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Help your baby avoid food allergies with Inspired Start!

Inspired Start Baby Pouches Adding food allergies to your list of parenting anxieties? Tackle them head-on. Inspired Start was born from the concern that little ones don’t have enough variety in their diet, especially in their first few months of life. They noticed the massive amounts of food allergies in the U.S. and the lack thereof in some other countries. So what ... Read More »

How to find the perfect nanny with Mommybites Boston

Calling all Boston-area parents! No matter how technologically advanced the childcare industry may become, it always seems difficult to find a nanny you actually trust. Mommybites Boston now offers a free feature to make the process a lot less stress-inducing: the Mommybites Nanny Board! So what’s Mommybites? Straight from their website, Mommybites is “a community offering in-person and online resources, ... Read More »

Why are newborn babies fussy at night?

Over the past eleven years in the business, I’ve mainly given advice about baby gear: what stroller to buy? How do you tie your baby wrap? How do you create the perfect registry? But besides being a baby gear aficionado, I am also a father of three, so I have parenting advice to give, too. For instance: how do you ... Read More »

How to keep kids busy if they’re not going to summer camp

Ok, so some kids just aren’t made for camp: as Koa Beck wrote at Mommyish, “As a quiet, self-regulating child who preferred to read, being yanked from my air-conditioned home and placed outdoors with a bunch of sweaty perpetual noise-makers was definitely not my idea of a fun summer. I endured the experience only once, but I begged my family ... Read More »

Making mom friends: tips & links

Let’s face it: making friends as an adult can be HARD. When you were a child, it was simple, since you spent your days in a classroom with a bunch of little people just like you, who were interested in roughly the same things, and were all equally eager to find someone to play with. But when you get older, ... Read More »

Boredom at 30,000 Feet: How to keep kids entertained on a plane!

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It takes about 8 hours to fly from Boston to San Diego. This doesn’t include showing up to the terminal at 5am with all your stuff in tow, getting through security, waiting patiently through the twenty minute delay to board the plane, and sitting through the layover in Newark or Houston. That’s a long time, and it’s trying on even the most ... Read More »

What to do when your kid won’t stay in bed

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Sleep expert Amy Lage calls it “Jack-in-the-Box Syndrome”: the phenomenon wherein your little angel, who has had his bath, heard his favorite story, and tucked in beside his favorite nightlight, emerges again and again and again. He needs another glass of water, he needs to go potty again, there is definitely a monster under the bed, and oooh, what are ... Read More »

Potty Training Part 3: Leaving the House!

By Cecilia Matson, MA, Child Development Expert and Stacey Jackson Flammia, MLA, Adult Learning and Development Specialist Galoop – Child Development Classes for Babies and Toddlers and Expert Advice for Caregivers Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA www.galoopclasses.com facebook.com/GaloopClasses   In our first two blogs about potty training we talked about how to recognize the signs of readiness and the basics of helping ... Read More »