I’m sure you’ve heard independent play is important for kids. It’s also important for parents because we just need 20 minutes to ourselves sometimes. But when do you start and how do you encourage your baby or toddler to play independently?
The process of introducing your baby to your cat is a lot longer than you think. It’s not just a howdy-do here’s your new roommate type of situation. Since your baby is going to grow so fast, your cat is going to have to get used to each stage of the baby’s life just like […]
Teething can be a challenging time for babies (and parents!). Soreness and swelling may make some babies fussier and more reluctant about eating. Here are some basic facts about baby teething and home remedies to make this stage more comfortable for everyone.
So you just had a baby and all of your friends and family want to meet the little bundle. What do you do? You can either let them trickle into your house on their terms and get their germs all over your newborn while you apologize for the house being a wreck, or you can have a baby sip and see party when you’re ready.
Here’s how to successfully throw a baby meet and greet party so you can keep your stress to a minimum without hurting your family’s feelings.
There are so many things you have to think about when you’re pregnant. You have a limited amount of time to make lots of decisions. What are you going to name your baby? What are you going to do about child care? Are you going back to work? Which crib is best?
Obviously, there are a lot of questions during pregnancy. But what about decisions you didn’t know you could make? There’s a gift you can give your newborn that I wasn’t even aware of when I was pregnant. I wish I had known.
Limit screen time in the car! Here is what a toddler recommends: 8 fun and educational things for kids, toddlers, and babies to listen to in the car.
I. Love. Stuffed. Animals. There I said it. If I could own 150 stuffed animals, I would. (Actually, we might own 150.) But they make great gifts for babies and toddlers. (or 30-year-olds like me.) I’ve compiled a huge list of stuffed animals and characters from Daniel Tiger to Disney that will bring a smile to any little one’s face this Christmas or for their birthday!
Once you’re ready for sippy cups, there are a lot of questions that come up like when to start? What kind of sippy cup is best? What happens if my toddler doesn’t like sippy cups? And how to transition to an open cup? Here’s a handy guide to all things sippy cups!
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.