Archive for January, 2010
I will admit that I have not tried every product in the category of alcohol free hand sanitizers, but at this point I don’t want to try any more. BabyGanics, which generally makes my list of good things has landed on the other side of the tracks on this one — but as part of the overall category, and not specifically their product.
I get it — no alcohol means longer drying time. However, when you are using hand sanitizer between the dirty diaper and the new diaper, time is very much of the essence — and the alcohol free variety More >
Another off label use, but this time just as a tip. If you haven’t heard about it yet, you can use these Gerber Flat Fold cloth diapers for multiple things, mainly because they are absorbent and soft. We never used them as diapers — we used them as burp cloths and they worked great. The thinner ones are better since they are a bit bigger and provide more shoulder coverage, which is ideal for newborns. I am fairly confident that if they are used as diapers they would act more like a cheesecloth than an actual diaper.
Okay, okay…I guess I am greener than I thought, but I really like the BabyGanics products. I like these surface wipes for the fact that they are a little rougher than a typical wipe. This means they do a better job than regular wipes when you are trying to get those semi-melted puffs that are now closer to superglue than food from your kitchen counters. Add in that they are natural AND organic (explanation here if you missed it in my prior post)– and you have a winner.
They do lose points for the container. I appreciate the reduction in packaging More >
This is a simple one — and maybe common sense — but if you can’t get the Little Dude or Dudette to burp — try mixing up your burping methods (up on the shoulder, sitting up,etc.), and keep in mind that it might change. We started with the shoulder burp being the sure fire method and have moved to the sitting up method as it is now the only way he will burp.
I thank you for your efforts in making sure no one tampers with the powdered formula we buy for our son. The external seal and internal foil are appreciated, but I do have a couple small changes to request that would really help me out. First, it is difficult to tell when the tamper proof seal on the outside of the container has been broken. Even when we have two sitting on our counter, I have a hard time determining which one has been opened and which one was not.
Second — and this one has less to do with More >
Two days — two recalls. The recent stroller recall from the Consumer Product Safety Commission can be found here. Hinge issues seem to be coming up more and more with strollers. Graco is doing the recall now, but I get the feeling that eventually all strollers will be recalled once an incident is reported for each brand and model.
This doesn’t make the list of bad things yet, but if the hinge issues continue, it might end up with drop side cribs.
I wonder how many of the products we are currently using will be recalled at a later date?More >
Drop side cribs definitely make my list of Bad Things. The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission has posted another crib recall (click here for recall notice from USCPSC)- and it is not surprising that drop side cribs are involved. Please note that this recall involves both drop side AND non-drop side cribs, but as you can read, the issue is mainly the drop side versions.
We do not own a drop side crib, so I can’t say from personal experience that they are dangerous. I can say that everything we read when making a crib decision warned of their dangers, which is More >