doug toys still pass the test …


Safety 1st and The A-B-C's and 1-2-3's of Childproofing

by Blogger on ‎10-07-2014 05:08 PM - last edited on ‎10-10-2014 11:19 AM by Blog Editor in Chief



Overwhelmed by preparing for the arrival of your little one?  You're not alone! As a new mom I've just been through this too! So I was happy to oblige when Future Shop asked me to investigate the Safety 1st Brand to help Tech Blog readers discover the A-B-C's and 1-2-3's of childproofing their home.  


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