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Halloween is just a week away! Baby’s first Halloween can be a memorable experience for parents, and few things are cuter than a baby in costume. We asked our friends and followers what their little ones would be dressing up as this year. From classic costumes to one-of-a-kind creations, here’s what they had to say.
Maria said, “My daughter will be a bumble bee.”
Kimberly added, “My 5 month old is going to be an elephant .”
Candace noted, “i have 10 month old b/g twins and we are dressing them up as a kitty and a puppy .”
Ann shared, “My 4 year old will be a Smurfette.”
Meagan said, “my 10 month old is going to be a candy corn .”
Jill noted, “My 2 month old is gonna be a skeleton my 9 year old is going to be Mario from the Mario brothers, and my 12 year old is gonna be a cowgirl .”
Micah shared, “My daughter will be 4 months More >
It can be a struggle for your toddler to get used to having a new baby in the picture. How your firstborn reacts to the news can vary, depending on your little one’s age. However, there are many ways you can help your child adjust to the presence of another baby. Check out these tips to help make it a smooth and happy transition!
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There’s only so much a young toddler will grasp, but if you point to your tummy and tell your child there’s a baby in there and that it will come out, they’ll most likely get it. And the bigger mom gets, the more the child understands. If you feel comfortable, let him feel when the baby kicks. You can even start transitioning your little one into new schedules and routines ahead of the baby’s arrival to get him used to what life will be like once his new brother or sister More >
Now is a wonderful time to introduce your little one to the fall season by taking him on a journey of discovery with color, texture, and shapes! Check out these fun fall activities that will get the two of you outdoors and exploring together.
Changing Leaves One of the most wonderful things about autumn for adults and children alike is watching the trees erupt in riotous color. No matter how many times you see it, it never gets old, and watching your little one take in nature’s marvels for the very first time can be a wonderful experience. Go on a nature walk and talk to your baby as you point out vivid shades of yellow, orange, and red. Take turns holding different colored leaves up close to him. He’ll be captivated by the bright colors!
Pumpkin Patch Visiting the pumpkin patch is a favorite fall activity for children and parents More >
Have you ever taken the subway in New York City? Dashed through the turnstile mid-summer, getting clipped by the unforgiving mechanical doors, and squeezing past the cranky rush hour crowd only to realize the guy next to you is gearing up for an accordion concert and the train car has no air conditioning and is making all local stops?
When I first moved to NYC in 1999, despite having grown up just an hour outside of Manhattan, I didn’t know east from west, uptown from downtown. Descending beneath the streets to an underground world of screeching trains, furry inhabitants, and hurried passengers, frightened me to the core.
But alas, I had to get to work and in no time at all I got my “city legs” and the subway became my preferred mode of transportation. For all its smelly chaos, it’s inexpensive, efficient, and boasts some of the More >
Getting your little one to take a nap can sometimes be a bit tricky. Some babies need to have their special blanket or they may enjoy being cradled in their parent’s arms while listening to soothing music. We recently asked our fans to share with us their tips and tricks for putting their little one down for naps and enjoyed hearing what they had to say.
Kristi said, “Swaddle and put him in his swing. He LOVES that!!”
Leilani suggested, “Rock them to sleep. My grandma and mother did this and so did I!”
Jessica commented, “Routine is my biggest tool! if they expect it the nap is not such a obstacle. Also creating a cool dark environment for nap is important.”
Kristina recommended, “Lie down on the bed/floor give soft quiet toys, lullaby snuggly toys & pretend to sleep, baby will slumber if the time is right.”
Katherine shared, “OLD More >
We know how incredible it is to watch your little one grow up so quickly and change every day right in front of your eyes. Before you know it, your baby will be trading in the bottle in for a sippy cup and will be crawling towards you! Many parents will want to remember these sweet, fleeting moments with a keepsake, such as a lock of their baby’s hair, a favorite toy or an outfit worn on a special occasion.
Recently we asked parents to share with us the precious baby mementos that they plan to hang on to to remember their little one’s stages. They revealed their most treasured keepsakes on Facebook and Twitter.
Erica said, “His outfit from his 1st christmas!”
Ashley shared, “My sons first New England Patriots beanie that he wore at the hospital.”
Brittany told us, “For my now 3 yr old I held on to my favorite outfits of hers and will More >