Every time you turn around, there’s some new baby advice – and sometimes it’s completely contradictory. It’s enough to make a parent’s head spin. Every parent wants to do what’s best for their little ones, but whose recommendations do you follow? Grandma’s? The doctor’s? The stranger at the grocery store’s? Everyone and their sister has advice for parents – whether or not they know what they’re talking about. Today we’re sharing some of the absolute worst baby advice ever – because sometimes it’s so bad you have to laugh about it. Read more
According to an article in The Telegraph, we are bombarded with the equivalent of 174 newspapers full of information every single day. That’s a lot of info, so it’s no wonder we often feel overwhelmed in this digital age! If you’re a parent or are going to be one soon, you’re probably reading a lot about child development, child rearing, and all things kids and parenting. You’re also probably trying to find all the secrets to good sleep. And you’re also probably very short on time. We’ve got you covered today! Our brains are hard-wired for visual content and we absorb it much more quickly than straight text, so today we’re sharing 11 infographics with fantastic tips for family sleep.
Every recorded cultural history has some ritual regarding the loss of baby teeth. Some threw them into a fire, some threw them over the house, some buried them, and some offered them as a “sacrifice” to mice or rats in hopes that the child’s teeth would grow in as strong as the rodents. The Tooth Fairy, and the rituals involved with her visit, is relatively new and has only been around since the early 20th Century. Still, in that time American families have come up with innumerable ways to mark the milestones of losing teeth. Not only are they sweet moments to recognize the steps your child is making towards being a big kid, it’s also a way to ease fears about loose teeth. That little reward can go a long ways towards making these transitions from little to big easier. Need some ideas for your little one? Here’s the ultimate list of Tooth Fairy ideas (and a giveaway if you share your own)! Read more
Getting kids to sleep soundly is one of the most exhausting challenges of parenthood. Luckily for parents, Cloud b is on a mission to help through all stages of development. Our #CloudbCares Q&A series offers expert recommendations, as well as advice from our community of moms to help solve your real family sleep issues – typically, issues most parents have to navigate. Here’s our latest – Wendy says “My biggest struggle is my son not wanting to take a nap!” Let’s see what other moms’ tips were for when your kid won’t take a nap. Read more
Have you ever wondered if the music you put on at night for your baby to fall asleep to will make them smarter? Is one kind of music better than the others? We all want what’s best for our babies, and we want them to have every advantage in life, but sometimes people do things based on fads or fears and not solid science. So, let’s put this one to the test. Does nighttime music makes your baby smarter? What we found out might surprise you!