Maybe you’ve heard the term “fine motor skills.” Knee deep in breastfeeding and diapers, you probably didn’t have too much time to think about what they are and why they are important for your growing child. Fine motor skills are small muscle movements that usually, but not exclusively, involve the hands and eyes working in tandem to perform movements requiring precision. Discover fun and easy ways to encourage developing fine motor skills at home with Daily Mom!
It’s important to get family photos taken. You want to have your family documented and celebrated and to leave your children with beautiful images that include mom in them. Getting out from behind the camera and in front of it can be a stressful experience, but we have some great tips to help you survive those important family photo shoots stress free.
Like a baby shower is used to celebrate a new baby and gift the parents with the things they might need to raise baby, a blessingway ceremony is a way to honor the mom-to-be and to celebrate this very special moment in her life. We have put together some wonderful traditional and modern elements to help you plan a blessingway ceremony.
Are we there yet? Oh the joys of traveling with kids! Guess what? It doesn’t have to be painful. A little planning and prep can go a long way in making the journey as enjoyable for your little one as the destination. Here are some ideas for packing the ultimate travel activity kit for your kids.
As a parent, the number one thing you want to do is protect your child. The world can be an uncertain place and you want to give your kids the tools to be safe in any situation. The first step for parents of young children is teaching them about strangers and the dangers they pose.
There are so many parenting books out there that it’s hard to know which ones are worth spending your valuable time to read. We’ve rounded up five of the most enlightening parenting books that will really inspire you!
Are you in the market for a dependable convertible car seat that can last your child well into (or past!) their preschool years? Look no further than the Britax Boulevard 70-G3.
There’s a fun trend nowadays of taking a celebratory photo of your baby each month throughout their first year of life. It’s a fantastic way to document how much they’ve grown and changed in that short, but monumental year. Here are seven creative and easy photography ideas for commemorating your baby’s first twelve months of life.
As we creep further into the fall season, many of us who are newer families are yearning to start fun traditions with our children that will leave a lasting impression on them into adulthood. What better way to do this than by starting a fall tradition bucket list?
Whether your first cesarean section was emergency, or planned due to special reasons, you will most likely decide with your doctor early on whether you will be trying for a vaginal birth after cesarean (commonly referred to as “VBAC”) or will schedule a planned c-section this go around. Here are some tips on how to properly prepare yourself for a repeat c-section.
The notion of keeping your toddler safe around your home can be a daunting task when sometimes, their main goal in life is to outsmart you and throw you off your feet. But with our favorite precautionary items in your Mommy arsenal, at least you will be armed for the battle that awaits.
Preparing for the arrival of a new baby can be overwhelming and even more so when it isn’t your first child. Instead of just worrying about how you are going to adjust to being a parent, you are worrying about how your first born will adjust to being an older sibling. Will they welcome their baby brother or sister with open arms or react with anger and jealousy? While there is no way of knowing exactly how your child will react to a new baby in the household (and a lot of it depends on their age) there are several things you can do to prepare them for the big arrival.
She’s full of unsolicited advice. This lady thinks that she knows how to live your life better than you do, and offers her pearls of wisdom at every turn. From your relationship with your partner to your finances, career, friends and children, she’s never without something to say. Nearly every sentence she says starts with “my kid would never…” You’re tired of convincing yourself that she means well. She’s opened her mouth and overstepped her bounds again, and it’s time to set her straight before you lose your cool and flip a table in true “Real Housewives of New Jersey” fashion. Sound like someone you know? Learn how to handle your know-it-all friend.
Baby video monitors are a vital element to getting a good night’s sleep when you become a parent. Leaving your little one in his nursery for the first time can be an overwhelming and emotional task; but finding the right monitor can put your mind to ease. If you’re looking for a reliable, high tech monitor that not only functions at the highest standards but looks sleek and modern in your baby’s nursery, look no further than Levana.
Levana, a branch of the well known security brand name SVAT, introduced the very first color video baby monitor to the world over a decade ago, and continues to be a leader in baby monitors worldwide today. While Levana offers a line of various styles of monitors to suit the needs of every type of parent and fit every style of home, the following are two of our very favorites:
We love getting to know our readers, and interacting with you on a more personal level. We also love giving you the opportunity to win some of our favorite products!
We’ve had photo contests in the past that have been specifically geared towards parents of babies, and now we’d love to hear from the parents of school-aged children.
Submit your favorite “Back To School Themed” photo on the Daily Mom facebook page wall, and you will be automatically entered into our photo contest for September.
The prize up for grabs is a personalized I See Me lunchbox with a chalkboard inside.
We can’t wait to see all the backpacks, school busses, and smiling faces wearing new school clothes!
For more contest information, visit our photo contest page.