Our reader Deb wants to know how to introduce formula to her baby, Leah, who has been nursing almost exclusively. We have 3 tips to introduce formula and our other readers have lots more!
Why these challenges? Outings with a baby? Our own experience with unstructured time and a small baby tells us that having an activity planned or a project for the day is tremendously helpful in passing the time. When your partner gets home from work or you hop on the phone with your sister, instead of […]
Once your baby can wave “hello”, she or he can begin signing other things, too. If you’re convinced that your baby has something to say, but just doesn’t have the words, consider getting with the signing program. The experts on baby stuff say that you should start signing a few things consistently around 8 months. […]
If your plastic containers are not stored on a bottom shelf, rearrange things to make it easy to give your baby access. Sit on the kitchen floor and let him pull everything out of the shelf and bang it around. If you have a mish mash of containers and are happy with it — yay […]
Lynnette gave us the idea to start a collection of photos using baby as a prop to demonstrate all the What Not To Dos. Baby with a beer bottle?
Weston and I are big fans of Book Revue in Huntington, so I was thrilled when a day off from school coincided with toddler music time.
The wonderful thing about an almost-nine-month old is that fabulous head control that just screams “put me in a baby jogger and let’s see how fast this thing can go.” Send your partner out for a short run with the jogging stroller and you can catch up on sleep, phone calls, or reading. Make sure […]
Grab, smell, and crinkle your way on a sensory tour of your neighborhood. Babies love the chance to taste all the things.
Today’s challenge, your thirtieth, is to discover a family-friendly pub in your area and test it out. Yes, we tried this a few times. Sure, baby Julian made a frat boy of himself and booted the first time. Nobody cared! You don’t have to compromise on ambiance every time you go out for dinner […]
The challenge for the day is to take advantage of a warm afternoon and feed your family outside; it’s time for a real live picnic. It is so much easier to clean up Cheerio crumbs when I can just shake my blanket into the grass and leave the rest to the bugs. I like to […]
So much to see! It had been one of Those Weeks. Those weeks where you have a melt-down in the car in the Target parking lot, then proceed to stress-eat an entire bag of mixed nuts while shopping in Target and feel sick…you know, that brand of week. I really tried to be grateful and […]
Since becoming a mom, I have been experimenting with many different ways to get dinner on the table with minimal fuss. I was a freakin’ industrial engineer in college and I’ve been a management consultant for over ten years. Why is this still so hard for me?! Apparently during those working-sans-baby years, I was just […]