Buying Your First Baby Crib? Consider This.

January 15th, 2015by admin

baby with open mouth and eyesThere’s so much to prepare for when having a child and putting the nursery together is one of the biggest tasks – and most expensive. A crib and bedding can cost hundreds of dollars. So, before you buy a baby crib there are some major factors you need to consider to ensure the crib is the right one for your baby. Your baby’s safety may depend on it.

Buy New Cribs

Crib technology and safety features have greatly improved in recent years. It is tempting to buy an older used crib to save some money, but the risk is simply not worth it. Not only will older cribs not be up to the safety standards of modern cribs, but used cribs also come with the risk of mechanical failure. A slat could come loose or paint could be peeling off. There are many additional risks when buying a used crib so you have to ask yourself: Is it worth it?

Getting Baby into a Sleeping Routine

January 7th, 2015by admin

baby sleepingIt’s a common problem with babies. In fact, it’s a common problem up until the age of seven, in many cases! From screeching at the top of their voices, to throwing items of furniture down the stairs, the nippers always have their own individual spins on their temper tantrums at bed time. Many parents struggle to deal with this, and often realise that it’s a problem when it’s too late. A healthy bed-time routine is key from an early age. TV programmes like Supernanny have demonstrated how this can be tackled, but it’s not so straightforward when we’re on our own!

The Future Looks Bright for Coders

January 2nd, 2015by admin

kids and computersGive your kid a jumpstart on her career by getting her into coding early. According to a February 2013 National Public Radio story, “It’s expected that more than a million software and programming jobs will open up in the United States between now and 2020. But country’s educational system is not on track to train enough people to fill those jobs.” The team at DevelopIntelligence shares more about kids getting into coding at an early age.

The story goes on to note that college students in the United States are not graduating with nearly as many computer science degrees as they used to. In fact, the number leaving college with a computer science degree has declined by about 30 percent since 2004.

What’s puzzling is that computer science jobs have salaries that are among the best in the nation. According to the NPR story, “[i]f you add up all those jobs, it adds up to about $500 billion worth of salaries and economic value for our country.”