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.

From Meltdowns to Kisses: The First Month of School

He did it!

Our toddler survived his first month of school. Earlier this year, we decided to enroll him in a toddler Montessori program. I remember the day before he started class, crying in my living room as I prepared his little uniform. I told myself I wouldn’t cry, but of course, I did. When did my baby turn into a toddler?

The first few days of school, drop-off was the most challenging.

My Toddler's 4 Favorite Activities

Being a stay-at-home mom of a 2-year-old and 6-month-old can be stressful — trying to feed one while entertaining the other, putting one down for a nap while the other watches cartoons or colors, chasing after my 2-year old while mixing a bottle for my 6-month-old. So you can imagine my excitement when KJ and I find an activity that can actually keep him occupied beyond 60 seconds!

Here is a list of his four favorite things to do right now:

The Magical Allure of Stairs

Stairs. Gateway to freedom, exciting adventure, and jungle gym all bundled together for our little ones. But for parents, it’s a safety hazard that sends shivers throughout our bodies.

These past two weeks have been a flurry of exploration and discovery for our little guy. After deciding to take his first steps (and keep going) he’s also discovered the enjoyment of climbing the stairs.

When Baby Shows Signs It's Time to Transition to a Crib

I keep catching myself referring to Amani as a newborn. At nearly 5 months, I think it’s safe to say we’re well past that stage. I’m just having such a hard time letting go of that phase.

As usual, it was a blur of sleep deprivation, a rollercoaster of postpartum hormone induced mood swings, and a period of denial that time is moving way too fast. When her sisters were 5 months old, they were all already sleeping in the crib through the night. As for Amani, I’ve kept her in my bedroom by my side for as long as I could.

Now, she’s showing signs that it’s time to transition to a crib.

baby ready for a crib

Graduating from Bottle to Baby Food

The day has finally come! My 6-month-old Bentley is finally old enough to start eating baby food on a regular basis. I am elated that we won’t have to buy so much formula now, because Bentley sure can eat! He is only 6 months old and weighs 20 pounds, if that tells you anything. Watching him transition into eating baby food regularly has been so fun.

Check out my pics and videos to get a taste of what his little life is like right now! 

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