Teens browsing social networks

Teens and Social Media: Tips for Parents on How to Keep Kids Safe

A recent survey of 1015 teens aged 11-19 showed that 300 of them were sexually harassed through social media within the last six months. What’s even more disturbing, the majority of these children didn’t report the abuse. This means that some of the surveyed teens might not have admitted it, so the actual number is actually bigger. And that’s only sexual harassment, the issue of cyberbullying happening through social media platforms is even more concerning as over 59% of teens have been bullied online at least once.

“Your Opinion Matters” – a New Contest Announcement

My dear readers,

Today I’m happy to announce a contest that will give every one of you an opportunity to show off your talents as well as share your personal opinions with millions of mothers out there. To participate in the contest, you need to write a review of any product you purchased through one of the affiliate links here at Pack’n Play Reviews.

The most active among you will get prizes selected from the best products your kids will enjoy. I’ll announce the winners on May 31st.

Please email your reviews to contact@best-pack-n-play.com.

There are no specific requirements for the review except for it being helpful. Remember, other parents will use it to help them choose products for their babies. I hope to read your honest opinions with objective criticism or praise. Let out your inner novelist or stick to lists of pros and cons, the format doesn’t matter. Be creative but truthful.

I would greatly appreciate stories of your own experiences with different products, as well as ideas on where one could get better. As mothers, we always want the best for our children. This is your chance to help others find those ‘best’ options or to avoid wasting money on a poor quality product.

Send as many reviews as you want. The more there are, the higher is your chance to win a variety of prizes.

Looking forward to reading your reviews!


Basic Check List for First Time Car Trips with Kids

If you’re a first-time parent who’s nervous about an upcoming car trip, you aren’t alone! A lengthy car journey with a little one in tow can often raise blood pressure levels!

Fortunately, a car trip with your child need not be stressful and can be prepared for in an instant using an essential checklist. This way, you get to enjoy the journey, rather than fret the whole time!

Girl looking at a play house

Top 10 Best Outdoor Play Areas for Kids

The winter is finally over. The warm breeze is the invitation for kids to enjoy a wonderful outdoor activity time. As parents, we begin to think about the question we ponder upon every year: Is my outdoor play area good enough for my little ones? What are the best play zones for my kids?

Kids on playground

5 Playground Safety Tips Every Parent Needs To Know

It’s a parent’s job to keep their kids safe, so learning some playground safety tips is a must. Playgrounds are wondrous places where your children can enjoy having fun while getting fitter and healthier. They are also great spaces for socializing and making friendships that will last a lifetime. However, those climbing racks and other constructs can be quite risky too. To ensure your kid doesn’t join the 200,000 children who get into an ER for playground injuries every year, you need to supervise them carefully and teach them some basic safety rules.

5 Playground Safety Tips for Children and Parents

1.      Inspect the playground first

Before letting your kid play out in a public playground, make sure it’s safe. The things to look out for are:

  • Guardrails
  • Soft material under the equipment (sand, wood chips, or mulch)
  • Obstacles and debris strewn across the playground

If you’re out in a popular public park, you should also make sure there’s no trash or other dangerous items around.

2.      Research playground equipment

Whether you plan to install a playground in your own backyard or looking for places where to take your kids, you should know what exactly is suitable for them. There are quite a few great options of quality playground equipment New Zealand has to offer.

What you need to look at are not only the manufacturer and their certifications. You also should research which equipment is appropriate for what age. Letting your kids onto constructions that are too big or too small for them increases the risk of injury exponentially. This might also cause the equipment to break down, which can lead to a horrible tragedy.

3.      Learn to render first aid and identify dangerous symptoms

No matter how many playground safety tips you use and how careful you are, kids will fall, bump, and get a few minor injuries when playing outdoors. These are important steps to learning, so you shouldn’t panic every time your child gets a scratch.

However, you do need to be equipped to render first aid immediately. This means that you should have a cooling gel pad for bruises and some band-aids with rubbing alcohol for scratches.

It’s essential to know the symptoms of a concussion in children and seek medical help immediately if you spot them. This is a case when it’s better to be safe than sorry as an untreated concussion can lead to permanent brain damage and even death.

4.      Teach your kids basic playground safety rules

No shoving, no pushing, and waiting for your turn are the simplest but extremely important rules you have to instill into your child. To you these might seem like obvious things that don’t need pointing out. However, don’t forget that things like this are unknown to children.

You should also go over the instructions of how to use every piece of playground equipment right and explain why following the procedure is important.

5.      Monitor your kids at all times

Many parents make the horrid mistake of treating playground time as an opportunity to take a break. But this can cost you dearly as children playing outdoors require thrice as much monitoring as when they play at home.

You must keep an eye on the playground at all times as well as provide safety reminders.

Baby in a towel

6 Things You Need for a Newborn Baby

Whenever an expectant mother is in the last stage of her pregnancy, it is not uncommon for family, friends and even co-workers to take part in this special event. In many cases, the new mom may expect surprises from her best friends, her mom and dad, aunts, uncles, and anyone else who is excited about the newborn’s arrival into this world. Fortunately, one of the main surprises that many moms usually receive is a baby shower. Specifically, those that are designed to help the new mom with gathering everything that she needs for a newborn.

Binki kids show

Binki Kids – Nursery Rhymes and Kids Songs

“Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star.” You’ve heard it a million times, but do your kids know all the words? Don’t worry, Binki Kids is here to help! Our newly launched channel compiles all your favorite kid’s songs and nursery rhymes in an entertaining show that will have your child singing along in no time.