Play Yards Recalled, Summer Sleep Tricks, and More


If you’ve got a little Sesame Street fan in the house, then you know how beloved characters can get a little grating after a while.  Our own Carolyn Castiglia goes after Abby Cadabby and her Twinkle Thinks.  Who drives you crazy?

More recalls on baby gear, this time on 20,000 play yards.  The Cozy Indoor Outdoor Portable Playard Tents Plus Cabana Kits needs a repair to make the attached tent safe for babies. — New Parent

If you’ve even taped aluminum foil to the windows in your nursery, then you know how summer can affect a baby’s sleep habits.  For tips on getting babies and tots to sleep in (or sleep at all) this summer, visit Rookie Moms for some great idea.  And buy more aluminum foil.

Dry shampoo is a gift to new and busy moms everywhere, but if it’s used incorrectly it can actually make your hair look worse.  Check out these tips for using dry shampoo, including most important:  Use only at night. — Alphamom

It’s a constant battle getting kids to clean their rooms, but not so with these cute (and motivational) products for kids from The Stir.  I love the missing sock bucket and the saddle myself.

Photo: Diane S Murphy, Flickr

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