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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Lessons Learned From Parenthood

Bella Breakdown Being a parent is full of trials and tribulations. These are some truths that you learn. 1. Get a dog. They are basically a vacuum cleaner for all the kids’ messes. 2. Max out your DVR on cartoons. You never know when your child will decide on a new favorite. 3. Carry an extra change of clothes in the diaper bag. Emergencies happen regularly with kids. 4. Take off your child’s fuzzy socks before changing diapers. You don’t want those cute socks to become a poopy mess. 5. Your kids will rule the house. You will end...

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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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