Things I Love: Boon FrogPod

p. I bought the “Boon FrogPod”:http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000RYG3BO?ie=UTF8&tag=littlefeet-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B000RYG3BO with bath toys when Spice was six-months-old and have loved using it for her bath every single day. I opted for this one instead of the Boon Frog Pod alone because the $10 difference seemed worth it for bath toys, and I don’t regret the choice. I really liked […]

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DIY Toddler Diaper Bag

p. I recently wrote about “making your own baby diaper bag”:http://www.crunchyparenting.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2011/09/timbuk2-freestyle1.jpg2010/07/make-your-own-diaper-bag-for-babies/. I pointed out how you tend to carry more stuff around when they’re small, and can get away with less stuff as they get older and more mobile. With most toddlers, you can start leaving more and more stuff at home (or in a […]

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Home Remedies for the Cold or Flu

p. I have been struck down with a cold. Or maybe it’s a flu. (I haven’t gotten around to taking my temperature, but I seem to have chills and fatigue of some sort.) I blame the spouse-unit for bringing something into the house, since Spice and I have been pretty homebound with all the heat […]

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Make Your Own Diaper Bag for Babies

Let’s face it. Even as a first-time parent, I noticed that most diaper bags are impractical, overly bulky or just downright ugly. After doing a bit of online research on the topic, I came to the conclusion that you carry the most stuff around when they’re small: burp clothes, feeding equipment, swaddling blankets, carriers, several […]

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What’s In Your Child’s Toybox?

Walk into any major toy store these days and you’ll find no shortage of things for your children to do. Thay can play with cars and trains, or dolls and ponies, build houses, and more. Yet, in spite of what appears to be an amazing selection, I’ve started to look at toy stores differently since […]

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Put Down That Remote!

We’ve all heard it. Excessive TV watching is bad for you. You know you do it. You have it on in the evening and end up parked there for longer than you planned. Or maybe you find yourself guilty of parking your toddler in front of it for “just one Blues Clues” while you catch […]

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6 Bedtime Rituals for Parents & Toddlers

A successful bedtime starts with a successful before-bed ritual. Would you go jogging for an hour and then throw your sweaty self down in bed to sleep? Probably not. Likewise, toddlers need a winding-down transition after dinner to get ready for sleep. Here are some ideas: * _Start with an “evening bathtime ritual”:http://www.crunchyparenting.com/2010/03/7-simple-bathtime-rituals-for-parents-toddlers that works […]

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Things I Love: Stokke Tripp Trapp chair

I’ve seen some god-awful highchairs in my time. I remember one in particular that had a popular name brand attached to it. From looks alone, it seemed kinda classy – wood high chair, with rounded corners and some plastic bit over the arms so you could attach a tray to it. But it was clunky […]

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Pregnancy: Round Two

Being pregnant again feels so different from the first time around. After my first peeing-on-the-stick experience, I had the rollercoaster emotions of shock, happiness, disbelief, wonder and more than a little frustration at the timing. This time, I just looked at it and went “Huh”. Then I sat quietly on the news for almost a […]

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