Pretty colors, soothing shapes, and developmental benefits—what’s not to love? Baby mobiles make a sweet impression, inspiring delight in babies and parents alike. It might not seem like newborns do much aside from eating and sleeping for the first few months of life — but they’re actively learning all about the world around them using their five senses. Continue reading “At what age do babies look at mobiles?” »
Choosing nursery colors for a baby can be tricky. Hoping to escape the standard pink or blue options, many parents leap into the world of color armed with little more than a whim and a prayer. After all, color selection is not exactly a science, right? Continue reading “What colors are calming for babies?” »
Blocks are perhaps the most basic kinds of toys, but they’re anything but boring. Blocks are universally entertaining, but while your little one discovers the joys of building and stacking, they’re also learning a lot. In addition to improving motor skills, playing with blocks also enhances problem-solving abilities. Continue reading “How does stacking toys help develop fine motor skills?” »
Stacking toys – Oh how I love thee! Let me count (and stack) the ways. Don’t be deceived – these seemingly simple toys pack a big punch when it comes to early learning development. How does stacking/nesting improve fine motor and language skills? Continue reading “Why are stacking toys good for babies?” »
Bean bag furniture is one of the most comfortable types of furniture for people of all ages, from babies to seniors, but as with any product, it must meet the proper safety standards. Bean bags have several benefits and therapeutic qualities. Leading doctors and scientists recommend them as a healthy alternative to traditional furniture. Continue reading “Can a baby sleep in a baby bean bag?” »
From birth to early childhood, children use their five senses to explore and try to make sense of the world around them. It’s an important part of early childhood development, and providing opportunities for children to actively use their senses as they explore their world through ‘sensory play’ is crucial to brain development. Continue reading “Why are sensory toys good for babies?” »
Preschoolers and kindergartners have longer attention spans than toddlers. Typically they talk a lot and ask a lot of questions. They like to experiment with things and with their still-emerging physical skills. They like to play with friends—and don’t like to lose! They can take turns—and sharing one toy by two or more children is often possible for older preschoolers and kindergarteners. Continue reading “What age are finger puppets for?” »
When the average person thinks of blankets, materials such as cotton and linen usually come to mind, and although these can be very comfortable, they are not necessarily the most environmentally friendly, hygienic or even durable choices available. Continue reading “Are bamboo blankets good?” »
Some people are under the impression that, since safe sleep recommendations say not to place loose blankets in a baby’s crib for sleep, you don’t need any baby blankets. This simply isn’t true! Baby blankets are useful for so much more than sleeping, and many blankets can be used to tightly and safely swaddle your newborn. Baby blankets are so adorable, it’s hard not to want them all! Continue reading “How many blankets do you need for a baby?” »
Peering at the baby monitor watching your little one sleeping, you may feel a twinge seeing their little body all alone in the big crib. You may feel worried that they’ll get cold and think, “Wouldn’t they feel more comfortable with a blanket or pillow?” Continue reading “At what age can babies sleep with blankets?” »
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