Friday, September 7, 2012
For the first few months, breast milk or formula is all the nutrition your baby needs. Before you know it, your baby will be ready for solid foods. You are likely asking yourself how and where to start. Be sure to check with your pediatrician and come up with a plan together prior to starting solids.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
If your parents or your in-laws live out of town, out of state, or in another country, it may be hard to maintain a bond, especially with young children. Are you struggling to think of ways to encourage a relationship between your kids and their grandparents? Here are a few examples of things to do to keep in touch in between visits.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Choosing a name for your baby is a very important and fun decision. For some parents, this is an easy decision; for others, it involves a lot of consideration and discussion. It can be challenging to come up with a name both of you agree on. Read below for some topics of consideration.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
As a new parent, you may be wondering how to interact and play with your baby, while also stimulating brain growth and building motor skills. Below are many fun and simple games and activities to try with your baby.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Becoming a parent is a very exciting yet also daunting and scary endeavor. Worrying is part of what comes with being a parent. Below are 12 of the most common fears of new parents.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
I’m one of those moms who had a lot of anxiety and worries prior to my oldest child starting kindergarten (read all about it in part 1 of this story). I think I built it up in my mind so much that by contrast, the transition was a breeze. In spite of all of my fears, I was very excited for my son Noah. I certainly didn’t want him to pick up on my fears and be scared.
Friday, September 21, 2012
We all know there are differences in how moms and dads parent, and those differences are essential in our kids' development. Some differences are reflective of the fact that we are all individuals, but here are some that generally reflect a gender difference. Keep in mind that these are just generalities, moms and dads may swap roles, and take on these different styles to varying degrees.
Monday, September 24, 2012
We are lucky to have some beautiful babies modeling for us at HALO! We’d like you to introduce you to Zahara. She’s such a cutie! Look for her wearing some of our newest SleepSackwearable blankets for Babies R Us. HALO fans, meet Zahara!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Did you know the food pyramid has been replaced by a new design called My Plate? The plate is divided into four sections (fruits, vegetables, grains, and protein) in slightly different sizes to suggest the proportionate amount of each. There is also a small circle on the side of the plate for dairy.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Making your own baby food is easy, economical, and wholesome. You will know exactly what your baby is eating, and that the ingredients are fresh and healthy. Keep in mind that making your own baby food doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Start with just one fruit or vegetable and see how it goes.