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Top 12 Minimalist Baby Toys For the First Year (& Beyond)

Inside: Looking for minimalist baby toys that will add value (not clutter) to your babe’s life? The best part about this list is that many of these toys will grow WITH your baby and will be played long after she’s left the baby years behind. Babies come with lots of stuff. At least, that’s what …

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10 Easy Ways to Toddler Proof Your Christmas Decorations

Inside: You look forward to Christmas every year! That is, until you had a walking, talking, grabbing toddler on the loose. But all is not lost – use these tips to toddler proof your Christmas decorations, so you can still have a [mostly] holly jolly Christmas. Ahhh…..Christmas.  Who doesn’t love the festive music, twinkly lights, …

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Baby Essentials for the First 3 Months (from a mom of 5)

Inside: According to a mom of 5, these 40+ baby essentials for the first 3 months will make your life SO much easier those first few months with your newborn. Could you live without them if you had to? Sure. But trust me when I say: you really don’t want to. Every baby registry checklist …

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The Top 5 Baby Proofing Ideas You Should Actually Take Seriously

Inside: Is babyproofing really necessary? A minimalist, laid-back parent’s first instinct might be, “No way!” But in our modern world where primary caregivers are juggling a million responsibilities, these 5 baby proofing ideas are the ones you should actually make the effort to implement (hint: no toilet seat locks required).  If you still live in …

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Ditch Formula Feeding Guilt for GOOD with These 5 Truths

Inside: Five truths you need to hear to finally let go of formula feeding guilt. Also read one mom’s personal experience – her rocky journey to formula feeding and what helped her to finally accept and believe (not just know) that fed really is best. When I had my first baby in 2009, breastfeeding was most …

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Babywise Method: Does It Really Work? (from a mom who tried it)

Inside: The Babywise method for sleep training and caring for your new baby comes with strong recommendations and strict schedules – all promising “the gift of nighttime sleep.” But does it work? This in-depth review examines the promises Babywise makes and whether or not the desired outcome – getting your baby to sleep through the …

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Formula Feeding on the Go: 5 Essential Tips from a Pro

Inside: Formula feeding almost always means more stuff – more bottles, more cleaning, more mess. But that does NOT mean you have to be house-bound to make it work! Use these 5 essential tips for formula feeding on the go to make running a quick errand or even traveling long-distance with your baby a BREEZE. …

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How to Potty Train a Baby: Everything You Need to Know

Inside: A comprehensive guide for how to potty train a baby, including the pros and cons of early potty training. Get solutions to problems parents face during early potty training and answers to commonly asked questions. Potty training is my very least favorite parenting task. I think it ranks even lower than the stomach bug …

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Why I Quit Cry It Out (and I’m so thankful I did)

Inside: I tried Babywise parenting with my first child – schedule feeding, and especially Cry It Out (CIO). When my baby was five-months-old, I finally quit Cry-It-Out, and I’m so glad I did! I like steps. I love plans. And I really love control. And sleep, did I mention sleep? So when someone close to …

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How to Survive Your First Few Weeks with a Newborn

Inside: Your first few weeks with a newborn are magical and intense and exhausting all at the same time. Learn what you and your baby need most, plus 8 essential tips for surviving those first few weeks after birth. A few months ago I experienced what I hope will be my last first few weeks …

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