Tips For Caring For Tiny Teeth

Bella Breakdown We celebrate their coming in and we celebrate their falling out. Your child’s baby teeth are cute and precious. While they are temporary, it is still important to take good care of them. Actually, it is important to start caring for their pearly whites before they even come in.  Brushing and Flossing: When your baby is small, it is important to wipe their gums with a soft clean washcloth or an infant gum massager (a little tool you pop onto your finger to rub your baby’s gums). Once your little one’s first tooth emerges, use an infant...

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4 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was a Parenting Newbie

Bella Breakdown I love giving advice, as long as it is something I am somewhat knowledgeable about. One of the reasons I love giving advice on parenting is because I have 3 kids and I figured SO many things out through trial and error (lots and lots of errors). Therefore, I certainly can’t claim to know it all (not even close), but if I can save a parent even a little bit of frustration, especially a brand new parent, that makes it worthwhile! 1. The importance of sleep. When I had my first child, I thought that the later...

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Bye, Bye, Baby: The Ins & Outs of Separation Anxiety

Bella Breakdown The crying, screaming, tears and wailing – these are the sounds many of us are familiar with when we need to leave our children home with a caregiver, at daycare or school. Around 8 months, children learn that they can exert their influence over their parents with these dramatic outbursts. Separation anxiety can occur at any time, any age and sometimes without warning. However, just because these outbursts are difficult for us as parents, it doesn’t mean that we can drop everything we need to get done and stay home.  Remember that the crying usually stops within...

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7 Tips For Choosing The Right Daycare

Bella Breakdown Spending all of our time, 24-7 with our kids can be difficult; especially as a working parent or a parent who simply needs a little bit of time to themselves. And let’s be honest, cost of childcare seems to skyrocket by the month. It can also be frightening to leave your child in the care of another person, but if you are aware of what to look for in a daycare, it can be more of a relief than anything else. If you’re on the prowl for a new daycare or just want to see if yours...

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Patience Is A Virtue & Here’s How To Teach It To Your Kids

Bella Breakdown I want what I want when I want it- we all feel that way sometimes. However, for our kids, that is the way they feel most of the time. We have all witnessed our kids snatch, push or scream to get something first. Therefore, because it is not a skill we are born with, your littles need to be taught the art of having patience. There are many ways you can help them practice. Be a good role model. If they see you yelling at them when they aren’t moving as quickly as you would like, cutting...

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