As parents, we have a love-hate relationship with baby walkers. On one hand, they are big and bulky, hard to store, and can run over toes.
On the other, they provide a safe place for baby to play and practice walking while giving parents a much-needed, well-deserved break.
Do you use your walker as a portable high chair or mobile snack station?
Have you noticed dirt and hair buildup on the framing or around the wheels?
With constant use, baby walkers can get very messy, and need to be cleaned to prevent bacteria growth and keep your baby healthy.
There are few things better than the smell of a baby after a bath, but bath time isn’t always the easiest.
Some little ones dread getting into the water, which can cause quite a headache for mom and dad.
You can make bath time fun and more appealing by incorporating some fun bath toys.
Not only do they help associate baths with playtime, but they can also be a fun way for parents and babies to bond through interaction.
As parents, we often wait on the edge of our seats in anticipation of our babies’ first wobbly steps. We envision the day when she is running and climbing, ready to explore everything around her. We want to show her the world and all the excitement it has to offer.
It is easy to get carried away when those first steps occur. You want to run to the nearest store and browse the vast selection of adorable toddler shoes.
The excitement is understandable, but you may want to take a moment before making your purchase. There are actually several things to consider before your child is ready to put her feet into that first pair of walking shoes.
A baby’s first steps can be bittersweet for some parents. It signifies the end of babyhood, when that little bundle grows from a baby into a toddler, and can cause stress to parents, as there is no area that is off limits anymore.
On the other hand, it is a joyous time, when the celebration of proper growth and independence commences. That smile of immense pride cannot help but to break across mom and dad’s faces as those chunky, clumsy legs make their way across the floor.
How do you know when your baby is ready to start walking?