Best Book Recommendations for Kids

Story time is a great way for kids to learn through what they see and hear in books. Reading to your child, no matter how early, aids in their development of language skills while instilling a love for reading. It can also help them identify objects from what they see in the pictures. I’ve compiled a list featuring some of the best book recommendations for kids based on age. There are many wonderful things that come from reading books to {Read More}

Repurposing Baby Furniture Ideas

crib project

Your baby may be little, but they sure require some big furniture. Unless you have a very large home or a storage unit, holding on to those bulky items can take up a lot of space. When it comes to used cribs, there are certain standards that the Consumer Product Safety Commission has placed to ensure safety, making reselling or handing down outdated cribs illegal. Repurposing baby furniture is a simple solution that is very feasible and safe for everyone. {Read More}

Fisher-Price See ‘N Say Review

Fisher Price See 'n Say

Who remembers having one of these as a kid? I know I do. One thing that I love about Fisher Price toys is their classic style that always comes back around. As with anything, they are now much more improved and have more advanced features than the original models, but it’s still basically the same thing. I couldn’t resist having one of these for my children as a neat learning toy to have. Here is my Fisher-Price See ‘N Say {Read More}

How Often Should Babies Nap For?

baby taking a nap

In my experience from working in a daycare setting, I’ve seen many different napping schedules. Like most parents with more than one child will tell you, no two children are exactly alike. Some may be more than willing to take their nap around nap time while others resist with every effort they have. Consequently, the question that commonly arises is how often should babies nap? Often times, new parents believe that if their babies sleep too much during the day, {Read More}

Most Recommended Cloth Diaper Detergents

Rockin Green

As I mentioned in my article on cloth diapers, there is special care that comes with laundering cloth diapers. The best recommended cloth diaper detergents are those that are specifically designed for washing cloth diapers. Most of the baby-safe laundry detergents you use for your baby’s clothes are not suitable for CDs as these contain brighteners or enzymes that can degrade the quality of your diapers over time. Cloth diapering laundry detergents are formulated to clean diapers without damaging them. {Read More}

How to Shed the Baby Weight Naturally

losing weight

When you’ve carried a baby, your body naturally goes through some serious physical changes. I’m not just talking about the extra pounds; your hips also expand as your body made room to carry a human being. You may not ever fit back into your favorite skinny jeans and that’s OK. Within time, your body will resume its pre-pregnancy proportions as your uterus shrinks and once you’ve stopped lactating. It is very common for women to carry around a little extra {Read More}

Best Baby Products of 2014

They’re always coming out with new products each year that are aimed to be better than the stuff from the year before. I mean, just look how far car seats have come along! Companies often strive to produce better products that are especially convenient for parents. I like to stay current on the latest and greatest so I did a little searching around for the hottest items to hit the market so far this year. Here is my list of {Read More}

How to Make Hooded Bath Towels for Babies and Toddlers

Bath

What is more adorable than a baby all wrapped up in a towel with the hood on right after a bath? The purpose of the hood component is to help keep a newborn from losing heat from their head right after the bath. While these towels are super cute in a variety of styles and patterns, some can cost upwards to $30 or more. Some of the cheaper options available seem hardly adequate to completely dry off your baby. In {Read More}

Pregnancy Milestones

Pregnancy

From the moment you find out you’re pregnant you probably begin wondering about all of your firsts from the first time you get to see your baby on the sonogram to the first time you get to hold your baby. When your little bundle of joy arrives there will be a road of first milestones to look forward to. While waiting 9 months may seem like an eternity, here is a list of first pregnancy milestones you can look forward {Read More}

Breaking the Pacifier Habit

baby with pacifier

Pacifiers can be a soothing comfort for fussy babies as well as save your sanity. There are several benefits to offering baby a pacifier and the American Academy of Pediatrics even recommends it at nap time and bed time to reduce your baby’s risk of SIDS. However, babies can easily become attached to their paci, which makes it difficult when the time comes for them to give it up. Here are some helpful tips on breaking the pacifier habit from {Read More}