Remember when traveling was fun, easy, and sometimes even spur-of-the-moment?
And then you had kids and vacations became a much-needed and sought-after luxury with stress about where to go, how to pack, and how to get there. Well, whether you have a newborn, active toddlers, or a preschooler and one on the way, vacations can still be exciting and worth the effort if you do your research, plan accordingly, and think smart…parent smart!
Humans are certainly not alone in having to carry their young ones months (and even years) after they are born. In fact, many animals transport their babies in a variety of ways – marsupials like kangaroos and koalas have pouches, while chimpanzees and scorpions carry babies on their backs. Other species such as fish and crocodiles transport their young using their mouths. Products such as baby carriers mimic the pouches and back carrying tactics of these animals (and thankfully, we ignore the ways of our fish and crocodile friends).
The grills are being fired up and the weekend is planned-but have you factored in safety to the upcoming Memorial Day weekend? Here are five areas parents (and everyone) should be extra mindful of during this long weekend.
Warmer weather is (probably?) on its way, and with that comes walks around the block, trips to the park and zoo, and other fun activities. What will you need for a stress-free outdoor adventure? The right stroller. While luxury accessories and first-class travel experiences for baby are great, the most important aspect is safety. Here are some tips to help ensure that you and your family are safe, so you can focus on the fun!
Parents everywhere are rejoicing that Halloween is on a Saturday this year! We can skip the typical weekday rush home of throwing together some sort of meal and then trick-or-treating with a hope you get the kids to bed at reasonable time so they aren't zombies in the morning for school.
We can fully enjoy the holiday with ample time to prepare. To make sure everyone stays safe this Halloween, check out these tips:
Along with the cooler temperatures, fall brings many seasonal opportunities for activities that replace the barbecues and beach days of the summer. The fall’s unique colors, items, and season-specific foods allow for different and fun experiences with your baby or toddler.
Fall is just around the corner! While parents are busy getting older kids back into the rhythm of school and sports, and preparing for family gatherings and holidays, aspects of keeping your little munchkin safe may get pushed to the back burner. With all things fall, it is important to create habits to keep your children safe.
As we head into the summer holiday season, it is likely you will be traveling with your little ones to enjoy some fun in the sun. In order to take advantage of this invaluable family time, remember that traveling with young babies or toddlers requires a little extra planning to make sure everyone is safe. Here are a few tips to make summer travels a little less stressful and a lot safer.
I appreciate that it provides valuable information while keeping a light-hearted and 'fun' feel. It's a great community and way to interact with other parents. BSZ is also great about remembering us dads too in posts, blogs, etc.