Gear & Toys: Infant

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What to Do with Toys, Clothing and Baby Gear?

For those that are done having children, I was wondering what do you do with all the baby gear you no longer use, pack n plays, saucers, and the baby clothes, and toys your children outgrow that are in good condition? Do most of you have a yard sale? Sell them to second hand stores? I have heard you dont get that much from them though, or do you just give them away or sell them privately? Using the online sites to sell seems like such a hassle to me. How do you get rid of everything, yet make a few dollars?

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My Baby Gear

In having twins, I have found I have double everything in the way of baby...

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Baby Gear Questions

Hi beautiful mommies and soon to be mommies! We still have some "big" baby...

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12 Month Snow Gear

Hello Mommies!!! My husband & I are planning on a South Lake Tahoe vacation...

Arts & Crafts

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Safe Arts & Crafts for Babies

Looking for fun, safe arts & crafts ideas for our 8 month old. Just a little something to start tapping into her artistic side. Everything she plays with goes in her mouth. I've seen non toxic finger paints in stores but of course they're not going to say it's edible. Any creative ideas? One friend suggested crayons as the least harmful? Pudding? Or just good old finger paints under close supervision? Thanks!

Baby Backpacks

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Recommend Backpack for Preschooler

My daughter will be starting preschool in the fall and I was wondering if you could recommend a backpack. Does your son/daughter have one you just love? Is it worth it to get a more expensive one from LL Bean or PB Kids, or just go with a cheaper one from Target or Wal-Mart? Thanks!

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Need Backpack Advice

My 6 year old's backpack is ruined. We bought this backpack at a drug store...

Backpack

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Backpack for My Daughter

Hello All! I'm looking for any suggestions on a backpack for my daughter. She is going into Young 5's (which my son was just in last year so I know how much paperwork will be coming home) She's just under 3'6" She's not petite but she has a small frame We currently own a couple of backpacks (for boys) Both are excellent in fabric wear ability and no problems with zippers (1) Potterybarn Boys' Mackenzie Preschool - This was a VERY small backpack that worked just fine for preschool but no further (1) Lands' End Boys' Small...

Bikes & Scooters

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Bike, Trike, or Quad?

Ok, it's my turn to ask for help. My oldest is 3.5 years old, turns 4 in February and we're thinking about buying him a bike for Christmas or his birthday. He's big for his age so we're not sure whether to get him a bike with training wheels, a trike, or maybe a Kettcar which is like a go-kart or soapbox vehicle. I'm not sure he can handle a bike at this point even if it has training wheels on it. I'd be afraid he would fall off and never want to try again. There is a Schwinn tricycle that I like a lot, it looks very nice, not baby-ish...

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Repainting a Scooter

I thinking about getting my 5 yr old boy a 2 wheel scooter like the razor or...

Car Seats

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Car Seat ?

My son is 11 months and weighs about 22 pounds, woould it be okay to turn him around.I know you are supposed to wait until they are one and at least twenty pounds but he is really hating his car seat now and he looks a little silly being that big facing rear.He is crawling and has taken a few steps so he seems strong enough.Any thought would be appreciated.thanks

Carriers & Slings

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Baby Sling or Baby Carrier

Hi! I'm expecting my second baby in about 2 1/2 weeks and would like to buy a sling or baby carrier to keep my hands free. I was wondering if any of you have any recommendations on a brand/type that worked for you. I have serious lower back problems (herniated/ruptured disc)- so I need a sling that will not put pressure on my lower back. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks- Adla

Clothing & Accessories

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What Do Do with Clothes?!?!

Looking for a good charity or somewhere [besides Goodwill or Salvation Army or any other type of place where people have to pay for them] to donate baby clothes that have hardly been worn.

Electronics

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Ipod but No Cell Phone? Worth It?

My husband and I do not have a cell phone, we don't have cable, and we don't have any gaming system. We have wireless internet and a desktop computer. We do not want cell phones or cable. We've considered a gaming system in a couple of years. I have been looking at getting an Ipod Touch 4G lately. My husband doesn't think I will use it enough to warrant the cost. Does anyone else out there have one that doesn't have any other gadgets? That feels it was worth it? How do you use it?

Furniture & Bedding

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Custom Crib Bedding

Hi everyone! I am looking for unique crib bedding for our new baby girl that...

Play Yards & Play Pens

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Does Your Baby Sleep in a Play Pen?

My 5 month old has been sleeping in a play pen in our bedroom since she was born. Well my mother continues to tell me how uncomfortable she must be and how we should feel terrible for not setting the crib up for her. - My oldest just turned 3 and we took the crib down when she was 18 months, dont really have the room to put it back up anywhere - The baby has sleep through the night since she was 2 months old, so we dont think there is any issue. So my question is has anyone elses child sleep there "baby" months in a play pen? Is...

Safety Products

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Mommy and Baby Products

I just had a quick question. I have several family members who are going to be having babies here really soon. I have my ideas of what to get them but I am requesting others ideas. So my questions are if you were given a mommy and bay basket at he hospital what products or things would you just want to have in it? Also what item or product could you absolutely not live without with a newborn? What item or product that you did not want at all? Thanks a head of time for the input I appreciate it. Aloha M.

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Pool Safety Fence

We are in the process of buying a home with a pool. With 2 young boys (3.5...

Strollers

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Stroller Recommendations for Infant and Toddler

I am due to deliver my second child very soon and am looking for a stroller that will accommodate both my infant and toddler (2 yrs. old). I have an infant car seat already and would like to be able to use that with the stroller I buy, but not sure that is possible. Any suggestions on strollers for my 2 little ones? - looking for tandem-type.

Toys

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Toys All Over

If the kids are are toddler, preschool and preschool, do I let it go and have the house overrun with toys? If I put them all downstairs (the toys, not the kids), what was the point of buying the toys? We have hurt feet from stepping on stuff. It's stressful. We can barely walk and have a path anywhere. I just cleaned for an hour, and the child dumped the toy bins all over the floor right away. Wanting to give up cleaning! Even cutting back and having just some out, quickly becomes a mess. Plus, we cannot vacuum.

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Toys or No Toys?

My DH and I both read a book called Anastasia. He has now decided it is a...

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Where to Donate Toys

I have 3 yr old and 10 mo old boys. Their toys are taking over our house! ...