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Friday, May 10th, 2013
Can I tell you how many cribs we build here at American Baby? About a dozen a year, sometimes more…enough that we know a sturdy crib when we see one. Bonavita Lifetyle Cribs go in the “built to last” category. They are cribs that convert to a toddler bed, and then to a headboard and footboard for a fullsize bed, so though they cost a bit more, they’re made to last for all of childhood.
There’s another reason I like cribs that grow with your kid…you’re not tempted to try and make a crib work for new baby siblings. You introduce safety hazards every time you take a crib apart and then rebuild it for another newborn, because you risk screws growing loose or going missing. Keeping a piece of furniture with one child, turning it into a toddler bed and then fullsize bed, eliminates those problems. I am something of a safe-sleep evangelist, so here’s a link with more on making your crib safe.
In time for what may be your first Mother’s Day, Lajobi, the parent company behind Bonavita, will give you the opportunity to win their “Sawyer” Lifestyle Crib, in Linen Gray. The crib only comes out in June 2013, and will be sold exclusively at Buy Buy Baby for $500. To be eligible to win, leave a comment below, up to one a day between now and the end of the day on Wednesday, May 15. We’ll randomly chose one winner after that. Click here to view the official rules. Goody luck!
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Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
How about some word association? I say “gender neutral” you say? Green? Yellow? Wrong.
Welcome to the world of orange nurseries. This fun hue is taking over the baby’s room left and right, and it’s easier to work with than moms may think.
You’ll be surprised when you find how versatile orange can be when paired with your existing nursery furniture. Using a subtle pastel shade of orange on your baby’s wall (think: sherbet) and mixing in some fresh white linens and soft green or blue accents will create a fun, funky look for your little one’s first room. If you’re looking for less “fresh” and more “vibrant,” try a brighter orange accent wall and add in your own flair, like blue baby bedding or a cool rug.
Not feeling the look on your walls? No worries. Try starting off with white or light neutral walls, and work your way into this trend with accents such as bedding, a rocker for mom, or any of your other nursery essentials.
Image: Wide shoot of a mother and child in a well designed small but comfortable baby room via Shutterstock.
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Thursday, September 8th, 2011
If you have a new baby or one on the way you’re probably planning the nursery. How would you like to win a set of furniture to make it easier on your budget? Right now BSF Baby is giving away their popular Grace 3-in-1 Lifetime Crib 3-Piece Set in Espresso.
The durable nursery furniture set includes all of the essentials you need for Baby’s room — a crib, changing table with vinyl pad included, and a 3-drawer dresser. Even better, the 3-in-1 Lifetime Crib offers three mattress positions and grows with your child right on into adulthood because it can later be converted to a day bed or full-size bed. So by winning this nursery set, you’ll essentially be good to go with a bed and dresser for your kid’s lifetime.
Enter to win by posting a comment below by 11:59 EST on September 21, 2011. For extra karma, like BSF Baby on Facebook. We will pick one lucky reader at random. Read the full rules here. And Goody Luck! *This giveaway is now closed*
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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011
1 in 3 high schoolers who use drugs, alcohol, cigarettes are addicted
Nearly half of all U.S. high school students currently smoke, drink or use other drugs, and a third of users meets the medical criteria for addiction, according to a report out Wednesday. (MSNBC)
New Federal Baby Crib Standards in Effect
Citing 12 million crib recalls since 2007 and dozens of infant deaths related to crib accidents, Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced that “the toughest crib standards” in the world took effect this week. Faulty hardware, breaking slats and dangerous drop-side design flaws in baby cribs have spurred the recalls over the years. But Madigan says new standards will make the flaws a thing of the past. “It’s taken too long for this day to come. There are 32 infants who died in dangerous cribs that the Consumer Product Safety Commission confirmed died because of the flaws in these cribs. That is far too many deaths,” said Madigan. (CBS)
Vaccines Protect the Youngest Babies
Two new studies offer good news for newborns and children about two different vaccinations — flu vaccine for pregnant women, and rotavirus vaccine for infants. (New York Times)
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Thursday, April 29th, 2010
It’s time to do a crib check. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced two new crib recalls today. If you have either of the following cribs, stop using them immediately and find a safe place for your baby to sleep.
Graco-branded drop-side cribs manufactured by LaJobi: 217,000 cribs were recalled because the hardware can break, allowing the drop-side to detach or fail to lock. When this happens, a hazardous gap is created between the drop-side and the crib mattress, into which a child can get wedged and suffocate or become strangled. The child can also fall out of the crib. Check the CPSC‘s press release for crib names and model numbers. The cribs were sold from February 2007 to March 2010. Call 888-842-2215 for a free hardware retrofit kit.
Simplicity full-sized cribs with tubular metal mattress support frames: Fixed-side and drop-side cribs (see the CPSC‘s alert for crib names and model numbers) were recalled because the frame can bend or detach and cause part of the mattress to collapse, creating a space in which a child can become entrapped—or the child can roll out of the crib. Both Simplicity and the company that aquired it, SFCA Inc., are no longer in business, so the CPSC doesn’t have information on how many of the cribs were sold and when they were on the market. All Simplicity drop-side cribs were already recalled because of a separate hazard related to the drop-side. Contact the store at which the crib was purchased for a refund, replacement, or store credit.
Want more info about crib recalls? Check out the CPSC’s OnSafety blog for a helpful Q&A.
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