September 15, 2023
September is Baby Safety Month: The Importance of Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) Testing
Baby Safety Month is a valuable reminder of the ongoing commitment we have to protect the precious babies we create products for. By being vigilant, taking safety precautions and following rigorous testing, we can create products that help our little ones grow and thrive.
One critical aspect of the safety insurance process for baby products is obtaining a Children’s Product Certificate (CPC). In this blog, we will share why CPC testing is crucial for the well-being of our children.
What is a Children’s Product Certificate (CPC)?
CPC is an official document required by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in the United States for various children’s products. This certificate serves as evidence that a product complies with federal safety regulations. Manufacturers must subject their products to rigorous testing to ensure they meet strict safety standards to obtain a CPC.
The Importance of CPC Testing
There is no doubt that this is the primary reason for testing products. Ensuring the safety of children who use our baby product is our number one priority. It is important that their toys, clothing accessories, and other items are free from potential hazards.
Unfortunately, children are more vulnerable to accidents, so injuries related to unsafe products are common. CPC testing helps identify potential hazards such as choking hazards, sharp edges, toxic material, or flammable components. A common phrase you might here is BPA-free, which is imperative for baby products. You can ensure all of our products like the Bazzle Baby Foodie Feeding Bib with crumb catcher pocket are BPA-free and made of food-grade silicone that is safe for babies.
By investing in CPC testing, Bazzle Baby commits to producing both durable and safe products. This benefits our brand and our customers as our products have a longer lifespan. All of our products at Bazzle Baby are machine washable and accessories like the Bandana Bib with Teether for teething and the Foodie Feeding Sets for little eaters, can be machine washed and used over and over again.
Our brand and the manufacturers we partner with must adhere to federal safety regulations to avoid legal repercussions and maintain consumer trust.
Obtaining a Children’s Product Certificate (CPC) and subjecting children’s products to rigorous testing is a crucial step in protecting our young consumers. As parents, caregivers, and brands, let’s continue to support and demand the highest standards of safety in children’s products to create a safer world for our little ones.
August 14, 2023
It’s that time again! Here are some Back-to-school tips to help you and your children have a successful and smooth transition:
1. Establish a Routine Start gradually adjusting your child's sleep schedule a couple of weeks before school starts to help them get back into the routine of waking up early.
2. Organize Supplies: Make sure your child has all the necessary school supplies, such as notebooks, pens, pencils, backpacks, and any other items specified by the school.
3. Involve Your Kids with Packing Lunches: Kids can be picky, so packing lunch for them can sometimes feel like a daunting task. Getting your children involved in the process can make your life easier and teach them valuable life skills. Make sure you have reusable bowls with lids to make food organization and storage simple!
4. Open Communication: Create an environment where your child feels comfortable discussing their concerns or questions about school. Listen attentively and offer guidance as needed.
5. Dedicated Homework and Study Area: Set up a quiet and organized study space at home where your child can comfortably complete their homework and study.
6. Meet the Teachers: Attend any back-to-school events or parent-teacher meetings to get to know your child's teachers and understand their expectations for the upcoming year.
7. Limit Screen Time: Establish screen time limits and encourage your child to engage in other activities such as reading, outdoor play, or hobbies.
8. Encourage Physical Activity: Regular exercise is important for overall well-being. Encourage your child to participate in sports, clubs, or other physical activities they enjoy.
9. Stay Organized: Help your child develop organizational skills by using planners or digital tools to keep track of assignments, projects, and extracurricular activities.
10. Set a Positive Example: Model good behavior and a positive attitude towards learning, responsibility, and problem-solving.
11. Emphasize Time Management: Teach your child how to manage their time effectively by prioritizing tasks and avoiding procrastination.
12. Encourage Independence: Allow your child to take responsibility for their school-related tasks, such as packing their own lunch, organizing their backpack, and managing their schedule.
13. Celebrate Achievements: Recognize and celebrate your child's achievements, both big and small, to boost their confidence and motivation.
14. Stay Informed: Keep up to date with school events, important dates, and any changes in policies by regularly checking school communications.
July 25, 2023
September 30, 2022
Pumpkin patches, costumes, and candy corn, oh my! There are so many Halloween traditions for kids and their families. If you are new parents and looking to start your own traditions, here is a list of Halloween ideas and activities for the whole family!
1. Spooky Movie Night in Your Backyard
There are lists of ideas and instructions to create your own movie screen for the perfect outdoor theater for the family to enjoy. Set up blankets and a cozy setting on your lawn and relax with kid-friendly Halloween movies that the whole family will enjoy along with some of your favorite Fall treats!
2. Make Halloween-themed treats
This activity includes a teaching element to develop children’s skills and leave lasting memories. Choose a favorite fall food (pumpkin pie anyone?) and make it with your little one. Teach them how to measure ingredients and read directions. They will feel proud eating the finished product.
The Bazzle Baby Foodie Bib is perfect for easy clean-up after a messy baking lesson. Roll the top of the bib into the large bottom pocket and button it closed to contain all the mess then it can be easily wiped cleaned or placed in the dishwasher. This is a time to enjoy your kids, and this will make cleaning a little easier!
3. Outdoor Pumpkin Patches & Festivals
What’s more Fall than a pumpkin patch? This is an activity that the whole family can enjoy!
If you are enjoying the cooler Fall weather, we have the perfect pumpkin patch accessory! The Bazzle Baby Infinity Scarf Bib is a stylish and trendy infinity-scarf style bib that looks just like a scarf and keeps little ones clean, dry and warm!
Looking for ways to entertain your little ones if you are stuck inside due to weather or illness? Create your own Halloween inside your home! Put together a scavenger hunt around your house to find candy and other Halloween-themed surprises. There are so many Halloween Scavenger Hunt Templates and ideas on Pinterest! To keep up traditions, have your family members shout “trick-or-treat” when they find a treat!
We hope you all have a safe and HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 🎃
June 11, 2021
The Bazzle Baby team supports all dynamics of love. Regardless of what those dynamics are. We teach kindness, respect and sharing with everyone regardless of what they look like. It’s important to us that as an LGBTQ+ owned business, mothers, and allies to support the community through education. Here are some of the best books to show a multitude of family structures, introduce facets of the LGBTQ+ community and create an equality based mindset in your littles.
We hope these books help you teach your little ones about kindness, respect + equality!
June 10, 2021
They may be little, but they sure do need a lot of stuff! Watching your little one experience new things is an exciting time but can also feel overwhelming. Your house is most likely filled with all kinds of baby items, so how do you know which ones to take and ones to leave behind?
No matter where and when you go, its best to be prepared. Here are some of our top travel products, traveling tips, and a checklist of items that make traveling with a baby or toddler easier!
TOP TRAVEL PRODUCTS
Foodie Silicone Bibs roll up and button closed and our Anchor Bowl with Spoon + Lid offers easy portability.
Style + Function
Keep baby comfortable in the breathable, soft material of the Forever Swaddle + Hat to keep newborns sleeping sound even on the hottest days.
Smart, multi-use GoBlankets for Sunny Day fun. Can transition from a clip-on car seat or stroller blanket, to nursing cover, or even a picnic blanket!
TOP TRAVEL TIPS
Get Baby Ready
Aside from being prepared with things to pack, it’s important that your baby has spent some time in their car seat before you attempt a long road trip. After you have your car seat safely installed and checked, get some drive time in. You can start with short drives and work your way up to longer stretches. This gives baby a chance to get used to sleeping sitting up-right in a car seat and being strapped into a harness.
Snacks, snacks, and more snacks!
A full baby (and parent) is a happy one. Make sure you are stocked with enough bottles, sippy cups, and snacks to keep everyone in the car content. The last thing you need is adding stops to change baby’s clothes. The Bazzle Baby Foodie Bib keeps your little one clean and make it easier than ever to eat on the go with a baby or toddler! It even rolls up and buttons closed for easy clean up and storage!
While it’s fun to let your little one try new foods, a road trip might not be the best time to do it. Stick to foods you know won’t upset their belly, that’s the last thing you’ll want to add to your trip.
Keep diaper changing equipment handy
Road trips don’t always offer the most ideal spots for changing a baby, especially if you are concerned about germs and dirty surfaces. Having a changing pad kit handy to change baby on and keep them off dirty surfaces is an easy way to make diaper changes easy during a quick pit stop.
A comfortable baby is a happy baby
You want to keep baby comfortable (and happy) for as long as possible. Is your little one drooling and causing you to have to change their outfits constantly? Are their little gums in pain from teething? Avoid outfit changes and keep your little teether happy with the Bazzle Baby BandaBib Teether for safe and natural teething relief!
It is all about timing
Keeping track of your baby’s nap times and schedule will help you plan the best time to leave and times to stop. If your little one is like mine, the mornings are the best and meltdowns are more likely later in the day. If your baby is better in the morning and takes long naps earlier in the day, then that is probably the ideal time to start your trip. You will also want to factor in traffic. You’ll likely want to keep your sanity by avoiding rush hour and being trapped in standstill traffic with a crying baby.
Finally, make a checklist and check it twice! Here is a checklist to get you started:
The most important thing to keep in mind? It might not go as planned and that’s ok. The only people dealing with the breakdowns, smells and chaos are the ones in your car. So do your best and you’ll get through it!
June 08, 2021
If you are like us, you are just realizing that June 20th is fast approaching. Father’s Day is an opportunity to tell the dad, grandpa, or father figure in your life how much you appreciate him. As a lot of men can be very hard to shop for, we’ve created a list of ideas to help make Father’s Day extra special and leave lasting memories!
Show Dad How It Feels to be Pampered
As you might have already figured out -- bringing home a new baby is extremely stressful on both parents. Give your new dad a gift that will allow him to pamper himself, instead of “pampering” the baby. Trust us, even guys who generally dislike spa-like gifts can find comfort in a gift basket or collection of his favorite soaps, shaving cream, lotions, and colognes! If you want to take it up a notch, you may want to search to see if your area has a local men’s spa in which he can spend the day.
Plan a Family Game Night
If you are looking for guaranteed laughter and a way to spend quality time together, game night is the way to go. Playing games allows the family to step away from technology and engage in real conversations and friendly competition. Let dad pick the game and the junk food!
Make a Special Father’s Day Brunch
Make brunch extra special at home. Get the kids involved in creating the menu and work together to whip up some of dad’s favorite brunch treats. A good meal is the perfect way to start Father’s Day off right!
The Bazzle Baby Foodie Bib keeps your little one clean during a messy cooking session or meal. It even rolls up and buttons closed for easy clean up and storage!
At-Home Beer or Wine Tasting
Is dad a craft beer enthusiast or wino? This is a fun and easy stay at home event for both mom and dad to enjoy. Support your local liquor store or order specialty beers and wine online and let the sipping begin!
Trip Down Memory Lane
Images are great ways to illustrate just how much you love and appreciate the father he is with the captured moments of him with his bundle(s) of joy and serve as a reminder about how far he's come as a man, partner, and dad.
Time for You Two
While Father's Day is about celebrating your family, it's also about celebrating the guy who works hard for his family. Schedule some time for whatever he wants and enjoy some time with just the two of you.
We hope you enjoy celebrating the important men in your life. Happy Father’s Day!
April 22, 2021
Even though most babies will be fussy and irritable when teething, it is an exciting milestone in their development. Memories of those first two teeth and the smile that shows them off, is something that will leave lasting memories and THE most adorable photos.
Teething usually starts around four to eight months and continues until 30-36 months when the last set of molars appear. Signs of teething typically show up a month or two before the first tooth appears, and there are signs you can look for to know when that first tooth is near. Here are 6 signs your baby is teething.
As you can imagine, it can be painful when those little teeth rise closer to the surface. Baby’s gums may become sore which leads to increased fussiness and crying.
A teething baby will typically put just about anything in their mouth. The counter pressure from biting can alleviate the pressure from under their gums. Because they will put just about anything in their mouth to help relieve the pain, a lot of babies start gnawing on their hands which can cause chapping and spreading bacteria. The Bazzle Baby Chew Mitt Teething Mitten provides safe and natural teething pain relief with a BPA free, bacteria resistant silicone teether. Plus, your baby will love the mixed nubby textures and crinkly mitt for added cognitive stimulation and entertainment!
Caused by the pain in their gums that can travel to the cheek and ear, it might look as though your little one has an earache, but the pain in their gums can spread to the ears and cheeks. If the ear pulling is accompanied by a fever, check with your pediatrician to make sure it is not an ear infection or something else.
Around 4 months of age, you might notice that your baby is starting to drool which is stimulated by their incoming teeth. As you know, every child is different so some babies may drool a lot which can cause a rash around the mouth, cheeks, chin and neck area due to the extra bacteria on the skin from saliva. Try to keep those areas as clean and dry as possible with accessories like the Bazzle Baby BandaBib Teether that absorbs every drop of drool and Drool offers germ-free pain relief with the attached teether that is within arm’s reach for your little one.
Some babies may experience low-grade fevers, runny noses, or coughing while teething. Notify your pediatrician if baby’s temperature rises above 102 degrees Fahrenheit.
You’ve finally reached the point where baby sleeps through the night, Hallelujah! Now, all the sudden your child is waking up crying or fussing. No need to worry, it’s likely due to teething or a growth spurt, this is just temporary.
Watch for more teething tips from a Pediatric Nurse!
April 16, 2021
Of course food is important nutrient for the body, but it is also a way to connect, make memories, and feel loved. Being able to share your love of food with your little one is a major milestone and one of the many joys of parenthood!
With this milestone comes decisions. You may be asking yourself, do I start with the traditional method of spoon-feeding purees or the more modern approach of baby-led weaning where the baby skips purees and goes right to finger foods?
We are going to get into the details of both so you can make your own decisions. It’s important to remember that whatever works for you and your baby is best. YOU DO YOU MAMA!
Your child probably already acts like he or she is in charge, and with baby-led weaning they can be! Wondering if you should skip purees and try the baby-led weaning trend? Here are some benefits for baby-led weaning and purees that will hopefully set you up for success depending on which direction you decide to go.
Benefits of baby-led weaning:
Benefits of purees:
There is no right or wrong way to start your baby on solids. Knowing the benefits and challenges of each can help you decide what method is right for you and your family.
Try to worry less and enjoy this exciting feeding milestone so you can capture these special moments of your baby’s fist tastes of food!
March 08, 2021
Today & everyday, the Bazzle Baby Team celebrates amazing female leaders, hard-working mothers, and women-owned businesses. If you are looking for ways to honor the incredible women in your lives, we have created a list of ways to celebrate International Women’s Day & Women’s History Month:
1. Celebrate Women on Social Media. Tag female leaders, amazing mothers, or your female friends that motivate and inspire you. Trust us, they would love to hear it!
2. Start a journal with your achievements for the past month/year/all your life! Let’s celebrate how amazing you are and how far you have come already. This will be something that you and your family can look back on one day to remember all of the achievements, sacrifices, and hard work you’ve done.
3. Buy a coffee for a woman who inspires you. Who doesn’t like to receive gifts? And who said the woman who inspires you can’t be you?
4. Do something nice for yourself! Maybe you want to order food and let someone else take care of the kids today while you are doing something that you love! Self-love & time for our hobbies cannot be overlooked.
5. You aren’t able to get some help, but you urgently need 5 minutes of peace and quiet? No problem! Give your little one something to chew on! The Bazzle Baby Chew Mitt offers natural teething pain relief at hand with a BPA-free, bacteria-resistant teether plus a crinkly mitt for added cognitive stimulation. This will keep them entertained while you can enjoy your well-deserved rest (and maybe a nice glass of wine).
We hope you enjoy celebrating this special day and the inspiring women in your life. And most of all, thank you, ladies, for making incredible things happen!
Wishing you a Happy International Women’s Day and Happy Women’s History Month! ♥
March 01, 2021
Swaddling is ideal for calming babies and helping them fall asleep. It is one of the first things they teach you after your baby is born, which can feel overwhelming with everything else you are experiencing on this new journey into parenthood.
Swaddling reminds baby of the safety & security of that precious time he or she spent in mom's belly. It keeps them snug and warm and prevents the sleep interruption from sharp reflex movements of their arms or legs.
After a few practices, you will learn which swaddle technique works best for you and your baby. You will also find the type of swaddle blanket you prefer for your little one.
The Bazzle Baby Forever Swaddle is super soft, stretchy and breathable, so your baby can fall asleep (and stay asleep) which hopefully means some rest for you as well! Our Forever Swaddle Sets offer this super soft blanket paired with a matching hat for ultimate comfort and warmth.
February 09, 2021
As your baby turns into a little toddler, it’s amazing how much food they can consume. Sometimes I feel like all my 2-year-old does is eat! And when you are a foodie like me and can’t get your little one to enjoy eating the foods you like, it can be difficult to come up with new ideas for the whole family to enjoy. So, I asked other moms what their toddlers enjoy and put together some simple meal plans that have been helpful to encourage healthy eating for little ones.
Tips for feeding your toddler:
The Bazzle Baby Foodie Bibs are perfect for easy clean-up after a messy meal. It rolls up and buttons closed to contain mess and can be easily wiped cleaned or washed. This is a time to enjoy your kids and not worry about the mess!
Mealtime is quality family time together. Letting them explore new foods and have fun while doing it, will allow them to work their way to becoming a mini foodie!