North States Blog

7 Creative Ways to Use a Play Mat After the Baby Stage

Jun 1st 2022

Play mats have numerous benefits for developing babies—they help with tummy time, crawling, and learning to walk. Our Toddleroo by North States play mats are non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and BPA free, and their extra thick padding and extra-large size creates a great place for baby to learn and grow. They’re also great for on-the-go, and conveniently fold into a compact size to fit into the in …
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10 Kitchen Safety Tips for Babies and Toddlers

Mar 2nd 2022

Kitchens can be hazardous for kids, but with these tips, you’ll be able to minimize the risks and turn your kitchen into an enjoyable and safe space to create memories with your family. For new parents, the kitchen can feel like a landmine. Especially when your little one starts to become more curious and wants to participate, it can be hard to make sure you are doing everything you can to keep …
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Benefits of Baby Play Yards

Jan 13th 2022

Parents have a lot of decisions to make when choosing what gear to buy for their baby. Kids require a lot of stuff! From diapers to cribs to toys, you want to make sure that all the things you purchase for your baby are durable, safe, and that your baby will enjoy them. Superyard Classic | Photo credit: Jenn Hallak Babies and toddlers are very curious, and once they’re able to start …
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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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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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