"Stay in bed until you see the sun." Gro Clock shows stars when child should be sleeping and switches to a sun when it's okay to get up. Parents set the time they want the sun to show....I wonder if this would actually work.
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Gro Clock -- "Stay in bed until you see the sun!" This clock displays a sleepy star during nighttime hours, and a cheerful sun during the day. Parents choose what time the sun appears, so the child knows when it's ok to get out of bed. PURE GENIUS!
"Stay in bed until you see the sun." Gro Clock shows stars when child should be sleeping and switches to a sun when it's okay to get up. Parents set the time they want the sun to show. What a neat idea for when Gwen is older!
Jen: maybe you need this for "A"....Stay in bed until you see the sun!" This clock displays a sleepy star during nighttime hours, and a cheerful sun during the day. Parents choose what time the sun appears, so the child knows when it's ok to get out of bed. Do they have this for my size too! Lol. Oh yes it's called an alarm clock!
Ziplock bags in a wipe dispenser, much cheaper than the disposable diaper sacks and air tight to keep the stinky diapers from stinking! It never leaves my changing table...genius , if I must say!
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Baby stuff/ good ideas for rooms
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inflatable pool as a baby play area. Genius! Wish I knew this when my kids were that age! oh well
inflatable pool as a baby play area. Good idea!
inflatable pool as a baby play area, totally doing this GREAT IDEA
cardboard box town
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Create a small world play scene in a giant cardboard box! #kids #toys #diy
awesome idea. Giant cardboard box becomes a play area to contain toys.....AND you can draw on it.
Giant cardboard box city Best idea ever!
small world play - cardboard box town - great idea
BabyLit board books are amazing in quality and in fun!
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green apple, red apple and black grapes panda bear
Bento panda snack: green apples, red apples & black grapes.
Creative Food Plate: Panda with Bamboo
#panda #kids #food #kidsfood
food art - panda and bamboo and charry blossoms - asian theme - green apples and black grapes
APPLE PANDA HEALTHY FUN FOOD FOR KID FRESH FRUIT EASY QUICK CHEAP INEXPENSIVE DESSERT SNACK CREATIVE IDEA ART +++ OSO PANDA POSTRE SANO DIVERTIDO PARA NIÑOS MERIENDA ARTE SANA SALUDABLE COMIDA FACIL RAPIDO BARATO
The Molar Muncher is a pacifier that soothes the entire gum line simultaneously. | 36 Ingenious Things You'll Want As A New Parent
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For all my Pinterest friends that have teething babies: The Molar Muncher is a pacifier that soothes the entire gum line simultaneously. | 36 Ingenious Things You'll Want As A New Parent
on my to get for Baby Bazz as well!! THIS IS A MUST HAVE FOR PARENTS. WORTH THE $. NANNY APPROVED. Molar Muncher-molar, teether, muncher, teething, baby, newborn, infant, girl, boy, green, blue, baby shower gift, pacifier, BPA free, silicone, made in usa
The Molar Muncher is a pacifier that soothes the entire gum line simultaneously. What a great idea. I wish this was around when my kids were teething.
Baby Language Lesson 1 part 1 - YouTube: I so wish I had seen this when we brought our baby home!!
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Decoding baby cries. It really works!
▶ Baby Language Lesson 1 part 1 - YouTube A lady (Dunstan) from Australia could listen to a piece of Mozart once and then play it back perfectly on her violin when she was five years old. Her parents discovered that she had "photographic" hearing. When Dunstan had her first baby, she began to distinguish her son's cries...and then noticed that other babies had the same cries. So she developed a training DVD to teach parents what their baby is saying with each cry. (Dunstan Baby Language)
New Moms- Read this! If only I had know this with my first sweet little crying baby, I could have saved myself and my baby hours of frustration! (Baby DIY)
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5 activities to do with the same 6 lines of tape
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indoor activities with painters tape!
5 activities to do with the same 6 lines of tape. I am getting out the tape for my super active preschooler today!!
Hidden paper roll under table for "never ending" coloring
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DIY paper roll art table.
Paper scroll for kids' craft table
Kids room craft
Fun playroom idea
Kids' Paper Scroll - Let them do art! Great way to make an art table for your kid's room. Thanks Martha Stewart
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Full Hands Full Heart 5x7 Art Print by ellolovey on Etsy - perfect for big families
I should make this into a shirt and wear it out with the boys! Full Hands Full Heart 5x7 Art Print by ellolovey on Etsy Mothers Day Quotes
"If you think my hands are full. You should see my heart" Full Hands Full Heart 5x7 Art Print by ellolovey on Etsy
I should make this into a shirt and wear it out with the boys! Full Hands Full Heart 5x7 Art Print by ellolovey on Etsy inspiration wall
Give your little people a space of their own. Sunflowers and wildflowers are a great place for them to start and happen to be great for wildlife too #homesfornature
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Love the idea of giving each child a small garden space! Kid's garden plot: Dollar store garden fence spray painted a color the kids choose - add a sign with their names
Kid's garden plot: Dollar store garden fence spray painted a color the kids choose - add a sign with their names. #childrens #garden #gardening #kids
Make this and your kids will think you're a-maze-ing.
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Cardboard maze would be kick ass for a kids party | 23 DIY Projects That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds
Giant Cardboard Maze amazing fun for kids birthday party!
Remember playing with a giant box as a child? Here's a Giant Cardboard Maze and tons of other cardboard box ideas for kids and kids at heart
Giant Cardboard Maze....how fun for kids party
Giant Cardboard Maze (Rachel Moani) - amazing fun for church event or birthday party! Great idea and sounds easy to make.
Deluxe Toddler Busy Board. (how things work...) @Jordan Bromley Michel - made me think of Hunter and his locks
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Toddler busy board, or activity table
Deluxe Toddler Busy Board. (how things work...)
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Quotes to teach kids
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8 sentences for raising kids
These are not just life changing for kids!!!
8 lessons that will change a child's life
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Gentle Ways To Help Your Child Sleep Through the NIght
One of the biggest challenges a new parent faces is with a child who won't sleep. Here are a few gentle ways to help them that don't involve...
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helping baby sleep better WITHOUT letting them cry it out.
One of the biggest challenges a new parent faces is with a child who won't sleep. Here are a few gentle ways to help them that don't involve crying it out.
One of the biggest challenges a new parent faces is with a child who won't sleep. Here are a few gentle ways to help your child sleep through the night (aka alternatives to crying it out)
We talked about this last night, but I found a post that may be helpful to you! Despite the advice of some well-meaning people, I never resorted to crying-it-out with Jack. I believe all parents have the right to make the best decision for their child, and Forrest and I never felt good about letting Jack cry-it-out, despite his terrible sleep problems. He’s had health problems since the day he was born, that often result in pain, so we just didn’t think it was the right decision for us. And before any of you think I’m judging you if you used crying it out, I’m not. It just wasn’t right for us! Because of that decision to not use the cry-it-out method, I found myself searching high and low for tips to help Jack sleep better. Even though it took a little longer to get him to sleep through the night, it was worth the effort and sleepless nights. He now goes to bed really easily (well, at least when we are at home) and takes a nap every day between two and four hours. I like to think we’re being rewarded for those many sleepless nights. If you are finding yourself with a child who just won’t sleep, but for whatever reason don’t want to use crying it out, here are a few things we did that we found effective. Some of these ideas are based off of The No-Cry Sleep Solution, which is a book I highly recommend. It’s very well-written and has some great tips. While none of these are fast fixes, I believe they are gentle ways to help your child be more comfortable! 1) Routine Children are creatures of habit. I think one of the most important things you can do is establish a sleep routine early on. With Jack, we usually put him down to sleep at the same time every night, but it wasn’t until we finally started having a very specific routine right before bedtime that he not only stopped fighting us when we put him down to sleep but seems to look forward to our nightly rituals. I’m sure our routine seems a little bit silly to some, but it works. One night when I was away taking some photos for my sister-in-law, Jack was having problems going to sleep, so I sang to him over the phone the song we always sing, and it helped. It can be hard to make sure your child goes to sleep around the same time every night, but it’s important to try and do so. Their bodies start to get trained to get tired around the same time if it’s done over and over again. If you are putting your child to sleep at random times, it can confuse them, making it hard to get them to sleep ever! 2) Comfort I think it’s important to make sure your child is comfortable and knows you haven’t abandoned them. Whether or not you decide to have your child cry-it-out is up to you, but whatever you do, let them know you haven’t left them to the wolves. Before your put your child down at night, be sure to make sure they have a clean diaper on (who wants to sleep in a wet one? No child I know), and that the clothing they are wearing are appropriate for the climate and temperature. There have been a few times that we put my son to bed with just a onesie on, and he woke up earlier than usual because he was so cold. Giving your child a comfort item at night is a great idea, too. Whether it’s a favorite blanket, a stuffed animal, or something else, having something to cuddle at night can help them feel less alone. For my son, he has to have some of his little trains, his “Grammy” blanket, and his WubbaNub before he’ll let us leave the room. 3) Wind Down Time This is something Forrest swears by. It seems like right before bedtime is when Jack gets the most wound up, especially when we’ve been spending time with family. For anyone, it can be hard to go straight from non-stop fun, to non-stop quietness. Right before naptime and bedtime, we take about 10-15 minutes where we help our son wind down a little bit. It usually involves reading a book, or just snuggling on the couch, but we’ve found that he goes to sleep much eaiser if he’s not wired. And when you think about it, isn’t that the same for most of us? I know that when I try to go to bed after a rather intense workout, or even watching a captivating television show, I have a really hard time falling asleep. It can take some time to wind down, but the ten minutes that it takes is worth it, when it prevents 60 minutes of whining and trying to avoid sleep. 4) Sleep Associations The author of the No Cry Sleep Solution suggested creating “sleep associations,” which is basically something that the child only associates with sleep. This can be anything from soft music playing, to a blanket, to lavender essential oils in a diffuser — it just has to be something that is only used during sleep time. It may take time to create a sleep association, but after a little bit of consistency, these sleep associations can be incredibly powerful and comforting. For Jack, we have some white noise that we only put on right before bedtime or nap time, and as soon as it goes on, he falls asleep pretty soon after. 5) Wear their blanket This is something that works best with younger children (under about a year.) Infants are usually comforted immensely by the scent of their mother, especially at night time. And since you probably don’t really want to climb in their crib and sleep with them, putting a blanket, or even an article of clothing, near them that smells like you can help calm them down. When Jack was smaller, I would often put his swaddling blanket (the Aden and Anais brand is the BEST) around my neck, like a scarf, for about two hours before I wanted to put him to bed. When it was bedtime, I would swaddle him in it, and I really feel like it helped him fall sleep faster and for longer. It’s not recommended to put loose blankets or pillows in a baby’s bed when they are young, so keep that in mind. 6) Bath A lot of children are very soothed by their baths, and it can really help them sleep better. Jack isn’t one of those children — he’s hated bath time since he was about nine months old. However, from everything I’ve read, giving your child a nice, warm bath right before bedtime can help soothe their minds and body and prepare them for bed. Lavender is a scent that is oft associated with relaxation, so if your child isn’t sensitive to scents, I would recommend getting a lavender shampoo or bubble bath. We always like using Lavender and Chamomile from Baby Magic. 7) Rule Out Illness As I mentioned, our primary reason for avoiding crying it out with Jack was because of his health problems. He has had digestive problems, acid reflux, and ear infections since he was young, which does affect sleep. This was something we discovered after several doctor’s visits, and I’m grateful that investigated why he had so many problems sleeping. After countless ear infections, he had tubes put in, which almost immediately helped him sleep better. The stomach problems have been harder to help, and he does occasionally still wake up because of them, but not nearly as much as he did before. Not all children have health problems if they are having problems sleeping. However, some do, and if you find your child just won’t sleep, or cries inconsolably for hours, I would definitely consult your doctor. You never know if there’s any underlying problem! If you find that your child is having a lot of gas, one thing you can do is use gas drops. We never had a ton of success with this (since Jack’s problems were more than just gas), but I know a lot of people swear by them. 8) Patience It’s not realistic to expect your child to sleep through the night a few weeks after they are born. Nor is it realistic to think that it may not take a little bit of work. There will always be those children that start to sleep through the night, with no trouble, super early on, and then there will be others who, despite your best efforts, refuse to sleep for a very long time. Although it can be incredibly frustrating, and tiring, try and remember that “this too shall pass.” Easier said, than done, I know. But I promise, there will come a time when your child will sleep through the night, and you might just miss those middle of the night snuggles. As always, be careful with putting blankets, stuffed animals, or other objects in your child’s crib, especially when they are young. SOURCE
Baby sleep tips - a few gentle ways to help baby get to sleep that don't involve crying it out.
One of the biggest challenges a new parent faces is with a child who won't sleep. Here are a few gentle ways to help your baby sleep through the night. #ClarksCondensed
Gardening Books with 50+ fun gardening activities for kids
Such a fun idea ~ DIY plantable felt garden box!
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DIY felt garden planter box. faux veggies and faux fruit for the kids to plant . #felttoys #feltgarden #feltfood #DIYfeltplants Such a fun idea- plantable felt garden box http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2014/03/diy-plantable-felt-garden-box.html #gardengoodies
Adore this plantable felt garden box DIY toddler toy!
diy felt toy planting box
Such a fun idea- plantable felt garden box for kids!
Best Birthday Presents for One-Year-Olds: a DIY Ball Pit!
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Playroom tour with lots of DIY ideas (including a ball pit for toddlers & kids). - cute playroom ideas.
Playroom tour with lots of DIY ideas (ball pit for toddlers & kids). Baby play room ideas
Ball Pit for 1st Birthday Party
DIY Ball Pit. Every kid needs a ball pit!!
Playroom tour with lots of DIY ideas (ball pit for toddlers & kids). I LOVE THIS PLAYROOM! If we ever have to reclaim the pack n play, we will be doing this for a ballpit
Moonsand = 8 cups flour + 1 cup baby oil.... I make this for the kids all the time and they love it!