Using just a few staples from home, you can create a quick, healthy spin on some all time baby favorite foods.
Many moms search for the quick but healthy snack that will satiate their little munchkin’s appetite. But often times it feels like every meal is a mess, and a major undertaking. For those of you who have “little” ones (now toddlers) eating 5 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner and then a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack), it may seem like all you ever do is cook and clean, before once again prepping for the next meal.
Keeping in mind menus that meet dietary needs, there is a simple snack that is not only easy to make and healthy, but also fun to eat. See below for ingredients and directions for a new spin on an old favorite simple snack or spread.
2 tbsp Peanut Butter
1 tsp Cinnamon
Peanut butter can be substituted with cashew butter, soy butter, etc. depending on dietary restrictions or allergies. Continue Reading
Still looking for the perfect place to sign your little one up for classes? The Sports Club/La-Boston offers For Kids Only (FKO), a department dedicated to meeting all the needs of your Boston Baby.
Whether you are hoping to have your Guppy make a splash this summer, and are looking for swim lessons for your little one, or you have a soccer star in the making, a mini chef, a peanut of a Picasso–For Kids Only (FKO) offers classes from swimming to soccer, yoga to art, as well as music, dance and many other enrichment programs.
Contact Teal Martin, Assistant Manager of FKO, to learn more or to register your child today.
Why wait for the summer to enjoy a sunset on the beach? Visit the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club today and take advantage of their special Boston Babies rate!
Boston Babies were teased by the taste of summer last week. Unfortunately the cold weather and merciless winds were back in full swing this week, reminding families that the summer is still a few weeks (to months) away. For those of you who can stand the storm, stay tuned, as Boston Babies will feature family friendly vacation destinations in and around the city (for your day trip needs) as well as ideas for where to visit and what to do in the Cape, the Caribbean and other hot city and sandy spots.
However, if you are in need of some nice weather now, why wait? Boston Babies‘ proud sponsor, Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, is offering its friends and families a special booking rate throughout the end of March. The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, which has been owned and operated by the Watkins family since 1946, promises a family experience you will always remember. Continue Reading
Please RSVP today if you still interested in attending the “Make Way for Ducklings” Brunch at The Four Seasons Hotel, Boston on Sunday, April 1, 2012. There is still some availability remaining, so email: firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more…
We hope to see you and your little one next Sunday April 1st from 11:00am-2:00pm for an all you can eat breakfast buffet, live music and a reading from the classic story, “Make Way for Ducklings.” Your children will sing and dance while you meet and mingle with fellow friends and family from in and around Boston.
All guests are asked to bring a canned food item, which will be donated to The Greater Boston Food Bank.
If you have a mutt at home, he may help teach your little munchkin to share his snacks!
Jack Johnson does a wonderful job of serenading both children and parents with his melodic mission of sharing, on his cd Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George. Ahhh…If it was only that easy. While many families work to instill in their baby or toddler the importance of sharing, fights have broken out over who is going to push the baby stroller, ride the Rody or “borrow” the ball.
For those who have visited The Children’s Museum on any given day, you will bear witness to your children’s own version of “Kiddie Fight Club.” Of course it goes without saying that no one ever talks about it, but many a mortified Mom has left shocked at the pushing, shoving and “rough housing” their perfect little princess has caused merely because a fellow “friend” has had the odacisty to invade their play space.
So how do you gently remind your little munchkin that muscling their way through the museum may not be the best way to make new friends. Your baby or toddler may not fully understand the concept of sharing, so their behavior (while embarrassing or concerning to you) is completely “normal” and a natural part of their developmental process. That being said, there are ways to start to model for your munchkin, showing them “best practices” to emulate while laying the ground work for a more purposeful preparation for sharing when the time comes for them to better understand how to all “play nice in the sandbox.”
Carol Celaro, Brookline Mom, will once again shed her wisdom on how best to approach the toddler years. As a Child Development Specialist, with a Masters in Education, she teaches at Isis Parenting, at the Prudential location, and provides parents with some tips for how to teach your toddler to share. Continue Reading
Encourage your little swimmer to appreciate and enjoy the ocean. Babies' curiosity and lack of fear enable them to be the perfect snorkeling students. Of course be mindful of their safety when introducing babies to any body of water (tub included) as they do not understand the potential dangers that exist a mist their adventure.
Spring is in the air and summer seems like it is right around the corner. As you plan your family trips, swimming with your little one is always a hot topic on parents’ minds. Many wonder when is it best to introduce baby to the water, where is ok to swim (tub, pool, lake, ocean), what temperature is “safe” and where does one find the endless gear needed for such an expedition.
While most of these questions are both personal family decisions as well as concerns that should be addressed with your baby’s pediatrician, there is some information below that will hopefully help you look forward to the warmer months ahead.
The goal of early swim development is to acclimate babies to the water, allowing them to have both an appreciation for the water, as well as to enable them to feel calm and confident when swimming. While the American Academy of Pediatrics use to feel that swim lessons before 4 years old was unnecessary, they recently recanted their statement. The AAP reminds parents to view such lessons as a supplement to supervised swimming and not to cause care providers to foster a false sense of security with their little ones near or in the water. Continue Reading
Music is an important tool that parents use to provide children with entertainment, education and an appreciation for the arts at a young and influential age. Exposing your child to different genres of music from rock to reggae, classical to nursery rhymes, is a wonderful step in fostering one’s development. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that music may improve mood and provide other emotional benefits for both children and adolescents.
Sing-A-Longs & Lullabies For The Film Curious George, by Jack Johnson features music designed to educate children on recycling (“The 3 R’s”), sharing (“The Sharing Song”), making friends (“We Are Going to Be Friends”), school (“Jungle Gym”) while also taking a broad look at the world and children’s role in it (“My Own Two Hands”). This is a favorite among families because the music is soothing and has a very melodic way of relaxing both babies and parents, while also educating and speaking on a very basic fundamental level to children and their growing needs and concerns. Continue Reading