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With Safety Pieces Installed, It’s Potty Training Time!

Posted by: Tamara Palmer on Sep 30, 2014 in Milestones, Parenting, Toddlers

palmerSo it’s been a little while since I have updated my blog here. Life gets busy when you have a little child running around the house. We have had a whole new array of child safety things to install now that my little man is almost 2 years old.

As soon as he started crawling, we had already installed the safety pieces for electrical outlets. But now…. oh boy…. We have safety closures for our fridge, oven, and toilet seats. We have also installed the little plastic covers for the door handles too. These little kids are smart and they catch on so quick to things.

We have slowly started the potty training. Not full blown yet though, just introducing him to it. At night after he eats dinner he always gets his bath afterward. In between those two times though, he knows he can go to his car potty and go teetee to get a mini Oreo as a treat. He does very well with that. He’s still not at the point though to where he can tell us he needs to go before hand.

All Sugared Up: The Best And Worst Breakfast Cereals For Kids

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Sep 29, 2014 in health, Parenting

Between getting your kids up, dressed, teeth brushed, hair combed and ready for the bus or drive to school, weekday mornings are hard enough on parents that getting your kids to sit down and eat breakfast can be nothing short of a small miracle. But not all breakfasts are made the same, and cereal – a breakfast favorite for many children – can run from a healthy meal to a bowl full of sugar.

The Environmental Working Group recently released the results of its analysis of more than 1,500 adult and kid cereals, and while the results aren’t surprising, the sugar content in kids cereal may be for some parents.

What’s Going On In Baton Rouge This Weekend

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Sep 26, 2014 in Family Fun

Weekend

THE BALLOONS ARE BACK This competitive event takes place in the heart of Ascension Parish, touching down on the grounds of the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. From a spectator’s point of view, balloonists doing battle in the summer sky makes for picturesque viewing. In addition to the hot air balloon competitions each morning, balloon glows and liftoffs are planned each evening, and there’ll be tethered rides, parachute jumps, fireworks, arts and crafts, live music, and plenty of good eating. A Children’s Village promises face painting, inflatables, and carnival rides. 9039 South Saint Landry Avenue. Admission is $2 for adults, free for children twelve and under. ascensionballooning.com. 

The Value of Swaddling Your Baby

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Sep 24, 2014 in Babies, Parenting

“Snug as a Bug.” It’s a cute phrase to describe a swaddled baby, but a properly swaddled infant has tremendous benefits  than just being “cute.”

swaddle1Swaddling — the practice of snugly wrapping a baby in a blanket for warmth and security — can keep your baby from being disturbed by her own startle reflex, help her stay warm and toasty for the first few days of life until her internal thermostat kicks in and may even help to calm your baby.

What’s Going On In Baton Rouge This Weekend

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Sep 19, 2014 in Family Fun

 Weekend

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, the Mommy-Go-Round has got you covered.

Check out our list of events happening in and around Baton Rouge this weekend, and have fun!

Backpack Pain: What’s All the Flap About?

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Sep 17, 2014 in Parenting

Aching backs and shoulders? Tingling arms? Weakened muscles? Stooped posture?

d64f50bfAs course loads get bigger, the emotional and physical stress placed on our kids grows. Carrying too much weight in a pack or wearing it the wrong way can lead to pain and strain, but parents can take steps to help children load and wear backpacks the correct way to avoid health problems.

Today is National School Backpack Awareness Day, an annual event held on the third Wednesday of every September to raise awareness about the serious health effects that backpacks that are too heavy or worn improperly have on children. Backpack Day is also a time to promote the full range of occupational therapy benefits and services, which are available at Woman’s Center for Wellness.

What’s Going On In Baton Rouge This Weekend

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Sep 12, 2014 in Family Fun

Weekend

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, the Mommy-Go-Round has got you covered.

Check out our list of events happening in and around Baton Rouge this weekend, and have fun!

Dad’s Role in Pregnancy and Birth

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Sep 10, 2014 in Babies, Parenting, Pregnancy

“It was inspiring. It made me realize that there is nothing that I could do that could trump that ever. You can run 10 marathons, but once you see your wife go through birth, that’s it, you know. She’s got you beat.”

That’s a quote from one dad who witnessed his wife give natural birth to their baby girl. Labor can be a difficult, sometimes lengthy and most often painful experience for women, but what can dads do to help the process?

Getting a “Hold” on Breastfeeding

The following post was written by the Lactation Service Department at Woman’s Hospital.

Ask anyone who has ever done yoga. Holding one position for a lengthy period of time can be so taxing that it’s a complete exercise program.

Similarly, you could probably ask any breastfeeding mom about the aches and pains of holding one breastfeeding position for multiple daily feedings without ever changing it up.

If your breastfeeding hold is uncomfortable or ineffective, consider trying some of the different options below; you never know what will work until you try!

What’s Going On In Baton Rouge This Weekend

Posted by: Mommy-Go-Round Guest Blogger on Sep 05, 2014 in Family Fun

Weekend

Carencro’s own Marc Broussard kicks off the fall series of downtown concerts. Broussard will perform Friday at The Crest at Galvez Plaza in North Boulevard’s Town Square. Jason Martin will open. Festivities are 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Broussard released a new album, A Life Worth Living, this summer. The latest release is a return to Broussard’s roots as a soulful singer-songwriter. Martin, a local rock ‘n’ roller, also released a new EP, Welcome Home, recently. Friday’s concert is free. No pets, ice chests or tents are allowed. For more information on Live After Five, click here.

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