500th Post!!

Today is a big milestone for GYB. With the arrival of my 500th post I have started to look back at all of the great articles I have covered in 6 months.

I started this blog months ago to help get information out there for parents to read quickly.

I am a stay at home mom who writes this blog each day while my son is sleeping. Somedays I get less done on the site because he may not want to sleep….

You may notice that I tend to cover more stories about preemies. Our son was born at 24 weeks gestation over a year a go. Preemie awareness is very important to me. In November, during Prematurity Awareness Month, I featured the profiles of babies who beat the odds after being born too early. Their stories are still listed on the right hand side of the blog.

Infant safety has also played a big part in the make-up of this site. Since July of 2006 I have posted 33 recalls on products that were created for infants/children. Making sure that parents have the knowledge to make educated decisions on which toys are safe and which are not has been a priority.

Are all things created equal? Not usually. Once a month I put together a collaboration of different items in the same category for parents to compare and find the one that fits their child’s needs. Since the beginning of the site I have compared the cradle vs the Playpen, Cribs, Tricycles, playmats, and playtables.

Beautiful candid shots of your kids are something I like to post on Saturdays. Photo of the Week has been the number 1 viewed feature of this site, with many people coming back to pick through the cute kids we find.

Thank you for finding my site, I hope you will make yourself at home, comment if an article moves you and return when you have time.

If you have a picture that you would like to be considered for the Photo Of The Week please send it to me at Titled:Photo of the week. Please reduce the resolution so that my inbox doesn’t fill up too quickly.

About the author

Lisa Arneill

Founder of Growing Your Baby and World Traveled Family. Canadian mom of 2 boys, photo addict, lover of bulldogs, and museumgoer. Always looking for our next vacation spot!


  • Yay Lisa!! I love this site and read it all of the time! Keep up the good work…I always wondered how you had so much time to do this!! LOL but I don’t have a kid that naps so I wouldn’t have thought of that!!

  • I would love to see more posts regarding prematurity. Women who are pregnant need to be informed as to the outcomes of preemies in case they are faced with having to make a decision during their pregnancy.

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