When Julie Barrow learned she was expecting her second child, her friends decided to throw her a baby shower. But Barrow, already mom to a toddler son, Austin, said she didn’t want friends shelling out big bucks for baby necessities she already had. So Barrow suggested a secondhand shower, where her mom friends could pass on goodies their own babies had outgrown.
I am the oldest of five children, but when asking my mom how she prepared us for the new arrival, she couldn’t recall – but hey, it’s been 25 years since her last child was born.
Toddlers – and their milestones – move at the speed of light. Before you know it, your child is speaking in sentences, learning to run and jump, and building teetering block towers (only to knock them down again). One of the biggest milestones is also the most worrisome: the transition from a crib to a ‘big kid’ bed. Parents worry that their toddler, freed from the confines of a crib, will wander the house at night or bounce out of bed at the crack of dawn.
Swimming is such fun, and it is a wonderful way to stay healthy for life! Did you know that babies can develop a passion for swimming? They are born with a love for the water so parents can go together on an exciting adventure as their child learns about water and eventually learns to swim!
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