Baby's First Year · Parenting

Great minds with small hands: The importance of fine motor skills

  I will never forget the moment my daughter was about 2 months old when she first discovered her hands. She lifted her arms up in front of her face while in her swing and carefully turned her hand as if she was saying “What is this? How do I use it?” From baby’s first… Continue reading Great minds with small hands: The importance of fine motor skills

Baby's First Year · Parenting

Let’s play…the dishes can wait!

Have you ever found yourself doing the dishes as your child is tugging away at your pants, along with a sweet smile and voice asking, “play with me, please”.  All that runs through your head is “I need to finish the dishes, then, laundry, prepare for the next day….” the list goes on and on.… Continue reading Let’s play…the dishes can wait!

Baby's First Year · Parenting

My baby is almost 18 months old – now what?

Now…your baby’s officially entitled to the Enhanced 18 Month Well Baby Visit.  As a nurse, I often see parents who attend our parenting programs amazed by the growth & development their baby has experienced over the last 1.5 years! Look at all the great things your child is doing at 18 months:  walking, saying 20… Continue reading My baby is almost 18 months old – now what?