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}

WubbaNub Pacifier Review

wubbanub

Most hospitals and NICUs provide newborns with these blue-green silicone pacifiers that babies seem to take naturally to. I know when we had our first child we had to buy a few of them to have around the house. One thing with pacifiers is that they can easily become lost. That is until a company decided to come up with a genius solution that was not only functional, but cute. Here is my Wubbanub pacifier review. WubbaNub Giraffe The makers {Read More}

Popular Baby Names for Boys and Girls

Baby names

What’s in a name? A lot, actually! Naming your baby is something most parents give much thought to, though for some it’s very easy. Perhaps you have your names picked out already based on the name of a relative. Some parents wait until the day their baby is born to decide on a name. It’s also not uncommon for certain names to become popular after a huge hit movie; for instance, Elsa and Anna seem to be making quite a {Read More}

Children Left in Hot Cars: Don’t Let This Be You

When I was a child, it wasn’t out of the ordinary for a parent to leave their child in the car for a minute or two while she ran a quick errand. In this day and age that is a big no-no. So many things can happen in those few minutes you’re gone from car-jacking to child abductions; and if your toddler is older, you’d be surprised how quickly than can manage to escape from their car seats! It seems {Read More}

The Best Cars for Families of 2014

Chevy impala

When you are toting around young children there are several factors that come into mind when choosing a vehicle. Safety, of course, should be top priority. There are other features that make certain vehicles more family-friendly than others. You wouldn’t buy a fancy sports car without a back seat when you have more than one little one in tow. I’ve researched some of the top picks in safety and other special features that made the list in best cars for {Read More}

Kid Safe Insect Repellents

bite blocker

Nature has much to offer in all its splendor. There’s nothing like spending quality time in the great outdoors, getting in exercise and taking in the fresh air. Why let pesky bugs and insects spoil that? While there are many products and devices designed to help keep the pests down to a minimum, these usually keep you confined to a specific amount of space they are designed to cover. Bug sprays and repellants offer more freedom to move about wherever {Read More}

Could It Be Bug Bites or Rash?

mosquito

We are in the midst of summer and that means vacations, camping trips and quality time spent outdoors. With that also come a slew of skin irritations that can occur from bug bites to poison ivy. I’ve seen many parents as of recent with concerns about the red spots that appear on their babies. To shed some light on this I’m going to cover if those skin irritations could be brought on by bug bites or rash. You go out {Read More}

Caring for Baby Teeth: Dental Care Guide

baby with toothbrush

There’s nothing cuter than those toothless grins your baby gives you when they smile in delight. For something so precious, you want to give them a healthy start to a mouth full of strong pearly whites. Dental care should start before your baby pops out their first tooth. I have provided answers to common questions concerning caring for baby teeth in this dental care guide. How Soon Should You Start Brushing While your baby may not have any teeth yet, {Read More}