Babies need a lot of help and guidance to reach certain milestones. Developmentally, grasping a cup and having the coordination to properly drink from it is tricky for little ones at first. However, a sippy cup is the best way to ease babies into drinking correctly from a cup.
If you’ve got a two year old, you know how they love to get into everything. This is, in part, because they’re honing their fine motor skills. They’ve learned how to walk and now, and now, they’re learning to put their hands to good (or destructive) use. They have boundless energy that makes it hard to keep up with them.
Sensory stimulating baby books are an excellent way to engage your little one’s learning, dexterity, and natural curiosities. Whether it’s a peek-a-boo design that encourages two-way playtime, a fluffy texture that excites their sense of touch, or a book that emits sounds when prompted; today’s books for babies take that ho-hum bedtime story to the next level.
There's a lot of reasons to get a breast pump. Pumping is a helpful way to make more milk for your baby and it's also a helpful way to see the depths of your milk supply. Even if you are exclusively breastfeeding, a breast pump can be a handy tool that allows you to take a break from breastfeeding once in a while. It also lets Dad, or other caregivers, give your milk to baby in a bottle while you work, rest, or shower. If you are planning to return to work and still want your baby to receive breastmilk, pumping will be important tool in making that happen on a schedule that works for you.
If you have a baby on the way, chances are you have been looking for a baby carrier. They make carrying your baby around so much more convenient, and most carriers keep your hands free for other activities.
If you have a little toddler, chances are you have been looking at potty-training seats, or chairs, to get them started. First of all, what’s the difference? Well, a potty seat sits directly on your regular toilet seat, and a potty chair is a standalone device. Depending on how you want your child to learn, you may opt for a potty seat so they feel like the adults! Or, you can choose a standalone potty chair that's interactive and fun. A combination of the two is also a good idea, especially if you have more than one bathroom. While there are pros and cons to both, ultimately the potty seat is easier to use since there is less of a clean-up and it takes up less space in your bathroom. Still, the choice is yours. Below, we'll walk you through some of the best potty training seats and chairs available on the market today.
Parents don’t want to have to fuss with preparing a bottle while a hungry baby is crying. A bottle sterilizer allows you to have clean, disinfected bottles ready and at-hand even for last-minute feedings.
Bassinets have been used since the 1800s, and they continue to be in-demand with modern-day new parents, as they are much more compact than a crib. Not only are they convenient but they can also come with additional features that help soothe babies to sleep or house their many necessities. It’s important to look for a model that makes baby feel safe and comfortable, as well as mom and dad. Some are portable and come with wheels, while others fold up for easy on-the-go rests. Finding the right bassinet is about evaluating your family’s needs, considering space allowances, and figuring out a reasonable budget.
Finding a baby shampoo that does a good job of cleansing and is compatible with your baby’s delicate skin can be taxing. Almost all baby shampoos advertise that they use a tear-free formula to wash away dirt and oils from baby’s hair and scalp, but this isn’t always an accurate representation. Some baby shampoos can irritate your baby’s eyes, which you’ll quickly realize if they begin to cry whenever soapy water trickles into their eyes. You may have to try a few brands before settling on one that’s right for your baby. We’ve gathered a list of popular baby shampoos that are proven to be gentle and effective.