One of the most important things you can do as the parent of a toddler is to learn about pool safety. Drowning is responsible for more deaths among children ages 1-4 than any other cause except for congenital anomalies (birth defects). While you might not have a pool in your own backyard, children can drown in as little as 2 inches […]
When you journey into motherhood, from the moment you get pregnant you’re plunged into the world of pillows. From the Snoogles that you need to get any sleep while pregnant to the nursing pillows once your baby is born, pillows of every form are seemingly a necessity in your day to day life as a mother. So why not continue this trend into toddlerhood? I’m sure you’ve heard of the DockATot Deluxe, the hot new baby item all new parents are putting on their registry.
As a child grows from the infant stage into their first year it can be difficult to decide which toys are age appropriate. You are probably ready to move onto something a little more exciting than Sophie the Giraffe yourself. Children reaching their first birthday may still enjoy younger toys, but there are plenty of other options that will help them learn new skills and develop. Searching for the best toys for a 1 year old can be really tricky because it’s hard to know what they are ready for and what will be entertaining for them.
If you are looking for fun activities with your preschooler this summer, you can either plan ahead or go with the flow. Some activities need supplies while others just need a spark of imagination. And it is not just your young children that will enjoy it. Share in the fun with your little one and try out as many as you can of these 25 summer activities for preschoolers and toddlers.
25 Fun Summer Activities for Preschoolers and toddlers.
A six month old baby might be the cutest thing in the world. They are smiling, cooing and they are ready to start to play! Even though your child may still seem like an infant in many ways, they are going through an important developmental period in their brains and their bodies. Your baby is going to begin interacting with you and the world around them in new and exciting ways. They’ll go through teething, begin to recognize faces, start responding to emotions, and reach physical milestones like sitting up and rolling over.
You expect the newborn days to be full of exhaustion and sleepless nights, but what many people don’t realize going into parenting is that feeling sleepy seemingly never ends. Unfortunately, right when you seem to get your little one into the perfect routine and all should be smooth sailing they suddenly switch it up on you. Out of nowhere and for no reason, your perfect little angel can become a sleepless monster once again. This is called sleep regression and if your household is hit by it, we want to be there to help you through it!
Sometimes staying at home can be just as fun as heading out on an exciting exploration around town. And if you ask me, there’s nothing better than telling your kiddos to ‘Go Play Outside’ and being met with enthusiasm and joy.
I personally live for those slow mornings where everyone is content and wrapped up in their own imaginative play so I can sip my coffee in somewhat sweet silence – – at least for a few minutes, anyway.
Everybody deserves a spot at the table…even baby. In all seriousness though, it is very important to have a safe spot for your little one to sit once they begin eating solid foods. Other than being about safety a high chair is a good way to teach meal time discipline and get your baby used to sit down for family meals with everyone else. Not to mention that food is going to be pretty messy for a while and cornering all the mess into one spot is a life changer.
There are some unusual products that become your best friends and lifelines when you have a new baby; one of those things is undoubtedly a pacifier. The pacifier is going to make it possible for you to actually go out to dinner without worrying about the possibility of being “those people” with the screaming baby. The pacifier may make it possible for you to have a peaceful car ride again or simply get some sleep at night.
One of the most monumental parenting moments is when your little one takes their first wobbly steps. These wobbly steps can be a little scary though! Once they start walking, it really is game on. From there on out you will be chasing them around, making sure the floors aren’t slippery and catching your breath whenever they make eye contact with any kind of step. There is one thing you will still have control of for a while though, shoes!