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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  • Traveling with children can be difficult, but traveling with an infant provides a completely different set of challenges.  Here are some ways to make your trip more manageable. Photo: Ivan Walsh

    Tips for traveling with baby: Help make your trip more manageable

    Traveling with children can be difficult, but traveling with an infant provides a completely different set of challenges. Here are some ways to make your trip more manageable. Published 2:55 p.m. December 20, 2011 - Comments

     
  • The best part about all these toys is that they have been made to specifically address baby’s development in key areas.

    Top 10 toys for baby: Gifts for birth to 6 months

    The best part about all these toys is that they have been made to specifically address baby’s development in key areas. Published 3:19 p.m. December 15, 2011 - Comments

     
  •  This gift-giving season, give the mom in your life a gift that she’ll  love, and save yourself some time.

    Sure-fire gifts for mom: Put a little luxury under the tree

    This gift-giving season, give the mom in your life a gift that she’ll love, and save yourself some time. Published 9:11 p.m. December 8, 2011 - Comments

     
  • As a parent, one thing you expect will be a part of your life for the next decade or two, are toys, lots and lots of toys.  But what isn’t always as apparent is what toys to buy for your child. Which ones are just all hype, and which ones are crucial to aid in development?

    Baby toy guide: Buying for baby, birth to 1 year

    As a parent, one thing you expect will be a part of your life for the next decade or two, are toys, lots and lots of toys. But what isn’t always as apparent is what toys to buy for your child. Which ones are just all hype, and which ones are crucial to aid in development? Published 4:10 p.m. November 23, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Milwaukee's anti-bed-sharing posters are just as controversial as bed-sharing itself. The American Academy of Pediatrics says it's dangerous. Proponents say bed-sharing reduces SIDS. What's the truth?

    Co-sleeping and bed-sharing: Dangerous or nurturing?

    Milwaukee's anti-bed-sharing posters are just as controversial as bed-sharing itself. The American Academy of Pediatrics says it's dangerous. Proponents say bed-sharing reduces SIDS. What's the truth? Published 3:37 p.m. November 17, 2011 - Comments

     
  • The first holiday season with a new baby  is a good time to establish what traditions you are going to pass on or leave behind.

    Holiday traditions: Creating memories for your family

    The first holiday season with a new baby is a good time to establish what traditions you are going to pass on or leave behind. Published 1:29 p.m. November 10, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Now that your little one is here, you may feel like your life has become full of three things, feedings, dirty diaper, and laundry.  Babies create a lot of laundry.

    Baby laundry: Tips for cleaning those mountains of clothes

    Now that your little one is here, you may feel like your life has become full of three things, feedings, dirty diaper, and laundry. Babies create a lot of laundry. Published 11:52 a.m. November 3, 2011 - Comments

     
  • For years, mothers have been strapping headphones to their belly to play Mozart to their unborn children.  What mother wouldn’t want their child to become a genius?

    Music and Babies: The "Mozart Effect" and more

    For years, mothers have been strapping headphones to their belly to play Mozart to their unborn children. What mother wouldn’t want their child to become a genius? Published 7:05 p.m. October 27, 2011 - Comments

     
  • Any parent who wants to raise their child to speak more than one language needs a place to start.

    Book review: 7 Steps to Raising a Bilingual Child

    Any parent who wants to raise their child to speak more than one language needs a place to start. Published 1:46 p.m. October 21, 2011 - Comments

     
  • We live in an increasing interconnected world.  Today, the ability to speak a second language is becoming increasingly important, and science has shown the younger you start learning the easier it is.  So, how is a monolingual parent supposed to help their child learn another language?

    Raising bilingual children: The infant and toddler years

    We live in an increasing interconnected world. Today, the ability to speak a second language is becoming increasingly important, and science has shown the younger you start learning the easier it is. So, how is a monolingual parent supposed to help their child learn another language? Published 1:34 p.m. October 13, 2011 - 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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