9 Essential Items For Your Baby’s Nursery

You are expecting your first baby. What do you buy? What do you skip? These are some of the questions that are constantly bugging new parents. Everything seems important and maybe it is, but what is essential? It’s important to buy the most important items first and add non-essentials as you move along. Designing a nursery and decorating is a fun way to bond with your partner as you figure out colours, and how to add a bit of personality in your child’s room. It’s…

Your Baby 7 – 12 Months: Recommended Toys

Playing with your baby stimulates them, connects them to you, the world and shapes their perception of the environment around them. Babies become happy and excited during play which leads to better sleeping patterns or to sleep itself. When choosing toys, it’s recommended that you choose based on the child’s age and the games you’d like him to participate in. There is various kind of games such as music games and strengthening games which teach the baby vocalization, rhythm, motor control and coordination. When choosing toys,…

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10 Ways to Create an Educational Environment in your Own Home

In 2006, I took my boyfriend (and future husband) to Kenya for the first time.  We were in the middle of what felt like a never-ending tour to meet Aunties, Uncles, and Cousins.  One afternoon, we visited one of my favourite cousins, her husband, and their 10-month old daughter.   At this point in my life, I had had very little experience with babies and wasn’t quite sure how to entertain them.  When the introductions were done, my cousin put the baby on the…

Baby Poop Chart : What does your Baby’s Poop Mean?

Before having kids you could not imagine ever caring, let alone talking about poop. As a new mum, it won’t be long before you become obsessed with the contents of your baby’s diaper.  It will seem to feature in almost all your conversations with other parents. From colour to texture to smell, you might find yourself sometimes wondering, “Is this normal? You might have to check out this important baby poop info to see what your baby’s diaper may reveal. The stage after means more dirty diapers…