North States Blog

Hazards of DIY Baby Gates

Jun 28th 2021

Have you ever thought about making your own baby gate? Handmade baby gates might look nice with your home’s décor, but they don’t live up to the strict safety standards of a baby gate that has been certified to be safe. Driftwood Extra Wide Auto Close Gate | Photo credit: Amari Egans Once your baby starts to crawl and move about the house, keeping your baby safe while they explor …
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Things to Do Outside with Your Dog

May 20th 2021

The weather is finally warming up and it’s time to spend time outdoors with your pets. Getting outside has tons of benefits for our health and wellbeing, not to mention that it’s fun! If you’re getting sick of the same old walking route, check out our recommendations below on how to spend time outdoors with your pups. Don’t forget to bring water to stay hydrated! Petyard Passage 6-Panel Ph …
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How to Get Your Infant to Play During Tummy Time

Mar 18th 2021

by Dr. Kim Van Deusen, the Parentologist Superyard® Folding ABC Play Mat | Photo credit: Yunita Anwar Tummy time is a natural part of development for infants. And it is absolutely vital infants get tummy time during the day when they are awake and supervised. Most of the research suggests that you can start tummy time as early as 2-3 weeks old, even if it’s for only 30 seconds at a time. …
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How to Use Pet Gates in Your Home

Jan 27th 2021

Why a pet gate might be right for your home, how to choose the best one, and training tips for how to use it.Paws Portable Petgate Photo Credit: Wall-E the Retriever Whether you have a new puppy or are moving into a new home, you might be wondering if a dog gate is right for you. Pet gates can be amazing training tools in many different situations, and they can help your pets feel safe …
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Keeping Pets and Children Safe During the Holidays

Dec 18th 2020

It’s finally the holiday season! After the crazy year we’ve all had, everyone is excited to spread some cheer this season and spend time with our families. This wonderful time of year also comes with extra safety precautions for those of us that have pets and little ones running around the house. Whether you’ve got a dog, a cat, a baby, or all three, we know you want to take every precautio …
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