Toddler tantrums can be frustrating and overwhelming. But with these tips, I’ve been able to handle them. The basics during a tantrum are often advised – stay calm and understanding, offer comfort and try to get them to talk about what’s wrong. All easier said than done. With two littles
Swaddling! Great for most new babies, but not all. I’ve had both great, and not-so-great experiences with swaddling between my two babies. While it worked great for my second, it was just a mess with my first. But there were so many reasons to keep trying with the swaddling. The
Sound machines are an old-time favorite for creating a cozy and effective sleep environment for babies, toddlers, and even parents! Getting effective sleep is essential to the whole family. Sleep is one of the major factors contributing to the growth and development of children. Quality sleep contributes to memory, retention
All babies are different, so the exact time of transition from an infant to toddler varies, but will be around age one. This transition usually precedes the start of toddler sleep regression. Whether you have a great little sleeper, or your toddler is still trying to adjust to a sleep
This no-fuss, DIY oatmeal bath ball is easy to make, with one simple ingredient to help soothe eczema. Also, this method is less messy and easier on your drains than pouring open oats into the bath. When it comes to eczema especially in babies, simple and natural ingredients have the
Eczema is one of the personal challenges I’ve faced with both my kids. Eczema is a condition that can be highly genetic (I suffer from it), and babies’ sensitive skin can just be prone to it. To control my babies’ eczema, I used a variety of products and remedies. With
By the third trimester, your body has gone through so many changes. The change can be the shift in your center of gravity or the looseness in your hips. Either way, it can be intimidating to navigate exercise during the later stages of pregnancy. If this is the case for
At 3 to 6 months’ gestation, you are now at the second portion of your pregnancy, the second trimester. The second trimester can be a time to start preparing for the arrival of your baby if you haven’t already. But while preparing, it is important to keep yourself at your
Playtime is essential for babies, it’s how they learn! Sensory play is great for early-stage development in babies. To elaborate, it can be any game, activity, or item that stimulates the senses and developmental skills. These skills include hearing, smelling, touching, tasting, movement, balance, and sight. You can play with
Nutrition for breastfeeding can often be an overlooked topic, but this area of nutrition is one of the most important ones. In terms of calories and vitamins needed, breastfeeding is more demanding on the body than the actual pregnancy. With that being said, there are two dimensions of the topic
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