Category Archives: Baby Development

5 Developmental Milestones to Watch For in Babies

Parents of new babies eagerly look forward to the developmental milestones that their children will experience in the coming months. As a new parent, you probably look forward to seeing your child crawl or sit up for the first time. … Continue reading

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The Pros and Cons of Using a Pacifier for Your Baby

You’ve met all of your child’s needs, but he/she is still crying. What’s a parent to do? If you find yourself in this position, you’re probably desperate for a way to calm your baby down. Many parents rely on a … Continue reading

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Are Growth Spurts in Babies Normal?

“Growth spurts” sounds like one of those things that might be an old wives’ tale. Do people really go through sudden bouts of rapid growth? Believe it or not, the answer is yes! Growth spurts can happen to anyone whose … Continue reading

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6 Must-Know Benefits of Kangaroo Care

Kangaroo Care is the practice of performing regular skin-to-skin contact with your baby. The idea is to let your baby lie right against your bare skin as much as possible. Anyone can do this, not just mom: it works will … Continue reading

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7 Essential Ways to Encourage Your Baby to Talk

There’s no exact age when your child should begin talking. Some children start earlier than others, but eventually most of them figure it out. While it’s good to encourage your children to speak, take care not to push them too … Continue reading

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9 Essential Vitamins All Children Need

Ideally, kids should be getting their vitamins and minerals from a healthy, well-balanced diet. This includes dairy products like milk and cheese, lots of fruit and vegetables, protein from lean meat, and whole grains. While this would be a perfect … Continue reading

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11 Benefits of Babywearing for Mom & Baby

Babywearing means carrying your child in a sling or wrap around your body as often as you can. Infants are carried in the front, but older children can be carried on the back. This practice offers a lot of benefits … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Activities for Toddlers

Toddlers are unique little individuals who can go from perfectly content to throwing a tantrum within minutes. When kids are cooped up in the house on a rainy day, it’s easy to see how they could get anxious and throw … Continue reading

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Tips for Parents of Twins: Helping to Establish Own Identities

As a mom of twins, I know how easy it can be to image your children will always be together. They’re partners in crimes; best friends. As they get older, however, they’ll want to be their own person and break … Continue reading

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Teaching Kids About Shapes and Colors

One of the most basic lessons for a child to learn includes learning the names of various shapes and colors. Since children are so young when these types of lessons are taught, you may need to utilize a few different … Continue reading

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