The Power in a Cuddle

It seems more and more these days I’m hearing about adoption and foster care. There has been a significant influx as of lately in billboards and commercials advertising the need for adoptive parents. As it turns out, it’s not just coincidence that I’ve happened to notice these things. The number of children in foster care programs and adoption centers is on the rise and so is the need for adoption. But what you may not be aware is the need {Read More}

Buying Guide for Interactive Toys

It seems like there are endless toys out there marketed for babies and toddlers and all claim to help babies learn in some way or another. While a buying guide on interactive toys for development can be helpful to pick out the best options, the reality is your baby will most likely be more interested in the box that it came in. That being said, there really are some toys that are aimed at helping your baby reach their developmental {Read More}

Infant Development: 12 Month Milestones

Hooray! You and your baby have made it through your first year! It’s a little bitter sweet as you watch your little baby growing up to a more independent child taking off on their own. They have probably achieved most of their firsts already and well on their way to doing more things that will amaze you. Here’s a look at your baby’s 12 month infant development milestones: Walks while holding one hand Stands alone well and may even try {Read More}

Infant Development: 11 Month Milestones

As their first birthday is nearing your baby will become more social, mobile, and playful in their infant development. You may be finally catching up on those Zs you missed out on during those first few months, but you will probably need it just to keep up with your little one. Here’s a look at what your 11 month old should be doing. Actively cruising or possibly even walking Able to place objects in a container one after the other {Read More}

Infant Development: 10 Month Milestones

By their 10th month, your baby is probably becoming quite chatty these days. That’s because they are exercising the infant development of speech and giving you an ear full. At times it may sound like they are jabbering away in their own language. As easy as it is to talk baby-talk to them try speaking to them in regular conversation. Hearing words the way they should be spoken will help with their speech development.  Here’s a look at some of {Read More}

Infant Development: 9 Month Milestones

By baby’s 9th month, they are developing at an amazing rate and not just physically. Your little Einstein’s brain is also developing rapidly and probably understands familiar words. In another article, I will go over toys that you can make to help promote and stimulate your budding brainiac. Here’s a look at infant development milestones your baby may be reaching this month: Pulls up to stand from a sitting position Able to sit up alone for at least 10 minutes {Read More}

Infant Development: 8 Month Milestones

By their 8th month, babies’ motor skills are really kicking into gear as they begin gaining more strength. Many babies, not all, are moving around either by scooting or crawling, and possibly standing while holding onto furniture. Here are a few infant developmental milestones you can expect your little one to be hitting this month: Adjusts their posture to reach for something Uses index finger, fourth and fifth fingers against thumb to pick up an object Tries to get toys {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}

Infant Development: 6 Month Milestones

Look out world, here I come. By the end of this month your baby will be more mobile and trying to get around either by scooting, rolling, or even crawling! You will want to keep baby in comfortable clothes that are breathable and easy to move around in. It’s also time to start baby-proofing if you haven’t done so already. Here are some other infant development skills you can expect your baby to be doing at 6 months. Can lift {Read More}

Infant Development: 5 Month Milestones

Your little one is 5 months and everything in sight is mouth-worthy. By now your baby is probably actively going for toys and putting everything from toys to toes into his mouth. Here are some other things your baby may be doing this month: First signs of teething begins Holds head steady when sitting or in upright position Watches objects when they fall or are dropped Smiles at himself in the mirror Objects to having a toy taken away Able {Read More}