Best Umbrella Strollers of 2015

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A stroller can be a real life-saver for busy parents who have their arms full! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been grateful to have one in my car. Some strollers are more convenient than others, however. This is especially true for the types of activities you frequently take part in where loading and unloading a bulky stroller is not very practical. We found some of the latest picks that moms chose as their favorite to bring you {Read More}

What Are the Signs Your Child is Gifted?

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Every parent loves to brag about their child’s achievements, talents, and special skills. It’s perfectly natural for parents to brag on their children and everyone feels their child is so smart. With smart toys designed to challenge and encourage learning and development, it’s easy to see how a child’s intelligence can be influenced. Children’s minds are like sponges that absorb a lot of information, but some may be better at retaining it than others. Your child’s brightness on certain things {Read More}

When to Make Preparations for Baby’s Arrival

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There are a lot of things you will need to do before your baby arrives. Being well prepared is important so you have everything covered. I’ve provided this guide on the best time to make certain preparations for baby’s arrival so you don’t have to stress at the last minute. Very few first time parents go into their pregnancy expecting to have an early baby, but prematurity is more common than you might think. Preparing for the unexpected will help {Read More}

What is Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood?

You have most likely heard of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, commonly known as SIDS, but there is far less awareness of sudden death that occurs in children. What is Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood, you ask? It affects older children and has no known cause or cure. There’s very little information on this condition, but with future research there can hopefully be more understanding for parents. An estimated 200 children over the age of 12 months die each year in {Read More}

Stainless Steel vs Plastic Baby Bottles: Everything you need to know

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Many women opt to breastfeed when their bundle of joy is born, however as it is not a choice for everyone, bottle-feeding is the next best option to feed your baby the important nutrients and vitamins they need. When choosing a baby bottle, it is automatic to purchase a plastic bottle, as this is one of the most popular choices on the market. However, thanks to new technology and research, stainless steel bottles have become a new way of feeding {Read More}

What to Pack: Travel Checklist for Parents

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When you’re planning a trip, deciding what to bring can be a hassle. You want to be sure you have everything you need but don’t want to over pack. While it is best to be prepared for anything, especially with infants, there are some items that are simply not necessary for extended outings. Here’s a travel checklist for parents of babies and toddlers with the necessities you need and the things you can leave at home. What to Bring In {Read More}

Radio Flyer Pathfinder Wagon Review

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A wagon is an all-time classic favorite for many reasons. Kids love riding along in them as well as pulling along their toys. Of course, Radio Flyer is a widely recognized name brand when it comes to wagons and they’ve come a long way with many other products (See my Radio Flyer Trike review). With two kiddos and another one on the way, it only made sense to turn to a trusted brand that would last when looking for a {Read More}

Dealing with Separation Anxiety in Children

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It’s very common for young children to become attached to their parents. In fact, separation anxiety in children is actually a natural part of development. It’s a stage that can be just as difficult for the parent as the child to cope with, but in time this phase will pass. Some children experience separation anxiety before they reach the age of 1 while others may experience it later. Crying, screaming, or clinginess when a parent leaves are typical indications. It {Read More}

Sassy Bounce Around Activity Center Review

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Let’s face it, there are times when mom could use a helping hand. Babies love to be entertained and sometimes you just need a little extra time to get things done. The Bounce Around Activity Center from Sassy is a wonderful toy that will keep your baby engaged while keeping them safely secured. Activity centers have become widely popular with the dangers and risks that traditional walkers pose, because these are stationary yet allow babies to put support on their {Read More}

Do You Know the Signs of Postpartum Depression

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When you’re expecting you most likely imagine your life full of joy and bliss as you take on the roll of parenthood. Sure, you know there will be challenges and stress at times, but you also know that you’ve brought a new little person into your life that will make it worthwhile. What you don’t imagine is spending day after day feeling depressed and not knowing why. You could be experiencing signs of postpartum depression and may not even realize {Read More}