Child-proofing (Part 2) – The Baby Gate
Confronting The Baby Gate Chances are, this will be the first child-proofing thing you buy and for good reason!  It’s your containment system. With a lot of the products in this category, we either don’t have a clear recommendation, don’t recommend any.  However, in this case, there is a clear winner.  The Regalo Easy-Step Baby…
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Childproofing (Part 1) – Overview
You’ve got your work cut out for you here!  Your little one is going to get into everything.  Your job is to keep them safe. In Part 1, we’ll do a general overview of what you’re going to need. Get your credit card and drill handy. Oh, speaking of which, you’re going to need some…
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Baby Cam Part 3  – Tips and Tricks
For the first two articles in this series, click here: Baby Cam Part 1 Baby Cam Part 2 Foscam Tech Support How bad is Foscam Tech Support?  Imagine your cable company, your mobile phone company and the Harbor Freight help desk all rolled into one. It’s horrible! I’ve called 3 times and each time I’ve…
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Baby Cam Part 2 – Foscam Setup
If you missed Part 1, you can find it here: Baby Cam Part 1 Foscam is the leader in the baby camera market.  They make a wide variety of cameras.  I’d recommend the 1983P, which produces a 1080p image. Unfortunately, the Foscam set-up is a huge pain in the ass. We here at baby.wtf are…
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Baby Cam (yes, you need one)
The single most useful tool I have in my baby tool arsenal is my baby surveillance camera.  I have several. Mine are from Foscam although many brands are available.  They run about $100 each for a decent on and the configuration is a pain in the ass.  Once it’s set up though it’s indispensable. My…
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Don’t Buy New Baby Stuff (you idiot!)
Do not buy new baby stuff.  That’s stupid.  And you’re not stupid. Whether we’re talking about cribs or swings or rockers or clothes, baby stuff is outrageously priced.  The first time I walked into Babies R Us, I was astonished at the prices. Why do people buy it?  Well they are very cute and frequently…
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Making Your Own Baby Food
You do make your own baby food, right? Gear Required You only need one thing   A good stick (immersion) blender. I use the Cuisinart which runs about $40 but there are other options. These are very useful devices to have in the kitchen anyway, so you’ll be glad you bought one.  They’re also dangerous…
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Keeping a Baby Journal
No, we don’t care about your feelings.  You don’t need to buy a leatherbound volume and draw a unicorn on the front. That’s not the point of a baby journal. (Or if is, that’s a different blog.) It’s more like a network admin’s trouble-shooting log. The point of the baby journal is to chart your baby’s day.…
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Taking a Temperature (Part 2) : When Fever Comes
Your beloved baby is going to get a fever. It’s going to happen. You will be terrified and that’s perfectly normal. The first thing to understand is that a baby’s metabolism is quite different than an adult’s. Their normal pulse is 50% higher than an adult’s pulse.  Their metabolism is new and works very fast.…
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