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4 Tips for Traveling Alone with Kids

Posted by Ideal Baby on 12/9/2015 to Kid Tips
I love to travel, and when I had kids, I wanted my kids to love it just as much as I did. While I’ve traveled near and far with the kids, I usually do it with my husband by my side. But this summer, I’m going on a new adventure — taking a road trip on the East Coast with just myself and the three kids. I’ve traveled alone with them before, but never this long by myself. The trip has been memorable, and I’ve tried to make it as easy and stress-free as possible. Here are some tips I’ve learned along the way.

4 Simple Sleep Cues to Help Baby Drift Off to Dreamland

Posted by Ideal Baby on 12/6/2015 to Kid Tips
Sleep is king in my house. Actually, let me rephrase that. Sleep is king in my house—to me.  Like most families, my children have had their fair share of sleep challenges, which also means I have had my fair share of sleep challenges. But I heard some great advice from some wiser mothers about the beauty of implementing “sleep cues” to your baby, which are physical objects that can signal to your baby that it’s time for sleep. For instance, a favorite toy, stuffed animal, or blanket can serve as a sleep cue. Here are a few simple sleep cues that you can implement right now to help your little one learn to drift off to dreamland, no pixie dust required:

6 Things You’ll Want to Have Handy When Your Baby Starts Solids

Posted by Ideal Baby on 12/5/2015 to Kid Tips

With my third baby just starting real foods, I’m remembering how messy and delightful those early attempts at eating are. The first few times, she just had no idea what to do with food, but now she’s getting the hang of it and when she sees us eating without her, she gets a little frantic, exercising her little lungs and waving her arms around to let us know, “I want some of that too!” Since little eaters can get stickier than Pooh with a hunny pot, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepped for breakfast, lunch, or dinnertime to keep things from getting too messy! Here are six things I’ve learned to keep on hand:

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