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  1. Bedroom Nuance: Ideas to Keep Your Kid’s Room Current
  2. Pee Wee Pumps High Heel Infant Crib Shoes
  3. Want a Nursery that is Safe, Comfortable, and Stylish? How to Achieve All Three at Once
  4. In house Playhouse: Ideas for Making a Kid-Friendly Playroom
  5. Child and Infant Medicine: 4 Careers That Work with Young Ones
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Bedroom Nuance: Ideas to Keep Your Kid’s Room Current

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As your child gets older, the look of their room will start to reflect their age and interests. Changing a child’s room to keep it current doesn’t have to include throwing out the baby with the bathwater. Making small changes and making the décor more versatile can make any room look more current without getting rid of everything in it. Save money by making a few changes here and there, rather than changing the entire room every few years.

Hardwood Flooring
The more a room is streamlined, the more modern and professional it looks. Changing one feature in the room, such as Certified Flooring Installation Inc, hardwood flooring, instantly updates the entire look of the room. Hardwood provides an excellent way to keep the whole room clean as well. It’s easier to wash and dust than carpet, and provides a good solution to any potential spills. Add a rug around the bed to give the space depth and a splash of color.

Shelving
As children get older, they play with their older toys less and less. However, they may not be ready to let go of them, and parents may wish to keep some for future generations. An easy way to store older toys without taking them out of the room is to keep them up on the shelves. Your kids can still view their toys and play with them time to time if they choose. Shelving provides ample space for other items in the room as well and makes the whole space neater.

Linens and Tapestries
Update the look of a child’s bedroom by changing up the bedding. As children get older, they may be more interested in solid colors or other prints and patterns. Place small pillows and a throw on the bed. This provides an instant update that makes the rest of the room look like it belongs to an older child. Another way to update the look of the room is to change out the curtains and other window dressings. Place a couple of rugs in the room of a solid color that matches the surrounding décor.

Grouping
Children typically have cluttered bedrooms from pictures on the walls, toys on the floor and other items that can keep the eyes busy. By grouping items on the walls and rearranging other items in the room, it will appear less cluttered and more suitable for an older child. Give them one space for each item on their walls and allow them to refresh it when needed.

By implementing a few changes, any child will appreciate a new look in their room. Other useful updates can be done by placing other items from the home in the room, such as a comfy chair, or little knick-knacks. Change little things to make a big impact.

    


Pee Wee Pumps High Heel Infant Crib Shoes

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Fashion-forward moms love to dress up their little girls with the cutest bows and outfits and are always looking for the perfect pair of shoes to complete any outfit. Now they’ve found them with Pee Wee Pumps – infant crib shoes with a collapsible heel! They’re just like mom’s favorite pair of pumps only in a miniature size. Pee Wee Pumps will be your daughter’s first fashion statement.

Pee Wee Pumps are a High Heel Infant Crib Shoe intended for babies 0-6 months. They measure 11.0 cm from heel to toe. They currently come in 6 different colors and patterns. Velcor strap closure makes for adjusting the fit an easy task. A bow embellishment on the strap are a feminine finishing touch. Pee Wee Pumps provides great fashion details and class, to compliment the perfect dress or outfit and provide a unique sense of style for your infant.

Check out Pee Wee Pumps “Her First Fashion Statement” today at www.PeeWeePumps.com.

    

Want a Nursery that is Safe, Comfortable, and Stylish? How to Achieve All Three at Once

Safe, Comfortable, Stylish Nursery

Preparing the nursery for your little one is one of the most exciting aspects of pregnancy. However, this is no small task. You’ll need it to be safe, of course, to prevent little ones from being injured. You’ll also need it to be comfortable because the chances are high that you’ll spend a lot of time there. Finally, you’ll want it to be stylish and appealing. Here are five tips for making your nursery safe, comfortable and stylish all in one fell swoop:

Install Safety Locks

You’ve probably heard plenty about baby-proofing your home, and the nursery should be no different. There are plenty of things to consider here, including making sure that items that may topple over (dressers, changing tables) are bolted securely to the wall. You can also purchase inserts that can be installed in dresser drawers to prevent pinching tiny fingers, and you will want to be sure that you reduce the need for electrical cords and keep the essential cords out of baby’s reach. These items are all available at your local department store and online from major retailers.

Consider Window Treatments

Your window treatments will say a lot about a room, but in the case of a nursery, they should be functional as well as beautiful. According to professionals who specialize in window treatments in Miami, panels that completely block out sunlight are popular in nurseries as they promote better sleeping habits at all hours of the day. However, you can pair these with sheers for when you want to let the sunshine in without giving up all of your privacy. For even more functionality, you can sew pockets up high on the curtain panels to store treasured stuffed animals. Be sure that any pulls and cords are kept out of baby’s reach; this is easy enough to achieve with stick-on hooks available from any department or office supply store.

Simple Furniture with Bold Bedding and Upholstery

Believe it or not, it is possible to go overboard when it comes to decorating a nursery. Designers recommend keeping things simple in terms of furniture like the crib and changing table, but dressing them up with bold fabrics. For instance, a simple wooden crib can be made more extravagant by adding a ruffled bumper for a girl, a striped bumper for a boy, or something in between for a more traditional unisex décor. Even something as simple as fitted sheets in bold colors can completely transform the look and feel of a nursery.

Choose the Right Lighting

Lighting is incredibly important in a nursery, and you’ll want to make sure that you provide several different types for different situations. For instance, you might need a bright light for playtime or changing time, but you’ll need a dimmer light when it comes to midnight feedings. One of the simplest and safest ways to accomplish this is with a dimmer switch, though lamps can also provide a beautiful ambience. Be sure to hide the cords and keep lamps up high when possible to prevent any dangers to small, curious hands.

Safe, Removable Wall Décor that Grows With Your Child

Finally, when it comes to your walls, there are several ways you can decorate. While a coat of paint is always helpful, be sure that you choose paints that are free of VOCs that can be harmful to babies. A great way to add some personality to a room is with removable wall décor. Vinyl decals come in a variety of sizes, colors and styles, and you can use them to spell out the baby’s name, add some timeless fleur-de-lis, or even put a favorite character in plain view that can be easily removed later.

While remodeling a nursery is no small project, you can cultivate a room that is safe, stylish, and functional, without making sacrifices in any area. Not only will you rest easy knowing that your baby will be safe to live, learn, and grow in the room, but you’ll be happy to have a comfortable, stylish getaway that will no doubt come in handy during the first few months of your child’s life.

    


In house Playhouse: Ideas for Making a Kid-Friendly Playroom

If you have kids in your house, you can expect a certain amount of clutter, but the whole place doesn’t have to be a disorganized disaster. One of the best ways to ensure a tidy and orderly house is to provide a fun kid-friendly space for your little ones to enjoy. This way you can keeps messes contained and kids have a place that’s all their own separate from the shared rooms of the house. Take a look at these ideas for incorporating some unique playhouse designs into your own home.

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Create a Cozy Nook
Kids love cozy spaces like blanket forts. Consider creating a more permanent space for your kids in the playroom. A simple nook can be created by setting up a loft bed or crawl space. The top of a bunk can be used as a reading area with soft pillows, and the area below could be set up as a playhouse. According to Barrie home renovations, a custom builder can also help design a unique space indoors that will fit with your home design and provide endless hours of entertainment. What kid would not want an indoor tree house or castle playhouse to play and imagine in?

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Custom Art
Set up a table where kids can get creative. If you plan to allow painting, gluing, or other messy materials, put down a cute but inexpensive rug or plastic mat in your crafting area. This will make it less stressful if something accidentally gets dropped or dripped onto the floor. Frame some of your kid’s favorite creations and hang them on the wall. You can also run some colorful twine along the walls or overhead and use clothespins to hang up projects too elaborate to be easily framed. This helps give kids some ownership of their play space and all of them, regardless of age, can enjoy contributing.

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Get Physical
Kids need to be allowed to run, jump, climb, and move as much as possible. This need for exercise exists regardless of weather, location, or time of day. Try to incorporate activities that include movement in your playroom. A small trampoline or a ladder suspended securely from the ceiling are great ways to encourage movement. If space is limited, clearing a small space for dancing is an easy and fun way to get moving. Costumes and silly music make dance time even more fun.

Reading Space
Reading is extremely important for kids, so creating a fun and unique reading area is an asset to any playroom. Include some fun beanbag chairs, milk crates with pillows attached, or small indoor hammocks for some neat possibilities. You can make a normal bookshelf fun and customized by allowing your kids to help you paint a plain wooden bookshelf and add their hand prints to make it one-of-a-kind.

Planning a playroom can be fun for everyone as long as you know what your kids will love and use often. Remember to incorporate as much fun as possible, be creative, and leave room for some organization too. Try to think like a kid when planning out their space.

    

Child and Infant Medicine: 4 Careers That Work with Young Ones

Child and Infant Medicine, 4 Careers That Work with Young Ones

So you’re interested in a medical career that allows you to work with infants and children. The first profession you probably think of is pediatrics. But, did you know that there are a ton of different options out there if you’re looking to get into child and infant medicine? Here are just a few of the many options and the type of schooling they require.

  • 1. Pediatric Registered Nurse

A pediatric nurse specializes in caring for children from infancy through adolescence. They work with pediatricians to provide routine screenings, check-ups, and examinations, measure vital statistics, take blood and urine samples, and give acute care to sick children. They are also crucial to making a young patient and their family feel comfortable. A pediatric RN completes advanced training in pediatrics through an accredited bachelor’s program and must pass a national licensing exam.

  • 2. Speech and Language Pathologist

A speech and language pathologist helps children from infancy through adolescence overcome speaking or communication difficulties such as stuttering. They also work with young patients who have developmental or medical conditions, such as autism or a cleft lip and palate. This profession requires a master’s degree from an accredited program, at least 300 supervised clinical hours, and passing a nationally standardized test. Asha.org has more information about children’s speech and language therapy.

  • 3. Sonographer

Most people associate sonography with prenatal care, but diagnostic medical sonography is a fast growing field that uses ultrasound technology to diagnose and treat medical conditions. A diagnostic medical sonographer operates the equipment, and often will work with infants and children to help a doctor diagnose a cardiovascular or musculoskeletal problem. Unlike other medical careers, only a bachelor’s or associate’s degree is needed from diagnostic medical sonographic schools.

  • 4. Pediatric Nutritionist

With a big emphasis being placed on childhood obesity, pediatric nutritionists are in high demand. They are registered dietitians that are certified in pediatrics. A pediatric nutritionist works with children—with or without special needs—to plan menus for a balanced diet, encourage healthy food choices, and counsel parents and children on basic nutrition. A bachelor’s degree is usually required. State licensing requirements vary depending on the state. Continuing education credits are needed to maintain professional credentials.

These are just a few of the many different career options if you’re looking to work with children and infants. Good luck in whatever you choose!

 

    


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