Are you team babysitter or team nanny? Do you know what the difference is between the two? Basically, they are both the same profession the only difference being that sometimes a "nanny" lives in. Both a babysitter and a nanny care for your child, a babysitter can perform her duties in your home or in her own home while a nanny usually comes to the child's home to care for them. For some reason, when we hear the term "nanny" our reaction is completely different than when we hear "babysitter."
It's a dilemma every parent has faced--your kid keeps coming home with adorable drawings and you want to save them, but your fridge is already too cluttered and you just have no other space. Don't worry, you don't have to throw them away!
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In Stuyvesant Town's playgrounds in New York City, young sunbathing co-eds are outraging local soccer moms and, according to parents, offending the delicate sensibilities of their wee little ones. The weather is heating up and girls just want to get some sun. What are these moms afraid is going to happen? A child is going to see a little side boob and want to eat?
I'm a mom of little girls and I consider myself to be conservative in what I let them see and watch. I try to keep life PG-rated and age-appropriate, but I know that life is life and, as parents we cannot censor everything our kids are exposed to. Our best solution is to raise our children with good moral values and an open mind. We teach by example and there are some things that are just not worth getting all up in arms about, like sunbathing co-eds at the local playground.Continue Reading >
Hilarious 'Reasons My Son is Crying' Tumblr perfectly captures the challenges every toddler faces (PHOTOS)
As every mom and dad knows, toddlers cry…a lot. It's all part of the rollercoaster known as parenthood. Instead of losing his mind over it though, New York dad Greg Pembroke decided to take it with a grain of salt and laugh it off. Enter the absolutely hilarious Tumblr, "Reasons My Son is Crying."
The Tumblr features a series of photographs of Pembroke's 20-month-old so Charlie crying, with funny captions underneath explaining why. As can be seen below, the things that can send little Charlie into a tailspin include everything from food to toys to (of course) the dreaded carseat!Continue Reading >
Nunca me ha gustado tomar medicamentos por lo que los evito hasta que ya no queda otra opción. Tampoco soy de los padres que les da acetaminofén a sus hijos por cualquier cosita-y esto ya me ha causado varios pleitos con mi esposo que piensa lo contrario-. Así es que cuando una amiga me aconsejó que le diera Benadryl (un antihistamínico que causa somnolencia) a mi hijo de 18 meses en su primer viaje de Denver a Lima, me pareció la cosa más loca del mundo.
Pero, al parecer, muchas madres usan este medicamento, y otros parecidos, para calmar a sus hijos cuando hacen un viaje largo en avión. La idea es que se queden dormidos y así no molestan a nadie con sus llantos, quejas y mal comportamiento.Continue Reading >
What kind of gifts did you get when you where a 2-year-old? Toys, stuffed animals, clothes? Did you ever get a $6.5 million dollar apartment in a high-rise in New York City? No? A New York real estate agent revealed that a Chinese mother bought her 2-year-old daughter a condominium in the Manhattan luxury high-rise, One57. The building wasn't even finished (and still is not) at the time of purchase.
Kevin Brown, a senior vice president at Sotheby's International, showed the buyer apartments all over Manhattan. The woman ended up buying a unit in the 90-story building, designed by a Pritzker Prize–winning architect. Not too shabby at all.Continue Reading >
A number of recent studies have further proven the pervasiveness--and subsequent danger--of sodium levels in the American diet, even for toddlers. It's not news that many busy Americans rely on pre-packaged convenience foods to feed their hunger on a regular basis, and it's definitely not a surprise that most of these foods are far from nutritional superstars, but it probably is a bit of shocker for most parents that foods manufactured just for babies and toddlers may actually be doing them more harm than good. Find out why and discover how to make three easy, nutritious snacks for the littlest members of your family.Continue Reading >
Aunque sólo tengo dos hijos, soy dueña de siete asientos de auto. Ya sé que suena como una locura, pero es que son varias las personas que ayudan a movilizar a los niños de un lado al otro y no hay cosa que odie más que tener que estar sacando y poniendo car seats. No es porque sea difícil--aunque en algunos carros y con algunos asientos lo es--, sino que soy una maniática en cuanto a la instalación correcta de los benditos asientos de auto y prefiero no tener que lidiar con esto todos los días.
Pero bueno, el punto es que sé un poco del tema y mi recomendación número uno es que no gastes tu dinero en comprar un asiento de auto infantil que sólo te durará un año y mejor compra uno convertible que te durará un largo tiempo.Continue Reading >
Cuando mi hija cumplió 2 añitos, su pediatra me dijo que era mejor si comenzaba a darle leche descremada en vez de leche entera. Aunque me explicó que la leche entera contiene demasiada grasa y que la leche descremada ayuda a prevenir la obesidad infantil, yo no le hice caso y mis dos hijos siguen tomando leche entera a pesar de tener 3 y 6 años.
Ahora una nueva investigación ha encontrado que los niños que toman leche entera aumentan menos libras que los que toman leche descremada. ¿La razón?Continue Reading >
You wouldn't believe my rage when I found out about the case of a teacher that allegedly tied tied the wrists and ankles of a 2-year-old girl because she didn't want to nap! I immediately thought of my son, Santiago, who is 3 and a half years old. My little guy stopped his naps recently and he's the only one in his preschool class that doesn't sleep the afternoon nap anymore. Let me tell you, if I EVER found out that one of his teachers did something like this to force him to nap, I don't know what I would do (but I know it wouldn't be pretty)!
In the case of this California toddler, it seems, the teacher was also so stupid that after she used adhesive tape to tie up the little girl, she took a picture and shared it with her coworkers. Can you say dumb?Continue Reading >