Archives for September 11, 2019

#JPMABabySafetyMonth Baby Safety Tips from MAM

Baby Safety Month is here!  Sponsored annually by the Juvenile Products Manufacturer’s Association (JPMA), this month-long event increases consumer awareness of baby safety issues and the safe selection and use of baby products. For the past 40 years MAM’s top priority has been the development of products for the well-being, safety and health of babies that make life easier for parents and allow them to focus on the joy of family. MAM has partnered with top baby registry site GuGu Guru along with Crane USAThe Tot SquadMouse Loves PigLove to DreamBaby K’TanColgate Mattress and Evoz to help raise awareness of key things we can all do to protect our babies. For more information visit

Enter GuGu Guru’s Safety Month giveaway here:

Below are some recommendations from MAM and top baby registry site GuGu Guru to help raise awareness of key things we can all do to protect our babies.

Consider pacifier usage when placing baby down for sleep and remember that the pacifier may not be reinserted once baby falls asleep. Pacifier use is shown to reduce the risk of SIDS. MAM supports the AAP published guidelines for pacifier usage. Check them out here:

For more information about pacifiers and how they reduce the risk of SIDS, visit

Cold Mist Humidifiers are a safe and natural way to thin baby’s mucus when congested and alleviate symptoms that may be preventing them from getting a good night’s rest, such as dry skin, bloody noses, sore throat, and dry cough. For more information from our friends @craneusa on Cool Mist Humidifiers visit

There are two main components to car seat safety according to our friends @thetotsquad: fitting the seat into your vehicle, and fitting your child into the seat. A correctly installed car seat should not move more than 1″ in any direction when testing tightness at the belt path. Always make sure you have the right seat for your child’s age and measurements and ensure the harness is tightened so that you cannot pinch the material over the child’s shoulders. For more information visit:

Keep the wifi products in your nursery (baby monitor, sound machine, etc.) secure from web intruders with these three tips from our friends @myevoz:

1. Do NOT use wifi products that have default credentials.

2. Do NOT use wifi products that run extra programs, otherwise, know as “”backdoors”” 

3. Only use wifi products with secure encryption.

Lastly, be mindful of cords! Anything that plugs into an outlet should be placed at least 3 ft (0.9 m) away from your child.  For more information visit

Always keep baby visible and kissable! Our friends @babyktan say that keeping your little one’s head at a kissable height when in the carrier means that you can monitor their airway (and snuggle – it’s a win-win!).  For more information visit

Keep it clean and simple when setting up your crib. Here are a few tips for creating a safe sleep environment for baby from our friends @colgatemattress:

1. Remove anything with a soft surface from the crib, including stuffed animals and blankets. These items can block baby’s airway during sleep.

2. Provide a firm mattress with a fitted sheet.

3. Lay your baby on his or her back at bedtime and nap time.

For more information visit

Stuffing is a choking hazard. Our friends @mouselovespig recommend to always double check the seams of soft toys to make sure that no stitches have popped loose.  For more information visit

Remember the ABCs of Safe Sleep: Alone | Back | Crib. 

We recommend an easy-to-use swaddle, like Love To Dream’s Swaddle UP™, from birth so you don’t have to worry about baby breaking out of a swaddle blanket.  Choose a size according to baby’s weight, not age. Stop swaddling as soon as baby shows signs of rolling and transition to an arms-free sleep product, like the @lovetodreamUSA Swaddle UPTM 50/50 Transition Bag.”

For more information visit

About MAM – standard setting baby products

MAM combines technological innovation, medical function and contemporary design to develop superior baby care products that support a baby’s development from day one. Since MAM developed its first pacifier in Vienna in 1976, it has evolved to become a global authority on baby care product design and quality. Today MAM products are used by families in over 60 countries and on six continents. To find out more and view MAM’s baby care range of award-winning pacifiers, bottles, cups, teethers, oral care items, coordinating accessories and gift sets

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Self Disclosure: Thank you, MAM, for this helpful information! Images were also provided.

pediped® Unveils New pediPets Line of Pet Collars and Leashes

pediPets collection of pet collars and leashes will be a hit with your little ones and your pups too!

Award-winning children’s footwear brand pediped® is excited to announce the release of its new pediPets line of pet collars and leashes. Featuring exclusive materials and patterns designed to perfectly coordinate with newly released pediped® shoe styles for spring and summer 2019, cherished family pets can now coordinate with their best friends.

Designed with high quality leather and expert craftsmanship, the pediPets line of collars and leashes provides superior comfort and quality for pets. Collars are available in three styles, each offered in sizes small, medium, and large to accommodate nearly any pet.  Leashes are available in three styles, all in a standard 5 foot length, as well to complete your pet’s ensemble.     

Styles include Floral, Robot, and Chocolate. Floral features adorable pastel blooms of spring and summer on a crisp white background for a distinctly feminine look. Robot is another wildly imaginative style with hand-drawn robots in navy and grey that is sure to delight pets, children, and adults alike. For a more subtle, classic look, pediped® offers Chocolate in a rich deep brown leather with a hint of pale blue piping. All pediPets products coordinate seamlessly with pediped® shoe styles.

My personal favorite is the Chocolate style! I received a leash and collar to check out and love the quality too!

Whether a child is crawling, learning to walk, or now running, pediped® has a stylish shoe that fits comfortably and ensures healthy foot development. Shoes that match the pediPets line of pet products can also be found on

The pediped® pediPets product line is now available for purchase online at and in the pediped® Boutique retail store in Las Vegas, NV.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Images and information were also provided.

Kerry, Sept. 12th Pet of the Week!

The staff at the shelter think that Kerry was used as a breeding dog. She must have been a wonderful mother because one staff member said that Kerry’s the sweetest pitbull you’ll ever meet. Her parenting days are over, and now, she’s looking for someone to be a good parent to her! If that’s you, meet Kerry at the P. D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village, 7700 East Spring St., (562) 570-PETS. Ask for ID#628629.

(The usual suspects contributed to this rescue)

Credit: Courtesy of the P.D. Pitchford Companion Animal Village.