Unique Newborn Mementos

Your nursery is complete, and your new little bundle is finally here! The joy of becoming a parent for the first, second or fifth time never gets old. Every ounce of your being is filled with love and pride; and you want to commemorate every milestone of your baby’s life. The days of handwritten scrapbooks and printed photos might be a thing of the past but today, the options for unique mementos and photo art are endless.  The following is a list of 5 of the coolest new ways to commemorate your new baby.

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6 Popular Potty Training Methods

Potty training is not a one-size-fits-all process. Each child is unique and will be ready for the process on their own time. When you feel that your child is ready to move on from diapers, here are 6 popular ways to go about the potty training process. Choose a method that fits your lifestyle and that you believe will suit your child the best.

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Carrier Guide: JJ Cole

You want to be cradling your baby from birth to long beyond but you don’t want the hassle of long strands of fabric or complicated carriers. This is why the carriers from JJ Cole will become your new best friends!

Not only do they offer a carrier that provides the comfort of a fitted cotton tee for snuggling your newborn but they also have a structured carrier with a variety of carry positions. Decide which is right for you!

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How to Raise a Gentleman

He’s the guy opening the door for you, the one helping a stranger change a flat tire on the side of the road in the rain. He knew to give flowers on Mother’s Day without a reminder. He plays fair in relationships because he knows the value in honesty. He respects your opinions even if he disagrees with you. Before becoming prince charming, he was the boy who stood up for the underdog, the kid who knew to lead and not follow – the one who said “please” and “thank you” at the right times without an adult reminding him. Odds are, he had a mom who knew how to raise a gentleman.

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Baby’s 1st Art Supplies: Safe Options for Your Little Artist

Introducing art to your baby at a young age not only gives you something fun to do with them on a daily basis, but it is also a great way to help develop their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Since little ones are all about the tactile experience, there’s a good chance any product you give them will enter their mouth at some point. This is why it is so important to invest in safe, non-toxic art supplies. Read on for some amazing eco-friendly products and fun art ideas that you can introduce to your soon-to-be budding artist.

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Naturalmat USA: Safe, Natural, & Comfortable Sleep for Baby

You have read about why choosing organic bedding and mattress for your baby can be one of the most important things when it comes to your precious one’s safety. You have educated yourself on the Toxic Gas theory of SIDS and all the chemicals that go into making a conventional mattress. It’s very scary and very sad. You want change!

Now what? Where does one start in their search for better organic bedding? There are a handful of organic mattress brands on the market. Some are more or less natural than others. We’d like to introduce you to Naturalmat, our favorite maker of organic bedding and mattresses.

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Sweet & Simple Bedtime Routines

Gone are the days of rocking your baby to sleep, but even now that your little one is a “big kid” snuggled into his or her own bed, having a nighttime routine is just as important as ever. Establishing a routine helps set the stage for a good night’s sleep for your child and for you. At its best, bedtime is a calming ritual. At its worst, it’s bedlam. Learn how to avoid chaos and bring on the calm.

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