They learn to do so much during this first year; from rolling over and sitting to crawling and walking. Here are some games you can play with your little ones as they grow closer to becoming toddlers.
Human babies are born helpless, needing to be entirely cared for and protected. Luckily, they are born with all the necessary tools and "instructions" to attain such care for themselves.
Things seem to fall apart at our house most nights when I'm trying to make dinner. My baby will want to nurse or be held, my toddler will want me to play with him, and in the meantime I'll be trying to figure out how to get something more inspired than chicken nuggets on the dinner table...
So you think you're moving along and adapting to your new split-family living situation. Then what do you spy on your calendar? Thanksgiving doesn't fall on Tuesday? It doesn't fall on Saturday, Sunday or Monday either. What can you do to make split-family living better during the holidays?
Kids get pretty anxious over the holidays. It's a time of excitement and wonder, and they often have a hard time relaxing, staying calm and sleeping well. Here are some tips to help your kids stay relaxed and on a healthy sleep schedule
Children develop their identity by learning to know what they like about their environment, their way of dressing, their way of relating to others and the world.
My husband thought he was immune to the apparent "Lost-Mind-Syndrome" that had afflicted me during our childrens' toddler years. But read on to see that even the most practical-minded man is no match for the beleaguered mind-weariness of parenting!
A baby only has one way of communicating -- crying. Everything is incredibly new to them, every feeling, every experience. Sometimes, for a new parent, it can be very difficult to work out exactly what your baby is crying about.
Many parents ask if they should pick up their crying baby, concerned that they will spoil the baby if they do. My simple answer is "Yes, pick up and attend to your crying baby". By being responsive to her/his crying, you are letting your baby know that she/he is loved and cared for and that will give her/him security.
A trip to the pediatrician can be an anxious time for parents as they are often worried about their child's health. The following tips should ensure you get the most out of your visit.