Monthly Archives: September 2016

Guide for Halloween Trick-or-Treat Safety

For many children, Halloween is their favorite night of the year! This is the day they can dress up as whatever they want to—a superhero, a rock star, an astronaut, or anything else they dream of! Between the costumes, spooky decorations, and all of the candy, there is a great deal to be excited about on Halloween day. To ensure a night filled with safe family fun, follow these helpful and important trick-or-treating Halloween safety tips.

Have a Plan

The best thing you can do for a memorable night of Halloween trick-or-treating is planning ahead. Map out which neighborhoods and streets your family wants to visit, as well as what time you want to head out, and when you want to return back home. By having a planned route, preferably in an area your child is familiar with, he or she is less likely to feel afraid or get lost. Many times, certain regions will host family friendly neighborhood events, featuring music, elaborate décor, and lots of yummy festive treats. Community newsletters and online neighborhood networks, such as NextDoor, will provide information specific to your local area.

Appropriate Costumes

Consider wearing costumes that require no masks, or costumes where the mask can be substituted with face paint. Masks make it difficult for children to see or breathe. In addition, masks may create a challenge for parents trying to keep an eye on or find their child in a crowded space. Costumes with props, such as swords or arrows, become burdensome to carry throughout the entire night. If too sharp, such accessories can also cause injury to your child or other trick-or-treaters.

Proper Footwear

Halloween involves a great deal of walking for you and your family, so prepare accordingly. Wear comfortable, casual footwear that you can walk in for several hours. The same goes for all the members of your family, big and small. If your comfortable shoes clash with your Halloween costume, pack a light pair of shoes in your bag or car for later. As it gets darker, it is easier to trip over costumes and on uneven sidewalks. You’ll be so grateful you brought extra shoes then!

Bring Lighting

Naturally, it will be dark Halloween evening, so you will need to bring some form of lighting. Consider applying reflector tape or wearing a reflector vest/jacket. Alternatively, your family may carry around a flashlight, glow sticks, or use the flashlight from your smartphone. One fun idea is getting headlamps for the whole family—this way you can see where you walk and have free hands for getting more candy!

We hope you have an enjoyable and memorable Halloween with your family! Happy Halloween from all of us here at iBaby Labs!
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FINALIST Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards 2016

We are SO excited to announce that iBaby is a finalist in the Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Awards! Our newest iBaby Monitor M6S ranks high in the Most Awesome Mindful Monitors category. The iBaby Monitor M6S currently boasts nearly all 5-star reviews on Amazon and a 7.5 review rating from CNET. In their review, CNET comments that the M6S’s video and connection quality is some of the best on the market. Of course, we can’t help but agree! In addition, our iBaby Monitor M6S recently received a prestigious Mom’s Choice Award. The iBaby Monitor M6S also won Top Choice Award from Baby Maternity Magazine. A Top Choice Award means an excellent product and dedication to the industry.

We are proud to provide the most premier baby monitoring system available. The iBaby Monitor M6S possesses the highest standards in its technology, including 1080p HD video resolution monitoring, air sensors, and an accompanying app that houses all iBaby devices in one location. With its sleek, aesthetically pleasing design, the M6S effortlessly fits into the design of any home or baby room.

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5 Tips for Baby’s First Pumpkin Patch

The leaves are changing colors, the smell of pumpkin spice lattes is in the air, and you can finally pull your favorite boots out from the back of your closet. Fall has arrived. For many families with new babies, this is the beginning of the first holiday season with your little one. This holiday season will be filled with many “firsts,” creating special memories, and starting family traditions. One favorite fall family tradition is an annual visit to the pumpkin patch. If this is your first visit to a fall pumpkin patch with your baby, these tips can come in handy to create a fun-filled family day.

1. Find the Right Fall Pumpkin Patch

With many pumpkin patches to choose from, it is important to find a pumpkin patch suitable for taking your baby to. Your baby’s age and temperament are vital factors in determining which pumpkin patch would be best for your family. Certain patches are more crowded or have an older crowd. Some pumpkin patches have activities more suitable for young children, such as face painting, hay rides or train rides, and corn mazes. These patches provide a fuller family experience, adding to the traditional hunt for the perfect pumpkin. Also, be sure to check out the events calendar for your local patches (either by calling or checking online), for special events taking place on specified days.

2. Bundle in Layers

Fall can have a mixture of warm and cold days, along with weather changes throughout the different times of a day. Dressing your baby in layers allows for a quick outfit adjustment when faced with temperature shifts. Since pumpkin patches generally consist of hay and dirt areas, walking babies should wear tennis shoes or boots for protection.

3. Indulge in Fall Treats

Tasty sweet treats await your family at the pumpkin patch. If you know when you will be visiting a patch, prepare to indulge with fall favorites. Many patches have delicious locally baked goods and treats that will be hard to resist. Take the opportunity to welcome the start of the holiday season with these scrumptious delights. For just today, resist the need to count the calories.

4. Create the Perfect Photo

A pumpkin patch is the perfect place to take a festive family photo to share with friends and family. Patches provide ideal backdrops with pumpkins, scarecrows and fields of lush green corn stalks. Try to choose a time when there is good natural light, avoiding overcast or very bright sunlight. Adding a cozy fall sweater or flannel shirt to your baby’s ensemble will help create a picture perfect moment for a family photograph. And both layers are easy to remove or put on! If your baby is under 12 months, dressing him or her up in a pumpkin costume would make for an unforgettable photo.

5. Don’t Rush the Moment

Pumpkin patches can be crowded places, especially as it approaches closer to Halloween. The bustle can sometimes take away from being in the moment and appreciating this special family time. Don’t let it. Even amidst the frenzy of activities, there is no need to rush through the day. Take your time and remember to cherish each minute of that day with your family. After all, you’re creating memories that your little one will not soon forget!

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