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Taming Twin Tantrums

Thursday, June 22, 2017 By Joanna Navarrete

Twins, Tantrums, the Terrible Twos, and Threenagers! Having two and three year olds is about the nearest flash-forward you’ll get to those teen years! But having twin 2 and 3 year olds, well that just calls for a membership to the Wine Club! Most of us want to have a tantrum ourselves in the wake of our child’s breakdown, but we try our best to keep our cool and navigate through these really trying times with your little ones. Here are a few tips to use when your twins have a meltdown the next time: 1. Walk Away Most of…

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When and How to Introduce Solids to Your Baby

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 By Tessy Kadavil

Starting those first foods comes faster than we can believe and before you know it, your little one is 4-6 months old and eyeing that steak on your plate, drool trailing our of their mouth. Well, it may be a few more months before they can down that T-bone, but per the Academy of Pediatrics recommendations, you can actually start first foods as early as 4 months.  The most important thing to remember, though, is that foods for that first year of life are complementary, milk (breast milk or fomula) is a baby’s primary source of nutrition, and we are…

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The Pros and Cons of Pacifiers

Thursday, June 15, 2017 By Nina Spears
pros and cons of pacifiers

Deciding whether or not you want to introduce a pacifier to your little one? It can be a tough decision to make since there are both pluses and minuses. Some people love them and others hate them. We’ve wrangled together all of the pros and cons of pacifiers so you can decide what you prefer for your family. The Pros 1. Soothes Baby We know that the best ways to soothe our babies are to use the 5 S’s: swaddling, swaying/swinging, side-lying, sucking and shushing. Pacifiers have been used for years to help calm their babies when they are still…

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3 Quick Solutions for Sleep Regressions

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 By Jenni June
sleep regression tips

Ah, sleep regressions! Dreaded and feared by parents of children under two-and-a-half all around the world, and rightfully so. Nothing is worse than when our at least decent little sleeper starts napping poorly–and even more of a nightmare when the missed or shorter naps start wreaking havoc on nighttime sleep! Sleep regressions usually take place around the time your baby is embarking upon an exciting new gross motor development skill. Here is what to do to not only survive, but thrive, during sleep regressions while protecting your child’s sleep: First: It is very helpful to give babies lots of extra practice…

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12 Tips to Fill Baby’s Word Gap

Monday, May 29, 2017 By Aimee Ketchum
how to stay away from the word gap, helping your baby reach their milestones

You’ve heard of the wage gap, the gender gap, and the price gap, but are you familiar with the gap that affects babies? No, I am not referring to Baby Gap! The word gap is a tremendous problem in America and a lot of parents are not even aware that it exists. The word gap is the term for the words that babies do not hear throughout their first few years. Babies derive most of their vocabulary from the vocabulary of their parents or caregivers. Studies show that babies are listening and taking in information from the world before they…

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