Author Archives: Karen Barski

Halloween Costumes for Little Ones Using Regular Baby Gear

It’s that time of the year again when parents get to take kids apple picking, go on hay rides, and start carving pumpkins. It also means now’s the time to pick out your Halloween costumes (or start making them if … Continue reading

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5 Games for a Kids Halloween Party

As Halloween approaches, you might be making plans to host a party. You’ll need a great costume (the host’s should be the best), a house full of decorations, great food, and of course a schedule of Halloween-themed games to keep … Continue reading

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SIDS Prevention and Safe Swaddling

October is SIDS Awareness Month and parents are encouraged to learn more about the risk factors involved in SIDS and what steps they can take to prevent it. SIDS is defined as the death of an infant, less than 1 … Continue reading

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5 Simple Pregnancy Workouts to Keep Mom Active

All the experts agree that once you become pregnant, it’s healthy to keep getting exercise. Not only will a regular exercise routine keep you feeling healthy throughout your term, but it will make labor easier too. Fortunately, you don’t need … Continue reading

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6 Baby Sleep Safety Tips

September is Baby Safety Month so it is a good time for parents to focus on making sure they are doing all they can to keep their babies safe and protected. Since babies sleep so much as infants, it’s important to … Continue reading

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10 Playground Tips for Parents

As the weather cools down in most of the country, this is a great time to get outside. Without the oppressive heat, you and your kids can actually enjoy yourselves while you run around. Hopefully your community has a playground … Continue reading

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7 Benefits of Mommy & Me Classes

You might be anxious to get back to your pre-pregnancy body, but many moms find it hard to get in a workout after the arrival of their new baby. We often put the demands of our children before our own. … Continue reading

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4 Tips on Finding the Right Child Care

When it comes to finding a child care provider, finding the best one is not an option, it’s a must. Your child always comes first, and you want to make sure that the person you are leaving them with every … Continue reading

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5 Signs That You Should be Introducing Solid Foods

I always love watching little ones try food for the first time. Their expressions are priceless! If you can manage, have someone video your baby’s reaction when he tries something new. While breast milk the best source of nutrition for … Continue reading

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7 Ear Infection Symptoms to Look Out For

Ear infections are a common problem that young children face. The canal that connects the middle ear to the throat is a breeding ground for bacteria. In a small area (like a baby’s head), fluid collects and transfers bacteria around. … Continue reading

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