Baby Gizmo Baby Proofing Tips (VIDEO)


Since September is Baby Safety Awareness Month, we thought this was a perfect opportunity to re-visit ways to keep our babies and toddlers safe in our own home. A baby proofing plan is very important to have in place before your little one can even crawl off the play blanket. In this Baby Gizmo video, I give important tips on different ways to keep your baby safe around the … [Read more...]

Baby Proofing Safety Check (VIDEO)

TV Straps

For National Baby Safety Awareness Month, I wanted to address the importance of regular safety checks on your baby proofing. Many of us think that once we put up the gates, strap the TVs and furniture to the walls, plug the outlets and complete the other necessary safeguarding in our home for our babies, we can just forget about it under it is time to take it all down. Not … [Read more...]

Baby Gizmo Baby Proofing Tips on Good Day Chicago

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Baby Gizmo Baby Proofing Tips Furniture/TV Tipping - (Anti-tip furniture straps and Anti-tip TV straps) On average, one child dies every two weeks when a TV, furniture or an appliance falls on him, according to reports received by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Anchor dressers, bookshelves, entertainment centers, and other tall pieces of furniture … [Read more...]

220,000 KidCo PeaPod Travel Beds Recalled Due to Suffocation Hazard

Peapod Tent Recall

This is a pretty big recall and we think it has been in the works for a while! 220,000 Kidco PeaPod and PeaPod Plus Travel Beds (basically all of them!) have been recalled due to suffocation and entrapment hazards. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with KidCo Inc., of Libertyville, IL, is announcing the voluntary recall today of about 220,000 … [Read more...]

Baby Gizmo’s Hollie Talks Baby Proofing on ABC7 Chicago


We all need a good reminder to keep our homes safe for our kids or kids who may be visiting us for the holidays.  I visited ABC7 Chicago this morning to share 5 different ways to baby proof your house. I had a great time and I wanted to share a view photos and the video of the segment with you.   … [Read more...]

Making Baby Food at Home: Gadgets That Get The Job Done (+ Meet Brandi!)

green sprouts food mill

It’s time to meet another Baby Gizmo writer!  Brandi is one of our newest Baby Gizmo Team Mamas! She's awesome!! Brandi Wecks, Editor Brandi is a teacher and writer in the SF Bay Area, where she lives with her husband, daughter and houseful of pets. She has been learning the ropes as a full-time mom to a fantastic kid with special needs. When she isn't chauffeuring to … [Read more...]

Hollie Visits Great Day St. Louis on CBS to Talk About Baby Proofing


Yesterday morning I visited the set of "Great Day St. Louis" to share some baby proofing tips to keep your baby safe in your home whether you are a parent, grandparent or caregiver. Or maybe you just have little ones visiting?  In case you didn't catch it, here is the video clip:   For the complete list of products featured in the Great Day St. Louis baby proofing segment, … [Read more...]

The Baby Gizmo Baby Proofing Guide


Baby Proofing is one of the most important things you can do for your child. Here are some Baby Proofing tips to get you started and to keep you staying current with some of the baby proofing essentials. Getting started: It’s best to baby proof your house before the baby is mobile or born! You just never know what your days will be like after baby comes and this is one … [Read more...]

Baby Gizmo Spotlight Review: KidCo Go-Pod


The KidCo Go-Pod is an ultra-lightweight, portable activity seat that is perfect for parents on the go!  This stylish seat makes it super easy for today’s busy parents to keep their children occupied and happy almost everywhere.  Love the convenience of the PeaPod?  KidCo has raised the bar on travel friendly kid accessories with their new Go-Pod.  Just how portable is the … [Read more...]

Kidco Go Pod: Great Activity Seat for On the Go


ABC Expo 2010 News We saw a great baby product that is fabulous for camping, sporting events, trips to the park, grandma's house or even your own backyard.  The Kidco Go Pod is a compact, lightweight activity seat that is super portable and a great alternative to those bulky, non-traveling activity centers. At first glance, it looks like a camping chair all folded up in … [Read more...]

Spotlight Product Review: Peapod Plus


KidCo was incorporated in 1992 as a manufacturer of child, pet and hearth safety gates. Since then, they have expanded their line to encompass a wide variety of child home safety products, natural feeding products, bed rails and travel products. The KidCo PeaPod is their original travel bed, but since it only is rated for use from birth up to one year old, I opted to get the … [Read more...]