screen time for kids

Screen Time for Kids: Pros, Cons, and Alternatives

Betsy Gamza Child Routines, Computer Time, Parent Routines, Quiet Time, Screen Time

Computers are everywhere! No matter which direction we turn, access to a computer – or more specifically “screen time” – is everywhere we look. In many homes, computers and other ways to access the internet are available in almost every room of the house. As parents, we want what is best for our children. If we listen to the commercials …

Betsy GamzaScreen Time for Kids: Pros, Cons, and Alternatives
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Nursing and Breastfeeding Tips for Busy Families

Betsy Gamza Child Routines, Mealtime, Nursing, Nursing, Parent Routines

Breastfeeding a baby is probably one of the most amazing experiences that any woman can encounter. As mammals, nature created our bodies so that we will produce the necessary milk for our young. The most recent recommendations from pediatricians have even been to nurse (or formula feed) your baby exclusively for the first six months of life before introducing solid …

Betsy GamzaNursing and Breastfeeding Tips for Busy Families
bottle feeding basics

Bottle Feeding Basics

Tamara Guo Bottle Feeding, Child Routines, Mealtime

In today’s market there are so very many choices for types of bottles and nipples that it can be overwhelming for any parent, especially a first time parent. Often you may have to try a few types of bottles and nipples until you find one that your baby likes best. Once you find the right bottle for your baby, be …

Tamara GuoBottle Feeding Basics
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What to Expect From a Lactation Consultant

Tamara Guo Lactation Consultants, Nursing, Parent Routines, Resources

As new Moms, we are told that nursing our babies is the best for them nutritionally and helps to develop a closeness and bond with our newborn. But what if you or your baby are having difficulty with breast feeding? Who can you turn to for advice and help besides friends or relatives that may have nursed their own children? …

Tamara GuoWhat to Expect From a Lactation Consultant
car seat safety tips

Car Seat Safety & Tips for Avoiding Tantrums

Tamara Guo Car Seats, Resources

There’s nothing more frustrating than driving down the road with a screaming child throwing a tantrum in a car seat. We’ve all been there, and as a driver and parent you feel helpless and distracted, unless you can pull over and check on your little one. At times car seat tantrums will be unavoidable, but let us help you with …

Tamara GuoCar Seat Safety & Tips for Avoiding Tantrums
tooth brushing for kids

Oral Hygiene: Tooth Brushing for Kids

Tamara Guo Child Routines, Hygiene, Tooth Brushing

Good oral hygiene is important for your baby from the start. Before your infant even gets his fist teeth, you can use a piece of gauze wrapped around your index finger to gently clean your baby’s gums after feedings. This will ready your baby for when the first teeth emerge, usually around 6 months of age (but this varies greatly …

Tamara GuoOral Hygiene: Tooth Brushing for Kids
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Dad and Baby: The Importance of Daddy Time

Betsy Gamza Daddy Time, Parent Routines

Mommy grows the baby in her womb. She and the baby spend all day every day together during pregnancy. Mommy feels every kick, every movement, every hiccup, every painful contraction during labor, and every push until the baby’s magical arrival in to our world. Where does Daddy fit in? Baby needs her mother for feeding (especially when nursing), and other …

Betsy GamzaDad and Baby: The Importance of Daddy Time
diaper changing routines and tips

Are You Challenged By Diaper Changing Routines?

Tamara Guo Child Routines, Diaper Changing, Hygiene

As a parent you probably never thought of diaper changing as being fun or educational, right? But, did you know that you and your baby can work on a lot of developmental skills during one single diaper change and actually make it a positive learning experience? Infants are typically less of a challenge when it comes to changing diapers, but …

Tamara GuoAre You Challenged By Diaper Changing Routines?
Meal Preparation For Kids - Day 2 Day Parenting

Meal Preparation For Kids: How To Get Them Involved

Day2DayParenting Child Routines, Cooking Together, Meal Preparation, Mealtime, Parent Routines

It can be exhausting to complete all of the tasks and demands of the day. Throw children into the mix and things can be even more challenging. Meal preparation is one routine that does not have to be one of the day’s stressors! When it’s time to get a meal together, keeping children occupied is tricky. They are getting hungry …

Day2DayParentingMeal Preparation For Kids: How To Get Them Involved
baby drooling: when will it stop?

Baby Drooling: When Will It Stop?

Day2DayParenting Child Development, Infants 3 - 12 Months

As a mother of three girls I can certainly remember the days of going through several shirts and bibs per day when my kids were teething. With each child, the drooling lasted for different lengths of time. When should drooling subside in a child’s development? Hopefully this article will help you decide if it is still OK for your child …

Day2DayParentingBaby Drooling: When Will It Stop?