Tips and Treats

Fall is such a fun time.  The changing leaves.  The crispness in the air.  Comforting soups and stews with crusty bread.  Pumpkin spice!  Pumpkin patches.  Halloween.  In celebration of the month of October, Bumbershoots by Nana is bringing you tips and treats!  Read on for helpful tips about making time for yourself, best practices for infant safety, and for a special treat for our blog readers!

The Tips!

For lots of great tips on everything from packing your hospital bag for delivery to sleep safety to introducing solids, check out Bumbershoots by Nana's Baby Blog.  The Bringing Baby Home series has lots of useful info for new parents, including which of the millions of items on the market make the most sense and are of best value.  But here are some other resources on time management, car seat safety (always important to remember - especially as the cold comes), family emergency preparedness, bathing and bath safety, babyproofing, and breastfeeding.  

Make Time Work for You

Tips for making the most of your time: How to Make Time for Me Time.  

Apps that can help: Eight Awesome Apps for New Parents and Top 8 Time Management Apps for Parents.

Car Seat Safety

For tips and recommendations relative to selecting, properly installing, and using a car seat, read Baby’s First Car Ride!  

Tips and video for keeping your child both safe and warm in the car this winter: The Dangers of Winter Coats and Car Seats. 

Steps to finding and installing the right car seat from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

5 Ways to Protect Babies and Children in the Car. 

Family Emergency Preparedness

Follow along with ready.gov to help your family get prepared for emergencies .

Check out ready.gov/kids for games and activities to engage kids in emergency preparedness.

Download the Prepare with Pedro Disaster Preparedness Activity Book for kids! Available in six languages. 

Download a family preparedness checklist and wallet card to ensure your family is ready for potential disasters.

Bathing and Bath Safety

Part 6 of the Bringing Baby Home Series focus on bathtime tips and safety info. 

Baby bath basics: A step-by-step guide to mastering baby bath time. 

11 tips for keeping baby safe during bath time. 

Choosing a safe baby bathtub. 

8 bath time hazards to avoid.

Baby Proofing

For essential information on babyproofing, check out Babyproofing Essentials in 2021: How to Make Your Home Safe for Baby.

Household safety checklists for all areas of your home.

Baby Proofing 101 separated by age and phase for crawlers, cruisers, and walkers.

Be aware of specific risk areas in your home, from batteries to laundry pods.

Learn about the importance of anchoring furniture at anchorit.gov

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Basics for New Moms has lots of useful tips and information to support breastfeeding mommas. 

The Treats!

For the month of October, Bumbershoots by Nana is treating its blog readers!  Save 15% on everything Bumbershoots by Nana.  Use Promo Code BABYBLOG15 at check out!

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