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Top 6 things to pack for your delivery

Babies Checklist Parenting

Top 6 things to pack for your delivery

There is so much to prepare for during pregnancy, to make sure we are ready for baby's arrival. But one thing that can often get forgotten in the bustle (or as in my case - not prepared in time), is your hospital bag. Ashton arrived six weeks early so I didn't get a chance to take the birth class let alone pack my bag. So I asked the experienced moms in our KTC Insiders group, what advice they have to give a new parent-to-be when it comes to what to pack in that bag. And it's not a bad idea to have it...

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Top 5 things to keep in your diaper bag

Babies Parenting

Top 5 things to keep in your diaper bag

So you've found a diaper bag that fits your style, now the question is, what do you put in it to be ready for an outing with baby? It goes without saying that you'll be packing diapers and wipes for those inevitable on-the-go diaper changes. But what else? In order to keep you prepared, without overloading on unnecessary stuff, we asked our parent community in our KTC Insiders group what top 5 things you can find in their diaper bag. Here are their answers:

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Baby proofing checklist

Babies Checklist Parenting

Baby proofing checklist

It's funny how we always look forward to our baby's "next" step in development, and once we get there, we realize that the next stage is a whole other ball game! One stage in particular creates quite the upheaval in your home: baby on the move! Once your baby starts crawling, scooting or walking, there is a whole world of trouble she could get into. Here is a glance at some ways you can make your child's environment a safer one, so she can explore in safety. It can seem overwhelming to deal with all of this at once, so you...

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FAQ - The Giving Up the Soother Edition

Babies FAQ Parenting

FAQ - The Giving Up the Soother Edition

Some people say that the easiest way to give something up, is to never start it in the first place. But I would argue, that sometimes there is a very compelling reason to start using a soother, or pacifier. My son was born prematurely, and using the soother was helpful in his development of the sucking reflex. For others, it may be the best tool for helping baby settle down. Sucking is the way a baby soothes. If a soother is not used, baby could self-soothe by using their thumb, which can be a lot harder habit to quit. It...

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FAQ - The Bath Time Edition

Babies FAQ Health Parenting

FAQ - The Bath Time Edition

As we bring baby home for the first time, we come home with advice on how to give sponge baths and how to care for baby's belly button. But then what? Here are some common questions we get about bathing baby to kids, and our answers! Q: How often should my child have a bath? A: Your baby only needs a bath about three days a week, and in between you can clean baby's hands and face with a wet cloth. Your toddler and older child might need a bath more often depending on their activities. Just keep in mind that...

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