Parenting The First Time Through

For first time parents and parents of young children providing advice, as well as occasional product or book reviews and locations/events in the DC area.

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  • Raising a child is an expensive proposition, and one of the most costly aspects is clothing. Here are a few tactics to try that will keep your child clothed but keep more money in your pocket. Photo: cliffchen1973 via Flickr

    How to save money on baby clothes

    Raising a child is an expensive proposition, and one of the most costly aspects is clothing. Here are a few tactics to try that will keep your child clothed but keep more money in your pocket. Published 12:27 p.m. November 12, 2012 - Comments

     
  • While you may have outlet covers on your sockets and locks on all your cabinet drawers, have you been able to protect your electronics?

    Baby-proofing your electronics: Protecting your phone, TV and more

    While you may have outlet covers on your sockets and locks on all your cabinet drawers, have you been able to protect your electronics? Published 10:05 p.m. November 4, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Children constantly grow, develop and change, and at no point do they do all of that faster than the first two years of life.

    When your baby isn't a baby anymore: The transition to toddler

    Children constantly grow, develop and change, and at no point do they do all of that faster than the first two years of life. Published 10:24 p.m. October 28, 2012 - Comments

     
  •  If you have children under the age of 2 you will be excited by Parenting the First Time Through’s very first reader’s giveaway.

    Giveaway: The Wonder Weeks e-book

    If you have children under the age of 2 you will be excited by Parenting the First Time Through’s very first reader’s giveaway. Published 10:59 p.m. October 19, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Halloween is just as much fun for many parents as it is for children. Whether you have more fun dressing up than your child does, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a costume for a child.

    How to choose a Halloween costume for your child

    Halloween is just as much fun for many parents as it is for children. Whether you have more fun dressing up than your child does, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a costume for a child. Published 10:49 p.m. October 5, 2012 - Comments

     
  • While there is no cure for the common cold, and the flu can make any one miserable, a little prevention can help minimize the impact other people’s health have on your family this cold and flu season.

    Cold and flu season: Prevention for your family

    While there is no cure for the common cold, and the flu can make any one miserable, a little prevention can help minimize the impact other people’s health have on your family this cold and flu season. Published 9:44 a.m. September 29, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Having a vomiting baby is not fun for you and usually scary for baby. However, not all vomiting requires a trip to the emergency room.

    Vomiting babies: What to do and when to be concerned

    Having a vomiting baby is not fun for you and usually scary for baby. However, not all vomiting requires a trip to the emergency room. Published 12:21 p.m. September 23, 2012 - Comments

     
  • For decades there has been disagreement on how to get baby to sleep through the night. Recently Pediatrics published the results of a five-year study that might provide some answers.

    Ferberizing, cry-it-out, and attachment parenting, what is the best baby sleep solution?

    For decades there has been disagreement on how to get baby to sleep through the night. Recently Pediatrics published the results of a five-year study that might provide some answers. Published 10:37 p.m. September 13, 2012 - Comments

     
  • A parent's world completely changes once a baby becomes independently mobile, it is something we try to encourage. Help your baby develop this skill.

    How you can help baby walk

    A parent's world completely changes once a baby becomes independently mobile, it is something we try to encourage. Help your baby develop this skill. Published 12:00 p.m. September 1, 2012 - Comments

     
  • Traveling can be enjoyable or stressful. Do not let unneeded problems at home ruin your travel. Take these steps to prepare and you can have a little peace-of-mind.

    Traveling without the kids: Things you don't want to forget

    Traveling can be enjoyable or stressful. Do not let unneeded problems at home ruin your travel. Take these steps to prepare and you can have a little peace-of-mind. Published 12:00 p.m. August 23, 2012 - Comments

     
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Brighid is a freelance writer and first time mother.  She holds an MA in Writing from Johns Hopkins University.  Find her on Facebook @Brighid Moret

 

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