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Swine Flu Update — Be Careful

As San Diego saw it’s first swine flu death this week, it is more important now than ever to make sure that our little ones are not exposed to bacteria, germs and disease. A great and easy way to protect your baby from germs is to make sure they stay away from dirty play yards. The 20-year-old San Diego woman became sick on the weekend and died within 24 hours. According to county health officials, San Diego County swine flu victims range in age from four months to 81 years. Anyone can become sick from this flu, regardless of age. Coverplay slipcovers for pack ‘n play will help keep your child away from the virus. Everyone please wash their hands, be careful in heavily populated public places.

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Unique Baby Gifts

I read an article about this great company called Unique Baby Gifts that is truly a one-stop shop for everything you need for newborn boys, girls, twins, triplets and more. They ensure that your gift will be appreciated by mommy, daddy, their wallets and baby. They have everything from baby diaper cakes and retro rocket toys to timeless baby wagon gift sets. That was my personal favorite when I was young, and it is apparently never going to go out of style. Any of these great gifts combined with Coverplay slipcovers would be perfect for pack ‘n play.

Red welcome wagon filled with twin boys gifts.

Unique Baby Gifts has a great selection of baby gifts that are all really fun, but also practical. The best thing about this company is they ship the gifts to your house and they ship them for free! Between free shipping and baby gift coupons, you can really see the savings.

So whether you are shopping for a special gift for expecting friends, or you are setting up your nursery and preparing for the arrival of a new little family member, Unique Baby Gifts can provide you with an enjoyable and memorable shopping experience that will keep you coming back for years. Enjoy.

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Germ-Ridden Play Yards the Latest Threat to Health of Toddlers

New moms have a lot on their minds, not least of all the health of the precious new life they have brought into the world. Play yards are one of the main objects a baby comes in contact with throughout the day, so it is no surprise that they can become dirty in no time. Dirty play yards can be covered with germs, bacteria and viruses, which can live on the play yard surface for up to four days. Protective moms will soon find that play yards are not always easy to clean.

COVERPLAY Helps Parents Save Time and Worry

To keep your baby’s play yard clean and germ-free, consider the simple solution of a COVERPLAY slipcover. A COVERPLAY slipcover fits easily over many styles of play yards and offers baby an essential germ-free environment to play in. As soon as the slipcover is soiled, pull it off and throw it in the washer. This provides an easy way for moms to have a clean play yard again in a very short time.

COVERPLAY slipcovers are a must for traveling. Each year, over 7 million babies two years of age and younger stay in hotels. Most hotels offer play yards for use without any type of cover to protect your baby from germs. Bringing your COVERPLAY slipcover offers that vital hygienic barrier between your baby and any dirty surfaces. Whenever you are traveling with a young child or baby, you must be increasingly aware of what your child touches or puts into his or her mouth. Moms will be pleased with the ease of use and convenience the COVERPLAY play yard slipcover has to offer. COVERPLAY slipcovers also offers vital protection for babies against germs so moms will rest assured that their babies are safe and comfortable.

Play yards can be used indoors or outdoors, which is why using a COVERPLAY slipcover is an essential addition to making sure the play yard is as clean as possible. A COVERPLAY slipcover makes life easier for moms by taking the brunt of baby’s accidents along with any messes that nature inevitably brings. Such messes could linger and fester on an unprotected play yard surface, but with an ease of use of the COVERPLAY slipcover, any stains can be quickly and easily removed in the washer.

COVERPLAY slipcovers are available in a wide array of colors and designs. Their styles are fun and trendy, so that parents are able to easily show off the unique personality of their child or even match the play yard to the décor of the house. The play yard cover material is durable yet soft so it will survive many washes and still be comfortable against your baby’s sensitive skin. A COVERPLAY slipcover is a critical item to make it easy for moms to care for their baby. It is no wonder that the COVERPLAY slipcover has been highly recommended for preventing germs by pediatricians across the county.

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“Made Here Baby!” Features Coverplay Pack ‘n Play Slipcovers

book cover: Made Here Baby

Cover Play Yard manufactures an ingenious slipcover liner for play yards that is especially valuable when parents are traveling with their baby and must use the play yards provided by the hotels. The item is also perfect for home use, as well. The product is available in boys’ or girls’ colors, or several different designer fabrics perfect for any room decor; fabrics include chenille, cotton lycra and denim.

Interesting fact: Allison Costa is the mother of twin boys who used to do a lot of traveling with her family. On one vacation she requested a play yard for the room, and the play yard was so filthy that she sent it back—and then another, and another! As she was waiting for the hotel to clean the “best of the worst” play yards, she wondered why no one had designed a slipcover liner that could be taken off a play yard, washed, and then used again. A furniture designer by avocation, Allison realized she had already made a prototype at home for another piece of baby furniture. When she returned home with her family, she designed the first Cover Play Yard, then she applied for patents, and a successful company was born.

How to find: The best way to order the Cover Play Yard is directly through the company Web site. If you don’t have a computer or need additional assistance, please call the customer service number.

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Coverplay Helps Protect Against the Swine Flu

Read this article from the Center for Disease Control regarding the recent Swine Flu outbreak. Coverplay slipcovers for pack and plays will help protect your child from coming in contact with the virus.

From the Centers for Disease Control

In response to an intensifying outbreak in the United States and internationally caused by a new influenza virus of swine origin, the World Health Organization raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 5 on April 29, 2009. A Phase 5 alert is a “strong signal that a pandemic is imminent and that the time to finalize the organization, communication, and implementation of the planned mitigation measures is short.”

The United States Government has declared a public health emergency in the United States. CDC’s response goals are to reduce transmission and illness severity, and provide information to help health care providers, public health officials and the public address the challenges posed by this emergency. CDC is issuing and updating interim guidance daily in response to the rapidly evolving situation. CDC’s Division of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) continues to send antiviral drugs, personal protective equipment, and respiratory protection devices to all 50 states and U.S. territories to help them respond to the outbreak. The swine influenza A (H1N1) virus is susceptible to the prescription antiviral drugs oseltamivir and zanamivir. In addition, the Federal Government and manufacturers have begun the process of developing a vaccine against this new virus.

Each year in the United States, on average:

  • More than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications.
  • 20,000 of those hospitalized are children younger than 5 years old.
  • 36,000 people die from flu.

Swine Flu

  • Of those cases that have been contracted here in the United States, there have been no severe illnesses.
  • The media reported today (4/29) that one young toddler in Texas who contracted the flu virus in Mexico has died due to complications.
  • As of 4/28 there have been 5 flu cases in San Diego County. Three of these cases were children, all had mild symptoms; 2 of these were ill at the end of March.
  • Current (4/29) total confirmed cases for this specific flu in the United States is 91.
  • This specific flu is responsive to prescription antiviral medication.
  • Flu is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
  • Center for Disease Control recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
  • Flu like illness- defined as a temperature >100F, and cough and/or sore throat, lethargy.


  • To prevent transmission first and most important: wash your hands. Stay in good health with plenty of sleep, nutritious food, managing stress…
  • Over the counter medication, such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, cough syrup, are all reasonable and can be effective in dealing with flu symptoms. It is important to stay well hydrated and nourished.
  • Limiting contact with others if you become ill is critical.
  • Make sure to use Coverplay slipcovers on your child’s Pack ‘n Play to prevent the spread of the virus.