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Toddler Beds: How to Make the Transition

If your child is too big for the crib, it's probably time to move to a big kid bed. Credit: Getty Images
A huge step for both toddlers and parents, transitioning from the crib to a toddler bed is an inevitable milestone. Since all children are...

Serta foam core mattresses - Product Recall

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recall of about 6,100 Serta Zipper-Covered Foam Core Mattresses because they fail to meet the mandatory federal open flame standard for mattresses. The recalled mattresses were made in...

Simplicity bassinet recall includes Graco and Winnie the Pooh

Back in August, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a warning about Simplicity 3-in-1 and 4-in-1 convertible "close-sleeper/bedside sleeper" bassinets. The spaces between the metal bars do not meet CPSC safety standards and pose an...

Product Recall: Baby Appleseed cribs

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced yet another crib recall. This time, about 500 Baby Appleseed Davenport Cribs are being recalled because they fail to meet federal safety standards for cribs. These cribs have a two-mattress...

No Lolita in your bedroom

I'm not well read in the traditional classics -- my tastes run more to science fiction -- so I probably would have missed the allusion as well. You see, it seems someone or, actually, everyone over at Woolworths in the UK didn't get it either. One of...

Choosing a new bed

When Rachel and I got married, we combined households, keeping, for the most part, the furniture we already had. The one exception was our bed. Rachel had a standard twin while I had a twin extra long. Obviously, that didn't work so well for the two...

'Don't let the bedbugs bite' is serious advice

On the nights I put my daughter to sleep, I repeat the phrase my parents said to me before turning out the light: "Don't let the bedbugs bite!" As a kid, I always thought bedbugs were imaginary -- like the bogey man. And to a certain extent that's...

What are the best online decor stores for kids?

Nolan has outgrown his crib, and though I'm quite sure it will involve a lot of late-night visits to Mom's room (and probably several tumbles on to the hardwood), I've bought him a big-boy toddler bed. It's awesome: dark wood with beautiful slats and...

Product Recall: Nursery-in-a-Box Cribs

Simplicity Inc., of Reading, Pennsylvania, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Nursery-in-a-Box Cribs. The assembly instructions provided with the cribs incorrectly instruct consumers how to...

Product Recall: Sleigh Round Cribs

Song Lin Industrial Inc., of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Sleigh Round Cribs. The assembly instructions specify that the mattress support is to be put in the...

The right time to move your child from a crib to a bed

My two-year-old son loves his crib. When I put him down for a nap or for bed time he giggles and snuggles into his blanket and crib bumper. Often when he wakes up he will call out for assistance and then snuggle in his crib while he laughs and chats...

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