Baby Milestones

See which milestones to track as your baby grows, hear from other parents experiencing these firsts, and get great ideas for how to record each big (and small) baby event.

Telling My 4-Year-Old I'm Having a Baby

I don’t really remember telling my oldest daughter that we were having a second child. She wasn’t quite two when we found out, and I’m not sure she really understood the whole thing (although she loved going along to hear the baby’s heartbeat at all my doctor appointments).

But this time, we knew she’d understand what we were talking about.

And we really hoped she’d be excited.

Announcing a Baby

My Little Mover

Thanks to Disney Baby for sponsoring this post and giving me Huggies Little Movers Diapers for free.

My daughter, at 16 months old, finally found her courage and took her first steps. I can’t tell you how excited and surprised we were when she finally decided to let go and take those steps towards her daddy. We knew for a while that she must know how to walk. She would walk all over the house, but only holding on to someone’s hands. If there was no hand to hold, she refused to budge. But something clicked recently, and she decided that she would give it a try.

When she walks, her face is priceless. She’s so happy and proud of herself. She’s the cutest little mover I ever did see, so we snapped a few photos of her walking around the house in her Huggies Little Movers diaper. Thankfully they give her the freedom to move around and explore without us having to worry about her diaper slipping off. (Don’t you hate it when that happens?)

She’s also constantly pointing to the Mickey and Minnie on the diaper and saying, “Minnieee.” She’s a fan!

You can share your own Moving Moment here and receive a coupon for a pack of Huggies Little Movers diapers. 

mover

How Early Should Your Baby Start Activities?

Is there such a thing as getting too involved too early for your little one?

From mommy and me to baby swim classes, how early should you get your little one involved? (Would love your input if you have any thoughts!)

When my first daughter was only 6 months old, I enrolled her in a “Mommy `n Me” swim class.

It was kind of a big deal.

The Joy of Siblings

There are many times I wonder if I am completely screwing up everything about this parenting gig. 

Are we disciplining too much or not enough? Am I too much of a helicopter mom or maybe not enough of one? Is it horrible that one time I forgot hand sanitizer at the park and still let them eat their sandwiches? Have we gone too far by having four kids in six years? Will they be scarred forever without enough attention?

But when I feel my fears start to overwhelm, there is only one thing I need to do to calm the storm:

Watch my children play together.

5 Ways to Get Your Toddler To Eat Fruit

It’s time to play with your food! Okay not literally, but finding ways to make eating fruit fun is the way to go when you are dealing with a picky toddler. Lucky for me, all of my kids devour fruit like chips, but some don’t! That said, I wanted to share some really ways to get your little one to want to clear their plate of fruit. From fruit kabobs to a choo-choo train, you will love these great DIY ideas to incorporate lots of fruit during snacktime.

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