The best place to start is by taking small “baby” steps. Attempting to set unrealistic goals too fast will only result in burn out and failures. For instance, you do not want to try to hold yourself to working out every day for an hour when it just will not feasibly fit into your schedule. Doing this, will only cause you to find fault with yourself and further deter you from getting back into a “normal” routine.
There are many affordable changes you can make without risks to your baby or toddler. It is also beneficial to get your children and little ones involved, if old enough, in the planning process, especially for their bedrooms, play room, and other areas of the home. Some of these can also be quite fun learning experiences for your young one, too! (read more…)
Dress Your Baby in Layers
Since morning temperatures tend to be a bit cooler, start with a t-shirt or onesie for the bottom layer. Next a pair of pants and a long sleeve shirt. Socks should go on the feet before shoes or baby booties. You will also one to put a hoodie or sweatshirt on your baby and remember to pack a rain jacket and umbrella in case of rain. As the day warms up, you can peel off the layers, or if things get colder, you can put on their jacket. (read more…)
Step # 1 – Get Your Child Involved
If your child is no longer an infant, there is no reason to not make them help spring clean their room. If you do all the work, they will expect you to clean it for them each time it gets unsightly. (read more…)
Causes of Diaper Rash
There are all sorts of different causes that can cause diaper rash on your baby’s sensitive areas. Some of the more common ones are: (read more…)
Baby Bath Tubs – Getting down on your hands and knees to bathe your baby in a full-sized tub is not much fun while recovering after giving birth. Baby bath tubs can be used on the counter top and other areas where you can easily wash your baby.
Pacifiers and Pacifier Holders – Your baby will enjoy pacifiers to keep the content. Pacifier holders are great for storing a few clean pacifiers. (read more…)
Before heading outside, it is important to make sure you are well prepared by following these useful tips and suggestions: (read more…)
Being Released from Hospital
If you forgot to pack appropriate clothing prior to delivery, have your spouse, partner, or close friend or family member bring you comfortable clothing, appropriate for the time of year. New mothers do best to wear loose fitting clothing that feels roomy, at least for the first week or so, after delivering a baby. (read more…)
Unfortunately, parents think their child will be safe if they are bundled up and can remain in their car seat or booster seater, locked in the car, while they run into a store to pick up something quickly. However, quick trips into a store often never happen and a parent may end up spending much longer in the store than they had anticipated. During this time your unattended child is at risk from several hazards including: (read more…)
Here at Apple Babies, we understand the joys a new baby can bring, but at the same time do not want you to overlook your toddler. We are pleased to offer the following tips and suggestions to help make the transition for everyone in your family a little easier. (read more…)
2. Play as much as you possibly can. Nothing is more fun than playing with your baby and watching all your tension leaving from your long day. This is also a great way to help forge a trusting and positive relationship with your baby. (read more…)
Tip # 1
Schedule outings for early in the morning or later in the evening. The hottest part of the day is from around 11 AM until 5 PM. If you must go out during this time, make sure you properly dress your baby and take steps to protect them from exposure to direct sunlight for extended periods of time. (read more…)
You will want to make a checklist of baby proofing tasks to complete and identify potential hazards. One of the easiest ways to do this is to lay on the floor, at your baby’s level, and look around each room in your home. Ask yourself what items could you baby reach, stick their fingers in, pull on, or pull over, like unsecure book shelves, TV stands, electrical outlets, hanging cords, and so on. (read more…)
Some toddlers are ready around age 2, while others may not be open to the idea until they are 3 or 4. If you attempt to potty train your child too soon, he or she may resist the training, or take much longer to train. Ask yourself the following questions to see if it might be time to start potty training your child: (read more…)
1. You will want to check your vehicle owner’s manual on where to place a car seat in your vehicle. There are several different ways to secure a car seat in vehicles. Many vehicles allow you to use the latch system, to secure your child’s car seat securely, to your vehicle. They will also most likely recommend you place the car seat in the center of your vehicle, to ensure your child’s safety. (read more…)
With colder temperatures and snow, it is your job as a parent to ensure your baby remains warm all throughout the winter. But like most new parents, it can be difficult learning what is effective and works and what does not. Before the winter storms roll in and you find yourself unprepared, now is a great time to visit baby specialty stores in Toronto and pick up the right products for your new baby and their first winter.
How can I keep my baby warm while they are sleeping?
It is never a good idea to pile blankets on top of your newborn baby. This creates safety hazards where your baby could get tangled up in the blankets and suffocate. It is better to put your baby to bed without any loose coverings, as well as no pillows. The trick to keeping your baby warm is making sure their sleeping environment is comfortable, but not too hot.