Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Free Stuff For Baby - Formula Samples And Other Freebies

Just a quick post to bring you some new freebies that I discovered today.  The first of which is a sample of Simply Right Infant Formula which is available from Sam's Club.

Next is a free sample of either Complete or Gentle Baby Formula by Members Mark.

Then we have a free sample of  Parent's Choice Baby Formula which is also sold by Sam's Club.

While you're at it be sure to check out this free sample offer from Motts For Tots Apple Juice. Available in five flavors apple,  apple white grape, immune support fruit punch and bone health grape.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Baby Food - Easily Make Homemade Nutritious Baby Food

Have you ever thought about making your own baby food?  It's easier than you might think, plus not only is it much more economical but you will also have the peace of mind of knowing that your child is getting a much more nutritious meal.

With the state of today's economy having a new baby can be a strain on anyone's budget,  it was certainly a strain on mine, and let me tell you I was budgeted so tightly there was no room for compromise.

Every child is different but it's usually a good idea to go slowly when making any kind of change to your child's diet. My oldest son had already been started on commercial baby food when I decided to start him on homemade baby food , and it didn't go well.

This is probably because I failed to take into account that he didn't take to any kind of change.  Things went a lot more smoothly with my second who refused commercial baby food completely preferring instead to eat the same foods that the rest of the family enjoyed.

Making baby food doesn't have to be hard or time consuming, in fact you're going to be amazed at just how quick and easy it is to make your own baby food at home. Plus there is really no need to buy expensive equipment to get started.

Baby Food Basics:
apples, Sweet Potatoes and Butternut Squash are all easy to prepare favorites with baby. I like to bake the sweet potatoes and squash at 350 in the oven for approx. one hour, then mash with a fork and serve. The apples can be sauteed or baked depending on your own preferences.

If you need a few ideas of making your own baby food then you might want to check out these top-rated books on Amazon.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Choosing A Baby Swing

If you're expecting or maybe already have a new baby then you're going to want to pick out a baby swing. And I think that most parents will agree that your baby swing can be a real life saver when it comes to calming a cranky baby.

My first child was extremely demanding and some days the only way that I could get anything done was to put him in the baby swing, which he absolutely loved.

I would just set up the swing in whatever area that I was in, and let him swing away. It's almost important to be close by when baby is in the swing just in case something would happen. My little guy who was always more than a little mischievous soon discovered that he could grab the sides of the swing and swing himself really fast. So unfortunately my free time while he was in the baby swing ended fairly early with him.

Your baby will probably only be able to use his or her baby swing for about a year before they have outgrown it, so of course you don't want to spend a fortune on your baby swing but at the same time you do want one that is safe. So if you do decided to buy a used baby swing just to be on the safe side be sure and check for recalls before you make your purchase.

You may also find it helpful to check out some of the baby swing reviews on Amazon before making a purchase. This can definitely save you some big headaches in the long run.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fun In The Sun - Cute And Affordable Summer Sandals For Baby

What is more cute than a couple of chubby little baby feet in a pair of summer sandals?   When purchasing a pair of sandals for baby, comfort as well as cuteness and affordability are several factors to consider.

And when it comes to comfort Robeez is one of my favorite brands for baby.  Extremely soft and comfortable the Robeez brand of baby shoes are known for their comfort and durability.

While you're at it be sure to check out all of the cute baby sandals listed on Amazon. Most of these styles come in several different colors which makes them suitable for baby boys as well as for baby girls. And for those of us on a budget, and these days who isn't? be sure to check out the nice selection of baby sandals that you will find listed on eBay. Most of these sandals are in like new condition showing little to no wear. Because as we all know babies are usually pretty fast at outgrowing their shoes and clothing. When my kids were younger I did quite a bit of shopping on eBay.  It's a great way to get a good bargain on some really nice name brands for your little one.

Monday, June 20, 2011

New Baby Must-Haves

1. Car Seat
The number one must have item for any new parent is of course a car seat. It's the first item that you will need when taking baby home from the hospital for the first time.

2. Stroller
After you and baby have been home from the hospital for a few days you're going to want to get out and start getting some exercise. And that's where a good stroller comes in handy.

3. Diapers
During the first year of its life baby is going to go through the an amazingly large amount of diapers.

4. Breast Pump
This is an absolute must for a breastfeeding mom!

5. Baby Monitor
A good baby monitor is one of the most used items for baby during the first couple of years of its life. Plus it's also a great way to calm nervous first time parents who are having a hard time leaving baby alone in his or her crib.

6.  Baby Swing
Once baby gets a little older you will find that a good baby swing is a great way to sooth a cranky baby and allow mom some much needed time for herself, always in sight of baby of course because you never want to leave baby alone in the swing.

7. Baby Care Products
Baby shampoo, lotion, sweet almond for delicate baby skin etc.

8. Diaper Bag
The diaper bag is another item that receives a lot of use in the first couple of years in baby's life because of this you're going to want a diaper that is durable and large enough to pack all of baby's essentials as being nice looking. Click here to check out these cute and affordable diaper bags.

9. Baby Bottles
Even if baby is breastfed you will most likely need some baby bottles at one time or another to supplement when you can't be there for baby. This article will help you to get started on choosing a safe bottle for baby.

10. Bouncer Seat
A bouncer seat can be invaluable for entertaining a cranky young baby.  Both of my babies loved their bouncer seats, unfortunately they also grew so quickly that they wasn't in the bouncer seats all that long.
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