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Gift Ideas For Kids & Teens With Disabilities

The holidays are such a magical time of year! Most people enjoy spending time with families, hearing the Christmas music playing in the stores and the general happiness and positive energy people are tossing around like confetti. For some parents the holidays can be a bit more of a challenge and not because of our grinch attitudes or dislike of the season. The holidays are different for some parents because the holidays are different for our kids. As a mother of three beautiful kids, a girl and two boys (both boys have disabilities) I know how unusual it can be to help your kids enjoy the season as much as others. Our oldest boy has ADHD and struggles to complete tasks or enjoy quiet, calm activities like others his age. Our youngest has Asperger’s which makes it a struggle for him to enjoy the wide range of emotions so many kids express this time of year. The holidays are not always easy for them simply because they experience things differently and don’t enjoy the same activities. Th

Top 5 Items To Buy When Preparing To Bring Your New Baby Home



Having a baby is a game changer whether it is your very first, second or fifth they each require so much from you for the rest of your lives. While you were pregnant I’m sure you were preparing for baby by buying nursery items like cribs, mobiles, baby monitors and more, but did you think about what your going to need just for the drive home from the hospital? 

These are the top 5 items parents may overlook when preparing for their trip home.

Car Seat

The baby is going to require a diono car seat canada whether you drive or not. If you plan on walking home or taking a bud your child still needs to be in a car seat. Info to guide you - diono makes a popular car seats - they make a popular diono 3rxt car seat as well as many other models. 

Stroller

Once your precious bundle of joy is strapped into the car seat you can plop the baby in the car seat into a stroller that connects to your car seat model and walk to where you need to go.

Receiving Blankets

This one is very important and not just for spit up. The head cushions that come with many car seats are not recommended by any hospital and they will inform you that it needs to be removed and replaced with two rolled up receiving blankets, one on either side of your infants head to hold them upright and keep them from tossing their head around in case of sharp turns, fast braking, or an accident. 



Soothers

A crying baby is never fun to listen to not only for you but for anyone around you. Newborns cry loud and you may have a long trek back home from wherever you may be. Bringing soothers is never a bad idea and it will bring you some sanity and silence over the next few months. 

Backseat Mirror

If you’re driving home and baby is facing backwards it can be stressful not being able to see their beautiful faces. Buy yourself a backseat mirror that goes at babies feet and gives you a visual of your little one in the rear view while your focused on the road. 

These are a few products that many parents may simply forget when all the excitement arrives after all this time waiting. Make life easier for everyone and add these to your hospital checklist and your life will be so much easier. 

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