Infant Toddler Products

Tips for childproofing your home

Making sure your home is completely safe for your children is no easy feat. As parents, we sometimes go to extreme lengths to make sure there’s nothing around that could possibly harm our little ones. While it’s impossible to remove every potential danger, there are lots of things you can do to prevent your children from coming to harm. If you’re looking for some new ideas to stop your children from causing unintentional havoc, this blog has got you covered.

Keep your glasses safe

If you or your children wear glasses, you’ll know just how easily they can become broken. Whether your children have stepped on them, thrown them into their toy box, or run around outside wearing them, it’s all too easy for lenses to become smashed and arms to be bent out of shape. One solution to the problem is ordering prescription safety glasses, which are designed to withstand rough treatment and harsh environments. Another is to make sure your glasses are always out of reach or stored safely in a protective case. As your children get older, make sure they understand how to take care of glasses to avoid breaking them.

Check for sharp edges

It can be hard to find sharp edges when walking around the house normally, so it’s important to get into your child’s mindset. Crouch or crawl around your rooms to see if you can find any pieces of wood or metal that are sticking out. Don’t forget, your children will probably be running up and down and not looking where they’re going. If there are any areas where your children often trip over and fall, try to put some extra cushioning in place or get rid of bumps in the carpet that are causing them problems.

Locks

Some cabinets contain items that children shouldn’t get their hands on. Whether it’s cleaning chemicals, medicines, or kitchen knives, storing them out of the way won’t be enough to stop busy little fingers from finding them. Putting locks on the cupboards that contain anything harmful to your child’s health will keep them much safer and will also offer you complete peace of mind. Just make sure you don’t misplace the key!

Cover sockets

Children often stick their fingers or other objects into wall sockets, which can lead to disastrous consequences, especially if these objects are metal. If your child uses scissors, they might be curious as to what happens when they put one end in a wall socket. While this might seem an unlikely thought process for an adult, children are curious and often don’t know any better. You can buy socket covers and protectors from hardware shops, which will act as a deterrent to adventurous children. If your kids are old enough, make sure you educate them about the dangers of electricity to prevent accidents.

It’s natural to be anxious as a parent, but your children are safer than you think. Try not to stress too much and take sensible precautions where needed for childproofing your home.

Children's Books, Easter, Infant Toddler Products

2 Toddler Books Perfect for the Easter Basket

Crinkle, Crinkle Little Car 2 Toddler Books Perfect for the Easter Basket

Crinkle, Crinkle Little Car by Jay Fleck is just how you would imagine, but perhaps a crinkle car is not the best noise to fall asleep to. The moon and stars would love some sleep, but this car is making so much noise. This is an adorable board book for toddlers at bedtime.

Available at Amazon and other retailers.

Construction Site

Construction Site: Spring Delight by Sherri Duskey Rinker is an Easter Lift-the-Flap book. In this book, construction vehicles meet spring animals as they work through their day. It all ends in a fun Easter surprise. The perfect Easter Basket treat for a toddlers basket.

Available on Amazon and other retailers.

Infant Toddler Products

Ojala Threads reclaims indigenous stories within their products

Ojala Threads reclaims indigenous stories within their products

The inhabitants of Cuba, Trinidad, Jamaica, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico are the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean and are the heart of Ojala Threads. The symbols of their products that make up the logos represents their identity and are meant to celebrate the Hispanic culture. Ojala Threads has apparel for infants/kids, totes and gifts and you can shop by logo with indigenous stories.

eco bag

There are several logos to choose from and they range from Taino icons of the people, lands and ‘today’. The logo on my bag is El Camino. The El Camino collection is quoted below:

The inspiration behind this design is the current immigration debate in the United States. The role of wise folk has not changed throughout the ages. It is to them that we look to for guidance… the three kings were that during the times of Jesus. Who are today’s wise men and women?

The face mask above is the Coqui logo. The Puerto Rican coqui (pronounced ko-kee) is a small arboreal frog that’s brown, yellow, or green in color. It is their National symbol. It is said that the frog of legend The coquí was here long before any humans came to the island, so they have the longest history, and perhaps they sing each night because they have so much to say. This mask is much more than a cute frog logo! Wear it proudly!

If you need Holiday gift ideas that celebrate heritage, shop Ojala Threads for gift ideas!

Infant Toddler Products

The Howdy Baby Box positively impacts environment – Unboxing

Baby subscription box

When it comes to subscription boxes, the value is what is most important to me. The monetary value, the value in quality and the value of trying a new brand I may not have otherwise come across. The Howdy Baby Box (ages 0-2) and Howdy Kids Box (ages 2-6) offers all of the value I love.

You get a box full of products delivered monthly that is themed and from women-owned, environmentally-friendly brands. Your child will get a variety from an apparel item, body, activity and more. They are not even a year old as a company so this is a baby in the world of subscription boxes and every item in my last box is so fantastic!

Take a look at October’s Howdy Baby Box. This is the box for babies, ages 0-2.

Toddler tee

This adorable tee came in a size 2T from Rivet Apparel Co. They take extraordinary care with each print and use the highest quality, non-toxic inks. Straight from being printed and handled in their Indianapolis shop to your door without a 3rd party involved. Their prints are meant for future world-changers and do-ers. (value $22)

Bearded beanie kids

Check out this Bearded Beanie from the Cozy Coffee Crochet Etsy Shop! The woman behind these fun handmade crocheted items is about 10 minutes down the road from me in Puyallup, Wa. (value $15).

Monsters book

Five Little Monsters Jumping on the Bed is written by Bill Cotter from Sourcebooks. Sourcebook believe in engaging children in the pure fun of books and the wonder of learning new things! (value $7)

monster spray

This adorable and safe Monster Go-Away 4 oz. Spray from Warm Human is a super-duper extra-powerful essential oil spray. It is vegan + lightly scented with lavender, lime, and sweet orange essential oils. (value $12)

pencil case

This too-cute-to-be-scarry pencil pouch from ZIPIT® is a perfect October gift. It will keep those crayons and pencils organized and ready for travel. Zipit believes that only original and unconventional people who pursue their dreams without fear can make a significant change in our world. (value $8)

bath fizz

FizzBizz has some fun bath fizz collections inside the October box. FizzBizz owners Chalissa and Garreth pride themselves on using quality and simple ingredients that are determined to leave a customer moisturized and satisfied. No messy bathtub or glitter cleanup required with these! (value $20)

slime/play-do

This fun Halloween play dough jar is from the JalliePlayCo Etsy Shop. These sensory jars and kits are made with safe ingredients for kids. (value $4.50)

candy corn plush

This candy corn toy is made by a group of talented women who crafts each of these little plushies by hand through the Melange Collection, a collective project in Armenia. (value $16)

Crazy crayons

These Earth Worms shaped crayons from Crazy Crayons are so fun. There are 9 colored crayons that really work. Crayons are a petroleum product, they take many years to biodegrade. Recycled crayons arrive at the Crazy Crayon workshop to be melted down, strained, sterilized and hand poured into beautiful, functional works of art for kids to enjoy. (value $8.50)

Howdy Baby Box

The monetary value makes sense. You get at least $113 worth of sustainable, women-owned and quality products for $69 shipped! These ship out on the 15th of each month. You can buy a one-time box as a gift for $74 shipped and still get all of these great items (or similar every month). It is so much fun to get one box full of different products as a gift. Consider sending a Howdy Baby or Howdy Kids box for the holidays.