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Missing the Infant Stage & Treasuring the Toddler Stage

Missing the Infant Stage & Treasuring the Toddler Stage

As I look back, I’ll admit there are a few things that I miss about the infant stage. Now that my daughter is no longer a baby, I’m realizing that there’s a lot about toddlerhood ...

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25 Truths About Infant Teachers

25 Truths About Infant Teachers

Infant teachers are one of a kind. For many parents, including our blogger Media Mom, infant teachers are among the educators for whom they are forever grateful, not only for who they are and what they ...

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Tips for Transitioning from the Infant to Toddler Room at Daycare

Tips for Transitioning from the Infant to Toddler Room at Daycare

I was surprised to learn recently that I was not alone in my excitement to return to the office post-baby. If you had asked me a year ago as I was preparing to go back ...

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Second Baby Necessities: Infant Products to Buy for Baby #2

Second Baby Necessities: Infant Products to Buy for Baby #2

One of the nice things about getting ready for baby #2 is knowing that, for the most part, we already have most of the baby products we need. We’re just starting to really get things cleaned, set up ...

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#SocialParenting: Music Activities for Infants

#SocialParenting: Music Activities for Infants

The babies at Bright Horizons at Wellesley (Wellesley, MA) are honing their musical talents early! The infant classroom at Wellesley loves to listen to and make their own original music with gentle guidance from their ...

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Ode to the Infant Teacher

When New Girl goes to the center each day, we call it “school.” When she runs to her teachers, we call them, well, her teachers. I’ve noticed that some people, friends, sisters-in-law, my mom, either ...

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Understanding 7 Challenging Toddler Behaviors

Understanding 7 Challenging Toddler Behaviors

Editor’s Note: This post was first published in 2014 but has since been updated. At two years old, my son is hitting his stride with the terrible twos and there are a few toddler behaviors that ...

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Dining with Kids: How to Take Your Baby to a Restaurant

Dining with Kids: How to Take Your Baby to a Restaurant

This article was first published in 2013 but has since been updated. It is courtesy of Alexis Barad-Cutler. Sometimes when I look back at what it was like to take my son to a restaurant ...

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Transitioning from One to Two Kids

Transitioning from One to Two Kids

Just as you learn to navigate your new life with your firstborn, your second comes along and shakes things up (in the best way possible, of course). We asked new parents of two what made ...

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3 Things to Prepare for When Transitioning to the Toddler Classroom

3 Things to Prepare for When Transitioning to the Toddler Classroom

So the day arrived when our son was finally ready to move on up and out of his infant classroom. At first, this was really exciting news, as it was a big step for him ...

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