Baby Steps A Child Development Blog

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post written for JoJo Maman Bébé because they feel their products would be a great fit for our readers, and we agree! Fall is my family's favorite time of the year. My kids love dressing up in costumes and getting lost in a world of imagination and candy. Ever since ...

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"Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons." ~Jim Bishop Fall is my absolute favorite season. The smell of burning leaves. The crunch of a freshly picked apple. The warmth of a hand-knit hat. The golden hue of yellow, orange, and red that falls upon the trees. What is ...

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Naptime always brings a sigh of relief for tired parents, as it guarantees at least an hour of quiet time. Naps are essential for growing babies, toddlers, and even preschoolers, and following a naptime routine helps. It's also important to know when naps change, when naps stop, and what to do ...

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My son was recently teased for having long hair. It wasn't the first time. While boys with long hair does seem to be on the rise, he still stands out among the crowd. He was devastated. I won't lie — the mama bear in me wanted to just view those other kids as mean bullies, but ...

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Shy is my middle name. OK, it's actually Dawn, but it should be my middle name. Honestly, just being around people makes me blush, and the thought of spontaneously speaking to people is terrifying. We can quibble on what to call it — introverted, shy, socially anxious. ...

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My husband and I are on our third round of potty training, and we are a bit exhausted.  Our three boys are six, four, and two; and have non-stop energy from the time they wake up, until the time they lay down their little heads at night.  Needless to say, we are tired.  Tired ...

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Whether they are at Grandma's house, school, or visiting with friends, your children need to understand personal boundaries and the importance of personal space. A common complaint from parents with toddlers and preschoolers is how their children deal with personal boundaries. The moment you finally make time to use ...

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I once worked with a little boy who was the master of hiding his feelings. He was always the life of the party, making people laugh and breaking uncomfortable silences with silly shenanigans. He knew how to do distraction. School, however, was a different story. He rarely paid attention in class, ...

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Nursing a baby during his or her first year of life will be full of victories and struggles. Whether you work outside of the home or will be pumping in order for others to care for your baby when you step out for a while, preparing for pumping before the arrival of your baby is ...

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It is estimated that 9 to 16% of moms will experience postpartum depression. Postpartum depression can affect every aspect of a woman's life, including her ability to bond with her baby, withdrawal from loved ones, and thoughts of self-harm or harm to others. If postpartum depression is left untreated, ...

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