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Is it really December already? Just hearing a date beginning in the 12th month conjures up those familiar holiday sights, sounds, and smells. December is snow, white lights, evergreens, candy canes, jingling bells, plaid pants, and oodles of fun family rituals. In our large family of 5 children we have several different family traditions around the holidays.
My favorite tradition is one that started quite by accident by my grandfather many years ago. You see my grandfather, Poppops to us, had this pair of plaid dress pants he wore faithfully each Christmas. He was a dapper but thrifty sort of guy and I’m certain these trousers were a very high quality fashionable purchase when he originally bought them. Only worn once or twice a year these pants remained in perfect condition year after year. However after a good decade or more of More >
While your new baby’s activities probably consist mostly of eating and sleeping for the moment, there are lots of fun things you can do to entertain him and help him start to discover the world around him. When baby is awake and calm, you can try introducing him to games that will appeal to his brand new senses. Here are a few activities you can enjoy with your newborn:
Hear Although baby is too young to be able to hold a rattle on his own, you can still use one to introduce him to the world of sound. While baby is lying down, gently and carefully shake a rattle near one side of his head, outside of his view (don’t get too close to the ears or it may be too loud for him). Stop abruptly, then shake again. Repeat a few times, watching baby’s face to see if he perks up to the sound. If it catches his attention, repeat on the other side. More >
Are you decorating a nursery room to welcome home your little bundle of joy?
Once you have all your nursery essentials – crib, changing table, dresser, rocking chair, baby monitor, hamper, etc. – now it’s time to have fun putting the room together! Since it can be a bit overwhelming to create the perfect environment for your little one, a check list of must-haves is very helpful in making sure you’ll have everything ready for baby’s arrival. Check out our list of recommended items:
Nightlight A small nightlight in the room can help comfort baby so it’s not pitch dark. In addition, the extra light can be helpful when you enter to check in on your little one during the night. If baby is sound asleep, you can tiptoe out of the room without having to turn on the light.
Music Have some soothing sounds on hand to calm baby before naptime. More >
You are probably feverishly searching for the perfect holiday gift for the new arrival in your life. You have come to the right place! Baby Einstein’s many baby products are some of the most raved about gifts for baby showers, 1st birthdays and the holidays. We wanted to share our holiday hottest list filled with tons of great gifts that don’t break the bank. Check out some of our best gifts for under $20.
- Rainstick Pals- Delight baby on the go! Perfect for little hands to grasp and hold, the zebra and giraffe animal friends feature a soft, plush head and feet. And baby will love the fun rainstick sound! $5.99 SRP – 3 mos & up
Its national smile week so there’s just one more reason (as if you needed one) to spend time making your little guy smile today. We have a few tips that are sure to get your little bug showing off that heart melting smile and make the most out of today’s together time.
Just the Two of Us
Of course you smile every time that you look into his eyes, but take a moment today to consciously smile at your baby and see if he will smile back. He’ll love the attention and will surely give you a big smile if you add in a few big pecks on the cheeks. Mix in a raspberry on his little belly for a guaranteed giggle. And you can always throw in a few silly faces. Don’t worry no one is looking but your baby
You can take time today to sit with your baby and show off your acting chops. Grab his favorite colorful character, may we suggest More >
Ah, finally summertime is here. It’s a great time to get back outside and the perfect opportunity to introduce your little one to some really neat new sights & sounds.
Go, go garden! Your garden is filled with colors and textures that will be brand new to your little sprout so bring him along for the adventure (and don’t be afraid to get a little dirty). Introduce him to new textures by sprinkling a handful of dirt on his hands or tickling his little arms & feet with a leaf. Let him smell the crisp scents of fresh herbs. Take some time to show and tell real examples of bright colors with a red tomato, yellow sunflower or anything in your garden. To make garden discovery even more fun for your toddler bring along Baby Einstein Nature Nesting Blocks. Together you can match the photos on the blocks with real examples of what he is seeing. More >