Today marks the first day of the 11th Annual ABC Kids Expo, the biggest private trade show for baby and kids products featuring over 800 exhibitors from 66 countries. Two of our editors here at Daily Mom have traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada to attend this year’s show!
How many children to have is a very personal decision. Some couples immediately know they want a few kids, while others know they’re done after just one. In recent years, having an only child is becoming more and more common. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, families with just one child have nearly doubled since the 1960s. In fact, 1 in 5 American families have just one child. But, only children often get a bad rap. These myths about only children — and their parents — are completely untrue.
You step out of the sweltering sun into your kitchen after an intense run. Sweat is running down your face as you reach for a glass in the cupboard. You turn on the faucet and watch the icy cold water run into your glass in anticipation. Your body tingles in delight as that first sip hits your lips. But wait! With every sip of water you take, do you know what else you could potentially be putting into your body? How about some Giardia lamblia… a little arsenic… a touch of lead and mercury… and some asbestos to top it off. That is just a small percentage of the toxins that could be lurking in your water legally under the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations.
For many families pumpkin carving is an annual fall tradition. However, the mess and use of sharp cutting tools can be a deterrent for parents of young ones. Skip the hassle of carving with these alternative ideas for decorating pumpkins with your kids.
One of your child’s favorite future pastimes may be to reminisce and browse through old photographs of herself as a child. A fun fall time tradition to start could be achieved easily through photos – as they are the best way to preserve memories that will last a lifetime. Plus, with so many fun and unique ways to utilize your photos, what’s to stop you from taking the plunge and committing to annual fall photos?
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.
Do you adore the look of big striped curtains, but struggle to find them in your ideal colors, and customized drapes just aren’t in your budget? Why don’t you try your hand at making them?
What is one of the sweetest things about Halloween other than candy? Beautiful babies dressed up in Halloween costumes! With Halloween just a few weeks away, we’ve put together 10 of the most adorable costumes for little ones who are not quite toddling yet.
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.
Take a look at the ingredients lists of some of your favorite bath, body and hair products. Chances are, many of them contain Aloe Vera. This powerful gel, that comes from the pulp inside the leaves of the Aloe Vera plant, contains over 200 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and more. It provides a creamy, softening base to products from hand lotions to shampoos, and everything in between. It’s no surprise that many people are starting to grow their own Aloe Vera plants just to reap in the benefits of this miracle gel. Below are some of the most useful and surprising uses for Aloe.
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 sick of seeing your child in the same store-bought Halloween costume as fifty other children in your neighborhood? Do you want to find them something unique without having to make it yourself? Avoid a last minute trip to your local big box store by checking out the costumes available in our round up of ten places to find unique Halloween costumes.