Bonding With Your Infant

Most women, especially new moms, believe that all babies wet themselves a lot or eat and cry around-the-clock. But this is not true. Babies or infants know what is going on even at their young age. This is why it’s important to start bonding with your infant from early with a lot of eye and skin contact. The information in this article will give you some useful pointers on how to develop a closer bond with your baby. But, first you need to understand the importance of bonding. Even though infants cannot focus clearly during the first couple of months, they usually learn to identify faces Read More

Does Your Child Get Enough Sleep?

Today, many school-aged children are affected by lack of sleep, just like the busy adults. This is not surprising since these children have jam-packed schedules which include homework and various after school activities such as playing video-games with friends, watching TV and browsing the web. All of these things help to contribute to chronic deprivation of sleep. Most parents are not ensuring that kids get sufficient rest, especially those with busy lifestyles. Does your child get enough sleep? Read on to find out more if you suspect that your child has an insomnia problem. Studies show that Read More

Choosing a Nanny Agency that works for you

Making the decision to hire a nanny is something that can come back to haunt you if not done with prudence. Not only are you welcoming this new person into your home, he or she is entrusted with the care and nurturing of your child so it is imperative that you hire the most appropriately skilled person for the job. A professional nanny agency, like Rainbow Nannies, can help you find the ideal nanny for your family. There are a variety of nanny agencies just waiting, eager to help you find the perfect nanny. Just as there are good and not so good nannies out there, the same applies to agencies. Read More

Destination: Family Fun

I’s time for frolicking about and creating memorable family moments. Everyone is aware of the “Big Five” attractions: Disneyland, Universal Studios, Sea World, Magic Mountain and Knott’s Berry Farm. Other destinations may not be as well known, but offer great times for all ages. You won’t find any dinosaur remains at the La Brea Tar Pits of Los Angeles, but there are bones from a saber tooth tiger and other extinct animals. The Page Museum offers kids an exciting look at some extraordinary fossils and if the kids are really into artifacts head over to Exposition Park and check out Read More

Go to sleep little baby

Brahms lullaby has long been the standard for singing little ones to sleep and oftentimes it works like magic. Still, there are some little insomniacs that just can’t seem to settle into sleep mode and others that fight tooth and nail to stay awake. Parents and nannies become exhausted as the sleepless hours drag on. If this happens to you there are some things you should consider: Over stimulation – Is there too much activity right before bedtime? Children may feel like they’re going to miss something if there is always a lot of activity taking place before bedtime. Lively play and Read More

Nannies VS Daycare

Parents are faced with difficult decisions on a daily basis and sometimes it seems as though what worked yesterday is just not working today. For some, childcare can fall into this category. Deciding whether to use day care or hire a nanny might be a tough decision depending on the circumstances. Both avenues have their advantages and disadvantages. Knowing the pros and cons of each can help you make a more informed decision. There is a lot to be said for the socialization that daycare centers provide. For toddlers and preschool children, a daycare center can provide the physical and intellectual Read More

Serendipitous Snacking

When it comes to snack foods, many parents choose what’s readily available or what’s convenient. This often means highly processed, sugary foods with little or no nutritional value. Wise parents choose serendipitous snacking – offering kids fun foods they enjoy that are good for them. You may be surprised to learn that offering your kids healthy snacks can cost less than the more expensive processed snacks that have considerably less nutritional value. Also keeping an open mind and a willingness to try new things can broaden the tastes of your children, making snack time a culinary adventure. Read More

Expel Those Back To School Blues

It’s always amazing how quickly summer fun seems to come to an end and a new school year is staring you in the face. Some kids are anxious to get back into the swing of things and others greet the prospect of going back to school with the proverbial kicking and screaming! You can minimize the pain and accentuate the more positive aspects of returning to school by creating fun, family rituals. Many kids enjoy the trip to the mall for new school clothes. Even if uniforms are the order of the day, there are some things you can purchase to make it all fun. Most schools have a day during the week Read More
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