Autism concept: Pawns in different colors on top of toy dice

When my boys were over a year old, they still weren’t saying much. I figured they were late bloomers when it came to talking and it didn’t concern me. Until they were about 2 and a half and still were struggling to speak. I was getting a little nervous. They spoke to each other in their own babble, but never English.

My first thought was that they were autistic. I took my boys to a speech therapist and spoke to them about the situation. To my relief, the doctors had determined they were not autistic. It was almost ignorant of me to have thought that my children being autistic would be the worst possible thing in the world. I’ll tell you now, it’s not.

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Baby in a safety car seat

Should buying a car seat be this difficult to decide? Yes. 

When you’re a new mother and you are preparing for your first child, the first thing that you want to make sure you get is a car seat. Unless you don’t drive.. but I have a feeling you’re still going to need a car seat some day in your life. You can either buy one new, or if you know someone that is selling their gently used car seat and you trust them you can always buy it from them. Most people are hesitant to buy used car seats because they don’t know if the car seat was in an accident (which would be rude if they were selling you one that was in an accident) or it just has too much wear and tear on it. There are two types of car seats that you can purchase when you are first purchasing one.

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sippy cup

  

I must not be the only one who had issues getting their kids to let go of the bottle! My two boys loved their bottles. They had a specific color that they enjoyed drinking from. Which we thought was cute in the beginning, but trying to get them to drink their milk from a sippy cup was more difficult than expected. There is a good article that I read titled “When Should A Baby Stop Using A Bottle”, posted on the New Kids Center website. This article explains how there are negative effects with having them drink from the bottle for too long.Continue reading

smiling pizza

How to Deal with Rainy Days

One  morning my family and I awoke to a huge thunderstorm that was passing through. It then began to drizzle and rain throughout the entire day which put a damper (pun intended) on the day for the kids. I remembered I had bought some ingredients to try out a homemade pizza and wala! This rainy day was saved by homemade pizza. Thus making my little ones into Little Pizza Makers! So we made the pizza and watched Wall-E together as we ate our pizza. This doesn’t just have to be done on a rainy day, it just happened to be rainy when my family and I did it!

With this first post, I wanted to add a great snack idea that involves your children and their tummies.

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