A dull and drab corporate space can never attract new customers and further fail to retain the existing customers. The most effective way to boost up any corporate space is to opt for landscaping because everyone feels cozy and comfy while near to nature. But corporate office decor is not easy. On the contrary, it has to be perfect and have minimum maintenance requirements. Using live plants has many hassles and, for this reason, the artificial trees and plants have replaced their live cousins for decorating the corporate interiors and exteriors as well.
large number of business owners, architects, and interior designers are
favoring the faux landscaping items for landscaping commercial indoors.
These are absolutely lifelike and can make even a trained eye to
believe those as real. Maybe, you are considering decorating your
business place; better use faux landscaping products for delighting your
There are many varieties to charm the visitors
matter what are your landscaping decor preferences, there are many
variants of artificial trees and plants for impressing visitors. You
have the option to choose from the following varieties:
Trees: Available in many varieties like tropical trees, bonsai trees,
flowering trees etc these are great to fill the void in the commercial
interiors. With their stunning presence, they can make your business
interior quite alluring.
· Plants: Available as succulents, fall
plants, grass, bushes, these are great for making a business indoor cozy
and comfortable. With their lush green appearance and unique texture,
the fake plants can bring in charm and tranquility in any commercial
· Topiaries: These artful green sculpture has the
capacity to give any corporate indoor a celestial ambiance. Available in
many shapes like boxwoods, ball, cones, spirals, pyramids etc the
topiary define elements can make business indoors visually appealing.
Flowers: When you wish to have relaxed customers with positive vibe,
fake flowers have unmatched quality for meeting your landscaping needs.
With their bright and glam appearance, they can freshen up your business
indoors most effectively.
· Planters & Containers: With
their simple form, vibrant colors and unique styles, these are the hot
favorites for the interior landscape designers for impressing visitors.
Delivers a calm and motivating ambiance
urban corporate spaces are concrete jungles. These dull places can
never impress a visitor. By including topiaries artificial and other
fake landscaping products you can have a heavenly indoor that your
visitors will remember for long. With their lush green leaves the
replicated botanical products can make indoors calm, quite and
The artificial trees and plants can be used for any commercial setting.
best thing about the indoor tropical trees and plants is that these may
be used in any corporate indoors.
These intensify any landscaping
project and may be used for the indoors of
Ø Large corporate offices
Ø Government or municipal buildings
Ø Shopping malls & Art galleries
Ø Luxury hotels & restaurants
Ø Hospitals and other healthcare facilities
Ø Exotic bars & casinos
These are the mirror image of the live plants
from the best quality of foliage and high-grade color pigments, and
backed by the profound knowledge and experience of a team containing
botanists, engineers, project coordinators, the fake plants and
artificial tropical trees and other landscaping elements are made
botanically correct in all respects. With their stunningly natural lush
green look these are great for revamping any commercial indoor.
Convenient due to minimal maintenance requirement
their live counterparts, the artificial trees and plants need no soil
preparation, no regular watering, no fertilization, no trimming, etc.
These are free from maintenance hassles, and only require dusting to
keep them shining for long.
These can also be customized
all commercial indoors are equal. There may be varied landscaping
preferences and space constraints. To make the replicated botanical
items suitable for every landscaping needs customization is also
possible. Just spell out the needs, and you will be supplied with
tailored trees and plants to adorn your commercial indoors.
You can place these anywhere very easily
artificial trees and plants are available in standard pots. Unlike the
live plants, these do not require any sunlight. So, you can place them
anywhere including the low light areas and even in underground
commercial indoors. They will continue to add charm to the place.
No littering of your business space
live trees and plants shade leaves, and hence the place around them is
always messed up; making cleaning an issue. When you use the fake
decorative plants for your commercial indoors, you need not worry about
littering the space.
Fading is out of the question
there are large windows in you commercial place that allow plenty of
sunlight. If the lush green indoor decor loses their luster after a few
months, all your time, money and effort are wasted. For avoiding such
nauseating results, these fake plants and other landscaping elements are
made fade resistant following the innovative PermaLeaf technology.
Particular UV resistance chemicals are added during manufacturing to
keep you free from such worries.
These do not compromise with safety
is the most important concern while landscaping the corporate indoors.
No matter, how amazingly beautiful the landscaping products are, they
are unsuitable for commercial indoors if those are not fire-safe. These
artificial trees and plants are manufactured following ThermaLeaf
technologies by impregnating special fire retardant chemical to the
foliage during the manufacturing process. Being in line with state fire
laws, these are absolutely safe and legal for commercial indoors.
You do not have any seasonal worries
live trees and plants are always season specific. When you install a
natural flowering plant in your commercial indoor, you will see the
bloom in specific season only. With the mimic landscaping products, you
do not have any such worry. Once you include a blooming flowering plant
in your professional space, it will be there blooming all around the
Impressing the visitors is
essential for all corporate settings. With their stunning beauty, the
artificial trees and plants can deliver the most captivating indoor
How can you help your kid have more organised and tidy room? We are here to walk you through a couple of tips and strategies to get rid of clutter and bring sparkle to your kids’ rooms. Easy and efficiently.
Have you ever thought that kids look at things a little bit differently than us, the adults? Try to look at their room from their point of view. Focus on belongings, furniture, free and occupied space. Surprising, right? At young age they haven’t developed their maintenance skills and are not able to distinguish tidy from messy. You can change that.
The organising system which the adults use is not compatible with the one we can use in a kid’s room. There are many examples which can prove it- starting with the ordinary hangers which cannot fit small sizes of clothes moving on the closet door which can pinch your kid’s little fingers. So when we organise our child’s room, we should do it in a way which will go perfectly on our child.
First things first. Are you the only one who does the domestic chores? Who has to run the household alone? There is no more need to be like this. Why do not you involve your kids into the cleaning process? Do not get into the mess and clutter on your own. You will find it very beneficial your kids to improve their organisation skills and to help you with future maintenance as well, not only with cleaning their own room but with the whole property as well. You can prepare a task list with cleaning duties which they will follow. You can encourage them in the end with a treat or permission to stay up till later. You know that kids love it!
A kids’ room is usually not too big so it will not take you that much time to deep clean better and organise it. There are few simple solutions you can benefit from to keep everything under control. Start with emptying all wardrobes, drawers and closet. When you remove everything, clean the spaces. Then it is time to take care of the clothes- sort them accordingly. For example, put all the clothes, which are out of season or just do not fit the kid any more, in a box or a bag and store it under the bed or in the closet. Remove all the clothes which your kid does not wear any more so the wardrobe will be better organised and tidy.
It is impossible to imagine a floor in a kid’s room without all the piled up toys. In case you are wondering what to do to bring some order, provide yourself with a storage container or just a plastic bag where you will put all the over-abundant toys. You can even use shoe boxes or just an ordinary cardboard box where to put smaller items like cars, tiny dolls and their clothes, etc.
However, no matter how often you clean and organise your child’s room, after a single play and immediately the room will be back to its messy and cluttered condition. You can help children take better care of their rooms by simply introducing them to a new system.
Try to make them straighten the comforter, make beds and get clothing directly to the laundry basket. All these duties can be performed in the mornings. Do not worry, there will be some duties for the evening sessions as well- put away all toys back to their place (the already mentioned storage containers) and put dirty dishes and glasses into the dishwasher.
Try these simple tricks can make your life easier!
|Diamond Gel kit|
Every girls dream?
The world’s first Portable One Step Nail Gel and Cure Lamp – all in one!
To be able to get your nails done anywhere? anytime? without rushing to a salon or waiting to be seen.
Never visit a nail salon ever again!!
The Diamond Gel Max home & on the go Gel kit with portable UV LED light.
Last for minimum 4 full weeks!
Easy to carry in your handbag!
Simple and quick to apply!
I am that girl who always has my nails done. Not always Gels but I do paint them every week. With normal varnish it lasts what, a day if i'm lucky? Also I'm busy I literally don't know how I'd fit in getting my nails done.
This is where the Diamond gel max nail kit is the perfect solution.
I got home from the school run, tidied the house, put the baby down for her nap. and sat with a coffee and done my nails. Without any stress.
I adore them, can't stop looking at them.
They're so pretty.
Instructions are super easy to follow.
1) Remove the UV Pen from the cap of the Gel Pen.
2) Clean the surface, ensuring they are smooth/ridge free & dry.
3) File & shape the nail as required.
4) Apply a thin layer of gel, working up to but not over the cuticle.
5) Switch on the UV light pen, holding above the nail 3mm to 5mm, cure one nail at a time for between 40-60 seconds per nail. Curing time depends on the thickness of each application, amient temperature & humidity amongst other factors.
6) Repeat the above until all fingers are gelled to perfection.
7) Once the nails have been fully cured a second coat can be applied if required. Repeat the steps 4,5 & 6 above.
I can't stress enough just how much I love this product.
I picked Princess Pink. But they have three colours to try at the moment.
Natural Rule & Red Queen
for £49.95 It's a no brainer. Great price and brilliant product.
A Vintage Valentines – Personalise your Valentines Cards at Liberty London with Vintage Playing Cards pop up
Don’t miss out on the chance to show your loved one that you have gone the extra mile with help from Vintage Playing Cards this Valentines. On the 9th February from 12pm-6pm there will be a Vintage Playing Cards promotion in the Stationery area, in which there is the opportunity to get personalised Valentines cards put together right in front of your eyes. Choose from two designs, both of which are handmade and feature original vintage playing cards.
Vintage Playing Cards selection of Valentines gifts and cards are the perfect way to show how much you personally care for that very special person. Vintage Playing Cards specialises in hand-made greeting cards, frames, clocks and gifts made from individually sourced original vintage games including playing cards, and 1920's parlour games. Perfect for the design savvy the stunning selection of gifts includes personalised letter frames that can spell something that is unique to your loved one, creating a thoughtful handmade and very special Valentines gift. All Vintage Playing Cards’ products are handmade in their studio in Suffolk.
If you are not able to attend the promotion at Liberty London, visit the Vintage Playing Cards’ website to see their range of products. The Valentine’s Day range is also featured on the website, with the option of personalisation as well as premade gift options. Other Vintage Playing Cards’ products include:
The Vintage Playing Cards range of letter frames contain individual cards sourced from a 1930’s spelling game which are put together to spell out romantic expressions. The letter frames have been hand crafted to create beautifully stylish Valentine gifts with phrases from the big screen and iconic love songs including LOVE ACTUALLY, PS I LOVE YOU or IT STARTED WITH A KISS. For the ultimate in romantic gestures you can spell out the name of the person who has your heart or a certain phrase that brings you together. The cards are then double-mounted with cream, black and grey, into a stylish wood box frame.
Vintage Playing Cards also gave a range of international love frames including TI AMO, JE TAIME and CARIAD. The sweetheart frames spell out the sweetest phrases including YOU AND ME, KISS and I LOVE YOU.
However, who says you need to have a significant other to treat you on Valentine’s Day? Treat yourself because you deserve it. Vintage Playing Cards also cater for those who haven’t had the best of luck in the dating departing, may be spending their first Valentine’s Day alone or for those who are just happy being independent and loving themselves. Vintage Playing Cards singleton letter frames includes IT TURNS OUT HE WAS FIFTY SHADES OF GAY or YOUNG WILD AND FREE.
Receiving a card from that very special person on Valentine’s Day through the post is one of life’s pleasures. But receiving an original piece of art makes it even more special. You can choose from a wide range of beautiful handmade cards featuring the backs of playing cards from the 1920’s through to the 1970’s showing different romantic scenes. Alternatively, you can pick the iconic glitter ace of heart card for a classic stylish Valentine’s Day card.
Vintage Playing Cards can be purchased directly from www.vintageplayingcards.co.uk or for your nearest stockist call 01284 728930
Baby Box University announces its partnership with Highways England
Baby Box University is proud to announce its partnership with Highways England, through embedding a video on the importance of car safety within all of the Baby Box University NHS syllabi in the UK.
Highways England is the government company charged with operating, maintaining and improving England’s 4300 miles of motorways and major A roads. Their ambition is to ensure our major roads are more dependable, durable and most importantly – safe.
Highways England has produced a specific instructional film to inform expectant parents of what vehicle checks they should undertake before they use it to transport their family. This film has now been included within the comprehensive maternal and childcare education platform www.babyboxuniversity.com which, working with the NHS across England, encourages expectant parents early engagement with maternity services.
Upon completion of their local education syllabus parents receive a certificate that can be redeemed for their free Baby Box.
Louisa Phillips of Highways England said, “We are proud to be working in partnership with Baby Box Co to raise awareness of the importance of checking your vehicle before you travel. This partnership provides an excellent opportunity to provide key road safety messages to an audience who are highly receptive to information on how to keep their family safe. It is essential that the vehicle/s that both parents and newborns are travelling in are properly maintained, road worthy and safe at such an important time in their lives. Safety is our highest priority. Highways England is determined to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on motorways and major A roads and this initiative is a reminder we all have a role to play in travelling safely – including the parents of babies.”
Jennifer Clary, CEO of The Baby Box Co., said, “We are delighted to announce the partnership with Highways England. Our Baby Box outreach is not simply about offering every baby a safe place to sleep. Baby Box University is an all-encompassing programme that offers parental engagement, education and aims to unite the whole community to offer every child a safe and supported start in life. We look forward to working with Highways England to influence parents to be safe whilst driving on the road.”
Only we would go away for Christmas with majority of our family and end up arriving in the completely wrong hotel the other side of the island….
It sounds like something out of Home Alone. We couldn’t make it all up, even if we tried.
We luckily had a pretty uneventful plane journey, the smalls behaved well apart from H repeatedly asking his Daddy “if the plane was going to crash and would we die?” Shhh H ssshhhhhhhh H!
Oh and Mr. H apparently lost us all for half an hour at Gatwick airport… he didn’t of course, he decided to buy Baileys but needed my phone with our boarding cards on, can we just discuss why we need to show boarding cards at the airport to buy things? We’ve all got through security ?!?! Any who the smalls were literally running rings around me so I decided to pop my head and body into Cath Kidston ( Favourite shop! ) however I left the older two smalls and our buggy and bags outside the shop so Mr.H could see where we were. He didn’t. He thought we had done a runner *As I would with three small toads in toe. He almost contacted security…. ALMOST. I’m pretty sure we were missing for less than 10 mins MAX!
Once we had landed on the beautiful island of Tenerife, the smalls were pretty over excited and it was getting late (for them and me!) we had ages to wait for our baggage and buggy, the next step was getting our hire car. Something we do a lot, most of our holidays abroad we hire a car to give us that extra bit of freedom, to explore the country. I mean we love a beach day and lazing around the pool… but on a serious note with three smalls us adults don’t get much relaxing, do we? It’s so easy to get in the car and explore.
We started queing at the kiosk. Two couples in front of us. I thought easy this wont take long. WRONG! About 15 minutes or so into standing around the lady told us we had to go around to the other side, as this kiosk was shutting. With three or four families behind us, we had no hope getting our car anytime soon. In fact it took about 2 infuriating hours to finally get our keys. Meanwhile the smalls had been dancing, playing cars, doing racing between us and a Christmas tree the other end of the airport…. I was ready to lose my mind.
Keys handed to us, time to find the car. Felt like another two hours later and car found.
The car was in awful bodywork condition. We couldn’t believe it. The bonnet was so damaged the open bonnet sign was on. Mr.H ran back to the Hire car kiosk to make sure they are aware of the damage, she assured us we were in fact covered for any damage and the car is safe to drive…. Blah blah blah.
Smalls in the car we had an hour and a half to drive to the hotel. Cheeky stop off at Mc Donalds as we all were starting to get Hangry!
Arrived at the Hotel we thought everyone else was staying at, It was 10:30pm, traveling all day we were totally ready for bed.
Phoned Sister inlaw and told her to knock at room 303, couple of minutes later door knocks, oh
must be sister inlaw…. Nope it was the lovely receptionist with our hair dryer and remote (€20 for the privilege of using the TV & drying my hair)
I left the door a jar for my sister inlaw, she couldn’t be far away…. How big is this hotel?
She rang back telling me that she was knocking on the door!. Oh god. Is there other buildings? Mr.H asked her to go to Reception and stand by the Christmas tree. Yep she was, but so was Mr.H! He asked the lovely Receptionist if there was any other buildings or another reception? Nope. Was the response. Oh my god! Where are we?
They put find my iphone app on. Sister inlaw OH MY GOD You're over an HOUR and a half away! WHAT!?
We had booked the Hotel on the north side of the island. EVERYBODY else had booked the same hotel chain but on the correct south side of the island.
|We all love a Flamingo!|
I honestly felt like we had been in some kind of sick prank! What were the chances? It’s absolutely ridiculous. This was meant to be a relatively stress free Christmas away. Spending quality time with the family without a huge commute. However we are a positive family. We will make this work. The following day we set off in the car… through the scariest mountains, remember we were also in a car that felt like it may fall apart at any moment. The journey was like a rally track with no road crash panels and steep drops with tarmac falling away from the road, smalls in the back singing to ‘cause baby you're a FIREWORK!’ whilst Mr.H is concentrating trying to stay on the road. It took over an hour and a half. I clung on to the door handles with my life. Sounds crazy dramatic now but at the time I was in a blur of stress, sleep deprivation and worry.
We spent the morning at beach and met up with everyone at their hotel afterwards.
We managed to get a lovely apartment from bookings.com next to everyone's hotel, It was so nice to go out for a meal with everbody and not have to drive the 2 hours back to our original hotel.
Christmas day was fantastic and the children behaved beautifully.
I would definitely spend Christmas away again. The children had a few presents but the main thing that excited them was spending time with family, isn't that what Christmas is all about?
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year
You can keep up to date with us over on Istagram - bex.waight
Five years after launching the first Baby Changing Room Awards and sponsoring the National Childbirth Trust Baby Change App, Britain’s leading nappy cream brand Sudocrem is once again pioneering the way with a new category to recognise the importance of Changing Places toilets for disabled children.
There are 800,000 disabled children in the UK but only 1058 Changing Places toilets to meet their needs. This means that parents like Laura Rutherford, whose son Brody, 5, suffers from GDD, epilepsy, hypermobility and hypotonia, is forced to change her son on a toilet floor. “Life beyond a baby changing table when your child is doubly incontinent means constant exclusions when you go out as a family. It’s heart breaking for us as parents and this is an issue that will sadly become harder and harder as he grows up. He is different not less. Time for change."
Since 2012, Sudocrem has campaigned for change with an award scheme to recognise the importance of good nappy changing facilities. Past winners have included Mothercare, John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and the National Museums of Scotland.
“From day one, we wanted to show that baby changing rooms are important and often over-looked. We’re proud that our campaign has been recognised and won the OTC Marketing Award 2017. Now we’re ready to tackle the issue of facilities for disabled children by working with the charity PAMIS (Promoting A More Inclusive Society) to highlight the Changing Places facilities that organisations such as Arsenal Football Club have put in to make a difference to a wider range of people. It’s all about inspiring people by setting a good example.”
There are three categories for this year’s award scheme:
· Baby Changing Room of the Year
· Dad’s Changing Rooms
· Changing Places Toilet (in association with PAMIS)
Jenny Miller CEO of PAMIS explains, “We are thrilled that Sudocrem have recognized the needs of children with complex needs as they grow too large for baby changing facilities. Children and young people who require these facilities are often prevented from taking part in their communities by the simple things that we take for granted. In 2007 we cofounded the Changing Places Consortium and campaign to develop accessible facilities for the most disabled people in the UK. The Sudocrem award scheme is a great idea and we’re confident it’s going to make a big difference!
If you would like to nominate a changing room for the award, then let us know which facility,
why you want to nominate it and preferably include a photo on Facebook via the Sudocrem website www.sudocrem.co.uk/social-hub or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries will be judged by the NCT, PAMIS and Sudocrem. The closing date for entries is 31st January 2018 and the winners will be announced by the 9th March 2018.
The winning facilities will receive an engraved plaque. Everyone who nominates their favourite facilities will also be entered in to a prize draw for the chance to win a short break at a family friendly hotel.
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Stokke® Stroller Summer Kit Collection 2017
This summer it´s all about discovery, storytelling and getting back to nature. Inspired by the beauty of green gardens and woodland animals, Stokke introduces a new pattern for our ingenious Stokke® Stroller Seat Summer Kit. Available in three enchanting new colours: Flora Pink, Flora Blue and Flora Green, the new pattern features flowers and animals on the interior that are sure to catch your baby´s eye.
Sophisticated and subtle, the new Summer Kit, with its whimsical pattern is the perfect way to keep your baby entertained during your summer strolls. Use the animals and flowers to make up your own stories as you go. We cannot think of a better way to get back to nature this summer.
Keeps your baby cool and protected
The Summer Kit has been developed with your baby in mind to protect their sensitive skin on sunny days. Thoughtful details such as extra ventilation zippers for optimal air flow and fabrics with UPF 50+ protection keep your baby cool even in warm temperatures. The smart sunsail shades your baby from direct sunlight so that they won´t feel hot or uncomfortable while they rest in the shade. Summer Kit also includes a unique terry cloth seat cover to absorb moisture for cooling and comfort. The soft terry cloth cover comes in soft, complementary colours to complete the look.
- Hood with visor
- Rear Textile Cover
- Seat Rail Cover
- Terry Cloth Seat Cover
The Summer Kit fits Stokke® Xplory® carry cot and on the seat unit of Stokke® Xplory®, Stokke® Crusi™ and Stokke® Trailz™.
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EASY SPRING CLEANING TRICKS WITH THE WORLD’S FIRST ROUND SHAPED AWARD-WINNING HOUSEHOLD TOWEL ORA (OH AND A LEMON!)
Monday March 20th heralds the 2017 Spring Equinox and when many households turn their thoughts to the traditional spring clean – the annual event when we attempt to rid our homes of clutter in the search for a calm, clean and tidy home environment. But with ever increasing demands on our time – how many of us are really able to carry out a traditional spring clean?
So Ora have come up with five quick spring cleaning tricks to make your home sparkle, shine and smell really good.
Tip 1: The Fridge
Use a toothbrush and toothpaste to scrub away any stains and simply wipe clean with an Ora sheet. Cut a lemon in half and put the two halves in your fridge, one on the bottom shelf and one on the top. The lemon will absorb any odours and give you a lemon fresh smell.
Tip 2: The Microwave
Pop a bowl of water with slices of lemon in the microwave and cook for five minutes. Simply, wipe away any dirt using an Ora sheet.
Tip 3: The Kettle
Fill the kettle with lemon juice a quarter of the way up and leave for an hour. Then, top up with water and boil. Before it cools, pour away the mixture and rinse out the kettle with several changes of cold water to remove any traces of lemon juice.
Tip 4: Window and Mirrors
Simply mix one tablespoon of white vinegar with two litres of water and pour into a used spray bottle. Squirt on the windows and mirrors and clean using an Ora sheet for a professional finish.
Tip 5: The Wardrobe
Place a bar or two of your favourite aromatic soap (with the paper wrapping on) into your wardrobe. It will scent your clothes for weeks.
Ora is the world’s first round-shaped household towel. Each sheet fits your hand perfectly for an effortless one-hand grab and offers countless uses beyond traditional household tasks. Its unique and innovative stacking design, with no cardboard inner tube, provides twice the number of sheets compared to a traditional paper towel roll. With no perforations it offers an easy one-hand grab so there is no tearing, no unravelling and no wastage making it an eco-friendlier purchase.
Ora is a product with a conscience that challenges the norm.
CAMDEN, NJ: January 26, 2017 -- The Baby Box Co., the company behind the global integrated program Baby Box University to improve family health-care outcomes and reduce Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS), today announced that New Jersey has become the first state where all expecting and new parents can receive a free Baby Box by completing online parenting education. The Baby Boxes, which are made from a durable cardboard, can be used as a baby’s bed for the first months of life. In 2017, the program will distribute approximately 105,000 Baby Boxes, ensuring that every expecting family in New Jersey has access to this free resource regardless of socioeconomic background.
In 2016, an estimated 93% of infant fatalities associated with Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome (SUIDS) were directly related to sleep and sleep environments, according to a report by the Child Fatality & Near Fatality Review Board (CFNFRB). The Baby Box program is a project of New Jersey’s CFNFRB utilizing a grant from the CDC (Center for Disease Control), which reviews fatalities and near fatalities of children in order to identify their causes, relationship to governmental support systems, and methods of prevention. Distribution partners where families can get their Baby Boxes include Cooper University Healthcare and Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative among others. Parents can also choose to have their Baby Box delivered to their home.
“I’m grateful to the Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Board for their efforts to promote infant safe sleep,” said Commissioner Blake of the New Jersey Department of Children and Families. “Through greater awareness and education, and by working together, we can make sleep time safe time for babies.”
Cooper University Healthcare hospital helped develop the Baby Box University syllabus for New Jersey parents and is hosting a special Baby Box launch event today at Roberts Pavilion Lobby (main entrance), Cooper University Health Care, One Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ 08103 from 10:30am-noon for staff and New Jersey families to mark the program’s commencement.
“As the chair of the New Jersey Child Fatality Near Fatality Review Board, every year we review instances in which infants die suddenly and unexpectedly,” said Kathryn McCans, MD, FAAP, an emergency department physician at Cooper University Health Care. “In a significant proportion of these deaths, an unsafe sleep circumstance is a contributing factor. Baby Box University will help families make safe and healthy choices for their children by educating them about simple changes that will decrease the risk that a death will occur due to an unsafe sleep environment or SIDS.”
How New Jersey New Parents Can Get Their Free Baby Box
It takes only 3 easy steps for New Jersey’s expecting and new parents to get their free Baby Box:
1. Register for free online at babyboxuniversity.com as a New Jersey resident. Be sure to include your correct contact information, including mailing address.
2. Watch the 10-15 minute New Jersey syllabus at babyboxuniversity.com. After taking a short quiz, you will receive a certificate of completion and be able to select local pick-up or direct delivery of your Baby Box.
3. If you select direct delivery, your Baby Box will ship to the address you provided when you registered on Baby Box University. If you select local pick up, bring your Baby Box University certificate to the closest participating distribution partner to collect your Baby Box.
While parents appreciate the Baby Boxes and quality care products included, it is the educational component and closer communication with local healthcare providers that is at the center of the Baby Box University distribution model. Families will be required to view their community’s online curriculum related to prenatal health, breastfeeding, safe sleep practices and newborn care before receiving a free Baby Box. In this way, the Baby Box University program model pays its ultimate homage to the Finnish tradition, which is committed not just to universal product distribution, but to supporting families with access to healthcare and education.
Judy Donlen, RN, DNSc, JD, Executive Director of the Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative said “The Baby Box initiative is a promising addition in ongoing efforts to reduce the tragedy of SIDS. We are especially excited about the benefits for new parents provided through Baby Box University, an innovative, electronic gateway to resources and information.” The Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative is a launch partner and supports three distribution sites in the southern region of New Jersey.
The brands included in the Baby Boxes are also committed to the program’s education mission, with every product featuring a scientifically proven baby brain-boosting activity parents can do while using the item.
“I’m so proud to share the Baby Box University program with expecting and new parents in New Jersey,” said Jennifer Clary, the CEO of The Baby Box Co., which is supplying New Jersey with the Baby Boxes and Baby Box University memberships. ”Every parent has a right to the necessary tools to care for their infant and every child deserves a safe and supported start in life. New Jersey officials and health professionals have come together in a collaboration which embodies this truth, ensuring that basic child-care resources and education are universally accessible to families statewide.”
All expecting parents living in New Jersey are eligible to receive a Baby Box which includes newborn essentials such as Pampers Swaddlers diapers, Pampers baby wipes, Vroom activity cards from theBezos Family Foundation, Lansinoh breast pads and nipple cream for breastfeeding mothers, onesie, and more.
The Baby Box Movement
According to a recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which draws on current research and serves as the first update to the Academy policy since 2011, approximately 3,500 infants die annually in the United States from sleep-related deaths, including sudden unexpected infant death (SUID); ill-defined deaths; and accidental suffocation and strangulation. The number of infant deaths initially decreased in the 1990s after a national safe sleep campaign, but has plateaued in recent years.
The use of Baby Boxes has been credited with helping Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates. The initiative, which enables every expecting woman in the country to claim a free Baby Box once she receives prenatal care and parenting information from a healthcare professional, is credited with helping to decrease Finland’s infant mortality rate from 65 deaths for each 1,000 children born in 1938 to 1.3 deaths per 1,000 births in 2013, according to the World Health Organization.
The success of the Finnish Baby Box intervention inspired the founders of The Baby Box Co. to adapt this tradition with enhanced multimedia parenting curricula through Baby Box University to the benefit of nonprofits, hospitals, government institutions and individual families worldwide. The Baby Box University program’s exponential growth has solidified the model as an impactful safe sleep and parenting education intervention for millennials.
About The Baby Box Co.
Entrepreneurs Michelle Vick and Jennifer Clary founded The Baby Box Co. to offer a safe sleep environment to babies everywhere. The Baby Box Co. is an innovative, integrated program to support parents and improve maternal and infant healthcare outcomes globally. The Baby Box Co. partners with hospitals, government agencies and nonprofit organizations to provide Baby Boxes, quality products, resources and ongoing education to families on a large scale. Baby Boxes are also available direct to consumer either as a standalone item or filled with new baby essentials. Serving families in 52 countries, The Baby Box Co. has offices in USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and Singapore. For more information or to purchase a Baby Box, please visit www.babyboxco.com andwww.babyboxuniversity.com.
We are a big lover of chalks we use them on our black board wall, on the patio in the summer & on our chalkboard easel.
When Chalkola contacted me with these brilliant markers I was so excited to receive them to review.
These pens can be used on :
- All hard non porous surfaces
They are :
- Child safe
- Water based
- Non toxic
- Washes off from clothes (huge bonus!)
- Low odor
- Acid free
- Xylene free
- Quick dry
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We've been using them so much, we have a glass conservatory & the children are enjoying decorating the windows for Christmas.
You can find them on Amazon -
This is Emilyn drawing her Christmas tree last night.
You can see her wiping off the previous drawing using a wet wipe & then drawing her xmas tree.