Safety alert: Problem with Summer Infant baby monitor batteries. Find out if your baby monitor is affected and how to get a replacement.
Summer Infant has discovered that batteries are overheating in some of its video monitors. Find out if your baby monitor is affected and how to get a replacement.
The rechargeable batteries affected are found in the portable parent unit of the video baby monitor. The batteries can overheat and rupture in some cases, and could potentially cause burns.
The baby unit with the camera, likely to be in your baby’s bedroom, is not affected.
Learn more from the original article.
Brittany at Addicted 2 Savings 4 U has written a blog and is doing a giveaway for a Baby Essentials Package courtesy of WeGoBabies. Read part of her blog below and be sure to check out the blog and giveaway on her website!
My, oh my, have times changed! I remember when vending machines used to just be for snacks, candies and sodas and were great for on the go and last minute items. Now hitting the playing field is a brand new machine called the WeGoBabies which is a “smart” vending machine providing families with all the baby/toddler necessities they would need on the go! Just image your bags are packed, you’ve hit the road to head to the amusement park or airport and realized to forgot to pack the diapers, wipes or maybe a sippy cup for little one. Well the WeGoBabies has all the products you would want and need in one convenient location. WeGoBabies vending machines will be available at airports, zoos, museums, cruises, amusement parks, shopping malls and resorts. Read more and enter her giveaway!
We did it! We launched our KickStarter campaign to fund WeGoBabies.
Smart Vending Machines for Families on the Go!
Please take a moment to check out our project and if you want to support us, we would be greatly appreciative.
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U.S. Pushes for Wider Recall of Graco Car Seats
Graco Children’s Products, which resisted recalling about 1.8 million child restraints earlier this year, has responded to a special order from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration demanding more information about incidents or injuries involving the rear-facing infant restraints.
N.H.T.S.A. began investigating the defect in late 2012, based on complaints from owners. In February, Graco agreed to recall about 3.8 million forward-facing restraints designed for older children, including the model in which the California girl died. Then in March, the company added another 403,000 restraints to the recall.
The 1.8 million restraints Graco is refusing to recall are rear-facing models used for infants. Graco says those seats use the same defective buckles as the regular, forward-facing seats used by older children. But it says a recall is not necessary because the portion of the seat holding the child can be detached from the base, which is anchored to the vehicle’s seat.
If Graco continues to refuse to recall the seats – and N.H.T.S.A. wishes to pursue the matter – it could take Graco to court. Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/22/automobiles/us-pushes-for-wider-recall-of-graco-car-seats.html?_r=0
Soft Baby Carriers Must Meet Tougher Standards
Soft Baby Carriers Must Meet Tougher Standards
WASHINGTON (CN) – To prevent falls and injuries, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has made voluntary standards for soft infant and toddler carriers mandatory. Read more: http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/04/01/66676.htm
Tell us your worst or/and funny experience while traveling with kids on our Facebook page.
I’ll start you off with one, if not my worst flight, with the kids EVER!
You know when the seat belt sign comes on and the pilot announces that we are about to land, that your kid will either want to go to the bathroom or decide to Houdini out of his seat belt.
On this occasion we all had the back end (no punt intended) of the stomach flu and our bellies and back door were feeling a little tender.
With the ping of the seat belt sign and the voice of the pilot, our son crawled out of his belt while vomiting towards the seat in front (nearly hitting the woman’s amazing perm on the seat in front), I grabbed the SMALL sick bag and tried to hold him while playing catch with his insides. Even though I was pretty good at playing catch in school, it seemed catching projectile vomit was not my sport.
Screaming, crying and break dancing while the plane is landing was not my best moment. However, we made it on to the ground and headed toward the gate. It looked like something from the movie Reservoir Dogs in our seated area and the steam coming from my ears could have set off the smoke alarms.
Once we made it to the baggage area alive (just about), the kids were covered in vomit. Because of our lack of spare clothes, we proceeded to run and climb around the baggage belt like we were on the Royal Marines assault course. It was at this stage when you think many things, one being, where is a WeGoBabies Vending Machine when you need one? The other being, I am getting the snip..lol.
7 Things Parents Forget on Plane Trips with Kids
Check out this list of 7 things never to forget while traveling on a plane with kids from Good Morning America. However, if you do happen to need a baby essential item while you’re on the go, WeGoBabies provides a unique solution for parents in motion. A few of the items WeGoBabies Vending Machines carry are diapers, wipes, sippy cups, pacifiers, milk, formula, juice and healthy snacks. We make the “on the go” experience more enjoyable for everyone!