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It’s nearly Halloween. Time to dress up your little one. It’s pretty easy to go to the store and purchase a fun costume for kids. When it comes to newborns, you want to make sure that what you put against their sensitive skin isn’t your typical Halloween costume material. More
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Any newbie mom or dad will tell you that traveling with a baby in tow can be all sorts of stressful. For one, there’s all that stuff you have to remember to bring along now. Did you pack enough diapers? Got an extra change of clothes, just in case? And whatever you do, don’t forget the lovey. But then there’s the little matter of having the right gear — specifically, your stroller. Especially in those early days, wherever baby goes, your stroller will likely go, and having one that makes getting there easier is of primo importance. The innovative and travel-friendly BabyZen Yoyo Stroller is here to help with all of that. It’s specially designed to make traveling with baby a whole lot simpler — whether you’re running some quick errands or hopping on a plane. Allow us to introduce you… More
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Cooking up baby food at home is easier than you think. Plus, it’s economical. Instead of purchasing pre-made baby food off the store shelves, why not try it at home? All you need is a tool like a baby food processor and steamer to properly mix your items to the right consistency.
Choose fresh fruits and veggies and use them within a couple of days to maximize the amount of vitamins absorbed.. To get the freshest items, buy when in season. If there’s something you’re interested in cooking up, use frozen fruits and veggies.
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Get tips from the trenches with this information-packed blog from the authors of The Rookie Mom's Handbook and Stuff Every Mom Should Know, Heather Flett and Whitney Moss.
Halloween is probably the cutest holiday for babies and toddlers. Whether you go all out with a crazy costume or merely prop your little one next to a pumpkin for a picture, the season is all kinds of adorable.
Our tips for trick-or-treating now that you have a little one:
- Pick a costume that is fun for you and comfortable for baby. You’ll have years ahead of you to argue about the store-bought banana costume or if your kid can squeeze into Spider-Man costume for one more year. For a baby, choose something that will create minimal fuss and that makes you smile. (Here’s our monster guide to baby Halloween costumes.)
- Photograph your costumes early. Don’t wait until the day of Halloween to take your decked-out photos; do it early to capture the best lighting and dodge potentially cranky moods.
- Stroll a baby-friendly route. Our town has many daytime non-scary parades and events for little ones that are terrific for pushing a stroller. Show off your costumes at one of these family places and nod at other mamas doing the same.
- Remember bedtime. There is no need to push back bedtime for Halloween. In fact, if you play your cards right, baby will be tuckered out early and you can nibble on candy while Trick-or-Treaters come to your door.
Sweet-loving new parents are really in luck if you love candy. All you have to do is push your stroller around from house to house and you’ll score a bundle of late-night treats for weeks to come. We love costumes on wheels and costumes using baby carriers for Halloween made easy.
My first Halloween with a baby is burned in my memory banks as a learning experience. I had ordered a chili pepper bunting costume for my five month-old. The costume was tight, itchy, and uncomfortable for him and he screamed the entire time it took me to put him in it, photograph him, and then remove the offending piece of clothing. I’d share a picture, but I look like I’m torturing him. Soon after, we put him in his jammies and sleep sack with a simple wizard hat. Adorbs!
Holden’s second Halloween, he wore a costume made out of pajamas and was a much happier toddler. I still ate all the candy.
Image via Project Nursery.
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Can’t get your little one to sleep through the night? Not sure what this “sleep training” thing is all about? This week, pediatric sleep expert Dr. Rebecca Kempton (also known as the Baby Sleep Pro) answers your most commonly asked questions about baby’s sleep problems. Here’s what moms and dads want to know most: