Sunday, November 30, 2008

Tips For Teaching Toddlers to Use the Potty

As the mother of three children and grandmother of eight grandchildren, I have learned a lot about what works and what does not when teaching toddlers to use the potty. In my experience, I have found girls to be a bit easier to train than boys. I have heard that girls develop faster, mentally than boys and I wonder if that is a contributing factor. But, truth be told, no one really knows. Some moms believe that the opposite is true, therefore, I would suppose it depends on the person doing the educating.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Retro Baby - Alternative Infant Fashion

There are many facets in the alternative fashion realm, however they aren't just limited to the adult fashions. Quite on the contrary, many companies (mostly online only companies however) have taken heed of the demand of many alternative consumers. This would include offering a wide variety of clothing for infants, toddlers, and children of all ages that are either gothic, urban, punk, or retro in flavor. However, today we are going to focus on the many wonderful options that you, as a parent have in creating a retro throwback look for your child.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Do the Benefits of Drinking Water Outweigh the Risks? Especially For Your Baby?

You may realize the benefits of drinking water as an adult, but if you are a parent, you should know what purification means to the little people in your home. For them, the importance of drinking water that is clean and pure is even greater.Other than being smaller, their bodies are quite different from ours. For them, the benefits of drinking water are similar to our own. We lose fluids on a constant daily basis and they must be replenished. The safest and best choices for replenishing those fluids are purified waters.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Free Preschool Games Online and Your PC

One way to introduce your child to the world of personal computers is to introduce them to free preschool games online. Schools are now implementing new and wonderful technology to enhance your child's reading, math, science and social studies skills. Why not start them off at home and introduce them to free online games in the comfort of your own home before they get to school? There are many companies that produce software made especially for your sweet preschooler and you and your preschooler can have a blast exploring all the free preschool games online!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Free Online Preschool Games

If you are wondering about free online preschool games, you came to the right place. What are the advantages you may ask? The first advantage is that it gives you a child a headstart on what he/she will face in school soon. It also gives them extra practice in learning basil reading skills such as sounds and recognition of letters that they will definitely need as a base to learn how to read and how to read well. The best thing to do when starting these free online preschool games with your preschooler, is to actually take the time and sit down with them and go through the programs with them.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

What Melissa and Doug Puzzle Suits Your Child?

Playing puzzles is not limited to us adults; even our little kids could enjoy this wonderful game which is both fun and educational. It is definitely a good material for us to bond with our children and at the same time stimulating their young minds. There are various puzzles made for kids available in the market today one of which are the Melissa and Doug puzzles. Melissa and Doug offer a variety of puzzles of different designs and styles. With this wide selection how could we pick out the kind of puzzle that is right for our child?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Furnishing a Nursery - A Checklist For the Mother-to-Be

Your new family addition is getting ready to be born and come live with you. Your baby is the most important person in your life and you want to make sure the baby room decor is every bit as nice as the rest of your home. But, did you remember everything you need to do to make it happen? Well, don't despair! This checklist for furnishing a nursery will insure that your new baby will love his or her new room and so will you. Be sure and read this before you start.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Ferberizing - Amazing Technique To Make Babies Sleep Easily

Dr. Ferber is the director of a famous hospital in Boston, and he believes in a very straightforward and a progressive method to put any child to sleep. Richard Ferber has come up with a plan to instill a sense of consistency and regularity in the sleep patterns for infants. Here, the mid, right after the soothing pre-bedtime session such as reading a book, singing, etc, the kid is put to bed where she might still be awake. This is a method to teach him to sleep at a particular time, on his own.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Car Seat Buying Advice and Guide - Car Seats For Babies and Children

Choosing the correct car seat can often be very confusing as not only have you to ensure the correct size car seat for your child but that the car seat that you choose is also a correct fit for your car. Selecting a car seat that scores highly in the many test reports available is all very well but selecting a car seat that fits your car properly is probably the more important feature for your childs safety. This article gives a basic idea about the different types of car seats that are available and the differences between different types.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Upholstered Nursery Gliders - Spend Time With Your Baby in a Nursery Glider

If you are an expectant mother who is in the process of decorating the baby's nursery, then you are probably excited and want to make sure that you have all the essentials necessary to complete your baby's little domain. Furniture is one of the most important things that you should buy-you need a crib, a toy chest, etc. Upholstered nursery gliders must also be on your list. Nursery gliders are also known as rockers or rocking chairs. It is the special seat where parents can spend special time with baby while singing songs, reading a story or simply rocking the little one to sleep.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Colic Remedy - Tips To Help Your Child Sleep

Parents of newborn babies need to understand that colic is a normal childhood condition, and not a disorder as such that calls for any measure of panic or medical treatment (which there is none by the way, except for some home remedies, endorsed by caregivers who swear it worked for the babies they handled); on the contrary, colicky babies need patient care and looking after besides sleep and rest. Of course, parents might insist they well need it too, which is normal since a severely colicky infant may keep crying and screaming their head off for close to 3-5 hours at a stretch, shattering nerves and any sense of restfulness, but it will go away with time.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Left Colic Flexure - Some Must Know Facts

While medical science has advanced over the years, there are still some areas that solutions and complete cures are evading by being so complicated, due to other influencing factors that complicate treatment issues; the left colic flexure and the large intestine are two of the human anatomy features that has doctors in a fix finding cures for, though progress is certain with dedicated research. The left colic flexure is the curve at the junction of the transverse and descending colon and is also called the Splenic flexure; doctors believe there to be 2 kinds of colic flexures in the transverse colon: the right one, near the liver and the left one, near the spleen (also known as the flexura lienalis because of its location, near the left kidney and lower than the spleen.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Top Ten Tips For Taming Toddler Tantrums

If you have ever watched a desperate mother trying to round up flailing arms and legs as she wipes her child's snot off her arms in the middle of a shopping centre and vowed that your own sweet baby will never carry on like that brat, think again. Tantrums are a normal fact of toddler life. It can help to think of a tantrum as an intense storm of emotion that a toddler is not equipped to handle, rather than an attempt to wield power over everyone around him, especially his poor, embarrassed parents.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Baby Kitchen Safety Tips

Every new parent should make it a priority to learn good baby kitchen safety habits. Nobody wants to believe that they are guilty of dropping the ball where their children's health and safety are concerned and yet the number of toddlers that are treated for burns that they got in their own kitchens is shockingly high. We spend an enormous amount of money on products and gadgets that secure newborns in the car and the stroller, but harnesses and belts are not all that it takes to keep your child out of harm's way.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Day One With Your New Baby

Today is the day. You are heading home with your brand new baby. You have been waiting nine long months for this moment. Your bundle of joy is wrapped up and ready to go. You are too, accept for the fact that you just realize that you really are taking this baby home. The nervousness sets in and you wonder if you truly know how to take care of a newborn. Everyone gets these feelings, but as long as you can get through day one, then every day after that will be a breeze.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Eco Friendly Baby Products - 10 Great Reasons Why We Should Buy Them

It seems these days that all people are talking about protecting the environment, using green baby products, we should save our planet earth for the next generations ( our babies), it seems that this is the trend for this age, It's a Go-Green Era! Here I won't disagree with that, on the contrary I will give you the top 10 reasons why we should stick to using these eco- friendly, organic products for babies, and I will explain - in brief - what is the difference between the green, the organic and the organic baby products.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Organic Baby Clothing Info

If you are interested in the up most comfort for your baby as well as doing your part to protect the environment, you may be interested in some of the great new organic baby clothing options that are available these days in Los Angeles. Although there have been companies making this clothing for quite some time now, the trend is just starting to grow in popularity. In the last few years the industry has been booming and there has been many a new company as well as older, more established companies producing organic baby clothing.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Skull & Crossbones Shoes For Babies and Kids

The skull and cross bone design, has been around for decades. Whether it was a looming warning of pirates, or the sure sign of poison; this versatile design has become increasingly popular in alternative culture, and even in pop culture. For this reason, very few residential chemicals bear this sign for fear that it may become a toy for tots. While you may not find this archaic sign on jars and jugs anymore, it is simple to find it portrayed on a shirt, onesie, and an array of accessories like belts, hats, and even shoes.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Monogrammed Diaper Bags

Many people don't stop to think about having their diaper bag monogrammed, however it can make a wonderful gift for a baby shower; if you know the name of the expected child. There are many companies available that will monogram most of their diaper bags with the infant's initials, or a previously purchased diaper bag as well for a fee. Many of them also allow you to choose the style of font that is used for the lettering as well; which enables it to be further personalized. But why stop at just the diaper bag?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

An Unusual But Nonetheless Most Handy Baby Shower Cake

Perhaps you were thinking that baby shower cakes were just a scrumptious dessert served at the party... Well, that is undoubtedly one kind of cake. But there is a different kind of baby shower cake that is filled with all kinds of useful gifts for the about-to-be mom. One very popular choice in this area is a gift that really can look like a multi-tiered wedding cake. But instead of being made of flour, eggs and sugar, it's created from the one thing that a new mom can never have too many of - diapers.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Baby Pillows - The Right Products

One hears of numerous expert opinions on why babies do not require pillows and how dangerous pillows can be for the health of your baby. Well, most of these judgments overstate the dangers and do not correctly portray the need for baby pillows. It is a fact that children less than one year of age do not usually need pillows and in some cases, the pillows may not be safe for his/her health. However, past that age, using a baby pillow is no more harmful and can actually aid your baby in sleeping better.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Parents - 7 Reasons Why You Should Stop Using Tap Water to Make Baby Formula

As parents, you need to be aware of the very serious health risks of using tap water to make baby formula, or for drinking water, or even for bathing your child. We all know water supplies have been contaminated for years, but the governmental regulating bodies like the Environmental Protection Agency and the Food and Drug Administration have, in the past, consistently declared that low levels of these contaminants pose little threat to us. In this article we will look at what the experts are saying today and how you can protect your family from danger.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Night Babysitting Services - Looking For a Night Babysitter?

More and more parents are thinking of hiring a night babysitter to help them with the kids evening tasks before and after bed time. Making some extra time during the evening can help you in your job if you need to stay late in certain days of the week or just make that free extra quality time you always wanted. Night babysitting services can be provides by babysitters that are interested in working as a sitter during the night. If you are looking for a fast and reliable way to find a night babysitter then this article can help you.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Practical Baby Gifts and Baby Gift Baskets - Be Unique and Impress the New Mom & Dad

Adding a new dimension to the world of baby gifting are unique practical baby gift baskets. New baby gift baskets have always been a popular gifting item among parents and guests alike because of the wide range of item you can add to a basket. The limits are virtually infinite as to how much you can do with baby gift baskets. You can both design and choose the ingredients yourself or ask a professional to do so for you. You can even go for a manufactured baby gift basket, containing an assortment of gift items that are fun, practical and unique.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Normal Child Development - How Your Child Develops in a Normal Way

Every parent is concerned about the development of their child, and wants assurance that their child is growing and developing at a healthy rate. If you are a parent who has a basic understanding of normal child development you will have a clear understanding of how your child is most likely to develop, you'll have a basic calendar of events to look forward to, and you'll be better able to stimulate your child and encourage and assist them in healthy and age appropriate growth and development. An understanding of normal child development can also draw attention ...

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Baby Eczema - How to Stop Dry Skin From Beating Your Baby Into an Eczema Flare Up!

If your baby has dry skin that comes from eczema, there are a number of things that you can do to correct the situation. Make no mistake about it; you want to correct this situation. The reason is that dry skin is one of the major precursors to eczema flare ups, and you always want to deny eczema the dry skin opportunity to attack your baby. It is just too easy a problem to solve. In this article we will talk about some of the causes of dry skin and what you can do about it.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Baby Formula - What to Use?

After all my hours spent on doing research about what I should feed my baby, I came to this conclusion: There is no one answer. There are lots of decisions to be made when trying to decide how to feed: Do I breastfeed? Do I use formula? If I use formula, should it be milk based or a specialty type? How often do I feed? Etc, Etc. So basically, the goal of this article is just to get all the different types of feeding option out on the table so readers can make an informed decision.

Monday, November 03, 2008

When is the Best Time to Have Your Baby Shower

A baby shower is a wonderful way to spend time with your family and close friends and being showered with a host of baby gifts is also pretty good fun. Another great thing about a baby shower is that it is a relatively easy event to plan, although deciding just when you should hold your party can sometimes present problems. For first time parents holding a baby shower before the birth of the baby makes perfect sense as you probably will not yet have any baby gear and this is something that you are going to ...

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Eczema Treatment - How to Feed Your Baby So That You Starve Eczema

Food and nutritional means of treating your baby to get rid of eczema will provide you with long term solutions to many of the problems that come from eczema. This article will begin to show and explain to you a cross section of some of the guidelines that you will want to follow that will put you on track to starve eczema into remission while you are feeding your baby. There are two things that you will want to do to assist you with making sure that the foods you give your baby are uplifting to him, ...

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Hawaiian Themed Baby Clothes

Whether you are trying to achieve a main stream or more traditional Hawaiian theme for your child's wardrobe, it is quite simple to obtain these adorable onesies, t-shirts, and accessories. Many retailers offer Hawaiian clothing for infants and toddlers, especially during the spring and summer months; which allow you to lay your hands on an eye-popping new outfit for your child in no time. Most of the main stream infant and toddler clothes, express the Hawaiian theme through bright colors; and elaborate designs that depict some of the most special, and beautiful parts of the Hawaiian country.