My Favorite Sleeping Gear: Babies To Preschoolers

My Favorite Sleeping Gear: Babies To Preschoolers

Overall, my kids are good sleepers. I am not saying this to brag, we definitely go through phases of sleeping problems. But, since all three kids are pretty good sleepers, I thought it would be useful to share my favorite sleeping gear for babies through preschool age. The sleeping gear alone will not magically turn your child into a good sleeper, but having it can help you get there. Finally, I only write about gear I have personally used. I…

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Sleeping Arrangements When Traveling With Toddlers

Sleeping Arrangements When Traveling With Toddlers

With the holidays approaching, there might be some traveling in your future. I thought this would be a good time to share what I learned about kids, traveling, and sleeping. This past summer we traveled with our 3-year-old twins on two week-long vacations. On these trips we faced the new obstacle of the girls no longer sleeping in Pack N Plays. They now sleep in regular beds, which means they are able to get out of bed. This is a…

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Enter To Win A $50 Amex Gift Card From Have Twins First

Enter To Win A $50 Amex Gift Card From Have Twins First

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How To Prevent Picky Eating From Your Toddler

How To Prevent Picky Eating From Your Toddler

I hear the same story from parents all the time…my baby¬†used to eat everything, all of a sudden he’s picky. This story usually happens around 18 months to 2 years, the prime of the toddler years. I had a similar experience just as my twins were turning 2 years old, where they stopped eating whatever was offered. The twins are now 3 years old and they are great eaters. Of course they continue to test the boundaries, mostly by asking…

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The Advantages to Feeding Solid Foods to Twins

The Advantages to Feeding Solid Foods to Twins

Now that I have had the opportunity to start solids with both twins and a singleton, I thought I would share my list of advantages for feeding twins versus just one baby. Let’s face it, twins require a lot of work. It’s nice to be reminded of some of the things that are easier with twins. Advantages Less likely to waste food – If one of the babies doesn’t like the food you are offering, maybe the other one will….

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Starting Solids – Top 5 Tips

Starting Solids – Top 5 Tips

Starting Solids Just as you’ve got this whole feeding schedule down with your baby, it feels like you blinked and it’s time to start solids. Don’t get me wrong, starting new foods is one of my favorite steps in the first year. I’ve always found it fun to see my baby’s face as she tries out a new food. But, this new adventure means a change in routine, which is not always the easiest thing to navigate as parents. Like…

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A Bumblebee Themed First Birthday Party

A Bumblebee Themed First Birthday Party

We are back! After a wonderful summer doing some traveling and enjoying the outdoors it is time to get back in the swing of things. The twins started preschool last week, very exciting! To celebrate I thought it would be fun to look back on their first birthday party and share all the ideas I put together to create a bumblebee themed party. Idea Nothing in particular led me to the bumblebee idea besides that their birthday is in the…

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Get Your Baby To Sleep Through the Night – Top 5 Tips

Get Your Baby To Sleep Through the Night – Top 5 Tips

I have been writing a lot of posts about babies and sleep lately. I decided to put together a list of the most important things to help your baby learn good sleeping habits. Unless otherwise specified, these tips are meant to be implemented starting at the 6 month mark or later. Put your baby in her crib when she starts to get sleepy Rather than holding her to fall asleep, put her down when she’s showing signs of being tired….

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