How to Get Baby To Take a Bottle

Posted by Cindy Perry on 11/8/2016
When you’ve been breastfeeding baby since day 1, it can be a challenge to get baby to take a bottle when you need to. When moms head off to work or are leaving baby with a sitter or family member, baby has no choice but to be bottle-fed. 

6 Must Haves for Baby’s Nursery

Posted by Cindy Perry on 10/24/2016
When decorating your baby’s nursery for the first time, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which are the most important items to include when there are so many to choose from! A crib, changing table, lamp, and a rocking chair are nursery staples but there are other unique products out there that may not have crossed your mind. Some of these products will really come in handy when trying to get baby to sleep through the night and others will be a big help for mom and dad to keep the comfortable during those sleepless nights. Here are a couple of must have products to consider for your baby’s nursery:

What to Know About Thumb Sucking

Posted by Cindy Perry on 10/4/2016
For years thumb sucking has had a negative connotation as parents have heard about the bad effects it can have when babies continue to suck their thumbs as older children. Lately however, we have been hearing more about how thumb sucking can actually be beneficial to baby. For the most part, this habit is harmless in small children and it is something that they will grow out of on their own. Here are some interesting things to know about thumb sucking in children:

6 Reasons Why Pets are Good for Kids

Posted by Cindy Perry on 9/27/2016

Once all the hard work of preparing for a new pet is finished, you’ll be able to enjoy this adorable new addition to the family. In addition to having a cute, lovable animal around all the time, there are plenty of other great aspects that come with it. Here are some of the benefits of getting a family pet for the kids:

The 10 Best Educational iPhone/iPad Apps for Kids

Posted by Cindy Perry on 9/20/2016

We all have phones these days. It’s hard to keep them from our kids because they naturally want to know what we’re looking at. Instead of letting them browse YouTube, I recommend throwing some education apps on your phone. That way when they climb into your lap to stare at your device (because let’s face it, you were!), at least they’ll learn something.

Here are some of the best apps for kids’ education.

Must Haves for Family Travel in the Fall

Posted by Cindy Perry on 9/18/2016

Fall is one of the best seasons for traveling because the summer tourist season has died down so you can take advantage of the crowd-free areas, lower prices, and cooler weather. Whether you’re traveling close to home or going on a big out-of-country excursion, a family trip always takes some planning, especially when bringing little ones along. If this is your first time traveling with an infant or toddler, you will definitely want to pack some of these amazing products that were made with traveling in mind. These items can really help make your trip a breeze so you’ll wonder how you ever traveled without them! 

6 Fun Fall Activities for the Whole Family

Posted by Cindy Perry on 9/7/2016

Just because summer has ended doesn’t mean that all the fun has to vanish along with it! Fall has officially begun and there’s no better time to enjoy the season’s activities with your family. Autumn provides plenty of events to partake in, places to go, and things to see that will keep the fun rolling for your family even when the weather cools down. Here’s six fun fall activities the whole family will love:

The 7 Best Laundry Tips for Baby Apparel

Posted by Cindy Perry on 8/30/2016

You thought you had laundry figured out, didn’t know? Not so fast! Being a parent means laundry becomes a whole new ball game. Here are some baby laundry tips that every mom and dad should know.

15 Fun Ways to Celebrate the First Day of School

Posted by Cindy Perry on 8/30/2016

Can you believe it’s almost that time? If your kids haven’t started school yet, they will be any day now. Another year gone and your kids another year older. The first day is a big deal for kids, especially if this is their first day of kindergarten.

Even though the first day happens every year, your kids won’t always be in the mood to celebrate it. Take advantage of the younger years now when they are festive about it. Here are some ways your family can celebrate the first day of the school year.

15 Fun Ways to Celebrate the First Day of School

Posted by Cindy Perry on 8/23/2016

Can you believe it’s almost that time? If your kids haven’t started school yet, they will be any day now. Another year gone and your kids another year older. The first day is a big deal for kids, especially if this is their first day of kindergarten.

Even though the first day happens every year, your kids won’t always be in the mood to celebrate it. Take advantage of the younger years now when they are festive about it. Here are some ways your family can celebrate the first day of the school year.

The Pros and Cons of Daycare vs. Staying Home

Posted by on 8/22/2016
After you’ve recovered from giving birth, you may have to decide whether you’ll go back to work. You can put your child in daycare or leave them with a family member. Or maybe you decide to stay home and do all the childcare yourself. If you haven’t decided which path you’ll take, these pros and cons may help.

How Dads Can Bond with Baby

Posted by Cindy Perry on 8/10/2016
Sometimes it can be tough for dads to feel like they have a strong connection to their children. Whereas moms fall in love during their pregnancy, fathers start on day one. Plus, more often than not, moms play a bigger role in the day-to-day care of baby while they recover from the delivery. Here are some ways dads can both with baby so they don’t feel left out.

5 Ways to Get Your Kids into Yoga

Posted by Cindy Perry on 8/8/2016
Yoga is not only a great way to get much-needed exercise, but it’s also a spiritual practice that many swear by its benefits. With these concepts in mind, you can see how a parent would want to get their children into such an activity. Exercise is vital for children that are growing and developing, and yoga provides that for them with very minimal risk of injury. Here are some ways you can try to get your kids into yoga:

How to Parent Positively

Posted by Cindy Perry on 7/27/2016

It can be hard to stay positive as a parent. Some days are dawn-to-dusk nonstop. You’re exhausted and your kids won’t behave. Even if you don’t explode in anger often, you may notice a general negativity that’s seeped into your household. Here are some ways to stay positive. 

6 Tips to Prepare Your Child for a New Sibling

Posted by Cindy Perry on 7/22/2016
Breaking the news to your child that they have a new brother or sister on the way can be an interesting experience. While typically, they will be excited about the news, once the new baby arrives things may change. Sibling rivalry is always a possibility with multiple children, and learning how to deal with it is an important skill to have. Here are some tips to prepare for a new sibling: 

7 Important Sun Safety Tips for Families

Posted by Cindy Perry on 7/12/2016

Summer's in full swing, so it’s a good time to talk about sun safety. It’s important for everyone to protect themselves from the sun, but especially babies and children. A sun burn early in life dramatically increases a person’s likelihood of skin cancer. Here are some sun safety tips that every family should keep in mind.

How to Choose a Sleep Consultant for Your Family

Posted by Cindy Perry on 7/6/2016

If you’re having sleep troubles with your child, you might be thinking about calling a sleep consultant. I highly recommend this. It always makes sense to call an expert. But like all professionals, how do you make sure you’ve hired a good one? Here are some questions to ask about your consultant. 

7 Tips to Deal with Bedwetting During the Night

Posted by Cindy Perry on 6/27/2016

While your child may be embarrassed by his or her bedwetting, it’s actually a common issue. It’s just one of those things that people don’t talk about, so it seems less common than it is. 5 million children occasionally or frequently wet the bed after age six. Most children naturally grow out of the bedwetting phase without any intervention at all, but there are some steps you can take to speed up the process and keep your child dry.

How to Tell If Your Kids Aren’t Getting Enough Sleep

Posted by Cindy Perry on 6/16/2016

For many kids, it’s easy to tell when they’re tired. They rub their eyes, yawn, and eventually become fussy. (Hey, even adults become fussy when we’re kept up to long!) For some, however, the signs are more subtle. Here’s how you can tell if your child is getting enough sleep.

5 Bedtime Activities to Wind Down Before Bed

Posted by Cindy Perry on 6/14/2016
From a baby right up through their school age years, children dread going to bed. FOMO kicks in and they just want to stay up and hang. They may fuss around bedtime and try everything in their power to prolong nighty night time. But the truth of the matter is, children need their rest and so do you do. Here are some methods we’ve used to get our little ones to simmer down around bedtime. We hope these will make the process a little easier for you and your kids too! 

8 Pool Safety Tips Every Family Should Know

Posted by Cindy Perry on 6/8/2016
Now that spring is well underway and summer is almost upon us, many of us will be spending some time in the water. That’s great, but we always have to mind our safety rules. Here are some pool safety tips for the summer that every family should know.

6 Reasons Why Sleep is Crucial for Child’s Health

Posted by Cindy Perry on 6/6/2016
Sleep is such an important, and sometimes overlooked, aspect of maintaining the health of an individual. While this is true of all people, sleep is even more crucial to a child who is rapidly growing and developing. At these young ages, there are plenty of reasons why sleep should be a top priority for your child. Here are some of the key reasons: 

Dealing with a Child Who is Afraid of the Dark

Posted by Cindy Perry on 6/2/2016

A fear of the dark is a completely normal phenomenon that many children deal with. Your child has fewer distractions at night, so their fears can quickly creep up on them. Here are some ways you can help your child overcome their fear of the dark.

5 Ways to Handle Sibling Rivalry

Posted by Cindy Perry on 5/24/2016

Trouble among siblings is just an unavoidable aspect of having more than one child, and learning how to deal with it is an important skill to have. On top of all their parenting duties, moms and dads must also become the referees of their children. As bad as it may get at some points, a rivalry should never be considered an inevitable consequence of having multiple kids. Here’s how you can avoid sibling rivalry:

Preventing and Cleaning Mold Inside Sippy Cups

Posted by Cindy Perry on 5/23/2016

If you’ve got a little kid running around, you most likely have a shelf full of colorful sippy cups. These are a necessity for parents because they give your kid independence without making a mess. Mold in sippy cups is actually a bigger problem than it used to be. This is because sippy cups are more complicated than ever, with more moving parts, straws, valves, balancers, and removable pieces. Every cranny is an opportunity for mold to grow.