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How To Clean A Play Yard

Let’s think about everything that goes on in a play yard.  Babies eat, drink, drool, teethe, play, sleep, pee pee and poo poo, (yes, we said that).  All of this can create a germ-filled and pretty dirty play yard.

Cleaning a play yard is not so easy. Not only are we going to tell you how to clean them, we are also going to show you a video on how to clean them. This you have to see!

First, fill a bathtub with hot boiling water add baking soda, vinegar and laundry soap. You can’t use everyday cleaners — they may be toxic for babies.  Then put all the components of the play yard in the tub and soak it for about an hour. After an hour, go back to the bathroom to turn it over to clean the flip side. Oh and don’t be too grossed out by what you see!  The water will be dark brown and filthy.  To think your little one was sleeping in this! After you soak the play yard, bring it outside and rinse with a hose. Then, let it stay outside until it is dry. (Hopefully it isn’t winter and 20 degrees.) You may want to repeat!

Another option for keeping your play yard clean is pretty simple. Just use a washable COVERPLAY slipcover!! The COVERPLAY slipcover lines the inside and outside of the play yard, keeping your baby protected from ick and yuck.  After the COVERPLAY slipcover gets dirty, toss it in the laundry. It is that simple! You can choose from a variety of cool patterns and designs that really make the play yard look great.

COVERPLAY now offers their own brand of SAFE and affordable play yards that meet the highest safety standards. COVERPLAY play yards are JPMA certified!

Keep your little ones safe and happy and use the first play yard slipcover designed for your little ones. COVERPLAY, as seen on SHARK TANK, is MOM created and WOMAN OWNED.

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Summer Fun While Being Summer Safe

It’s that time of year again where we’re off to the beach, amusement parks, backyard pools and pretty much all outdoor activities.

While it’s important to use sunscreen, it’s equally as important to know what to use, and knowing the difference between UVA and UVB sunrays. Not all sunscreens on the market protect from both. The UVB is the more harmful ray.

Most people think the difference in the SPF makes the higher number stronger and therefore better. This is not true. Anything over SPF 50 there is actually no data that shows it makes any difference. It’s the amount of time you’re in the sun that matters. It takes about 20 minutes with no sunscreen for your child’s skin to burn. Factors like eye color and skin color also make a difference as the lighter you are the more often you should lather up again. On average you should reapply every 90 minutes or so, or after swimming and towel driving. SPF 15 and SPF 30 is probably a safer choice in terms of ingredients.

It’s also very important to get direct sun for about 15 minutes daily while only covering up about 40% of your child’s most delicate skin parts such as their face. This can be done with sunscreen or with the proper clothing like T-shirts, sunglasses and hats. This allows your body to produce Vitamin D. Vitamin D is very important and can prevent certain cancers that could strike years down the road. Rather then 100% sunscreen at all times where you’d be deleting your child of the much-needed Vitamin D. Most everything that applies to your kids also applies to you.

What to look for in a sunscreen and can be found on most labels. Make sure to look for “broad spectrum” protection, which helps guard against both UVA and UVB rays. If it doesn’t say “broad spectrum”, I’d suggest finding a product that does. Consumer Reports has a great list of the top sunscreens for kids should you need additional help.

While your reading labels, make sure the list below is not in the sunscreen.

Oxybenzone is one of the most hazardous ingredients you really want to try and avoid. It absorbs into the skin and can be toxic. Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide are always safe bets because they do not absorb into the skin.

Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A palmitate). Yes we need Vitamin A, just not in our sunscreen.

Synthetic fragrance may contain harmful chemicals. It may be listed as Parabens, Phthalates and Synthetic musks.

Most importantly, have fun and have a wonderful, safe summer!

 

 

 

 

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Germs and Daycare

Germs are all over the place. And day care germs abound! They’re too little to see but we know they’re there. Youngsters can transmit germs with out ever acquiring ill themselves. They can catch common colds, ear infections, diarrhea and worse. More life-threatening sicknesses like chicken pox, impetigo and hepatitis are also spread by germs. Toys are an automobile for day care germs, so are unwashed hands of a caregiver right after diaper change or blowing a kid’s runny nose. Runny noses don’t constantly mean a kid is unwell, but the child can likewise be carrying some thing perfect beneath your nose as we say, and you will not know it for a few days until your signs start out showing. So how can you cut back on day care germs and lessen your kid’s ill days? Each toddler gets unwell eventually with the regular cold, but prospects of spreading it on the other day care young children and the ill kid’s loved ones can be greatly reduced by following a couple of uncomplicated rules when it comes to germs and daycare.

Constantly maintain up-to-date with your kid’s immunizations. Schools will not enroll young children in kindergarten without having the immunization records filled out by the family unit physician. The same requirements should be met for daycare enrollment at the same time. Maintain copies of your kid’s immunization records and have them prepared to give to the daycare provider. It is possible to request info on the other kids enrolled inside daycare facility as well. All youngsters enrolled in any daycare facility your youngster is going to ought to be inoculated.

You should always have a backup arrangement for days when your child is sick and can’t attend daycare. Even if you suspect your child is catching something, he ought to be kept at home. The other daycare mothers will appreciate your conformity with this and they ought to follow suit. But you’ll find occasions when some mothers and fathers disregard the customary considerations surrounding youngsters attending public environments and send their kids off to daycare sick anyway.

As one of the most popular infant items, play yards get heavy use and suffer the wear and tear of frequent spills. Coverplay is the only high-quality, decorative bedding that is pediatrician recommended for portable play yards. Our unique patented design fits snugly over the entire play yard, protecting your baby with a hygienic barrier that’s super soft and easy to clean. Toss the slipcover into the washing machine and it’s good to go.

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Everybody Loves Coverplay!

“COVERPLAY slipcovers offer an essential solution for parents. The soiled play yard slipcover can be pulled off the play yard and thrown into the wash for a good cleansing. In a very short time, baby has a clean play yard to enjoy. What’s also important is women who are undergoing chemotherapy and radiation for breast cancer have weakened immune systems. It is important for these mothers to stay well during their treatments, and COVERPLAY slipcovers will help keep them and their young children protected from germs.

“Tina Koral, author of If I Just Breathe and a breast cancer survivor, is pregnant with her second child. When we spoke to Tina about the COVERPLAY, she had this to offer: ‘There are so many useless products created for infants and moms, so I was so excited to read about COVERPLAY. As a mom of a toddler with parents and in-laws out of state, we travel quite a bit to visit them. In addition to the stroller and car seat, we also brought along our own Pack ‘N Play to avoid borrowing one from a hotel. Who knows how many babies have used it, drooled in it, and worse. Now we can leave the heavy Pack ‘N Play at home, and simply travel with the Coverplay. What a fantastic product.’

“The inventor of the COVERPLAY product is Allison Costa. The product was developed after Costa, the mother of twin boys, grew concerned after discovering how difficult it was to clean her children’s play yards. The resulting convenient solution was COVERPLAY slipcovers to make like easier for parents. With fellow designer and partner Amy Feldman, they created a line of play yard covers in over 20 different designs, ranging in price from $49.99 – $59.99.”

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The Medical News on Coverplay

Here is what the Medical News is saying about Coverplay:

“Concerned parents have one more new product to add to their germ-fighting arsenal. A Los Angeles based company, COVERPLAY has introduced a line of playful play yard slipcovers that fit snugly over most portable play yards protecting the surface from germs.

“Play yards are convenient for keeping a baby or small child in a protected area, but inevitably, the play yard will bear the brunt of messes and stains that come with kids and nature. Without proper cleansing, bacteria and other germs could thrive. COVERPLAY slipcovers offer an essential solution for parents. The soiled play yard slipcover can be pulled off the play yard and thrown into the wash for a good cleansing. In a very short time, baby has a clean play yard to enjoy.

“COVERPLAY slipcovers are fun and fashionable, as well as easy to use to protect your child,” says Allison Costa, the creator of COVERPLAY slipcovers. “Parents always worry about what their kids are touching, but with these vital removable play yard slipcovers, you can sit back, relax and let your children play… at least until the next emergency arises!”

The mother of twin boys, Costa grew concerned after discovering how difficult it was to clean her children’s play yard. The resulting convenient solution was COVERPLAY slipcovers to make life easier for moms. With fellow designer and partner Amy Feldman, they created a line of play yard covers in over 20 different designs, ranging in price from $49.99 – $59.99.