Bath Safety Products That All New Parents Need
Posted by Maria on 2/27/2014
When you have a baby, there are certain bath products that can make bathing your baby easier and safer. These are simple items that are budget-friendly and they can offer some peace of mind during bath time. You want to get these items before you give your baby their first bath so that you are fully prepared because most parents will tell you that the first bath can be a very interesting time. Some babies are not crazy about baths, but these items will help.
Essential Baby Gear for Traveling
Posted by Maria on 2/24/2014
Babies require a whole unique set of traveling gear. Whether the trip is a local excursion or an international flight, it is highly advisable to be prepared with the right gear when traveling with babies.
6 Furniture Gifts for Soon-to-be Parents
Posted by Maria on 2/21/2014
If you are looking for a gift for soon-to-be parents, you need to give some serious consideration to furniture for the nursery. The great thing about giving furniture as a gift is that if you choose wisely, not only will the parents end up with a present that provides plenty of functionality and good looks, they will be owners of a fine piece of furniture that can be passed down to their own children years in the future.
Play Yards have come a long way, baby!
Posted by Maria on 2/20/2014
Play yards, which also are called playpens, have evolved. Our parents and grandparents used giant pieces of furniture with wooden bars to literally “pen” children in. Their bases were hard wood or particle board which they covered with blankets. It was not the most welcoming place for a baby to be, but at least their caregivers knew they were safe, as long as they didn’t gnaw on the wooden bars or tangle up the in the blankets and pillows.
Cosleeping
Posted by Maria on 2/20/2014
There is a lot of confusing information out there about the controversial topic of co sleeping. Passionate advocates will say it’s the best and most natural way to sleep with a baby. Passionate adversaries cite SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) statistics and say it’s not worth the risk. How and where your infant sleeps is a personal lifestyle decision, but we can offer you a few tips on how to co sleep as safely as possible.
What color should the nursery be?
Posted by Maria on 2/19/2014
It used to be so easy to decide nursery colors: boys got blue, girls got pink. Thank goodness times have changed! Now, we use color in so many ways to enhance our children’s lives. There’s not a lot of research out there yet, but what we do know is that our infants perceive color and react to it. There’s a good deal of research that tells us how humans overall react to color, so the evidence would suggest it’s a safe bet to decorate for our children with the same guidelines as we would for ourselves.
Keep Baby Safe, Comfy, and Cute Using a Baby Bedding Set
Posted by Maria on 2/18/2014
New parents and experienced parents alike may wonder what items they need when preparing for the arrival of their child. The list of essentials varies slightly for each parent, but getting a proper bedding set for your baby’s crib may be more important than you think. Bedding can make a baby’s nursery cute and welcoming, but also gives comfort to your newborn child and provides safety as well.
4 Potty Training Tips
Posted by Maria on 2/17/2014
Being potty trained is a big developmental milestone for children. The process can be unique for every child; different methods may work better with different children.

Timing Is Important

Children figure out potty training sooner or later. Some kids seem to almost potty train themselves, while others take their good sweet time. The process can be even more frustrating if it is begun before a child is ready. It is good to watch for signs that a child seems ready, such as taking an interest in the toilet, or wanting to be changed immediately after pooping in a diaper because she is uncomfortable. For families with multiple children, don't assume because one was potty trained by a certain age siblings will do the same.
Potty Training
Posted by Maria on 2/6/2014
It’s easy to feel like you're doing something wrong when you’re a new parent. Sometimes it seems that every toddler you know is “going potty” but yours. While there might be a legitimate medical reason for a delay in potty training for toddlers, most of the time it’s our perception as parents that causes us to fret about it. Everything has a season, including your child’s transition from diapers to bathroom. Here are a few tips to help relieve potty training stress for both you and your toddler.
The Lowdown on Buying Baby Bathtubs
Posted by Maria on 2/6/2014
Giving a newborn baby a bath can be quite complicated and tricky if you don't have the right equipment and accessories for it. You can't just place your baby in an adult-sized bathtub because of the high level of risk it involves. It’s a good thing that more and more companies are coming up with innovative choices to help you with your baby bath responsibilities. And when it comes to bathing necessities, the first thing on the list would be a bathtub. In order to help you with choosing the right baby tub, here are some tips and guidelines you should take note of...
Do Probiotics Equal a Healthy Baby and Happy Mom?
Posted by Maria on 2/5/2014
Sometimes I think we over think things. Sure, we all want to take advantage of the latest in science and medicine to make sure our babies remain healthy, but sometimes we ought to let things be and let nature do what nature does and keep us all healthy.
3 Parenting Tricks for New Dads
Posted by Maria on 2/5/2014
Parenting is a great human experience that is often a source of pride and inspiration. Taking care of a baby and watching him grow provides satisfaction and fulfillment. But sometimes, this is also filled with frustrations and this is often true for most new dads. As soon as the excitement and jubilation of having a baby starts to fade, every new dad is now faced with a tough task at hand- helping the wife take care of the baby, make him sleep and waking up in the middle of the night! Being a new dad can be stressful so it pays to be prepared and patient at all times.
Breast is Best
Posted by Maria on 2/4/2014
Fifty years ago, medical science thought they'd perfected infant nutrition with the development of baby formula. Luckily for you and your child’s health, the pendulum has swung back from processed and powdered solutions to once again embrace the organic and natural practice of breast feeding. Formula is still a great short-term solution, especially when you're on the go, but experts now agree, breast is best.

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