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Now your child can wash her hands without climbing or needing a stool

on Thursday, July 10th, 2014

As any parent knows, there’s a bit of danger associated with very young children trying to wash their hands on their own.  When my daughter was very young, we had to keep a footstool in the bathroom so she could reach to wash her hands – so there’s a falling danger.  There’s also a scaldingRead More…


Stop people from opening your door – even if they have the keys to your deadbolt

on Friday, June 6th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

When we moved into our condo, the first thing we did was replace the deadbolt – and that’s despite living in a building with security locks on all exterior doors and the elevators, plus a doorman stationed at the door 24/7.  But what if you live in a rental where you can’t change the locksRead More…

Keep Baby Safe with Carkoon

on Friday, April 20th, 2012
Posted in: Car Gear, Kid Gadgets, News

Is this the ultimate high tech baby capsule?  The Carkoon is a child restraint seat made of Kevlar to protect from side impact.  In the case of an accident, a Kevlar airbag deploys to protect the child from any flying debris.  It also protects from smoke should there be a fire, and it has enough airRead More…


Help Your Child Become a Better Driver with the Tiwi Driver Mentoring Solution

on Sunday, March 25th, 2012
Posted in: Car Gear, News

My daughter has her learner’s permit now, and I’m really not relishing the idea of her being on the road by herself in the near future.  The Tiwi Driver Mentoring Solution system could be just the thing she, or any beginning driver, needs to remind her of safe driving practices when an experienced driver isn’tRead More…


L. L. Bean Auto Safety Kits

on Saturday, December 24th, 2011
Posted in: Car Gear, News

Winter snows will soon be here for many parts of the country – assuming you haven’t been hit already.  Keep the Auto Safety Kit and Sport Utility Shovel in your car’s trunk, and you’ll be ready for emergency snow removal if you get stuck somewhere away from home.  The kit comes from L.L. Bean andRead More…


Keep Your Dog Safe with Dog-e-Glow

on Thursday, November 17th, 2011
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

Walking your dog at night can be dangerous for you and your dog.  Drivers are more likely to see you, with your light and/or reflective clothing and a flashlight, than they are to see your dog.  With the LED-lighted collars and leashes from Dog-e-Glow, your dog will be as visible as you are.  The collarsRead More…


Ford’s MyKey Do Not Disturb Technology Prevents Distracted Teenager Driving

on Monday, November 7th, 2011
Posted in: Car Gear, News

Ford is set to introduce their MyKey – Do Not Disturb technology into their cars  in 2012.  This innovative system is a further attempt to reduce the accident rate involving teenagers. Parents can have a special MyKey for their teenagers which restricts a number of functions while their own key has none of the restrictions. TheRead More…


When you’re too snookered to read an LCD

on Friday, October 7th, 2011

Does it make me weird if I’ve never been drunk and I’m 47 yrs old? I’ve just never seen the appeal of getting inebriated. But that’s just me. If you often find yourself a little tipsy and blurry eyed, you might want to order the Talking Breathalyzer. This device can be customized to play differentRead More…


Keep Your Child Safe in the Summer Heat

on Monday, August 22nd, 2011
Posted in: Car Gear, Kid Gadgets, News

One of the worst things about summer is hearing the news report of a child’s death because someone forgot their infant was in the carseat.  They go in to work for hours, and it’s too late for the child when they finally remember.  A grandfather who suddenly became a care-giver for his grandchildren was determinedRead More…


Bicycle Riders can be Safe and Flashy with CYGLO Tyres

on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

We may soon be seeing self-powered LED illuminated tires on our bicycles. NightBrightTyre has announced the CYGLO Tire, which uses a motion sensor within the tire to switch on high powered, tough and durable LED bulbs when the bike starts to roll. These LEDs are built into the tread or wall of the tire andRead More…


Offender Locator App for iPhone by ThinAir Wireless

on Monday, October 19th, 2009
Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod

I’m the mother of a young girl, and I want to know everything I can about where we are so that I can keep her safe.  I know there is a free registry in North Carolina showing where registered sex offenders live.  You type in an address, and you can see the locations of registeredRead More…


Star Kids Products Snack and Play Travel Tray Review

By: Ryan Preston
on Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Imagine driving a vehicle with atleast one small child strapped in a car seat behind you.  The child is reading a book or playing with a doll and suddenly it drops to the floor of the car.  The child desperately wants that item but cannot reach it due to the safety restraints, so the child begins to cryRead More…