Most parents are aware that reading to children is beneficial, but did you know that reading aloud to your child actually improves his or hers numeracy skills? An Australian study shows that setting aside some time to read once a day or at least 3-5 days a week will have a direct causal effect on your child’s schooling outcomes regardless of family background and home environment. There are numerous other benefits that your child will enjoy as well.
Many newborn and young infants love being swaddled because it makes them feel safe and secure. However, by the time infants are three or four months, they should not be swaddled as they need to be able to move around freely – especially while they are sleeping or napping.
While newborns should dictate their own schedule, there are definitely ways in which you can begin to see your baby’s sleep mature during those early months, and you can start to take steps during that “fourth trimester” that will put your baby on a path to good sleep for the ensuing months.
Breastfeeding is just one of the many loops on the wild roller coaster ride that is having a baby. Some find it easy; some find it difficult — but these tips will help you with the learning curve so you can enjoy feeding your baby.
Babies cry for many reasons and this can be frustrating for parents. I know when my baby was having colic during the night, she would cry for what seemed like hours, and I would feel so helpless despite all my pediatric knowledge about managing colic.
In this article, we’re covering a few ideas to help preserve those special memories with your kids. Whether you’re into photography, crafting, or letting technology do it for you, there are some exciting new ways to preserve your memories with keepsakes. Let’s get started.
This week is a celebration, but don’t feel bad if you’re not sure why. After all, International Babywearing Week is not as well-known as Christmas or even St. Patrick’s Day.
Bright Horizons NYC provides children with intentional guidance and rich experiences to build up their individual strengths and talents. Mommybites was lucky to sit down and speak with Bright Horizons’ Hudson Yards Executive Director, Ean Gensler to discuss today’s hottest teaching style: Child Emergent Curriculum (CEC).