8 Easy Ways to Engage a New Big Sibling

If you’re pregnant with your second child, you may be wondering what life will be like once the new baby arrives. Will you be able to handle two children at once… and the house… and work? Will your new baby’s personality rock your world? Will your older child feel neglected? Having your second (or third or fourth) child is certainly an adjustment, but we’ve pulled together our best ideas to offer you 8 easy ways to engage your older child once the new baby arrives. 

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Daily Mom Spotlight: An Easier Way to Make Your Own Baby Food by Baby Brezza

If your baby is six months old (or older), you may be thinking that it’s time to start playing with solid foods, but where do you start? 

While there are many healthy pre-made options available at your local grocer (organic included), homemade baby food is the way to go if you want to know exactly what is going into your baby’s mouth. Unfortunately for many new parents, the idea of making your own baby food is often just too daunting. 

With that in mind, today we’re introducing an easier way to make your own baby food with the Baby Brezza Glass One Step Baby Food Maker. Not only does this baby food maker bring healthy homemade pureed food to your baby’s mouth in minutes, but its one-of-a-kind, patented features take all the hassle out of creating delicious, wholesome purees for your child by automatically blending food after steaming. It’s so easy, we’re wondering why we ever considered spending a dime on jarred baby food. 

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Great Gifts for Traveling Families

Traveling, whether solo or with family, brings with it memories and wonderful life experiences but it also brings some challenges. This holiday season, consider giving a gift to help your favorite wanderer go on his or her next adventure with ease. Things that are normally a cinch at home can be a little more difficult on the road, so we have put together some amazing products as an answer to those difficulties. Encourage your loved one to go out and explore the world with a great gift!

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Gifts for Active Children

An active kid is a healthy kid! Whether your kid is on the move everyday already or you want to get her moving, a gift to encourage physical activity will be good for the whole family. An active kid will have active parents. We’ve picked some great products to get your kid off the couch and outside exploring the world around her. With these gifts for active kids, you can have fun and get healthy together as a family. Skip the mindless video games this holiday season and give one of these gifts that will be a whole lot more fun and have a greater benefit on your child’s overall well being.

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Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

Stockings are often overlooked and end up being stuffed with candy and a toothbrush. However, you don’t have to stuff your stockings with stuff you grabbed at the last minute at the pharmacy. Take the small size of stocking gifts as a fun challenge and find little treasures that will be useful and loved at the same time. You can make opening up stockings at your house just as fun as opening big presents with a little creativity. Check out these fun ideas!

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Gifts For Toddlers

Toddlers are the perfect mix of sugary sweetness and total insanity. They give us something to live for and exhaust us to the bone at the exact same time. Toddlers are also very fun to shop for during the holidays. Their clothing choices are the cutest and they really love to get new toys. Toddlers aren’t asking for laptops or smart phones. They just want to play all day. Don’t give the average, superstore type gift. Here are some incredible ideas for any toddler on your list this year that will fire up their imaginations and keep the sweet and insane fun going.

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Gifts That Encourage Learning

Children, whether infants or teenagers, are always learning. As parents, we all want to give our children every opportunity we can to explore, create, and expand their minds. The holidays are a time for fun, and we know that learning should be fun as well. Give gifts to the children in your life that encourage learning. There are so many amazing products for kids that spark their imagination and foster a love for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). We think gifts like these are especially great to give to someone else’s child because not only will the child get so much out of whatever you choose, the parents will be happy with you as well. Everyone is happy and kids are learning while they play. These gifts are a win all around!

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Great Gifts for Teens and Tweens

When shopping for teens and preteens, a panic can set in when you realize your gift options have moved out of the world of toys and cute clothes and into a new universe where you feel like nothing you will choose will be right. Of course you can expect to see some high priced electronics on the wish list of most kids this age. However, not everyone can or should buy an iphone for a 15 year old but that doesn’t mean you can’t pick a gift that will still be a huge hit. These suggested gifts encourage preteens and teens to create and express themselves in a time when they are discovering who they are, who they want to be and who they will become.

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Gifts for Babies

When you are making your Christmas list this holiday season you certainly cannot overlook the littlest additions to the family! Babies may be too young to realize that they are being gifted, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good time to stock up on little things that you may need (or want)! Also, it is just so much fun to pick out things for babies, so if you have a few on your shopping list this year we have got you covered.

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Great Gifts for Preschoolers

Preschoolers are little people with big emotions. No one knows how to have fun like a preschooler. Their brilliant minds are exploding and their creativity drives everything they do. Give gifts to your preschoolers this year that will excite them, encourage them and maybe give their parents a few moments of peace! Anyone can walk into a superstore and grab some plastic cartoon character toy. However, these gifts for preschoolers are not your typical ones, and they are sure to surprise both child and parent in the best way!

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Daily Mom Spotlight: SkinFix

Did you know that 30% of all children are affected by eczema?

A serious bout of eczema is not only concerning, but it can be painful and uncomfortable for your baby as they have no way to express the source of their discomfort. This dry, itchy painful rash affects up to 20% of all newborn babies and is on the rise. However, a proper skin regimen can help keep baby’s delicate skin healthy and happy, and keep flare-ups at bay. 

With that in mind, let us introduce you to Skinfix; a Canadian company that makes healing balms and daily care products that treat skin’s most irritating conditions. Today we’ll look at a few of their infant and toddler care products that will make life with eczema so much more tolerable.

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Fun in Fall with Little Tikes

Fall is here! While everyone is rejoicing over the return of all things pumpkin spice and busting out their ugg boots and sweaters, moms are remembering that fall starts the transition to playing indoors more than outdoors. Summer spoils families with all the sunshine and warm weather but playing inside on a cool fall day can be just as fun with the right toys.

Your kiddos won’t mind staying in if they are playing with some of the new toys released this fall by Little Tikes. Little Tikes is well known for making wonderful toys that encourage activity and creativity. You can trust that these toys are safe, as Little Tikes designs all their toys to exceed safety standards. Their toys are regularly tested and retested for lead and other heavy metals and they do not use BPA, latex or harmful PVC and/or phthalates. The best part about the new fall line is that even though you will be playing inside, these toys will keep your babies and toddlers on the move. Colder weather doesn’t have to mean more screen time. Keep things fun in your house with one of these new toys from Little Tikes.

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