On the Road Again
Just like Willy Nelson, I could not wait to get on the road again.
After five years of marriage my husband and I had traveled to France, Florida, Missouri, Georgia, and the Caribbean. We had also taken many weekend trips around my husband's hectic work schedule.
That all changed January 16, 1992 - or so we thought.
The next three months were a blur; bottles, diapers, and lack of sleep, times two. When I finally returned to work, after twelve weeks, my life had drastically changed.
My husband and I did not venture on another vacation for seven years. By that time the twins were seven and our youngest was two.
I quickly learned how traveling with our youngest children could be fun, exciting and definitely not tiresome. With a family of five our preferred mode of travel is driving.
We make our hotel stops safe, fun, and exciting by following some simple rules, and, with minimal planning, easy.
Just remember that jumping up from your chair each time your toddler/preschooler reaches danger is exhausting!
1. Travel with a child proofing kit: electrical outlet covers, doorknob covers, string to tie cabinets closed and the number to the poison control center.
2. Don't open windows or trust the safety of screens; they can be pushed out by an assertive toddler.
3. Check the room for hazards, such as lamps that can pulled down, sharp edges on coffee tables, poison plants or throw rugs.
4. Check for small objects left by previous occupants in drawers, cabinets or under the nightstands or beds.
5. Take the knobs off of stoves and return them when needed.
6. Remove electrical cords that might be hazardous.
7. Remove chemicals from beneath the sink in the kitchen or bathroom.
The Mystery Around Colic
You are a proud parent of a happy and healthy 2 week old baby. You and your spouse have both now gotten into a routine that is comfortable concerning nightly feedings, changing and enjoying your new little one. Your life seems perfect.
Baby Girl Clip Art
The online baby girl clip art images help you to design attractive invitation cards and e-greetings easily. The World Wide Web is a great storehouse of information on any subject matter (we too are aiming to contributing to this store). Nowadays, many websites (both paid and free) host baby girl clip art images, baby boy clip art images as well as baby shower clip art images.
Getting to Know Your Baby: Babys Second Month Guide
Time has flown. Your little bundle of joy has been a partof your home for more than four weeks now. The new dad andmum are now more relaxed, confident, and really enjoy theirnew responsibilities (at least most of the time). Here are afew pointers on what to expect in baby's second month.
Information on Purchasing Babys Dresser
Babys dresser or baby chest of drawers make up the best part of the baby's nursery furniture collection. They are simple and make the baby's nursery look really cute. The nursery dressers made of wood should compliment the furniture in the room quite handsomely.
Wasp and Bee Stings to Babies
Are you expecting a baby? Are you planning on having a baby soon? Want to know how to make a baby? No, I'm only kidding. The thing is, if you have, or will have a baby some time soon, you may just like to consider what to do to treat and to prevent wasp and bee stings. I will also cover houseflies.
Brainy Babies: Is it Genes, Diet, or Playing the Right Baby Games that Tip the Scales?
As parents we all want the very best for our children, so how do we give them a headstart right from conception and in those first important months of life?
Infantile Cradle Cap - Symptoms and Treatments
What is cradle cap?What is the cause?
Quality Baby Strollers Should Last for Years
The baby carriage or buggy has come along way. Thanks to companies such as Cosco, Graco, Peg Perego, Evenflo, Century and Maclaren strollers have become an indispensable baby and toddler transport product.
Beyond Flash Card : How To Do The Infant Visual Stimulation In Fun And Creative Ways
Babies learn about the environment surrounding them through five senses: vision, hearing, touching, smelling and tasting. Of those five senses, vision is the least developed sense a baby has at birth.
The Five Best Baby Shower Gifts
Ask first time parents-to-be what baby shower gifts they would like to receive. Watch their response -- you'll quite likely see a look of real confusion on their faces! Or maybe they'll come up with a stock answer like "diapers" or something similar.
Teach Your Baby To Read English
If your child's first language is not English, he or she canstill become an excellent English reader and writer. Yourbaby is on the way to successful English reading if she isbeginning to learn many words and is interested in learningto read in her first language. You can help by supportingher in her first language as she learns English. Talk withher, read with her, encourage her to draw and write.
Advantages Of A Sheepskin Underlay For Babies
Sheepskin offers unique advantages as an underlay for babies. One of the advantages of a sheepskin underlay for babies is portability. Sheepskin is lightweight and easily rolled up, which means that you can always keep a sheepskin underlay at hand to provide a sanitary layer beneath your baby.
Baby Shower Games: The Good, the Bad and the Ugh!
Games can make or break a shower. The best can break the ice and liven up the party. The worst can bore and embarrass. So, how can you avoid this?
The Personality Traits of a Leo Baby
Your Leo Baby..
Child Safety in the Home
In the 15-year period from 1982 to 1996, the leading cause of death among young children was accidents, poisoning and violence (external causes) -- these accounted for about 46% of all deaths among Australian children.
How Often Should A One-Month Baby Go for Check Up?
What happen during the first month of your newborn, does your baby need check up? In the first weeks after birth, your newborn begins a series of routine check ups. These are called well child visits. All healthcare professions have individual approaches to the timing and frequencies of these visits. In general, you should take your baby for a checkup within a week after delivery and thereafter, one or two visits during the first month as recommended by your doctor.
Unique and Unusual Baby Names
Today one of the biggest trends in naming is choosing a unique name. Those of us who grew up in the 70's and 80's undoubtedly knew multiple Jennifers, Amys, Michaels and Johns, and many parents want their child to have a more unusual name. Parents have dusted off old classics, combined names and altered spellings in the hopes of saving their child from the fate of being known throughout their school years as "Amy with a Y" or "Michael R, the one with brown hair." So how do you find a name that is unique and unusual? Here are some suggestions, along with a few warnings.
Some parents have the shock of hearing their young child start stammering as a toddler. I am somebody who runs a speech centre in Birmingham, England, I now help people to achieve fluency.
Potty Training Facts
Potty training, toilet training, toilet teaching or toilet learning are names frequently used to describe how kids learn to use the bathroom independently.
Baby Monitor Technology - A Buyers Guide
What is a baby monitor & why do I need one?