Traveling with toddlers is not easy under the best of circumstances. But managing car seats on board an airplane is a pain. Try one of these ideas instead.
Introduce age-appropriate chores to teach your little one responsibility and do a little bit less around the house. Sounds like a win win.
If feeding your child stewed prunes and other high-fiber foods isn’t enough, it might be time to get serious with toddler constipation. One of my sons was consistently constipated after he began eating solids. He wasn’t stopped up for days on end — though that happens, ouch! — but he had many instances of Hurty Poop where constant straining […]
52 great things to do with toddlers before they turn two. 35: Hardware Store. More weekly challenges and ideas.
I met our guest writer today, Nicola, at a cafe in Oakland. She — an Australian and a recent transplant to the Bay Area — questioned why our cafes don’t offer babyccinos to children who accompany their parents. I didn’t know what she meant, and asked her to explain, via a blog post. Nicola is […]
When I saw Mike Adamick, local dad and writer, on an afternoon talk show talking about decorating cute shirts for his daughter, I thought it was unlikely I’d learn something new. I mean, I’ve already written about decorating onesies in just about every way I can think of. But behold, Mike taught me yet another […]
Sweet potatoes are a superfood and I love to feed them to my little toddler or older siblings. My technique is a bit sweet with no added sugar.
Date night with toddler: Here’s how to make it work without a babysitter and still maintain a semblance of a social life including a cocktail dress!
Wanna just buy one outright? I don’t blame you, I got tired just writing about all these awesome projects. Three super cute (gender-neutral) play kitchens on amazon are Melissa & Doug’s wooden kitchen (more compact) and Kid Craft red retro (more deluxe, also comes in turquoise!!) or this stainless set just like modern times. I also encourage […]
When my son was a toddler, an outing to Barnes & Noble to visit the train table in the children’s section there could take up half our day. Thomas trains were an adorable obsession. There was no limit to the length of time he could spend connecting Thomas, Henry, and James, plus nine others whose […]
Many thanks to Nicole Johnson, sleep coach and owner of The Baby Sleep Site, who shares these sanity-saving summertime sleep tips for babies and toddlers.
Never stop never stopping, right? Simultaneously, I offer my child new foods daily while also trying to reduce the drama and pressure around mealtimes. So, of course I like to read books about other picky eating children to hammer the point home at bedtime, too. Books for picky eaters range from super preachy to downright hilarious. But […]