Gear & Toys: The First Years

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Seeking Advice for Toys

Hi, my son will be one next month and just trying to decide what kind of toys to give him. Just was curious as to what toys went over the best with other kids or what toys didn't rank so high with other one year olds. There are so many toys I know I could get but don't want to waste a lot of money on toys that he won't even bother to play with. So just curious as to what toys everyone has used and what ones were a big hit with their little ones.

Arts & Crafts

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Would You Pay for This?

This is in NO way an advertisement or promotion of any kind. Just a curiosity question. I've been thinking about starting a business for designing and painting kids and baby rooms. I've been putting together a "portfolio" of sorts filled with all kinds of custom critters and designs. I did it before for friends of mine. Like designed a teddy bear room and painted them on certain walls. What I'm curious about is if anyone would actually pay for this to be done. I'm wondering if this is a smart decision to get into doing this, or If I'm...

Baby Backpacks

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Have You Bought a TCP Backpack This Year?

I found super cute backpacks online at The Childrens Place- Great sale going on today. However, after reading the reviews it seems that the quality is not as great as previous years. I have not bought them there before so nothing to compare it to. The ones at Target and Wal Mart dont seem too high quality either- unless you want to spend 50.00 (which I dont for K) So just wondering if anyone has bought one yet this year and what is your opinion. I think for the price (20.00 for bag, lunch box and shipping) I am going to go ahead and...

Backpack

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Backpack Diaper Bag?

Does anyone have a backpack diaper bag that you really like? I'm looking at the Jujube Back Pack diaper bags. Do you know anything about them? I have one made by "Baby Innovations" that I like but it's getting too small. Looking for something more spacious to be able to hold several changes of clothes, baby food, bottles, and toys as well as snacks, and personal items for me (cell phone, big wallet, Power bars, sunglasses, water bottles, gum, chapstick, etc, etc..) Any suggestions that you have are appreciated! Thank you!

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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Need Advice on Good Baby Carrier

I am looking to purchase the kind of baby carrier that you wear. They can get pricy and I was wondering what other moms like and don't like about their carriers. My son is 3 months old. Do I get one for infants? A sling? What features should I look for? I will probably be using it for my next kid too, so I want it to last, and I am willing to spend good money on the right one. Thanks!!

Clothing & Accessories

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Suggestions for Clothing Brands for Big Baby

My 10-month old is very big (31 lbs, over 32" tall). I'm having trouble finding pajamas to fit him. Many pjs are made to fit snug for safety purposes and are very tight on my son's arms and legs. I'd like to find cotton sleepers with feet, because he has mild eczema and scratches his feet. Does anyone have suggestions for brands of clothing that are roomy?

Electronics

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Has Anyone Ever Washed Their Ipod?

I washed and dryed my ipod. I have it on the charger and I am only getting the apple logo. What are the chances that it will be o.k? Do you think that it just needs a new battery? Can you even replace the battery on an ipod? I think I am going to have to throw it out, but thought I would just make one last effort to save it. Thanks

Furniture & Bedding

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Nursery Decorating Advice!

We are expecting a baby girl in June. A couple of years ago, we re-did our second bedroom with deep red walls, cream carpet, and white trim, closet doors, and shelves. It's a beautiful room, and since we put so much effort into it, we're trying to avoid re-decorating everything, but we're having a hard time finding a color scheme that will match. I really love the baby safari animal theme for bedding, etc. I have found some crib bedding that is mostly light pink and tan with some red accents in it. We want to keep the room light and airy...

Safety Products

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Safety 1St Vs. Britax

Hi there, Does anyone know if the new Safety 1st car seats with the side impact air cushions are as good or better than the different Britax models? Thanks!

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Booster Seat Safety

Hi Everyone, We are in the market for a booster seat for my 5 year old...

Strollers

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Love Your Lightweight Stroller?

I'm looking to buy another stroller in addition to or in replacement for our heavy travel system stroller. My daughter is 15 mo. I'd like something smaller and lightweight to take on errands when we're in and out of the car. Ideally it would be something that could handle ice/snow, since we live in Wisconsin! Does such a thing exist? Do you have a lightweight stroller that you could recommend?

Toys

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Seeking Advice for Toys

Hi, my son will be one next month and just trying to decide what kind of toys to give him. Just was curious as to what toys went over the best with other kids or what toys didn't rank so high with other one year olds. There are so many toys I know I could get but don't want to waste a lot of money on toys that he won't even bother to play with. So just curious as to what toys everyone has used and what ones were a big hit with their little ones.