Guest post by Stella at Double Strollers HQ
When we buy a strollers or walker for our little ones, we certainly would like to keep in mind quite a few things. First and foremost, we would like to keep in mind the safety and security of the little one and as responsible and loving parents we would never like to make any compromise on this. Though there are quite a few brands that are available in the market today, there is no doubt that the brand name Graco always comes to our mind.
For the past many years, they have always been in the forefront of offering new solutions as far as baby strollers are concerned. They are a company who believe a lot in research and development and when coming with new products or modifications to existing product variants, they always have kept the safety of the little ones always in their mind. Their concern for safety of the children has in fact made them hyper sensitive to quality and today many people would be aware of the phrase Graco Stroller recall.
This is all about recalling strollers or their accessories and spare part should there even be a slightest complaint about the quality of such products from a few quarters. If there is a increase in the threshold limit as far as number of complaints are concerned, the company does not hesitate to recall the entire lot of manufacture, whether it is the whole batch of strollers or the various accessories that are under question.
There are quite a few points that are worth mentioning as far as the recall policies of Graco brands of products and accessories are concerned. Here are a few important points that are worth considering:
- They have come with stringent recall norms and policies keeping in mind the simple fact that those who are in the helm of affairs are parents themselves. Hence they would not like to do anything that compromises the safety of other parents’ children even minimally.
- They have a website which gives full information on all Graco Stroller recall Hence customers can be aware of the various types of products that have been recalled over a period of time. This without any doubt is the height of transparency and a true example of perfect corporate governance.
So at the end of the day while buying a stroller the customer could have many choices, it certainly makes sense to have a look at the Graco brand products before evaluating others.
When my two daughter’s were growing, I went through MANY different strollers. I tried cheap ones, expensive ones and several different creatively designed strollers. One I didn’t have the opportunity to try, but I recently had the chance to check out in person is the Orbit Baby Double Helix stroller. If this baby stroller was available back when I needed a double stroller, it would have been my top choice.
The Orbit baby stroller and car seats are one of the best designed products currently on the market. They are slightly more expensive than other brands, but well worth the money when you consider who’s riding in them and how often you’ll be using them.
Here are some of the nice features of the Orbit baby double helix stroller… With two SmartHub rings, parents now have the option to stroll with multiple combinations of Orbit Baby seats (infant car seat, stroller seat, bassinet, and toddler car seat sold separately), making it perfect for siblings, twins, and growing families. Front and back rotating seats mean siblings can interact while strolling, and the swiveling double seat makes it easy to help your child get in and out. With just a couple of clicks, the frame converts on the fly into an uncompromised single stroller to fit your changing family life. The patented QuadShock suspension on all wheels gives the stroller a plush ride, and the narrow 6 wheel maneuverable frame easily navigates through narrow doors and aisles. The stroller’s compact, nested 3D fold fits in many different trunk spaces, and its smart storage options include a large under stroller basket, two cupholders, a smartphone slot, and the ShadePad tablet pocket. It also features a custom black finish aerospace grade aluminum frame, 3 position telescoping handlebar, and hassle free, no pump tires. The Double Helix Stroller Frame is compatible with Orbit Baby’s stroller accessories, including the Sidekick Stroller Board (when in single mode).
All of these great features make the Orbit baby double helix baby stroller one of my Parenting Tips Blender TOP PICKS!
One of our NEW shopping sections (one of many to come) is now online! We’ll be extending the Parenting Tips Blender in the months to come to include more shopping options, parenting information, family travel tips and ideas and much more.
Our latest addition is our “Shopping for your Baby Nursery” section. This new section includes the following categories:
If you’re looking for our popular top 10 lists, you’ll find those here. But we encourage you to check out our newest shopping sections above. They’ll have the latest and greatest in each of the categories. You’re sure to find the perfect nursery furniture for you new baby nursery.
Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for more new shopping options including baby gear such as strollers and car seats, health and safety products and a wide variety of gifts for new parents, grandparents, keepsakes and more!
Everyone loves free stuff… especially new or experienced parents trying to save some money. Thankfully giveaway sites and giveaway blogs are abundant across the internet. If you spend a little time searching, you can enter one giveaway site after another and have a good chance of winning some great stuff if you stick with it.
There are many different types of giveaway sites. Some concentrate only on giveaways, while many other review products and then giveaway the product they review. This is a win-win-win situation since the company putting up the product gets a review along with potential customers… the site or blog reviewing the product gets free stuff for themselves and their visitors… and you and I end up getting free stuff.
There are blogs and giveaway sites which cover baby items, toddler items, family stuff, electronics, and everything in-between. If you’re looking for a particular type of product, search for that term and put giveaway, contest or sweepstakes after the item you’re looking for. For example, if your looking for a diaper bag. Search Google using the term “diaper bag giveaway” or “diaper bag contest”. By narrowing down your searches you’ll usually find what you’re looking for. Or if you just want to check out all the giveaway sites do a more general search such as “giveaway site for baby” or “giveaway and reviews for parents”. You’ll be amazed at what you can find with a little looking.
Below are a few of my favorite giveaway sites for baby, toddler or family related items. Some of these giveaways sites can be found on our Fresh Giveaway page.
- Mommy and Me Giveaways – giveaways, product reviews, coupons and more
- Baby Giveaways Galore – giveaways, reviews, recipes
- Oh So Savvy Mom – giveaways, reviews, travel and more
- Mommy Living the Life of Riley – product reviews, giveaways, family fun and more
- Thrifty Nifty Mommy – giveaways, reviews and other free stuff
- Mommy of two little monkeys – reviews, contests, recipes
- Frugal and Fun Mom – reviews, giveaways, recipes and family fun
Do you have a favorite giveaway site or blog? Let us know and we’ll add it.
One of the many fun parts of having a new baby on the way is when you get to start setting up that new baby nursery. The number of baby nursery products on the market is constantly changing. You’ll be overwhelmed with the choices if you don’t find a good list of narrowed down choices.
Our new top 10 / top rated shopping section is just what you need!
We’ve broken down our list to show you the top 10 best selling and top rated (according to customer reviews) baby nursery products including baby cribs, bassinets, cradles, changing tables, crib mattresses and more.
Now you don’t have to search endless websites to find the safest and best baby nursery products out there. Save your time for other stuff and just look at the top 10 baby nursery products.
I remember the feeling when I was a child. My parents wanted to help with my homework, but I didn’t really want the help. I would get frustrated, annoyed… but why?
Now I’m getting to experience the same thing my parents did.
Yesterday I was trying to help my 8 year old daughter prepare for a test when all of a sudden I started feeling the attitude. The annoyance. I kept calm and kept trying to help, but then came the comment from my daughter “I can do this on my own.” I had flashbacks of being young and doing the same thing to my parents.
Why do children rebel and get annoyed with parents when they’re trying to help them with their homework? Is it genetically encoded in us that we don’t want help from our parents? Provide food, clothing, shelter.. and toys, but don’t think about trying to help them study for a test.
My tips for combating this:
- Stay calm. Remember you too were once young and did this same thing to your parents.
- Keep helping. Again, stay calm. As much as they think they know it all, they don’t. Keep helping and remember it’s for their benefit.
- Try helping in a different way. Instead of asking them questions, turn it around and have them ask you questions. It will still make them think about what they’re studying, but doesn’t put them on the spot.
- Switch parents. If the dad is helping, maybe the child is frustrated with dad for some reason. Have mom come in for a little while.
- Punish them and send the to their room. Just kidding. My #5 tip would be the same as #1. Stay calm and keep helping.
What are your suggestions, tips and opinions? Share them below.
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Guest post by Agnes J.
Teenage smoking is a common misdemeanor among deviant children, and those without any record of delinquency. Proper parenting skills are desperately needed by parents and guardians in order to discern this habit early enough in order to put ways in place to mitigate it. Smoking and general drug abuse is common among children in their early teens, since this is the age at which teenage curiosity to experiment with drugs is at its peak. There are different ways that parents can use in order to escape witnessing their teenage children turn into full-fledged smokers.
Role-modeling is the perfect way to lead a teenager into acceptable standards of behavior. A parent should present a good example to his or her children in their formative stages of development by becoming beacons of morality in their homes. Children emulate what they see around their environment, and so it becomes of the essence that parents set high moral standards by “walking the talk.” Parents who want their kids to quit smoking should not be smokers themselves, lest the children think that it is legitimate if they (kids) too smoked.
Dialogue should be initiated between a parent and a child in order to establish what the root cause of his or her smoking habit could be. An informal tone should be adopted by a parent or guardian, as a too formal a talk can render the whole process futile. A parent must not interrogate the child or try to reprimand him or her, since this would cloud every effort in trying to diagnose the cause of the teen’s smoking, or even lead to a child’s withdrawal from any familial talk. As a parent, you should endeavor to acquire deeper insights into why your teenage child smokes, which would help in putting a stop to the habit.
Accessing parenting resources could also be helpful for parents who are naive in matters of parenting. Such portals as thefamilycompass.com offer advice and tips on parenting. A lot of articles on juvenile behavior and teen-parenting topics can be accessed in that repository free-of-charge. No harm is done in relating to the experience of others on matters of parenting.
It is important therefore, that parents learn to become good examples, talk to their children, and find out from others the best practices as far as parenting is concerned. Tips on how to go about all this can be accessed at www.thefamilycompass.com.
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