June 20

Moms World-Wide Want To Ban Toddler & Infant Ear Piercing – What About You?

Posted by on June 20, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Moms World Wide Want To Ban Toddler & Infant Ear Piercing   What About You?

“To pierce, or not to pierce?” – that seems to be a baffling question for moms allover the world. When it comes to infants and toddlers, should ear piercing be banned? Parents allover the world are petitioning to stop the trend of baby ear piercing.

At one point in time it was completely normal to have a little girl’s ear pierced. Actually, it was pretty much expected. Now it seems moms allover the world are against this previous fashion trend. Some moms state that ear piercing is pure “child cruelty”, but the issue has been debated for quite some time. Girls can have their ears pierced at the hospital almost instantly after birth in different cultural places like South America, India and Egypt. Here in Canada, our little girls will need their two month shots before most piercing salons will go through with piercing her little ears. Most Canadian and US medical experts will agree that the procedure is safe and has the same pain threshold as an ordinary vaccination needle. However, there are risks that the piercing can get an infection – but that could easily be treated.

I think some people find a baby with pierced ears is abhorrent. Parents allover the world have been finding that piercing their little ears would be similar to getting a tattoo or circumcision. Some feel the decision should be left to the child – when they are old enough to maturely decide. Are you comfortable making that decision for your child, or should the ear piercing be left for their teen years? Other parents say that they can’t imagine putting their little girl through that pain for vanity reasons, which I can agree with. I myself sob when my son cries from the pain of a vaccination needle. Do you feel that piercing their ears is severe pain and fear that is inflicted unnecessarily? Kim Kardashian didn’t feel it was unfit to pierce her baby daughter’s ears. Baby North sports big gold earrings – as a gift for her first birthday.

I have personally had my ears pierced since I was about 4 months old. I have two sets of earring holes in each ear, too. I can’t remember any pain associated with my earrings, even as a young child. It was just the norm for me. I love wearing earrings now, but I honestly don’t know if I would pierce an infant’s ears.

So Moosers, should ear piercing for babies and toddlers be banned? Let us know in the comments below.

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October 30

Future Shop Canada: Safety 1st Comfy Carry Elite Infant Car Seat | Was $100 Now $40

Posted by on October 30, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Future Shop Canada: Safety 1st Comfy Carry Elite Infant Car Seat | Was $100 Now $40

Future Shop has done it again – they have an intriguing deal of the day for a product that you wouldn’t even think they’d carry! It is a web-only deal, so that may be one of the reasons why most people wouldn’t expect them to carry infant car seats, like this Safety 1st Comfy Carry Elite Infant Car Seat. It normally sells for $99.99, but today you can purchase this infant car seat for $39.99! You’ll also qualify for free shipping, which is always a nice bonus!

This Safety 1st Comfy Carry Elite Infant Car Seat certainly looks like one cozy car seat! It has a 5-point harness, side-impact protection, a lightweight carrier, and even an aajustable canopy that can help protect your child from the sun. You can learn more about this infant car seat by clicking on the link above.

Since it’s so important to have newer infant car seats, especially since they do so many tests to ensure that they’re perfectly safe, this is a notable deal. Most people will tell you about the dangers of older infant car seats that were manufactured before a specific date, so make sure that you avoid purchasing one that’s used or that was given to you.

If you were to purchase this Safety 1st Comfy Carry Elite Infant Car Seat from Best Buy today, it would cost you $99.99. Listed below is a brief review of this infant car seat from a satisfied Amazon customer:

We purchased this car seat because it’s lightweight and reasonably priced, with good safety ratings. It’s easy to install and easy to use. While most friends of mine have fancier car seats, they constantly complain about how hard their seats are to carry (with babies under a couple of months old), and admire the size and weight of this one. I don’t see any reason to purchase an infant car seat with a higher weight capacity if you can’t carry it.

Limited quantities are available, so check out this deal when you have a chance. I hope you all enjoy the rest of your Thursday!

(Expiry: 30th October 2014)

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April 18

Best Buy: The Eddie Bauer Pilot Stroller Travel System is $199.99 ($130 Off)

Posted by on April 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Best Buy: The Eddie Bauer Pilot Stroller Travel System is $199.99 ($130 Off)

You can pick up the Eddie Bauer Pilot Travel System (car seat and stroller) from Best Buy for $199.99 through April 19.

If you’re in the market for a new infant car seat and stroller, the Eddie Bauer Pilot Travel System at Best Buy is definitely worth checking out. This travel system normally sells for $329.99 but is $130 off right now. I did a little price checking and discovered that this is a pretty hot deal, since the same system currently sells for $369.99 at Sears, $329.99 at Babies R Us, and a whopping $393.96 at Almost makes me wish I had another baby on the way so I could justify buying one. Almost.

Back when I did need a stroller, I didn’t purchase a travel system, but wished I had. The convenience of being able to take your sleeping baby right from the car and into the stroller without unstrapping and waking him/her is a real plus. I also really like the look of this stroller. With it’s oval shape and modern colour scheme it has some of the flair of the higher-end stroller systems, but without the higher-end prices.

The sun canopy, multi-position recline, and lightweight frame are also handy features in a stroller. Particularly the lightweight frame, I used to walk everywhere with my son when he was in a stroller, and once I added a diaper bag and groceries I was grateful I hadn’t chosen a large heavy model (especially when he started to get bigger and heavier, as we live at the top of a large hill!).

Quantities are limited on this item and the discounted price is only available through April 19, so best to shop soon if you’re interested.

This item will ship for free.

(Expiry: 19th April 2014)

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