Their First Day of Kindergarten: Be Prepared

You can prepare your child for their first day of kindergarten by telling them what to expect. Be happy and positive while you tell your child all about what to expect. Consider staying with your child for several minutes on their first day to make them feel more at home. Most kindergartens only last three hours so your child can ease into the school routine. Let your child pick out their outfit for the special day. Don’t forget to take pictures so you can show grandparents. Be prepared for the possibility that your child may cry. You Read the rest of this entry »

Potty Training: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The truth is that while just about every parent looks forward to the time when their child will be potty trained, no one really wants to go through the process. However, the truth is that potty training doesn’t need to be an ordeal. Take a moment to consider how you can help your child along with this process.

Some parents do well by putting their children on a timer. For example, every twenty to thirty minutes, the child should try to use their toilet. This reminds them that they need to do it regularly, and Read the rest of this entry »

Photograph Tips for Mother and Child

One of the most precious things that a woman can experience is being a mother. This is one of the reasons why it is so important to have plenty of photos of mother and child.

The first thing that you are going to want to do is to find a photographer who will do an amazing job for you. Make sure that you look at some of the work that they have done in the past. This will give you a good idea of what exactly they are Read the rest of this entry »

Taking Care of Your Baby’s Teeth

Believe it or not, mothers, taking care of your little one’s teeth can start before they even have teeth. And while it seems like adding this to the growing list of responsibilities like college loan payments and looking into debt settlement family services might seem bleak, there really are a few simple things you can do to help your baby’s teeth grow in just right.

For starters, you are going to want to make it a ritual each night to attend to your baby’s gums. Dampen a washcloth and, very gently, massage those gums. This will keep them clean and destroy the build-up of bacteria when the teeth finally do break through. If your child already has a tooth then, again, very gently take a toothbrush that has been dampened and brush that tooth. Don’t use toothpaste since the temptation to swallow could be too great.

And if your child is older and has their baby teeth, you are still going to want to make sure you take care of those. A lot of parents like to neglect these since the child will lose them anyway but premature loss of teeth is the quickest way to creating crooked teeth. Aside from some gentle brushing, one of the best ways to take care of those baby teeth is to avoid giving your baby the bottle in the crib. Liquids tend to pool in the mouth creating bacteria.

If you follow these simple steps, you will make a big difference in your baby’s life.

How to Create a First Years Scrapbook

As a mother new to scrapbooking, you may be wondering how to create a first year scrapbook for your little one. The first thing to remember when taking on such a project is to not let it overwhelm you. It’s easy to look at all the pictures and mementos and think “I am NEVER going to be able to finish this!”. Don’t set a time limit because that just puts stress on you that you don’t need. Making a scrapbook is supposed to be fun! If you aren’t having fun then Read the rest of this entry »

The Truth About the Terrible Twos

The “Terrible Twos” are notorious for a good reason; when your child is reaching this infamous age, they are beginning to really develop their own personality, become more aware of their surroundings, and show an increased interest in interacting with what they see around them. That means -everything- around them!

Also, by this time a toddler is learning how to make their wants, needs and yes, opinions too, known more clearly and this has opened up a whole new world for them. Since they are learning to communicate in a broader range, Read the rest of this entry »

Breast Feeding versus Bottle Feeding: The Facts

There is much debate among mothers about breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding. Both have their pros and cons, but doctors, as well as the American Pregnancy Association, agree that breastfeeding is best for baby. It is recommended that a baby is fed breast milk for the first 6 months of its life. If a woman is unable to breastfeed, or chooses not too, there are a number of different types of formula on the market; a pediatrician Read the rest of this entry »

Having Twins: What you Must Know

Twins is a lot more than just one baby. One of the best things that you can do for your own self is to read up on a lot of different information. This will all help you out in the long run. Twins can be a big responsibility especially for someone who doesn’t have any kids. It can bring on some reduced complications alone. A person shouldn’t really worry themselves about anything, as long as they Read the rest of this entry »