Open wide! Those baby teeth are beginning to break through which means your child may start feeling cranky thanks to teething pain. Parents should be on the lookout for the first signs to help soothe and pacify little ones. "First, it is important to understand the symptoms of teething. A low-grade fever (less than 101) may be a sign," says Danelle Fisher, MD, FAAP (Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics), Vice Chair of Pediatrics at Providence Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif. "Teething babies may have a clear runny nose or may have poop that is slightly more runny than usual and get a mild diaper rash. Also, your baby may be fussy or not eat as well. For any symptoms that are not mild or last longer than 24 hours, consult your pediatrician." To help alleviate your babe's irritating gum pain, we've rounded up the best teething toys to help ease the discomfort. Check out our top picks of chewy choices well worth biting into!
Forget trying keeping those emotional Real Housewives calm and collected, Bravo TV host and new dad Andy Cohen has learned a thing or two about how to soothe his four-month-old baby boy, Benjamin thanks to a few fabulous finds he discovered soon after his short stint on the job. "As a first-time dad, I was a little overwhelmed with what products my son and I would need. I'm still figuring out this maze of parenthood, but I wanted to share my list of essentials (for baby and me!)."
As the proud pop and scores of dads get set to celebrate their first Father's Day, Cohen has teamed with Amazon to compile a list of his must-haves to make life easier for fellow parents. Put that Prime account to good use and be sure to stock up your nursery and have Cohen's favorite baby items delivered to your door before they're all gone!
Summer is here and that means it's time to relish in all the fun it brings. From trips to the beach or playing in your very own backyard, summertime means fun time. Of course, it also means the sun will be shining, bringing hotter temperatures to your area. What better way to cool off than with a homemade popsicle? We love making our own popsicles not only is it a fun family activity, but because it ensures that we know exactly what's in them. From healthy fruit and even a sneaky vegetable or two, homemade popsicles are a great healthy snack for kids, and they're delicious, too. These seven popsicle molds come in great shapes and colors, your kids will love pulling them out of the freezer on a hot summer day! The best part is that these molds can be used for many summers to come.
As a child, did you pretend to live in a castle by arranging old blankets over the couch and chairs? There was something so fun about sitting underneath mom's old sheets. Now think how much more awesome it would be to actually have a bed that looks like a mini house! Enter the toddler house bed, also known as a Montessori floor bed.
These beds are exactly what they sound like: Picture a house-shaped frame above the mattress, complete with windows, a door and a kitchen (OK, just kidding about the kitchen). But now picture your little angel's precious head resting underneath one of these magical creations.
While this may seem like a cool, new way to sleep, the floor bed concept actually dates back to the early 20th century teaching philosophy called the Montessori Method, which focuses on placing everything a child needs to learn and explore at the child's level. So, by placing their bed on the floor, you give children independence and a chance to learn on their own terms.
Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite toddler house beds that are ready to take up residence in dreamland.
As a first-time parent, you are trying to figure out the best products that make life with baby easier to manage. After all, your life was just turned upside down and all the things you used to rely on before, just won't cut it now with this little person in your life, in fact you will need a whole new set of "stuff" just for the baby. You'll be super sleep-deprived and have lost count of how many diapers you've changed in 24 hours. Being a new parent isn't going to be easy, so anything that will help you along your parenting journey is definitely worth checking out. Babies need a lot of stuff and finding the right stuff can make all the difference from day to day. From finding the perfect temperature for baby's bath to getting rid of nasty boogers (in a way you probably never imaged), these products are multi-purpose and life-changing!
Whether you want to read along with your child or gift it to a kid who's too shy to ask questions, books can be a great resource for teaching children about their changing bodies, relationships and emotions. From sexual education and child development experts, real parents and the help of real children, these are the best books about sexuality and the human body for children of all ages, from retailers like Amazon, Target and Walmart.
School's out, and as the temperatures start to heat up, creating a summer reading list is a cool way for parents to connect with their kids and foster a love of learning. This month, Save the Children has launched a reading campaign, 100 Days of Reading, to get kids excited about books.
"Knowing what's at stake for children in America in terms of summer learning loss was a motivating factor for Save the Children to create this easy-to-do 100 Days of Reading campaign," said Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children. "Read a Story, Change Their Story has the potential to make transformational change for children. We've set an ambitious goal to log 100 million minutes of reading this summer to benefit every child and hope you'll join us."
We've rounded up a list of page-turners by age group to entertain your kiddos and make them want to pick up a book and not put it down during the lazy days of summer. Help Save the Children reach 100 million minutes by logging your reading time together with the kids.
Dressing after baby can be a difficult task. While your maternity clothes may not fit anymore, there's a chance you're not ready for your pre-baby clothes—and that's totally normal! Losing the baby weight healthily takes time, and it can take a while for the uterus to shrink back to its normal size. For the in-between period, finding great postpartum clothes can make all of the difference. For a range of clothes that are flattering, supportive and stretchy enough to accommodate your post-baby body, check out these stylish options.
Spending time in the water with your little one is a great way to celebrate warm weather—but hitting the pools, beaches and splash pads with babies and toddlers who are still in diapers can feel like a hassle. Preparing ahead of time with the most durable and comfortable swim diapers can make your day at the beach a breeze. We've rounded up the best disposable and reusable swim diapers with leak-proof construction you can count on and adorable styles and patterns that are sure to make a splash.
Whether daylight savings time has the mom in your life feeling a little out of funk or she's just been meaning to catch up on sleep since entering motherhood, she deserves a little TLC. But if going to a spa doesn't fit into your schedule or budget, there are still plenty of luxe products and treatments to let you pamper yourself at home. From restorative moisturizing hair masks to indulgent, fragrant body oils, there's something for every mom to enjoy, from retailers like Amazon, Nordstrom and Crabtree & Evelyn.
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