How to Choose Appropriate Toys for a Baby

Toys for children should be safe, educational, fun and suitable for their age. Here are some tips for choosing toys appropriate.

Choosing Toys suitable for a child

If the toy is too basic or too advanced for your child will not have much fun and it could really hurt herself. Your child may like playing with a toy made for two years. However, it can not be safe for her to do so.

A child has a toy that stimulates one or more of its senses. A colorful mobile is stimulating for the eye, a musical toy acoustic stimuli.
Make sure the toy is sturdy and well made. The paint or finish on a toy must be non-toxic, and there should be no sharp edges or corners.
Choose toys that are washable to prevent the growth of bacteria - babies put everything in his mouth.

Toys that are too small or have small removable parts pose a significant risk of suffocation.

Toys that have strings or ribbons longer than 6 inches are not safe for your child because of the risk of strangulation.

Make sure all the stuffed animals are safe. The eyes must not be made of small pieces that can be chewed or pulled off.

Make sure the toy has no loose threads and strings, and it is well done.

How to Find Cheap Baby Clothes

Babies need clothes. They need lots of clothes. However, babies also grow out of clothing rather quickly. Because of this, many parents are looking to save money when purchasing baby clothes. If you want to find cheap or discounted baby clothes, here's how you do it.
Difficulty: Easy

Step 1

Shop the sales. Many stores have sale racks where you can find baby clothes at deep discounts. Clothes can be found on sale year round, but some of the deepest discounts are found right before back to school time and also after the winter holiday season. Sales on baby clothes can be found at baby clothing stores, discount stores, department stores and online.

Step 2

Visit discount stores such as Target and Wal-Mart to find inexpensive baby clothes that even without a sale. Find their markdown racks and look for even better bargains at these stores

Step 3

Go to consignment or thrift stores and look for used baby clothes on sale at cheap prices. You can find gently used baby clothes or even brand new, never worn clothing. Visit these stores frequently because their inventory changes very quickly.

Step 4

Scour your local area for garage or yard sales. Lots of parents sell baby clothing that their children have outgrown. You'll find great bargains at garage and yard sales. Look for garage or yard sale listings in your local paper or simply drive around your local neighborhood on a Saturday morning to see what is out there.

Step 5

Shop online for cheap baby clothes. eBay and Craigslist are good websites to find cheap baby clothes. You can purchase clothing in lots, often at bigger discounts, or by the individual piece.

Step 6

Borrow, share or buy baby clothing from other parents. If you have friends or family members that have children who have outgrown their baby clothes, you may be able to borrow those clothing items for your own baby. You may also be able to buy those clothes for low, low prices. Just ask around to see if anyone is interested.

Step 7

Search online for Mothers of Twins or Mothers of Multiples organizations such as Learn when local chapters have their citywide baby and children's clothing, toy and furniture sales twice a year. If your city has this event, put it on your calendar because you'll find great deals on baby clothes and more. The sales are so huge, they're held in convention centers for mothers of twins to sell their baby's clothes.

By an eHow Contributing Writer
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How to Make a Baby Bunch Bouquet

If you have a baby shower to attend, consider giving a gift that is both practical and beautiful. Create a baby bunch bouquet for the expectant mother and enjoy her look of surprise as she realizes that the crafty creation you have made is full of special gifts for her new baby. A baby bunch bouquet arranges infant necessities like socks and onesies into a floral bouquet arrangement in order to make the presentation just as enjoyable as the gifts hidden inside.
Difficulty: Moderate
Things You'll Need:

* Baby clothing and accessory items
* Floral wire
* Floral tape
* Silk flowers and silk flower leaves
* Tissue paper with ribbon or plastic storage pail

Step 1

Take a pair of infant socks and lay them flat, one on top of the other. Place a 12-inch length of floral wire on top of the socks at the toe and roll the whole socks and wire arrangement from the toe to the heel. The top of the roll will resemble a rosebud. Use floral tape to wrap the roll together and hold it in place, then add silk flower leaves to the outside and continue to wrap around the stems of the leaves and the sock wrap, all the way down the length of floral wire. Cut the floral tape when you have covered all the wire.

Step 2

Repeat step one, this time using a onesie. Do this same step again with a baby hat, T-shirt, bib or other small clothing and accessories. Each time, secure the wrapped baby item with a length of floral stem and leaves and hold the whole bud together with floral tape.

Step 3

Attach a 12-inch stem of floral wire to several silk flower stems, wrapping the stems and wire with floral tape to secure them. Choose flower colors that coordinate well with the baby items you have wrapped.

Step 4

Twist each of your baby bunch buds together with one to three silk flower stems by twisting the wires together from the bud to the tip.

Step 5

Bunch all of your baby buds and silk flowers together. Wrap them in tissue paper and tie with a ribbon or place them inside a plastic storage pail that the new mother can use to hold baby supplies in the baby's new nursery.

By Jessica Cook
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