Posts tagged: Ages + Stages

  • How Much Screen Time Can a Toddler Have? The Answer Will Surprise You

    How Much Screen Time Can a Toddler Have? The Answer Will Surprise You
    Between tablets, smartphones, endless TV programming and kid-friendly movies, you may find it really tough to keep your toddler away from screens — but here's the thing: You don't have to completely avoid them!We spoke to our go-to pediatrician, Dr. Payal Adhikari, to learn about how much screen time little ones should really be getting...and her thoughts might surprise you. Spoiler alert: The rules are not set in stone...and contrary to popular belief, they don't say you need to keep your kiddos far away from screens at all costs. Here's...

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  • Yes, You CAN Conquer the Terrible Twos!

    Yes, You CAN Conquer the Terrible Twos!
    We’ve all heard of the “terrible twos” — and whether you’ve found yourself dealing with a tough toddler or are simply dreading the arrival of this stage, there’s one thing you need to keep in mind: You’ve got this.Will there be challenging moments? Well....yes. But that can be said for all parts of parenthood, right? Ultimately, all you can do it equip yourself with some great advice, stand your ground, ride out this stage, and savor your little one's sweet moments.We caught up with Diane Pelegris, a clinical social worker...

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  • Here's What You Need to Know About Toddler Separation Anxiety

    Here's What You Need to Know About Toddler Separation Anxiety
    Here's a #MomLife moment most toddler mamas can relate to: You're halfway out the door when a full-on tantrum erupts. You're about to be late for that big meeting, but your little one just will not let go of your leg (cue the drool running down the leg of your pants. Lovely.). Welcome to the world of toddler separation anxiety!This can be a tough thing for parents to deal with — but if you're experiencing it now, know this: It's a common issue (you can't fault your toddler for wanting...

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  • How to Bathe a Newborn Baby (It's Not as Scary as it Looks!)

    How to Bathe a Newborn Baby (It's Not as Scary as it Looks!)
    If you're an expectant parent, chances are you have a laundry list of baby-raising fears (it's totally normal, we promise!) — and if you're like most people, figuring out how to bathe a newborn baby is on that list.But according to Dr. Payal Adhikari, it doesn't have to be. “It’s a pretty simple and straightforward process,' Dr. Adhikari, who is a pediatrician, assured us. Will it be a little intimidating the first few times you do it? Sure, but it's important to remember that if you take the right precautions,...

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  • 7 Simple Snacks Your Toddler Will Love (And Yes, They're Healthy!)

    7 Simple Snacks Your Toddler Will Love (And Yes, They're Healthy!)
    If you have a toddler on your hands, you’re probably thinking hard about what to feed your little one. After all, milk alone probably won’t cut it these days! With all the snack options out there, you may be feeling overwhelmed by the sheer volume of choices. That’s why we enlisted our go-to pediatrician, Dr. Payal Adhikari, to suggest a few kid-friendly snacks your toddler will gobble right up — the best part? They’re healthy enough to earn the doctor’s stamp of approval. And since we know you're a busy...

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  • How to play with baby: Newborn to Three-Months-Old

    How to play with baby: Newborn to Three-Months-Old
    Can infants actually play? If you’ve asked yourself this question, you’re not alone. The short answer: yes! We turned to Allison Klein, Founder of toy boutique and play resource Rose + Rex, to fill us in. Turns out, that contrary to popular belief, from the moment newborns enter the world, they begin learning through play. “It all starts with sensory play, which is (you guessed it) play that gently stimulates baby’s senses,” Klein says. “Engaging baby in sensorial experiences helps them make important connections about their environment. This type of...

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  • Our Top Ten Essentials for Newborns

    Our Top Ten Essentials for Newborns
    Welcome to Monica + Andy. We’re made for moms who start nesting before they even start showing. Love-at-first sight moms (ultrasounds count) and take-too-many-pics moms. Using GOTS certified organic cotton, we make the softest + most trustworthy blankets and clothing in classic + whimsical prints—all designed to be mixed + matched. So you’re prepared to do this mom thing on day one.1. On the Go One-Piece, $32

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