What information to leave with a babysitter?

Allergy list

Favorite snacks/Food

Night time routine

  • bath time specialties
  • which blanket or teddy bear should they sleep with

What to do to calm a child down

Parents numbers

Close Family numbers

Nearest hospital locations

Pediatricians number

Number to where the parents will be

Joke that you are always watching ( but you really are because you set up a nanny Cam lol)

Tips for making the morning rush bearable

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Plan

  • Plan your day the night before

  • Pick out you and baby.s clothes the night before

  • Pack lunch for you and baby

  • Make sure diaper bag is full and replenished

Morning Food Prep

  • Overnight oats are a great grab n go for you and baby in the morning

  • fill your blender cup with fruits and veggies the night before, add milk in the more, twist on your to go lid and head out the door

 

***Get a good nights rest, Wake up Early, and most Importantly don’t stress if something makes you fall off schedule!***

Winter Is Here! Hello Frosty Windows And Thick Scarves!

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How to keep your baby warm during bed time?

Prepare a cozy sleep environment. Choose a warm flannel fitted sheet for your baby’s crib (keep plenty of extras on hand for changes).

Soft one-piece footed sleepers help your baby stay warm all night by keeping them toasty from head to toe

  • For an extra layer, put a bodysuit or undershirt underneath the sleeper

 

 

How to keep baby warm outside?!

Dress your baby in layers. The bottom layer can be snug, like leggings and a bodysuit. On top of that, you can put another layer of pants and a long sleeve shirt. Finish up with a jacket, hat, mittens, and warm booties to keep hands and feet warm

  • Reminder Take off your babies coat when you get in the car because there’s too much material between the baby and the car seat straps, the material could compress during an accident, leaving space for your baby to become unsecured

 

Can I take my baby out in cold weather?!

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Keep in mind that extreme cold starts to become a factor when the temperature drops below freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit)

Is Your Baby Ready For Solids?!

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends waiting until 6 months to start adding in solid foods, but it’s possible to start as soon as 4 months as long as certain developmental stages have been reached.

It’s most important that the baby can sit upright, hold their head up, and shows signs of interest in solid food.

4 to 6 Months

 

  • When your baby is 4 to 6 months old, you’ll want to use simple, single-ingredient purees.
  • This can help you to spot and identify a food allergy. Once you have proven your child’s tolerance to individual foods, you can try combinations to enhance flavor and likability.

 

 

Example Purees:

 

 

 

Peas

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A small yet mighty source of nutrition, packing vitamins A and C, iron, protein, and calcium

 

 

Avocado

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A food for baby’s brain and physical development

 

Sweet potatoes

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Loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber

 

 

Carrots

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Provides a rich supply of the antioxidant beta carotene and vitamin A

How much will your 4 to 6 month old baby eat at their first meal?

 

Babies will probably only eat 1/2 of a tablespoon portion of food the very first times you begin solids. Then gradually increase to 1-3 tablespoons of food at 1 or 2 “meals”. Don’t expect your baby to “finish” a meal; remember this is a new experience for your baby. As your baby gets older and is eating more solids, you will gradually increase the portion sizes. Also, keep in mind that breast milk and/or infant formula are providing for the total nutrition of your baby at this stage.

 

 

Airport Tips For Traveling Parents With Babies/Toddlers

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  • Bring an all in one collapsible stroller
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Skip Hop Grab & Go Stroller Saddlebag  $24.99 (Khols)

 

  • A Stroller cover so no damage is done to your stroller when it’s underneath the plane
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Deluxe Side – Carry Gate Check Travel Bag for Car Seats & Strollers $18.99 (Target)
  • Carrier for smaller babies, gives them comfort and keeps you hands free
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Infantino – Swift Carrier $17.81 ( Walmart)
  • Bring toys or activities to keep them entertained during layovers

 

  • Keep a small bag that is easy to access, fill it with just enough for that single plane ride. You can always add more or replenish during layovers.  It is so much easier to have a small go to bag on a stuffy plane than rumbling through your big diaper bag.
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Small Portable Diaper Bag Organizer $14.99 (Amazon)

What to pack in your small bag?!

  • 2 diapers (May need more if your flight is longer than 4 hours)
  • A small portable wipe pouch
  • Milk or sippy water cup
  • Reusable Changing pad
  • A small grocery bag or zip-lock bag to put your soiled diaper in if you can’t get to a trash can right away

 

The most important tip: don,t stress our children can feel our emotion so if you are relaxed they will be too

 

Safe travels!