Teething is rough on babies and parents alike. It’s hard to watch your little one cry and wince in discomfort knowing there is nothing you can do to make the process go any faster. While you can’t make their teeth magically come in, you can at least help soothe the pain as they make their way out. Every baby, and teether, is a little different, but you’re bound to find one on this list that will help your babe get through the teething process a little more comfortably. Continue reading “The Best Baby Teethers for Sore Gums” »
Teething is one of those stages that’s probably just as uncomfortable for parents as it is for their baby. While cutting teeth is a major milestone that every baby goes through, the first few teeth tend to be the most painful — not to mention the most memorable for parents as they try to soothe their fussy babes. Continue reading “Are teethers safe for babies?” »
Your baby’s first year is a huge period of growth and change. One of the most noticeable changes from birth to the 1st birthday is their teeth! Those adorable pearly whites are actually present under the gums in utero, but they’ll need to make their way to the surface. As you can imagine, this process can cause some unpleasant symptoms for your little one. Continue reading “Do babies sleep more while teething?” »
Believe it or not, baby rattles have been around for thousands of years. That’s because, time and time again, they’ve proven effective at entertaining little ones. The captivating sounds they make, which help teach cause and effect, are far from their only draw. Rattle toys can also strengthen your child’s motor skills as they reach for, grab and shake the devices. Continue reading “Unique Baby Rattles You’ve Never Seen Before” »
Before we look at the benefits of passive toys it would make sense that we define what we mean by passive toys, be it an activity cube, an instrument, a walker or a cuddle toy there are generally passive and active alternatives. Continue reading “What are the benefits of passive toys for babies?” »
Activity cubes are the toy of choice in most waiting rooms, and it seems with good reason. They are contained, in that they don’t generally have too many loose parts to get lost, kids love them and they are engaging, fun and great for development all at the same time. Continue reading “How does an activity cube help development?” »
One of the most important things a new mom can learn is how to swaddle a baby. You may be wondering why it’s so important to know this skill, and what happens if the baby hates to be swaddled? It’s important because there is magic in that burrito swaddle. There is something soothing and calming to babies about being wrapped tightly and securely with love. Continue reading “Do all newborns like to be swaddled?” »
When your baby is swaddled, he or she is taken back to the days in the womb, when everything was comfortable, safe and snug. Swaddling has a number of key benefits for both parents and babies – when done correctly and safely. Continue reading “What are the benefits of swaddling my baby?” »
In our house, the kids are most likely to be found outside, running around in the back yard and jumping off anything they can climb. They’re active kids who love to enjoy a nice, warm day! If there’s one thing our kids adore doing the most on a cold or rainy day, however, it’s crafting! Continue reading “DIY Puppets Your Kids Will Love Making and Playing With” »
Some baby toys, like stuffed animals, are meant for cuddles. Others, like music boxes, were designed to help your bundle of joy fall (and stay) asleep. Then there are toys, like stacking rings, that were made to further stimulate your little one’s always-developing brain. Continue reading “Colorful Stacking Rings to Keep Babies Engaged in Sensory Play” »
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