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25 Tips For New Parents To Get A Good Night Sleep
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Parenting Advice - Home Safety

Baby Safety Checklist - Protect Your Baby
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The Basics of Childproofing Your Home
By Susan Keeler

Cause For Alarm: What Parents Miss When Childproofing
By Wendy Mitchell

Parenting Articles - Parenting Advice

Tips On How To Bond With Your Baby
By Connie Limon

Free Parenting Tips - What You Should Know About Effective Parenting
By Deanna Mascle

Free Parenting Help - Why You Should Have A Parenting Plan
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Parenting Articles - Fun & Games

Marvelous Messy Fun That Little Kids Love
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Pretend Play For Children Of All Ages
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Parenting Articles - Feeding

Bisphenol A (BPA) and Baby Bottles
By Susan Keeler

Breastfeeding Answers For New Parents
By Deanna Mascle

Introducing Solid Food To Babies
By Connie Limon

How To Get Your Baby To Eat Vegetables
By Christine Albury

Parenting Articles - Education & Learning

Baby Books Are Beneficial To Your Child's Development
By Craig Thornburrow

10 Easy Early Learning Activities For Babies And Toddlers
By Dr. Robert Titzer

Parenting Articles - Bathing Your Newborn

Bathing Your Newborn Baby
By Michelle Higgins

Tips On How To Bath A Newborn Baby
By Connie Limon

Britax Marathon LATCH Car Seat

Britax Marathon LATCH Car Seat - Onyx

Britax is one of the most trusted and well known names when it comes to car seats. The Marathon line uses the LATCH system and patented Britax features to make installation easy and reliable. For children rear-facing from 5 to 33 pounds or children forward-facing from 1 year old and 20 to 65 pounds.

Available at

Britax Marathon Convertible Car Seat Granite

For more information, visit our
car seats reviews page at the Baby Review Center.

Graco Quattro Tour

Graco Quattro Tour LXI Stroller - G Collection - Brown

This is the #1 Consumer Rated stroller from 2006. This comfy Graco
stroller comes in a Travel system, which includes an infant car seat or
can be purchased alone. There many different styles and colors to
choose from. The feedback I got from other parents is that the
stroller is very comfy for their Infrant and Toddlers and that the it
is very easy to steer. It's great for walks, it's easy to open and
close. The downside is that it is a bit wider than other strollers and
can be diffcult to navigate through shopping malls. It is also a bit
heavier than some of the other Graco stroller like the Metrolite.


  • Combination 3 point or 5 point harness is a perfect fit on all Graco strollers.
  • Time and temperature Comfort tracker monitor.
  • Removable weather protection boot is a feature found on this Graco baby stroller.
  • Advanced, durable aluminum frame.
  • Child's tray with snack and cup holder.

Available at
Graco Quattro Tour LXI Stroller - G Collection
Quattro Tour LX - Metropolitan

For more information, visit our
baby stroller reviews page at the Baby Review Center.

Sandra Boynton Books

Sandra Boynton is a leading author of children's books that are sure to make your little one smile. Not only are her books colorful and interesting for your child to look at but they are fun to read for the parent! Her Board books are perfect for all ages. Her Book collection includes titles such as A to Z, The Belly Button Book, Barnyard Dance!, Pajama Time! and Your Personal Penguin.

If you're looking for bedtime books for your little one, try one of her Collection sets such as the Big Box of Boynton, which includes Barnyard Dance!, Pajama Time! and Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!

Available at

Big Box of Boynton: Barnyard Dance! Pajama Time! Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!
Belly Button Book (Boynton on Board)
Barnyard Dance! (Boynton on Board)
Pajama Time!
Your Personal Penguin (Boynton on Board)
Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! (Boynton on Board)

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Top Brand Baby Bottle Reviews

I recently went through the experience of trying different bottles. If you have a fussy baby then you can understand the need to try anything that will help calm them down. The right bottle can make a big difference. My little one had very bad gas pains that made him very fussy so I tried 4 different bottle brands until I settled with two that I liked best.

Avent Bottles
These bottles are popular in Europe, made in England these bottle are supposed to reduce colic. It is specially designed to push the air out of the nipple. I used these bottle exclusively for the first month after my son was born. The bottles worked out great and he had no nipple confusion while I also nursed some of the time. What's nice about the Avent bottles are that they have a nice line of coordinating products such as the Microwave Steam Sterilizer and a Bottle warmer. These bottles are great at reducing some air with less bottle parts to wash!
Rating: 4 out of 5 Rattles

Playtex Premium Nursers
These are bottles that are wide-neck bottles that are to be used with pre-sterilized disposible linersd. I received free samples of these bottles in the mail. At first I really liked these bottles. The liners allow you to remove all of the air and reducing the amount your precious baby swallows. Many times though, I found it is very difficult to get the air out of the bag liner and the bottles ended up very leaky or worse sometimes the liner full of formula would come out of place and spill everywhere. Bottom line: If you want to reduce baby gas, and you have the patience to carefully remove the air from the liner and also want less bottle parts to wash, this bottle may be for you.
Rating: 3 out 5 Rattles

Dr. Brown's Natural Flow
About after a month my son was born is when his fussiness peaked, my friend recommended these bottles to reduce the gas that was causing his fussiness, so I quickly purchased a 3 pack of the Dr. Brown's wide neck bottles. After a month of using the Avent bottles I switched to Dr. Brown's, still using the Avent bottles once or twice a day. What an amazing difference in my son, these bottles really do reduce gas. After switching to these bottles I was able to stop putting Infant Mylicon in each bottle feeding. What makes Dr. Brown's bottles different is the patented airflow insert which is design to push air to the bottom of the bottle.

For more information, visit our
baby bottles reviews page at the Baby Review Center.

Strollers Product Review and Advice

Oh my goodness, there are so many strollers to choose from these days, you have the Travel System (includes infant car seat and stroller), Lightweight strollers, the snap and go. The major brands include Graco, Peg Perego, Chicco, Bugaboo, Maclaren, Combi...just to name a few. Here a primer on the different options available:

Travel System
These are larger sized strollers that come with carseats and matching strollers. They've been around a little over a decade now. Most all of the stroller companies make the Travel System. What's great about it is that you can take the car seat and snap it right into the stroller, very convenient! The downside is that often the strollers that come with these systems are very, very heavy and hard to handle for a new mom. The good Travel systems I like and are very well reviewed by other Moms are the Graco Metrolite (Retails for $199) the and Chicco Cortina (Retails for $279).

Lightweight Strollers
Most of them are light (less than 15 pounds), fold easy and have great storage baskets. My favorite lightweight stroller is the Peg Perego Aria (Retails for $200), it weighs only 12 pounds and looks like a full size stroller. Jogging or All Terrain Strollers These strollers feature 3 big wheels designed to handle up 15 mph and rought terrain, such as trails and bumpy roads. The downside to these strollers is that are not usually meant to be used for smooth surfaces such as malls. My favorite brand is the Expedition LX Jogger (Retails for $119).

Umbrella Strollers
They are just as light as the lightweight strollers but fold more compactly. Great for those that travel or don't want to take up too much trunk space. These strollers can vary in price and quality greatly from $20 to $400 for a fancy Maclaren. My favorite Umbrella stroller in this category is the Maclaren Quest Sport (Retails for $199) and great lower priced option to the Maclaren is the Chicco Capri (Retails for $60)

Having gone through the stroller buying process only a few months ago, I eventually settled on a Travel System (Chicco Cortina) and a Lightweight Macleren Quest Sport stroller to use after my son outgrows the Travel System.

Bottom Line Review and Advice:
If you are a first time Mom, go for a Graco Safe Seat Car Seat that can handle up to 30 pounds in case your little one is a bruiser and use it with the Baby Trend Snap and Go or Graco's version of the Snap and Go. When your baby is six months old or after they outgrow the carseat buy a Maclaren or Peg Perego lightweight stroller.

For more information, visit our baby stroller reviews page at the Baby Review Center.