Bottle Basics for When Baby Arrives

Once your baby arrives, you’re at the mercy of their little tummies. Babies feed often and you need to be prepared to give them what they need at any hour of the day or night. Whether you’re breastfeeding or using formula, bottles are something every new parent needs. But, like everything, it’s not as simple as grabbing a glass from the cupboard like you would when you need a drink. Don’t worry, we’ve got you […]

Protecting Your Baby from Common Summer Health Hazards

For a new mom, summer is a great time of year. Once the weather warms up, there are so many more options for activities to get you and your little one out of the house. While a little sunshine is needed at all ages to help the body produce vitamin D, taking your baby outside in the summer months requires some extra steps to make sure their first outdoor adventures are safe. The first thing […]

The Importance of Setting a Bedtime for Your Baby

Babies are nothing if not unpredictable. Yes, you’ll learn your child’s likes, dislikes and patterns over time, but sometimes it can seem like what makes them happy one day makes them unhappy the next. While it can’t always be helped, one thing can make all the difference: consistency. One way to help keep your sanity intact and set yourself up for success is to establish a set bedtime for your baby. What are some of […]

Preparing Your First Born to Become a Sibling

Bringing a new baby into the family is a big adjustment. It can be challenging not only for mom and dad, who now need to learn to juggle more than one child, but also for the first born, who must adjust from being an only child to an older sibling. We have some tips to help you navigate this transition, so your little one is ready to embrace their new little brother or sister when […]

How to Limit Your Child’s Tech Time

Children today spend an astonishing amount of time in front of screens, and it isn’t just the television anymore. Cell phones, tablets, computers and handheld games have replaced more traditional toys and activities, keeping them indoors and plugged in. Even the very young child is inevitably drawn to play with these devices. But spending too much time in front of a screen can have very negative implications for their health. The lack of physical activity […]

Limiting Your Child’s Sugar Content

These days, we know what a slippery slope sugar can be. The more we have it, the more the body craves it, and too much added sugar in the diet (at any age) can lead to serious medical issues ranging from cavities to weight gain and even diabetes. It can seem like sugar is in everything and impossible to avoid, but you can do it with a little bit of effort. Starting your child’s diet […]

Brain-Boosting Activities for Toddlers

Once your child reaches the toddler stage, the way they play has become much more hands on. Usually, you can’t get them to keep their hands off anything. They’re more observant and eager to know what everything is around them, which is a great thing. Taking advantage of all that energy and enthusiasm provides plenty of ways to teach your toddler new things, making every day games into learning activities to boost their vocabulary, creativity […]