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Babybjorn Active Carrier in your choice of Color, a Children's Carrier from Baby So Smart, and a $25 GC to Target.

BabyBjorn
BabyBjörn is a family-owned, Swedish company founded in 1961. Right from the start, BabyBjörn’s goal has been to simplify everyday activities for parents and small children by developing innovative products for children up to the age of three. Our products are now used worldwide by millions of parents, and all of them have the same goal: happy, safe children. The enthusiastic reception our products have received from these families inspires us in our efforts to develop safe and attractive, high-quality products.

BabyBjörn is well known for it's high quality child carriers, but they also make a great travel bed as well as other products to make life a little easier for parents and kids: kids plates and utencils, smocks, and potty chairs.

Baby So Smart
Babywearing is a great way to bond with your baby for both your partner/hubby and for yourself. Created by a pediatric nurse, Baby So Smart is a company that specializes in the manufacture of high-end silk, brocade, and cashmere baby slings, and hip Mei Tai baby carriers. I am firmly of the belief that you can never have too many slings and carriers, and as such having at least one high end and luxe carrier is a must. In addition to making adult sized Mei Tais and ring slings, Baby So Smart also makes Mei Tais and slings for kids. Why? Because, kids like to pretend to be like their parents and “babywearing” their dolls or stuffed animals helps them not feel jealous of the child that is being worn.

$25 GC to Target from Underwriter Laboratories
My informative friends at UL (Underwriters Laboratories) contributed some great content with regards to safety when it comes to your family.

What's a person to do when faced with dual responsibilities to their young children and to their elderly parents? For the Sandwich Generation – so-called because they are sandwiched between caring for kids and seniors – the challenges are daunting, and sometimes confusing.

Childcare information is fruitful. But with baby boomers only starting to retire, the topic of elder care is relatively new. Meanwhile, the number of aging parents per worker 45 to 54 years old is expected to double by 2035 to 1.74 parents per worker, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, indicating that more and more adults will be assuming these dual caretaker roles.

“It's stressful,” said Theresa Freeze, who has five children and cares for her 83-year-old mother. “When you have a whole family like this, you really have to consider everyone's welfare. I need to keep the kids' toys out of my mom's way, and I have to be aware that someday my mom might wander into the kitchen and forget that she doesn't cook anymore and burn down the house.”

Fortunately, when it comes to safety, the most basic principles are applicable to everyone, regardless of age, nation or social standing.

“If you make your home safe for children, chances are you're making it safe for adults and the elderly, too,” said John Drengenberg, consumer affairs manager for Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an independent safety testing organization. “In many cases, there's little cost or time involved, but the benefits – preventing injury or even death – are immeasurable.”

For example, the death rate from unintentional injuries in the home is approximately three times greater for older people than the younger population, according to estimates by the U.S. Consumer Product and Safety Commission (CPSC). Slips and falls are the main source of injury for older people in the home.

Falls also are one of the top three causes of injury sending millions of children to emergency rooms every year, CPSC reported. Preventative measures for both age groups are similar, and many steps are basic precaution. Certainly, a gate for the stairs can keep infants and toddlers from taking a spill, but eliminating cords stretched across walkways and purchasing only rugs with slip-resistant backing will benefit all ages.

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Head over to BabyBjorn and look around, then leave a comment telling me what you like the best. Next, check out Baby So Smart and tell me what you covet. Finally leave a comment telling me a favorite child safety tip. You can leave a seperate comment for each part of the mandatory entry…so three in total.

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  1. Amy

    At Baby Bjorn, I like the Babysitter Balance Air.

  2. Amy

    At Baby So Smart, I like the Mei Tai-looks like a great product to carry my son in!

  3. Amy

    Favorite child safety tip-take a close look at your bathroom layout, and see if there is any potential for the door becoming blocked if the child happens to close the door. This happened to us, with a drawer to the vanity being opened, thus blocking the door to the bathroom from being opened. Scary situation, but it was quickly resolved with no accidents, thankfully!

  4. Heather McD

    At Baby Bjorn I love the Synergy carrier.

  5. Heather McD

    At Baby So Smart I love the Mei Tai/ asian style carrier in turquoise retro floral.

  6. Heather McD

    My favorite safety tip is to put a non slip mat on the bottom of the bathtub so your kid doesn’t slip and fall in the bath.

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  12. Sylvia

    I like the Babyjorn Babysitter balance air

  13. Sylvia

    I like the Kyla Ilene cashmere silk sling

  14. Sylvia

    Never ever leave a child alone in the tub or near a pool

  15. Sylvia

    It is never safe to leave a child alone in a tub or near a pool

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  41. I just took the Bjorn test and found out that I need Synergy..that was fun 🙂

  42. Baby So Smart’s Everyday Silk is gorgeous. Thanks.

  43. My tip is to turn your pots and pan handles toward the wall so kids don’t grab a handle and pull hot food on them. Also secure tv’s, dressers, file cabinets to walls for safety.

  44. Could BabyBjorn be any more sleek? I want the Active Carried in blank & red! Thanks so much!

  45. Coveting the KYLA ILENE with silk! Oh my goodness!

  46. An important child safety tip: Tell everyone who looks after your child about his/her allergies. Even if you’ve told them before. Constantly remind! 🙂

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  58. Lori Carson

    I like the Bjorn Babysitter Balance Air the best

  59. Lori Carson

    At Baby So Smart i covet the Inspiration Slings.

  60. Lori Carson

    My safety tip is to install an extra lock higher up on the door for when your child figures out how to turn the lock on the doorknob!

  61. I love the travel vrib light at babybjorn!! 11 lbs!! Awesome!!

  62. I love the CUSTOM MEI TAIS at Baby So Smart!!! OMG!!! How cool are they!?!?

  63. My baby safe tip is, only one adult be responsible for administering meds in the run of a day. That avoids double dosing or skipped doses.

  64. Donna K

    BabyBjorn-I like the booster seat

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  69. My method of babyproofing the hearth was just to put a large quilt over the entire thing. It covered the two feet down and two feet deep.

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