18-month-olds are so cute. They look like tiny little people but still retain some baby fat and chubbiness. 18-month-olds are experts in charm with their cute little antics and smiles. This cuteness is essential to help you forgive them for the chaos and destruction that they tend to create around them.
If you are shopping for an 18-month-old, it’s a pretty fun experience as so much still amazes them easily. However, what kind of present would also be appropriate for their developmental needs? To figure this out, it helps to understand the developmental stages of an 18-month-old. Continue reading
Has your child ever needed a diaper change and you realize that you have run out of wipes? Or you took your kid out grocery shopping and then suddenly remembered that you left your wallet back at home? What about having to deal with a screaming, tired and hungry toddler?
If you have ever experienced any of the above, firstly, we empathize and commiserate. Secondly, you will no doubt have realized that when you become a parent, organization suddenly becomes not only a useful thing to have but is also essential to your child’s comfort and wellbeing (and your survival as a sane parent). Continue reading
Road trips are a cheap, easy way to travel with your family without breaking the budget. Unlike airplanes, you don’t have the long wait time at the airport and more importantly, you will have a car to use at your destination without worrying about having to loan a car seat. There are horror stories about car rental companies that provide old, expired car seats for rental. The problem with renting a car seat is that you have no idea whether those seats have already been in an accident and are no longer safe to use.
So let’s just say that you have decided to take the baby on a long road trip. The big question on every parent’s mind is ‘How do I keep my baby happy in a car seat for a long period of time?’ Continue reading
Do you remember the first time you got your first set of wheels? Were you crazy excited? Or nervous and nutty? For most of us, getting our first car signaled our independence and freedom.
However, your kid doesn’t have to wait till he or she hits 16 anymore! You can get your kid started on learning the basics of driving with ride on toys! These ride on toys will introduce your child to the basics of estimating distances, control of the steering wheel and braking. For safety precautions, we would suggest that you don’t let your child drive these unsupervised.
Nevertheless, there are so many cool ride on toys on the market now that you won’t be able to resist. Heck, some of them are even cooler than our cars! Continue reading
Your newborn is due to arrive in your life soon. You know that it’s a good idea to have something to engage your newborn with and since your newborn will be lying down most of the time, you need something safe that you can lay your newborn down on.
Will a blanket on the floor do? Or what about one of those fancy baby play mats?
Should You Get a Baby Play Mat?
The short answer is a resounding YES! Continue reading
Does your baby hate tummy time? Did you know that getting the right toys can make tummy time more fun and easier for your baby?
You may have a baby that naturally adores being on his tummy. However, more likely than not,
your little one needs some persuasion to be left on his cute belly.
If so, you are not alone. Most babies don’t start out liking tummy time.
Why not? Because it’s hard work!
But that’s exactly why you need to persevere and try to help your baby to like it. Continue reading
Magnetic building toys have become one of the hottest toys on the market now. Some have holes in the middle, some are larger and some come in more different shapes than others. Which ones should you get?
We decided to do the research for you.
In doing this research, we divided our research into the following categories:
The time has arrived. You can no longer put it off. Grandma and grandpa want to see your toddler. That is all hunky-dory EXCEPT that they live across the other side of the world. It will take almost a whole day’s worth of travel for you to get there.
You are not looking forward to it. You have heard horror stories of parents who have suffered through excruciating plane flights while their toddlers ran up and down the plane aisle, disturbing everyone on board.
You don’t know how you will survive but you swear that you will do everything in your power to be prepared in advance. Continue reading
Babies and music are like mac n cheese. They just fit really well together. We have yet to meet a baby who doesn’t love music. Yup, your baby even appreciates your awful out of tune singing. We know because we have heard some truly terrible tuneless rapping from dads and their kids still look mesmerized. Mesmerized.
In fact, not only do babies love music but according to a study, they also love to dance! Yeah, that foot stomping you saw your baby do for 2 seconds was real. They were really tapping to the beat, not just randomly shaking their foot. Continue reading
There are many perks of being a parent and one of those is Halloween. Your baby’s first Halloween is always a special one. We don’t normally associate Halloween with cuteness but when it comes to baby Halloween costumes- THEY ARE SO CUTE!
So if you are like us, you have been waiting for Halloween to roll around so that you can get your child the cutest Halloween costume ever.
We searched Amazon for the cutest Halloween costumes and these are our top 13 picks. Continue reading