Insurance during pregnancy – Most important questions to ask

Health insurance is very complicated and it is mainly because there are so many Insurance-Questions-Iconfactors that effect it. There is no single solution for everyone so it is very important to do your own research for your specific needs before you jump into it so you can avoid surprises and plan ahead. Here are some quick tips that may work for you.

Having a baby usually involves 3 phases from the insurance and doctor visit standpoint:
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Diaper Pail – Which one is the best?

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Diaper Pail Line Up (from left to right): Safety 1st Simple Step, Diaper Dekor Plus, Diaper Genie Elite, Diaper Genie Essentials, Munchkin Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail, Diaper Champ Credit: BabyGearLab Staff

One thing that every new parent quickly becomes familiar with is changing diapers. Which of course leads naturally to the question, “where do I put this poopy-diaper?”

Pleasantly, until your little newborn pooper starts eating solid foods (typically at 4-6 months age), the stink-factor remains relatively mild. But, a new dawn arrives when junior starts eating solids and suddenly what was a mild smell issue at the diaper changing table becomes a full-on stink-a-torium.

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Pack n Play Playards – My Recommendation of the best features

Why Pack ‘n Play?

If you are constantly moving due to jobs or live in a rental home or need a smalPlayard-Iconler sleeping space for the baby in a different room, a Pack ‘n Play or Playard is your best answer. It combines the sleeping and play area for the baby, and comes with many more features to take of the baby, like the diaper changing area and music and vibration unit.


My recommendation:

Graco Pack ‘n Play® Playard with Cuddle Cove™ Rocking Seat


Main Features:

Here are the main features of the Graco Playard.

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Benefits of Travel System over Regular Car Seats and Strollers

What is a Travel System?

A baby travel system is a pre-packaged set that includes a baby stroller, an infant car seat and a car seat base.
The infant car seat has a handle that allows it to be used as an infant carrier. The car seat base can be seat-belted into a vehicle, then the car seat / carrier snaps onto the base for travel, making it easier for the parent to move baby from car to destination all while strapped into the same carrier.
The travel system is particularly handy for sleeping infants, since it eliminates the need to actually remove the sleeping baby from the car seat. The car seat / carrier also snaps onto the travel system stroller frame for added convenience.

What’s Included in a Travel System:

A typical Travel System includes the following items:
  1. Infant Car Seat
  2. Car Seat Base
  3. Stroller Seat
  4. Stroller Frame
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