My Favorite Things: Infant Bath Sponge

Afters years of working with infants, I’ve come across and created lots of tips to help ease some of the anxiety new parents often feel.  Bathing a tiny newborn is certainly one of these times.  They might as well have signs that read “slippery when wet!”  With time and experience this jobs gets easier, but Read More

Baby, It’s Cold Outside! (Part 2)

Ok, here it is.  The long awaited list of my favorite activities to do with children when its just too cold to go out.  There are many more, but this is a great start.  Here we go… Baby Drag: Place your small child or baby (should have good neck and core strength) on a large Read More

Happy New Year!

As we enter 2011, may we all feel more empowered and appreciated, a little bit more understanding and better understood, more patient and consistent, and most importantly, happy with ourselves and our families.  Parenting is a challenging and rewarding job.  You can do it!  I am here if you need me. Be well, Dana Dana’s Kids.  Empowered Read More

My Favorite Things: Infant Toys (0-6 Months)

It’s apropos, in light of the fact that my nephew was born last Wednesday morning, that I offer a list of my favorite infant toys and some ways to use them! 1.Light Rattles and Small Rain sticks– These items encourage tracking (following objects with their eyes) and are very attractive to infants.  They make different noises and are Read More