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How to chose a good baby stroller June 26, 2012

Baby strollers are one thing that you cannot do without, so choosing the right stroller to suit your needs is very important. With alot of variety to choose from, you must first assess your lifestyle needs. Choosing the wrong stroller can be very frustrating and inconvenient. Also before you can buy a stroller, always go on the web and check for customer reviews, you always want to hear from a person that has experienced it. Here are some of the things to consider when shopping for one

Safety features:
A child’s safety is always number one on the list of consideration when buying any baby paraphernalia. check out the braking system, the harnessing system, a five-point harness system is always best. look out for pinch points and sharp objects.

After being a nanny for over 19 years, i have come to realize that its always about convenience, a stroller that opens up and closes easily is a fantastic stroller. Taking care of a little one is hard work, so who needs to add more difficulty by buying a complex stroller?

I have dealt with strollers that have minimum storage space. Not good!! You need a stroller where you are able to store as much as you can, not necessarily overload, but being able to have enough storage pockets are a plus to have

Check out how it drives, how does is maneuver? make sure it hugs the corners smoothly when pushing it. Also make sure it rides on bumpy roads smoothly and that its easy to push. If you live in a hilly and steep community, you want to make sure that the stroller can adopt to such conditions.

Does the handle adjust to suit the height of the one pushing it? Does the seat adjust from sit down position to a lie down position? in case you are out during nap time, you want to be able to know that you can adjust the stroller accordingly. Do the harnesses adjust easily? These are some of the questions to consider

Additional features:
Features such as trays and cupholders are great to consider when choosing a stroller, you always want to know that you can add those features when need be.

Here is a link to one of my favorite strollers:

Baby Jogger City Mini Single Stroller, Sand/Stone

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Filed under: Uncategorized — auntemma @ 6:09 pm

It’s like 91 degrees here in the east coast. The sun is brutal and the humidity is unbearable, but the bottom line is I have to keep these wee ones entertained and making sure they get their share of spending some time outdoors. I have come up with five ways and important things to take note of when caring for children during in such unforgiving weather conditions.

1. Hydrate- I cannot say how important it is to constantly have a cup or bottle of water for the children. Always remind them that they have to drink water. The last thing you need is a dehydrated little one. Popsicles are also a great fun way of keeping them hydrated

2. Sunscreen– It doesn’t matter even if you are just hanging out in the shade, applying sunscreen is vital.

3. Pool and sprinklers- I suggest that in  very hot days, it is more bearable to have pool time as a morning activity. If you don’t have a built-in pool, the blow up pools are also so much fun. Sure, its a hassle to always get it all blown and filled with water, but the hard work is always appreciated by your little ones.

4. Indoor playgrounds- Find some indoor playhouses in your area. 

5. Wear hats– when outside, make sure your little ones have hats that cover there whole heads. Even though you apply sunscreen, hats always help keep them cool.


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Bumkin Bibs!!! June 14, 2012

Filed under: BUMKIN BIBS — auntemma @ 6:58 pm
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One of the many challenging duties as a nanny/caregiver is dealing with bibs… arrrghh! It’s not the use of the bibs, its the cleaning of the bibs. Especially the cloth bibs, i almost detest those kind, and don’t let the stage one carrots that come in a jar spill on them. The stain the carrots have to cloth bibs are almost impossible to clean out!

I have recently come across bibs that are so easy to clean, they are called bumkin bibs…they are phenomenal!!!! they are light-weight, stain free, fast drying and extremely easy to clean!!! I strongly recommend these bibs and your clean-up time will be worth the while…

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Father: Nanny to blame for drowning of 5-year-olds June 13, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — auntemma @ 2:11 pm

Father: Nanny to blame for drowning of 5-year-olds.



Filed under: oxo high chair — auntemma @ 2:04 pm
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Hey there parents and caregivers,
In my 19 years of nanny experience, I have come across alot of various baby paraphernalia that work and some that just don’t.
When caring for children, i believe in products that are efficient and products that contribute in making your duties as a caregiver easy and hassle-free.
High-chairs are a necessity, the search for the right high chair is just as overwhelming as searching for the right car. There are some key things to consider when seeking out a high-chair, such as durability, safety, comfort, stability, longevity, multi-functionality, adjustability and it’s easy-to-clean feature.

I have come across this great high chair, that i believe addresses all the key needs when in search for a high chair. Its the high chair I currently use now and i must say it’s fantastic! I know it will bring you as much joy as it has brought me.

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Filed under: Uncategorized — auntemma @ 3:46 pm

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