7 Homemade Developmental Toys for Baby

Go down the toy aisle of any store that carries baby/kids merchandise and you will find a slew of fancy, hi-tech toys designed to stimulate developing little minds. Honestly, you can make engaging toys that are just as stimulating without the high price tag or the need for batteries. Babies don’t care if it came from the store or just materials you have at home. They will love playing with these homemade developmental toys just as much. Call me old-school {Read More}

Infant Development: 7 Month Milestones

Everything is up for grabs! By their 7th month of infant development your baby is exploring their curiosity by getting hold of anything and everything they can get their little hands on. They are reaching for toys that are out of reach and then some.  Be sure your home is properly baby-proofed. Here are some things your baby may be doing this month. Sits up without assistance (they may lean forward, bearing weight on both hands) Can bear full weight {Read More}

Baby Caregiver Games

At some point you are going to have to get out of the house without baby. For those times you will need to have a caregiver who can babysit while you are out. Let’s say your teenage niece is an available babysitter but this would be her first time looking after a baby alone for a few hours. You wouldn’t want her to sit your baby in front of the TV or strapped into their swing the entire time, so {Read More}

Do-it-Yourself Sensory Toys

There are so many ways that babies learn through play and discovery. You can encourage their exploration with these easy hand-made sensory toys much cheaper than those fancy toys and play things you find in the store. You probably have most of the essential materials already around your house. Water is a wonderful way to create various play opportunities that encourage and stimulate different sensory skills. For older children, water tables make great outdoor play during the spring and summer. {Read More}

Learning through play

The art of play is a vital tool for a baby. Babies are often learning through play by watching and interaction. It helps babies develop key skills they will use later as well as encourage socialization, development and intelligence. Don’t buy into the expensive DVD sets that claim to teach and engage your baby. The best thing to engage and entertain your baby is you. Though the idea of sitting a child in front of the TV seems appealing to {Read More}