So you got about a billion receiving blankets from your baby shower. Awesome. Now what do you do with them? What’s cool about receiving blankets is how versatile they are. You’re probably thinking you’ll just need them while your baby is a newborn, but they can actually be useful through toddlerhood and even beyond. The possibilities are endless, but here are ten ideas to get you started.
You don’t want to be THAT parent that regrets their child’s name. So how do you find the perfect baby name? Well, unless you’re going with a junior or a name you picked out when you were twelve, it’s going to take some thought. Let’s go through a few things you should think about when choosing a name.
Guest Post: Could your mini edition be the new Michelangelo or Mozart? He may well be, but it’s up to you as his proud caretaker to discover his talents and foster the love of arts in his heart from earliest age. As noble a task as this may sound, it’s often difficult to achieve: getting a small child to calm down and be still for a few minutes is sometimes a mission impossible, let alone cajoling them to take part in a structured, constructive art-focused activity. The good news is there are several easy ways to foster a strong bond with arts in young kids – and an even better piece of news is you can find a few of the handpicked tricks right here.
Back in the day, scrapbooks were all the rage. Now we’re all too busy to deal with that. Luckily, the new thing is keepsake books! They’re either filled with prompts or even just fill in the blanks for busy moms like me. I’ve always loved going back through my old books that my mom put together for me so I’m writing in a few of these in hopes that Toot will also enjoy looking back on our lives. Here are 7 awesome keepsake books that I’ve found!
Let’s face it, babies don’t care what you put them in. They know they’re cute. So why do we bother buying clothes specifically for boys or girls? Yes, we like cute clothes, but how practical is a pink onesie when you’re done with it and all of your friends just had boys? There are many reasons why you would want to buy gender neutral for your baby, and I’ll give you 7 tips on what to look for and what to avoid.
What is soundtracking? You know how in movies there’s a song that goes along with what’s going on? It may be in the background and instrumental but it subconsciously tells your brain something about what’s going on. Or it may be a full-on musical and they’re signing about what is going on.
You can do this with your own life to teach your baby to respond to the music you play or sing!
Buying gifts for a baby is easy. But what about when they turn one? Suddenly your baby is a toddler! But not a big toddler like a two or three-year-old. It’s sort of a transition phase between baby and toddler. Between 12 and 18 months is basically the baby version of tweens. So what do you get a baby for their first birthday? Here are a few ideas for you!
There are a lot of bad side effects of being pregnant. It’s extremely uncomfortable, you feel like a whale, constantly being asked to pee in a cup, people touching your belly without asking… The list goes on. But there were some good things that happen while you’re pregnant, too.
Here are my favorite mobiles and musical toys that get my toddler to sleep. These would be great additions to your baby registry or fun baby shower gifts!