Probably one of the last things you're thinking of with a new baby on the way is a birth plan. Maybe you didn't know about them. It's basically a plan you pre-write to help the people delivering your baby understand your wishes, desires, and preferences for the labor, comfort, delivery, and afterbirth care of your … Continue reading Being Pregnant – Creating a “Birth Plan”
Many times when we think of giving a gift to a couple that is expecting a baby we think of socks, toys, clothes, fancy lotions, hats, and baby blankets. What non-parents (and even some parents) don't realize is that these things are hardly needed OR used... ever. Babies don't begin to play with toys until … Continue reading Practical Gifts Are the Best for Parents With a New Baby
Many parents believe that children only like "kid food" and therefore only serve things like macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets, tater tots, etc when in actuality children can like a wide variety of foods, if done properly. The first time a child tries a flavor, they may not like it. Many parents will stop trying … Continue reading How to Raise an Adventurous Eater – No Short-Order Cooking !
Many parents believe that infants and toddlers learn in a similar way that preschoolers do by adult-directed activities and a rigid schedule of daily events, or a "curriculum". Infants and toddlers learn in a very different way from preschoolers. It's not because they have a short attention span (infants can stay engaged in an activity … Continue reading Responsive Caregiving and How it Helps Children Learn