April 2017

April 2017

Nix Airport Anxieties when Traveling with Baby

Airplanes can be a source of anxiety for parents with young children, even before they take off from the runway. Restrictions, security gates, crowds and the added luggage might scare

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The Latest Baby Gear is both Adorable and Functional

With each new baby comes new gear. Sometimes the sheer variety of products can feel overwhelming, thanks to all the claims of “new and improved” items. While it's ultimately up to parents to know what’s best for their baby, here are some highlights when it comes to trendier — yet functional — baby products on the market right now. Plus, find out which items our Northeast Ohio Parent editors can't live without when it comes to caring for their little ones. ...
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Navigate Toddler Roadblocks When Traveling

Beach vacation with a toddler? Yeah, right! Most parents gawk at the idea of traveling to the grocery store with their toddler, let alone an extended trip away from the

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Carry On: Babywearing Basics

Having your hands full after your baby is born is an understatement. Babywearing can become a next best solution to any parent. It can be helpful so mothers can nurse on the go and nurture a child’s craving for closeness anytime — even while multitasking. Learn about the benefits of babywearing, the types of slings, wraps and carriers available, and where to turn for more information. ...
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7 Ways to STEMulate the Engineer or Scientist in your Child

Could your child be a future scientist or engineer? STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) can be exciting and fun for children of all ages. From DIY activities, board games, local events and programming, and more, here are just a few ways you can “STEMulate” your child’s talent through interactive STEM activities and programs. ...
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Ohio Bill Introduced to Help Breastfeeding Moms

House Bill 13, introduced last month, would permit a mother who is breastfeeding her baby to be excused from jury service. State Rep. Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) proposed the bill after a constituent told her about an experience while serving on a jury while breastfeeding. ...
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Northeast Ohio Sensory-Friendly Fun for Kids in April 2017

Kids and teens with special needs can come together for social and communication skills, and other sensory-friendly fun activities such as stories, movement and more. Parents also have the opportunity learn strategies for their children and gain support from others. ...
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Intergenerational Living is Becoming a New Trend

What happens when you pair two generations together? This is being answered across the U.S. and right here in Northeast Ohio with intergenerational living. Some senior facilities have already combined services with an on-campus daycare facility, which gives preschoolers and residents an opportunity to do activities together. ...
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How to Fit more Family Time — and Some ‘Me Time’ — into your Schedule

Finding quality family time as a working parent is really tough, not to mention getting some grown-up “me time,” too. Here are five real-life-tested tips to give yourself more time

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