The problem? Once our baby was standing up in the crib, he couldn’t figure out how to get down again starting a bad cycle of not sleeping.
This guest post is from our real-life friend Amanda Papanikolas, rookie mom to baby Felix. Before I had a baby, I mildly judged the few mothers with whom I spent time for being upset when their babies would cry. I figured, “Hey, babies cry. That’s what they do. Relax. Let me finish telling you my […]
Log off. Seriously. Is someone you love napping right now? If you click on one more link, you’re just depriving yourself from an opportunity to lay down.
Misty’s found a way for her baby to enjoy some summertime water fun: Fill baby’s high chair tray with water for warm weather splashing! I love this activity for hot, housebound babies everywhere (especially those of us jailed by an older napping child). Baby Madeline’s high chair has a very deep lip, enough to hold […]
Presenting the sixth installment of our Very Rookie Summer series. Nicole sent us a photo essay of her walk on the wild side, a hike with baby Reagan in a Florida Nature Preserve. My husband and I took our nine-month old baby girl, Reagan, to The Enchanted Forest (A local nature preserve in Florida) to […]
Voila! It’s the second installment of our Very Rookie Summer series. Baby S.A. is 9 months old and lives in Nashville, TN with his parents, Alana and Dan, who wrote it to share two summer adventures with us. Swimming at the YMCA outdoor pool. This one seems obvious, but I think a lot of new […]
Call it a Mom’s Group, call it a playgroup, call it whatever you like, but be sure that you’re clear on the objective: connecting with other mothers who you are going to enjoy. If Gymboree is not fun for you, don’t go! It is extremely helpful to have a circle of moms who you know […]
A local-to-us rookie mom, Jen, told us “The monthly shot (now on 2nd kid, too) with the same toy in the same chair is still going strong at now 33 months. (No, we haven’t figured out when we’ll stop. Kindergarten? When she rolls her eyes & flips us off every month?)” I asked her to […]
Today’s activity: make something for lunch you and the babe can both eat – baked or microwaved sweet potato and cottage cheese with fruit. Less trips to the fridge and sink, right? Related: What to feed a picky toddler, Fix a toddler snack [Photo credit: chelseab]
While your baby is sleeping, pack up a bunch of toys in a duffle bag for her to discover and pull out of the bag when she wakes up. Julian always unpacked everything to the right so if I acted quickly enough, I could keep refilling from the left. When you’ve tired of that, put […]
A post from Designing Moms crossed my path just as I was realizing that I need a zipper pouch in my purse to contain all the loose pieces I keep for emergency kid entertainment. Plastic spiders, packaged snack bars, and tiny cars are forever preventing me from locating my keys quickly when I dig my […]
Thanks to Rookie Dad Ryan for this tip. If you’re getting tired of picking up Cheerios that have been flung over the highchair tray, feed your older baby directly on the floor. I noticed that Holden will make a pass under the dining room table and grab anything lingering from the most recent meal. My […]