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Beach Hacks for the Busy Mom

Beach Hacks for the Busy Mom

  My kids love the beach, but I often find myself thinking of the logistical nightmare of getting the whole crew out--and happy--in the sun all day. Sand, food, shade, sunscreen, waves, water, SHARKS (kidding. mostly.)--there is a lot for mom to think about. Here are some beach hacks to make your visit relaxing for you and enjoyable for everyone! Slather up before you get to the beach: My fair skin will be well on it’s way to a crisp if I wait to put my sunscreen on until after I complete my beach “mom duties”. So I don’t have...

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Are Screens Rotting (Or Enriching?) My Toddler's Brain? 5 Things to Know about Screens from the AAP

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Are Screens Rotting (Or Enriching?) My Toddler's Brain? 5 Things to Know about Screens from the AAP

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) previously recommended no screen time for children under two years old. Recently, however the AAP updated the guidelines for infant and toddler screen time. Here’s what you need to know: #1: Still No Screen Time for Infants Younger than 18 Months: the reasoning for this is complex, but it comes down to parent-and-child interaction. Infants’ brains are developing rapidly and play time with mom and dad, eye contact, songs, games, and touch help establish neural connections and foster healthy development. A digital babysitter before a child is 18 months of age is not recommended...

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All swaddle blankets are LIVE!

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All swaddle blankets are LIVE!

  You will have to excuse our child-like excitement over the little fact that ALL OUR SWADDLE BLANKETS ARE LIVE!! As a small, family-owned, family-run, family-everything business, little events like this make us giddy inside.  Part of the inventory high? The fact that our swaddle blankets are amazing are we thrilled to share them with the world.  Our swaddle blankets are MODERN (unique designs) Our swaddle blankets are MINIMAL (the pattern on our blankets leaves more white space than other swaddles on the market) Our swaddle blankets are GIANT (almost 4 ft square) Our swaddle blankets are ridiculously SOFT (bamboo rayon +...

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Show Love to Your Toddler: 5 Questions Beyond "How Was Your Day?"

Show Love to Your Toddler: 5 Questions Beyond "How Was Your Day?"

Adding a new baby to your family is an adjustment for everyone, but your toddler might feel it the most. Leaving behind the "parent-attention-monopoly" she was used to, she might not know how to navigate the post-baby "parent-attention-sharing" world. Consequently, acting out for attention may ensue.  To ease the transition, show your toddler some love by spending ten minutes of quality time talking about her day. If you don't know where to start, here are five questions that move WAY past "How was your day?" and work in conversations with kids as young as two.  "What was the best part of your...

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How Incorrect Swaddling Can Lead to Long-Term Health Problems

How Incorrect Swaddling Can Lead to Long-Term Health Problems

  Did you know that incorrect swaddling can cause permanent damage to your infant’s hips, potentially leading to hip dysplasia? The AAP recently updated hip dysplasia screening guidelines prompting pediatricians to encourage hip-healthy swaddling. Just like your tires wear unevenly if the tread is not right, hip dysplasia is a condition in which hip sockets and hip joints wear unevenly, leading to hip pain and mobility issues. How? When in the womb, your infant’s legs are tucked in close to her body in a cozy fetal position. After birth, if your baby’s legs gradually straighten out little by little until...

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