Buying a camcorder for your children

Buying camcorders for kinds can be tricky. If you buy basic kids camcorder or in other words a toy camera, it may not last long and will only prove a waste of money. You cannot spend your money on high-enders because kids are kids and they might not be able to take good care of it.

Moreover, you don’t want to intimidate or discourage them from pursuing the things they want to do. You want their artistic skills to develop and grow with them. Right? Well I have some suggestions for you.

First of all, before you buy a camcorder for your kid, determine his/her maturity level. If he/she is too small and is just excited to own one, then you may go with a basic camcorder. Even if your child is a little grown up but not responsible or fairly mature enough for his/her age, I would still suggest you to go with the same.

If he/she is already experienced with a basic unit, and is eager to explore the videography world, but you are doubtful, then you may try a used one. Buying a used one will do two things, one it will cost equal to an entry level device for a higher model and two, your kids will be able develop their skills using level up functionalities.

After you find them really involved in it and willing to do more, you may go buying a new one for them. Here are few suggestions that you may go for:

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Canon ZR 500 Digital Camcorder : This model is an entry-level model of its line and offers a fairly decent image quality within the budget. It is easy to use and has a number of built in special effects to make it easy for kids. It also has a fire-wire that can be easily connected to computers for further video editing or simply watching.

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Sony DCR-DVD 7 : This camcorder under $200 is affordable and reliable. It is easy to carry, use and store and is a good choice for kids because of its built-in editing features that allow editing videos in the camcorder itself.

Look for the units that are not to complex and too basic. Make sure they offer at least some basic editing functionality. This will help your child grow their skills and improve via their own experiences. All in all, don’t let them exploit it but use it to improve themselves.

Britax Car Seats Are Totally Worth the Investment

If you ask me to choose the best brand known for manufacturing the best car seats for children, I would say Britax. It has been over 70 years that Britax has been delivering quality car seats with ensured dependability. You can easily call them the leaders when it comes to the safety aspect of car seats. Britax has all varieties of car seats for infant car seats to convertible car seats to booster seats and combination seats.

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It was Britax that introduced side impact protection technology and safe seat installation. What makes Britax car seats the number one choice among parents is their smart design technology that is adapting itself day by day to meet the expectations of its customers.

It was only recently I came across one of their top selling models. Britax ClickTight Convertible Car Seats currently occupies the top position according to the latest consumer tests and reports. Britax click tight convertible child seats are designed to be used as both rear facing and front facing. The seat is very easy to install and fit to last for years. You don’t have to worry about changing the seat every now and then, once you start using the Britax ClickTight convertible car seat.

Britax is the only car seat that ensures SafeCell’s impact technology protection. SafeCell impact protection is an integrated system that helps to protect your child against sudden jerks. All Britax car seats have an impact absorbing base, an impact stabilizing frame made up of steel and multiple levels of side protection measures to protect your baby against a crash.

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Depending upon your budget and requirement, you can choose various models of Britax car seats that have multiple layers of side impact protection. I selected the high end model of Britax car seat that offers 3 layers of side impact protection for my daughter. The layered side impact protection car seat is designed in such a way as to protect her from any impact. The headrest is energy absorbing and protects her head and neck. The exterior cushions present in the car seat help to divert energy away from my kid and protects other passengers seated nearby as well.

The service and support provided by Britax is also world class making it a clear favorite among parents. If you are a parent concerned about the safety of your child, you will never say no to the Britax car seat. Britax has been delivering and will continue to deliver safe and quality driven car seats for children as their goal is to provide the best car seats for children and ensure safe travelling with your kids without tension.

What to do when your child outgrows the old crib

As a parent to my baby I enjoyed all the benefits of the crib. I could sleep peacefully at night and run around the errands at home while my daughter comfortably slept in her crib. But ever since she outgrew the crib and moved to her Barbie bed, I am pretty annoyed with the space occupied by her obsolete crib.

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One of those days when I was planning to throw it away as garbage, I attended a birthday party of one of my daughter’s friends. Her mother was a professional interior designer and has been using the crib as a patio swing. After getting inspired by such an innovative use of a crib, I visualized so many ways in which I can use my baby’s crib. If you have no plans to extend your family further, here are some ideas for you to rightly use your outgrown crib.

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Storage Unit

You can very easily convert the crib into a storage unit by using a few wooden bars. Fix two of such wooden bars horizontally along the longer side of the crib’s top frame and create a hanger space. You can keep this crib in your garage and hang extra clothes that you will not use in this weather. This a great way to keep your garage organized!

Toy Organizer

Whatever is your child’s age, she will always have some toys that she wants to keep around.  Teach her to keep her toys in the crib. For that you need to lower down one of the sides to make it easily accessible. She would really love this huge space to keep her most loved teddies and dolls.

After-wash laundry bag

Most of us face a critical problem of keeping the just washed laundry. The best place to keep your laundry is in the crib. Move the crib to the place where you have installed your washing machine. Keep loading the crib with the washed clothes. Anyone with a lost handkerchief or sock will know where to look for!

Easy-to-push domestic carriage

Sometimes we need to do a lot of moving around of the things at home. If you can call a carpenter for such help, you can get the crib fixed with wheels and a push handle. Whenever you have lot of things to be moved from one room into another, just load them into this furnished crib and push to them to your destination. Whenever I do this my daughter too runs to lend me a helping hand. A mediocre chore becomes a family fun activity.