Nanny Cams: Should You Get One?

“Nanny cams” have become quite the controversial subject for a variety of different reasons. In private homes, the question of whether an individual’s privacy is being invaded comes up, but in organizations such as daycares, parents are glad to have the opportunity to “check in” on their children through means of complicated surveillance systems that are placed in the daycare facilities and linked in with the Internet.

Foods that are Dangerous for Your Baby

Infant Botulis

Many parents have no idea that there are foods – or ingredients – that are dangerous for their baby. Babies that are under one year old are at risk of Infant Botulism, caused by the bacteria called Clostridium botulinum. If they are fed certain foods or ingredients that contain these spores, they can get food poisoning and possibly die.

The Perfect Day with My Nanny (from a child’s perspective)

A perfect day with my nanny starts with her smiling at me. She would then greet me with her cheerful and soothing morning voice. She would also give me a big hug and ask me what I wanted to do today – and pay special attention to what I had to say. It would be my day every day. She would make me feel like the most special person in the world.

Tips for Traveling with Children

With the holidays quickly approaching, families are hustling and bustling to organize their travel arrangements. Whether you are traveling by car or plane, incorporate the children in the planning part of the trip. A possibly hair-raising and frustrating excursion can turn into a well-organized, fun-packed expedition when they feel like they are part of the planning.

The Importance of Reading to Your Child

It has been said that children are sponges, and the same is true when you read to them. Their eyes are absorbing the pictures and the words from a very young age. Even before they start talking, they will start relating certain pictures with words and start forming and remembering those images and words in their minds.

What to do with Kids on a Rainy Day

Rainy days means no outside time, and for kids and parents, this might pose as a major problem! Kids start to get in the “inside horrors” and become almost unbearable by the end of the day, let alone a whole rainy weekend. The good news is: it doesn’t have to be this way! There are hundreds of activities that you and your children can do together – and you’ll never even notice the rain! So, keep your eyes on the weather and look forward to the next rainy day, keeping the following ideas in mind.

Safe Trick or Treating

Trick or treat night is fun for both kids and parents. There is only one night of the year that parents allow their children to go out at night and ring the doorbells at stranger’s houses. Kids enjoy it because they get to dress up collect lots of candy, while parents love to see their kids dolled up in their costumes and may even look forward to sneaking a handful or two of the candy that their children collect.

Healthy Lunch Ideas That Are Fun for Kids

Lunch is usually the quick meal of the day, squished between everything that needs to be accomplished. However, it should be just as healthy and well-rounded as breakfast and dinner. Skip the peanut butter and jelly and bologna sandwiches –they’re just not fun! Get your kids interested and involved in creating and eating a healthy lunch with these creative ideas.