10 Ways to Promote the Language and Communication Skills of Infants and Toddlers

Why Promote the Language Development and Communication Skills of Infants and Toddlers? Early language and communication skills are crucial for children’s success in school and beyond. Language and communication skills include the ability to understand others (i.e., receptive language) and express oneself (i.e., expressive language) using words, gestures, or facial expressions. Children who develop strong

21 Homemade Baby Food Recipes

Why make homemade baby food? You don’t have to be a master in the kitchen to make your own baby food. While convenient, commercial baby foods may lose vitamins and nutrients during processing, as well as the “yumminess” that can make your baby excited to try new foods and combinations. These 21 simple recipes are fast, inexpensive, and

Guide to Healthy Baby Food

Healthy baby food is a topic I feel very strongly about and will definitely step onto the soapbox for! Like many aspects of life, convenience doesn’t equal quality (although I argue homemade baby food can be very convenient if you take a simple approach) and many of the current pre-made baby food options are definitely NOT

13 Healthy & Homemade Baby Food Recipes

You may not get everything right as a new parent, but making your own baby food is one thing you can feel good about. Whether you go fruit, veggie, or a combo of both, serve your baby the best and healthiest ingredients around with a delicious and tasty homemade puree. It’s can be less

12 baby-sleep tips for exhausted new parents

1. Invest in blackout curtains or make your own. You might not need them during the newborn stage, but they’ll be so worth it later on. 2. Some parents swear by infant massage strokes and even gently swiping a tissue over baby’s face to help calm them down and make them sleep— hey, whatever works! 3. Muffle that

Best Baby Games: Birth to 18 Months

Never Too Young for Fun Something about the stuffed animal we dubbed "crinkle puppy" for its crinkly sound when squeezed left my daughter Emma, 3 months at the time, smiling each time I placed it in front of her. Maybe it was the contrasting colors that held Emma's attention. It could have been the