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How to do fast crib sheet bedding changes!

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Quick Change! For fast crib changes,make up your crib with two or three crib sheets with waterproof pads in between.If the top  sheet becomes soiled or wet, just remove it and the crib is ready again. This is wonderful if you have to do a bedding change in the middle of the night!

How to set up a diaper change area

If at all possible, set up a change area in your bathroom, instead of the baby’s bedroom.  If there is no room for a change table, put a portable change pad on the counter by the sink.  Warm water will be at your fingertips to make changing dirty diapers quick and easy.  Water is healthier [...]

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Home Haircutting Tip

My daughter, Cathy, solved some problems we had cutting her bangs.  The tiny hairs would bother her when they fell onto her eyelids.  I was afraid of poking her eyes with the scissors, and I would make her hold a facecloth over her eyes, but she couldn't see, and with the facecloth in the way, [...]

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PLAYGROUND SAFETY

*Platforms over 75 cm. high should have a barrier (not just a rail).  Gaps on elevated surfaces should be less than 10 cm. or more than 25 because children's heads are often wider than their bodies and could get trapped.  *Side rails along a slide should be more than 10 cm. high to prevent children [...]

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KEYS TO PREVENTING DIAPER RASH

*Change the baby as soon as he wets!  This applies whether or not you are using cloth or disposables.  Sometimes mothers who have switched from disposables to cloth, say “It’s been only 2 hours, and already my baby’s soaked!”  These comments caused us to realize that with the new extra-absorbent disposable [...]

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Is sunscreen safe to use on babies, children, adults?

Within a few days, one news item stated that certain ingredients found in sunscreen adversely affect hormones and others are carcinogenic http://www.ewg.org/2010sunscreens/press A well-known dermatologist countered that the sun's rays themselves are damaging and carcinogenic. Another news item stated that people suffering from Parkinson's Disease are lacking in Vitamin D. TB clinics in Switzerland used [...]

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Crib recall partly due to Sleep Training

The recall of more than 2 million cribs should cause us to question our attitudes towards sleep, parenting practices, workmanship, and commercial lobbying.At the beginning of the "modern" practice of putting babies in cribs instead of sleeping with the nursing mother, cribs had widely spaced rails, but [...]

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Top 10 Mistakes People Make When Using Cloth Diapers

"It's only been 4 hours and the diaper is leaking...." After nearly 30 years in the cloth diapering business, I've heard it all! And, the internet is making things worse, not better. I raised 4 children, changing and washing over 10,000 cloth diapers in the process. After the third child, I designed the first "one-size-fits-all" [...]

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How to make your own Play Dough * Craft Recipe

All the ingredients are common ones which you can get in the baking section of  your local grocery store; just ask for help if you can't find them. Mix the following 5 ingredients in a heavy pan over low heat: 3 Tablespoons cooking oil 2 Cups water 1 Cup table salt [...]

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Whitening Cloth Diapers

Bleach will whiten and disinfect diapers, but it will also cause them to wear out faster. Chlorine bleach eats your diapers away!  Alternative means of whitening/disinfecting include using borax, or  occasionally using chlorine-free bleach such as oxygen bleach or hydrogen peroxide bleach.  Minor stains will not harm baby and will usually wash out eventually, but [...]

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