PARENTING


What is Baby-Led Weaning?

Thursday, April 27, 2017 By Sarah Bederman
what is baby-led weaning?

Baby-led weaning (BLW) is a gentle, commonsense, and fun way to introduce solids to your baby. While continuing to breast or bottle feed, babies are allowed and encouraged to feed themselves real, whole foods–when they are ready. Babies have the autonomy to experiment and discover food at their own pace, developing “chewing skills, manual dexterity, and hand-eye coordination” (Rapley & Murkett, xiv). Participating in family meals, they discover a wide range of healthy foods and learn important social skills, while choosing what, how much, and how quickly to eat. Babies freely explore a variety of new tastes and textures without pressure…

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Top 12 Second Trimester Checklist

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 By Nina Spears
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We’re in our second trimester and it’s finally the time to start telling our friends and family the good news. Yay! I can’t tell you how relieved I was to finally talk about our pregnancy news with our loved ones and our readers. It was the hardest secret to keep. If you decided to wait to share your news till your second trimester like we did, I’m sure you’re feeling the same way. I’m now 16 weeks along. It’s crazy to think that I have a baby the size of an avocado inside of me! Thankfully the nausea is gone (my…

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3 Essentials for a Successful Day with Baby (With Ergobaby)

Monday, April 24, 2017 By Nina Spears
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This post has been compensated by Ergobaby. Read our policies page for more information. I think the biggest blessings in life are babies. When you are able to love on them, wear them, enjoy their baby rolls, make them giggle and smile, and then give them back to their mothers. 😉 All of it is the absolute best. The day I became an aunt, I was so excited. Oliver, my nephew, is the first baby in the family so we all have been enjoying our time with him. I believe every mother deserves a little break here and there so I have tried to help out and…

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9 Tips for Staying Strong When Trying to Adopt

Thursday, April 20, 2017 By Quinn Kelly
adoption tips

The journey of becoming a mother does not begin the same way for everyone. Many consider pregnancy as the start of motherhood, but for many women getting pregnant is never a part of becoming a mother. Instead, their journey to motherhood begins with finding their child through adoption. And while there are many unique reasons families are led to adopt, one thing is certain–the adoption process is not easy. In fact, it is normally long and somewhat exhausting and can involve repeated heartbreak. It’s not always easy to stay hopeful when you so badly long for a baby, but seem to…

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5 Life Lessons our Grandmothers Knew (And We Should Learn Too)

Thursday, April 13, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
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A lot has changed since the time our grandmothers were young mothers. There is a lot more noise, a lot more hustle and bustle, and a lot less time, it seems, to get things done. Modern moms enjoy a lot of conveniences that our grandmothers would never have dreamed of, such as curb-side grocery shopping and online banking. But along with all of these modern conveniences, we seem to have lost some of the core lessons our grandmothers learned. Lessons that really should never have been lost. Here are some of the life lessons our grandmothers knew that we should…

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Chick Picks | Best High Chairs

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 By Nina Spears
best high chairs

This post contains affiliate links and referral cods. If you shop from our site, Baby Chick™ may be compensated for clicks or purchases that you make. Read our policies page for more information. If you are getting your baby registry together, one of the items on your list that you may be looking into is a good high chair. Yes, it’s something that your little one won’t be using for a while, but it’s still a good idea to add it to your registry. If you’re not sure which one you should add to your list, below I have shared the top high chairs that include all…

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Twins: 4 Tips for Milestones and Transitions

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 By Joanna Navarrete
what to expect with twins and their milestones

Getting through the day with twins can feel like a huge accomplishment. You’re focusing on two babies, and that means double the transitions and baby milestones. At what age should they be doing that? Is it normal for one twin to be more advanced than the other? Will the other catch up? Having a clear picture of expectations when it comes to your twins’ transitions may help you get a better handle on the ever-changing journey that is raising twins! 1. Swaddles While some babies love being swaddled, others may prefer to be less constricted. Babies should start transitioning out of their…

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Owlet Smart Sock 2: The Smart Sock Just Got Smarter

Monday, April 10, 2017 By Nina Spears
the new owlet smart sock 2--the best just got even better

I think by now most parents know about Owlet. And if you don’t, I’m sure you’ve briefly heard chitter chatter about it. Owlet is the world’s smartest sock for babies. It uses pulse oximetry technology to track your baby’s heart rate and oxygen level. Below is a video that explains it more . . . This smart sock has been a hot item on the market ever since they first launched in 2015, and now that I am pregnant and getting ready for baby, it’s definitely on my wish list, as well. However, recently, I was told some cool and exciting news. This hot, must-have product has now been…

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Mommy Chick of the Month | Mica from May Designs

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 By Nina Spears
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Spring has sprung! And I couldn’t think of a better fit for this happy season other than featuring the incredibly talented, Mica May–CEO & Founder of May Designs–as our April Mommy Chick of the Month. If you aren’t familiar with May Designs, it is a lifestyle brand specializing in customized notebooks, stationery, and more! Mica’s company has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple and was named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things! She is the real deal and a true inspiration to women, mothers, and mompreneurs everywhere! We are honored to share our interview with Mica today and hope you…

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5 Ways to Keep Your Toddler Entertained on a Rainy Day

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
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Rainy or cold or blistering hot days with toddlers can be . . . challenging. They want to go outside and play, and you would love to send them outside to get that energy out, but the weather is just not cooperating. The kids feel stuck inside and it’s not long before you are all starting to get a little stir crazy. Believe me, I feel you. I totally get it. I live in a part of Texas that gets a lot of rain and it can be very frustrating for a mom of littles. Don’t lose hope, mama! I…

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