parenting


6 Tips for Fighting Toddler Mealtime Mutiny

Thursday, March 30, 2017 By Cheyenne Bell
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Baby Chick™ has received these products from Innobaby as a trial in exchange for an honest review. Read our policies page for more information. Ah, the family dinner. Picture it: mom and dad sitting down with little Janie and Johnnie to a nice, hot, nutritious meal. Everyone is smiling and happy to be eating such a delicious feast together. Pleasant conversation ensues and all is well with the world. Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? I’m sure every mom envisions some semblance of that happy family mealtime picture when she has kids. I know I did. It doesn’t take long, however, for that idyllic image…

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Learn How To Do Baby Sign Language

Monday, March 27, 2017 By Mimi Brian Vance
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You gaze into calm baby’s eyes and wonder lovingly what your precious cherub is thinking. Two hours later, you try desperately to get a glimpse of the eyes of the wild creature (formerly your precious cherub) writhing, fussing, crying in dramatic fashion, hoping you can find a small clue to end the horror. Trying to understand a baby who is not yet talking can be quite a challenge. With baby sign language, your baby can give you clues and solutions. Baby sign language can help babies communicate – actually tell you things – long before they can speak. That’s right:…

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The Benefits of Imaginary Play

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 By Brittany Johnson
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The demands of parenting are endless. Ensuring that a child (or two or three or four) has what he or she needs to grow and thrive can be as thrilling as it is demanding. We want to give our children all the things we didn’t have, to guarantee experiences to shape them into humans that can take on the challenges of the real world. But the truth is, sometimes we overdo it. Sometimes, instead of adding another toy to the toy box or downloading another educational app on the iPad, all we really need to do is let our children reach…

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15 Ways to Engage with Your Baby

Monday, March 13, 2017 By Nina Spears
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Life with a newborn is an adjustment. It’s exhausting, repetitive and at times overwhelming, but it is also absolutely wonderful. Your days pretty much consist of changing diapers, feeding baby, soothing baby, bathing baby and putting baby to sleep. But once babies get a little older they start staying awake a little longer. Parents then begin to wonder what they should do with their babies. It’s not like they can move around, play or babble or laugh with you. What are some things that you can do with your new baby? Here are 15 different great ways to engage with your baby. 1. Babywearing There…

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Spring Forward: 3 Simple Baby Sleep Tips

Thursday, March 9, 2017 By Violet Giannone

With daylight saving time just around the corner, it means we lose an hour of sleep, but for your baby it may be more complex than just that. Your baby’s internal sleep clock helps put your baby to sleep at a certain hour, and helps wake her up at pretty much the same time each morning. So it may be a little difficult to put your baby to sleep at the usual bedtime, and have her wake an hour later in the morning. If you have an early riser you may be getting excited about your baby waking an hour later,…

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How to Survive a Stay in the NICU

Thursday, March 2, 2017 By Quinn Kelly
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Tips For Surviving a Stay in the NICU No one gets pregnant and imagines they will start their child’s life out in the NICU, but it happens to even the best of people. And whether the stay is due to a known condition or due to something that surprises the doctors at birth, it’s never easy on parents because it’s a rollercoaster full of emotion and stress until their child gets to go home. So today, I wanted to let a few parents who have made it to the other side—Jason, Ryane, Julie, Megan and Hannah—give future or current parents…

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12 Tooth Fairy Ideas

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 By Nina Spears
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We all have fond memories of waiting for the Tooth Fairy and seeing what she would bring us after we lost a tooth. Since today is National Tooth Fairy Day we thought it would be fun to share with you some new ideas for the Tooth Fairy to create special memories with your children. Here are our 12 favorite ideas. 1. Fairy Money At my house, the Tooth Fairy left a different amount of money as I got older. I thought it was particularly fun when she left a $2 bill for me. Those were extra special. But if you want to jazz up…

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How To Do Infant Massage

Friday, February 24, 2017 By Nina Spears
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The power of touch is profound. It can strengthen connections, heal, communicate, influence, and soothe when done lovingly. Our skin is our largest organ and it is the pathway for touch–one of our most powerful and important functions. For long-term wellbeing, touch is as important as food and security. It is such a powerful means of communication and is the first sense that we develop and the first language we learn. Done appropriately, massage has a profound capacity to nurture our relationships and our overall well-being. This is why massage–whether performed on adults or babies–has incredible results. Infant Massage As I was completing my birth doula and postpartum doula certifications,…

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3 Different Ways You Can Swaddle Your Baby (Facebook Live)

Thursday, February 9, 2017 By Brian

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How to do Infant Massage (Facebook Live)

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 By Nina Spears

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