Infant Related Articles & Blog Posts
Keeping Baby’s Skin Healthy Means Going Minimal and Natural
Everyone has heard the phrase ‘soft as a baby’s bottom’. As a society, we cherish the belief that babies have the most perfect skin. In fact, as we age, it becomes the ideal touted by anti-aging products and the media. It is certainly a romantic notion, but infant skin is not completely resilient and fully […]Read full story
Touch is as Important to Infant Health as Eating and Sleeping
Baby massage may seem superfluous or silly to some people, but it’s popularity is growing in the U.S. and it has actually been practiced for centuries in many cultures around the world. But, does it have any significant health benefits? You might be surprised at how much it does. In fact, touch plays a much […]Read full story
When Did You Last Feed Your Baby? There’s an App for That!
I have four children who are close together in age. As each child came along, I realized how different and unique their personalities were. Even as newborns, each child had their own needs; it was just a matter of figuring out what those needs were on our part!Read full story
5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones
It’s becoming an ever more common sight: babies and kids playing with smartphones. According to NPR’s Health Blog, one recent survey found that as many as 1 in 4 toddlers has used a smartphone and for many young kids, it’s become the toy of choice. Yet, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that kids […]Read full story
Father: Past, Present, and Future
Even before our babies are born, we are teaching them about the world around us. We communicate our choices, our values, even without thinking about it. They hear our voices, smell our aromas, and they taste, remember, and prefer the foods we feed to their mother.Read full story
One Super Nanny Tip that is Golden
Before having kids I was an avid Super Nanny fan. Now that I have 3 children of my own, I find that what she may suggest to a family may not always work for everyone and I can hardly stand to take advice from someone who is not themselves a parent. To say the least, […]Read full story
Using Music and Signing in Tandem
Do you sing “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” or “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” to your little one? Most of us do because we can easily remember those lullabies from our childhood quite easily.Read full story
Just Another Day in Paradise
We’ve had an unusually warm winter here in San Diego. In fact some days I’ve seen many Facebook posts bragging with photos of the temperature gauge in their car or an app from their smart phone… and lots of spontaneous beach days! Ah, the beach, a place full of adventure and endless sand for little […]Read full story
A Belated Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss!
The first time I heard the book read at a toddler story time, I fell in love with My Many Colored Days. The way the colors and animals give children a connection to the meaning of the feelings described on each of the pages is simple yet profound. It is seemingly written for that tender […]Read full story
Babies Love Animals!
It is no secret that babies get a kick out of seeing animals and hearing the unique sounds they make. This is probably why there are so many children’s books that incorporate animals; babies and toddlers are engaged by them easily! One of the classics is Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See? by […]Read full story