Baby Name Meanings

Speaking as a Bryan (British origin meaning "strong, virtuous, and honorable"), I'm really proud of my name. And I think that I - mostly - live up to the title! Of course, my mother would probably disagree; I think the phrase "little devil" would probably pass her lips if she was describing me during many stages of my childhood. But then, my mother has her own issues; apparently her name...

The Smell of Baby Poo…Make it go Away!

When our daughter was born, we received a Diaper Genie Diaper Pail from a very good friend of ours. We didn’t realize how much we needed this simple but brilliant invention. From the very first day we brought her home, we couldn’t believe how many diapers we would go through! Am I right!? How can this little human pee and poo so much!  Thankfully, we had the Diaper Genie Diaper Pail to...

A Little Advice For New Parents

As a new parent you face many problems and issues that you need to understand and deal with immediately. Newborns do not come with an instruction book so here is some information on some things that you need to know about. Bathing your baby: Your baby's umbilical cord will fall off in about one to two weeks after they are born. Until it falls out, you should only give your baby sponge baths. You...

At-Home Activities for Infants During Stay-At-Home Orders

The COVID-19 pandemic put a hard stop to our daughter attending daycare as our state closed licensed daycare centers for over 3 months. In March 2020, our home quickly needed to become a place where a 4 month old would be comfortable, entertained, and challenged.  Below are the toys and activity centers that helped us balance taking care of our infant while navigating work from home orders. I...

The Family Bed

There's an old tradition in Ireland, the wake bed, a family bed where the dead are waked. Well, the family bed takes on a whole new meaning when you have children: the awake bed! When your new baby arrives home from the hospital all your plans to not spoil him go out the window. He is a tiny little soul and you are his slave. He squeaks, you run. You are completely in his control! You planned to...

The Low Down on Baby Monitors

The first baby monitors were really just a small intercom you hung by your baby's crib so you would know if they started crying. Advances in design and technology have improved and so have the baby monitors you can purchase. Baby Monitors are used by millions of families every year to help watch over their newborns and older babies. Some now sense movement, sound, and some even have visual...

COVID-19 & Daycare

As many of you, we have been home working our butts off, while also managing to parent our children and give them an environment to learn and grow as we look to make up for the lack of daycare and school for the moment. The stress of COVID-19 has affected us all in so many ways. Some of us have lost our jobs, some of us have taken pay cuts, some of us have even taken on more work without extra...

A Baby Shower Really Is A Time for Celebration For Everyone

Celebrating the upcoming arrival of a new baby is exciting but at the same time, it's often a situation in which both parents can feel much anxiety. These feelings of anxiety are especially strong for first-time parents. There is so much to know and so many different items are needed to provide proper infant care.  The idea of the baby shower came about as both a special time for family and...

The 10 Child Safety Devices You Need in Your Home

Did you know that you can childproof your home for a fraction of what it would cost to have a professional do it? Child safety devices are available at hardware stores, baby equipment shops, supermarkets, drug stores, home and linen stores, and through mail order catalogues. Here are 10 child safety devices you need to help prevent injuries to young children. 1. Safety latches and locks use on...

Baby Expenses – When Money is Tight, and Baby’s on the Way…

As you probably know, baby expense should be high on your list of things to plan for, before the baby comes. There is no cheap way to have and raise a baby: it takes sweat, work, lots of cash, patience, and more to have a happy, healthy baby. Some studies suggest that you will spend anywhere between $150,000 and $200,000 for your kids by the time they are 18 years old, not including private...
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