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The Best Early Learning Toys for Babies

| April 11, 2012

Early Learning is a time for play and discovery. It’s a great way to bond with your baby, toddler and child.

Take time to read to your baby daily and encourage exploration through the world around you.

I’m always on the lookout for the best early learning toys. I look for quality toys that encourage dexterity, provoke imagination, stimulate the senses and engage my baby.
Newborn to 3 Months

3 Months to 6 Months

6 Months to 12 Months

12 Months Plus

18 Months Plus

Best Baby Gifts

The Best Group 1 Car Seat 2012

| April 5, 2012

At around 12 months our baby was starting to outgrow her Group 0+ car seat.

We loved the Britax Baby-Safe Plus SHR II car seat so much and know Britax is a reliable and safe brand so we decided to upgrade to the Group 1 Britax Safefix Plus ISOFIX Group 1 Car Seat.

This car seat has won several awards and since using it with my baby, I firmly believe it is the Best Group 1 Car Seat 2012. The Britax Safefix Plus ISOFIX Group 1 Car Seatwon the Mother & Baby Gold Award for Best Group 1 Car Seat 2011.

The Britax Safefix Plus ISOFIX Group 1 Car Seatis suitable from 9 months to 4 years (9kg to 18kg). It comes with an ISOFIX base and can be used with the ISOFIX base or with a seat belt.

Britax Safefix Plus ISOFIX Group 1 Car Seat

Features of the Britax Safefix Plus ISOFIX Group 1 Car Seat

  • ISOFIX system – anchors the seat directly to the cars ISOFIX connection points
  • Pivot link system – reduces the child forward movement within the seat
  • 5-point safety harness – with one pull adjustment
  • Side Impact Protection – with deep, softly padded side wings
  • Indicators confirm that the ISOFIX hooks are engaged
  • Performance chest pads
  • Height adjustable headrest and harness – easy single handed adjustment from the front
  • Foot prop – giving extra stability
  • 4 recline positions
  • Harness retainers – make it easy to get your child in and out of the seat
  • Quick-remove cover – without interfering with the harness
  • Softly padded and washable cover
  • Ventilation channels – in the back area to help air circulation
  • Option to install with 3-point seat belt

You can read more about the Britax Safefix Plus ISOFIX Group 1 Car Seat at Britax Safefix Plus Car Seat.

The Best Baby Digital Ear Thermometer

| April 3, 2012

It’s important to have the best baby digital ear thermometer for the safety of your baby. As a parent you need to know quickly if your baby’s not well so you can respond accordingly with the right treatment.

I bought the Braun ThermoScan 5 IRT4520 Ear Thermometerwhich allows me to easily and accurately take a temperature reading from my baby’s ear.

This digital ear thermometer is suitable for newborn babies and can be used to take the temperature of the whole family.

I chose this thermometer as it’s used in hospitals and at Doctor’s surgeries.

It gives precise results quickly and it’s so easy to use that my baby doesn’t mind having her temperature taken.

If you think your baby has a temperature you can do a quick check with the Braun ThermoScan 5 IRT4520 Ear Thermometerand you’ll know in seconds what your baby’s temperature reading is.

Features of the Braun ThermoScan 5 IRT4520 Ear Thermometer:

  • Clinically tested
  • Number 1 ear thermometer
  • Unique Thermoscan Feedback system confirms in seconds that the thermometer is in the correct position and an accurate temperature reading has been taken
  • Temperature results in degrees C or degrees F
  • Accurate and safe for newborns
  • Can be used to take the temperature of everyone in the family
  • The new ultra soft and gentle tip is warmed up for accuracy and extra comfort

When do you take your baby’s temperature?