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Baby Sleep 101: all the sleep books New 2020

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Baby won't nap except in carseat

Maybe you are a laid-back, improvising kinda parent who is not going to let a little bundle in a bucket seat get in the way of social plans, errands, and work life. Great! But if your baby doesn’t know how to nap and you think there are some secrets about baby sleep that might be useful to you, read on.

I read pretty much all the literature on sleep and I’m more than happy to give you this cheat sheet.

Help! What to do when your baby won't sleep or nap or let you sleep

Question: Why is everyone obsessed with babies napping? Why can’t they just fall asleep whenever?
Answer: Even though babies have no plans in the morning, their brains are developing in leaps and bounds right now and this requires a lot of sleep. Becoming overtired and sleep-deprived is a real source of stress for babies. And stressed-out babies will keep you up at night and be fussy during the day. Equally important, if a baby can put herself to sleep, then she will use that skill over and over again during the night when she, as we all do, has mini-wake ups. When you and I jolt awake in the night, we resettle ourselves quickly back to sleep. If a baby hasn’t mastered falling asleep on her own, she will require you to do that soothing for her, as many times as it takes to get through the night. (For more on this, read the very long Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth)

Problem: My baby only naps when I’m driving. She cannot nap in her crib during the day.
Answer: My friends Hope and Chad totally did the car-driving thing with their kids for every bedtime ever, and the kids are now happy and well-adjusted teenagers. They did have to CIO (Crying It Out) when the kids were like 4 and it was torture, but they lived. The moral of that story is that nothing you do is going to cause a life-long problem, but you could make your days a little easier by teaching your child to take age-appropriate naps. (Pro tip: babies nap in the car because of the movement and the white noise that comes with driving. Buy a white noise machine! Here’s why.)

Question: What’s an age appropriate nap schedule for a baby?
Answer: 
According to my bible, The No-Cry Nap Solution, and my own experience, before three months old, all bets are off and parents should just go along for the ride. Babies awake for more than 90 minutes should be soothed back to sleep by any means possible. After 3 months, sleep will begin to consolidate into the idea of naps. Here’s a handy chart from The No-Cry Nap Solution by Elizabeth Pantley. Sleep expert Nicole from BabySleepSite weighed in on sleep training a 4- to 6-month old.

Sleep chart by Elizabeth Pantley

Problem: I’m trying to sleep train my baby by letting him or her cry for a bit, but it’s not working.
Answer: Sleep Training is a real thing and it can work. I had a child who cried less and less day over day for a few days and then he didn’t cry in his crib anymore. I also had one that was immune to Crying It Out, so I think if you’ve tried for 5 days in a row with consistency and see no progress, table that method.

Problem: Just tell me what to do. My seven-month old won’t nap!
Answer:
I have three ideas, and I hope it doesn’t sound unoriginal to suggest these things if you are like, “Duh, I read all the books already.” But if you haven’t read Healthy Sleep Habits (our bible) or No Cry Napping Solution, let me just skip the obvious “don’t smoke before your baby’s nap” tips and jump straight to these:

  1. What time are you napping her? I would start her nap two hours after she wakes up in the morning. If that isn’t working after a few days, try to put her down 90 minutes after she wakes up. It seems like if she misses her pre-tired window (where she can relax on her own terms), then she cannot relax and might just skip that cycle of napping. If the 9 am-ish nap fails after 20 min of effort, move on as if she napped for two hours and try again after lunch. Textbook napping for her would be 9-10:30 and 2-4.
  2. Also try some sleep cues for naps like reading the same book, song, playing white noise and offering a lovey every time, so when you do those things she starts to know it’s sleep-time. Read about why you want to introduce loveys.
  3. Finally, you could try laying with her and holding her hand. She might know that if you surrender to being horizontal, you’re not going to leave her alone in the room. (More on the emotional work of surrendering.)

Problem: My baby wakes up for the first time at midnight, and I’ve just fallen into a deep sleep. I might go insane.
Answer: This advice does sound insane, but they say sleep begets sleep, so switching to a 7 pm bedtime will probably help as well. Even 6.30 is a totally healthy bedtime for a baby. I know, I know, it doesn’t sound like a bedtime, and if you are at work until 6, it’s just not possible. If you’ve been putting baby to bed after 8, definitely try 7 or 7.30 for three nights and see what happens.

Problem: If I try a super early bedtime, won’t he be hungry by midnight?
Answer: Try a dream feed. It can work for breast or bottle feeding, your choice.

Problem: My baby will nap in a moving swing, but no where else!
Answer: Then put him in a moving swing. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. (Here is formal permission to use swings and vibrating seats all night long.) Sawyer slept in his swing for months and now sleeps all night long in a real bed. Promise.

If I didn’t answer your question, feel free to post it here and I will respond, or maybe even get one of the sleep experts to respond. If you’re hungry for more details, click the list of books we recommend to learn more.

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Best Double Strollers; 21 Options to Make Life More Simple New 2020

Best Double Strollers; 21 Options to Make Life More Simple

Double the trouble means double the products. Whether you are expecting multiples or simply adding to your little crew, you will likely find yourself looking for the best double stroller to fit your family’s needs. The good news is there are tons of wonderful options out there with all kinds of different configurations, sweet accessories, and styles to match your life. We have broken strollers down into three categories; day to day double strollers, double umbrella strollers, and double joggers. We are pretty confident that somewhere in this list you will find your perfect match. Make sure to keep in mind a lighter stroller will be easiest to push and pay close attention to how the strollers fold if you have a compact car or will need to store the stroller in a small place. Besides that, we say simply follow your heart!

 

The 21 Best Double Strollers

 

Day to Day Double Strollers

Uppababy 2017 Vista Stroller

best double strollers

You seriously get the best of both worlds with this stroller; it is lightweight, has all the accessories you could ever want, and is so easy to convert into whatever you need it to be. The stroller comes with a bassinet seat, which is even equipped with proper ventilation and depth for overnight sleep making this stroller perfect for travel. If you have multiples you will be able to attach 2 bassinet seats or 2 infant car seats. However, if you have a toddler and a newborn the stroller can be adapted to that as well. Just you wait, there is even more. The 2016 Vista Stroller can even hold a 3rd child with the Piggyback Ride-Along Board attachment, which allows a walker to hop on for a ride. This stroller has an answer for every scenario on top of being slick and modern in looks.

Stroller Weight: 28 lbs as a single stroller, but varies depending on attachments

Age Range: Newborn up to 50 lbs, dependent on attachments

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Baby Jogger 2014 City Mini GT Double Stroller

best double strollers

If you’re looking for a double jogging stroller that fits all your needs, from grocery shopping to off the beaten path hikes, this is the one for you. The wheels are built to last and the hand brake is super user-friendly. A huge bonus is that the seat backs are longer meaning they can accommodate taller kids, so this stroller will last you as long as your kids will even want to sit in it. Did we mention it’s specially built to increase airflow? If you’re in hotter weather this is definitely something to take into account.

Stroller Weight: 46 lbs

Age Range: maximum capacity 100 lbs total

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Joovy Caboose Ultralight

Joovy took their original stroller kept all the sturdiness and versatility, but lost 4 lbs to create the Joovy Caboose Ultralight. You can have two seats or convert them back to a bench or standing platform. In fact, this is the lightest sit and stand stroller on the market according to their website. On top of that it folds up easily and small enough to fit in most car trunks. This stroller reclines all the way back for nap time because Joovy understands that missing a nap can turn ugly real quick.

Stroller Weight: 23.5 lbs (WOW!)

Age Range: 90 lbs

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Chicco Cortina Together Double

The Chicco Cortina Together is the perfect option for anyone who needs a double stroller on a budget. It’s reasonably priced and grows with your family, from infant car seats to some of the tallest seats that exist in a double stroller making it comfortable for older children. We love that the storage bag is very large and can be zippered shut. It folds up fairly well but isn’t the best in the game. The shades are also a bit disappointing, but these are small sacrifices to make when you consider the lower cost. The stroller is still made of high-quality materials and will surely get the job done.

Stroller Weight: 34 lbs

Age Range: Up to 40 lbs in each seat

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Baby Trend Sit n Stand Double Stroller

best double strollers

Baby Trend kept mama in mind when they finally made a double stroller with a snack tray and cup holder not only for each child but for you as well! The huge basket is perfect for storing pretty much anything else. This stroller can have two seats or the back can be switched out to a standing platform. It is a great option for parents who think their child will be growing out of a seat soon but may want to add it back on for particularly long trips. You can easily fold this stroller with one hand because with two kiddos you need all the free hands you can get.

Stroller Weight: 32.5 lbs

Age Range: Newborn (with the car seat attachment) to 2.5 years old or 40 lbs

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Bugaboo Donkey

best double strollers

We know that the name of this stroller has probably already caught your attention, and we are here to assure you it will actually be a much smoother ride than one from a donkey. This is the perfect day to day double stroller if you need something narrow but sturdy and capable of converting into different configurations. It is one of the few double strollers that won’t leave you worrying about fitting through doorways or aisles. Say hello to all those errands you’ve been missing! You can attach two bassinets, two seats, or one of each. The seats can also face forwards or backward, just in case someone needs a little extra attention. It is not the easiest stroller to fold up, but if it’s something you use every day you might not even need to get into that.

Stroller Weight: 33 lbs

Age Range: Newborn to 37 lbs in each chair

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Best Double Umbrella Strollers

Chicco Echo Twin

This is probably my favorite of the double umbrella strollers. It’s pretty sturdy meaning it will last you through some great adventures and/or errands, but still has the compact feel that you want. This stroller is little heavier but ergonomically easy to tote around with a handle, and at least you can count carrying it as your bonus workout. It’s made to fit just about perfectly through any door frame. It has literally everything on the checklist from maneuverability to the 5 point harness, and that’s why a recommend it so highly.

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Zoe XL2 Best v2

best double strollers

For the price, this stroller is really high quality and will last you a while. The Zoe is one of the lightest weight and smallest folded double umbrella strollers. Despite its super lightweight, it can still comfortably hold even your 4-year-olds. The canopies are awesome and will provide ultimate shade for your babes and the recline really well for nap time. As for accessories a snack tray, drink holder, and great storage, all come along with this umbrella stroller.

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Joovy Twin Groove Ultralight

best double strollers

While not many double umbrella strollers are a great option for newborns, Joovy got it right. They recline, individually, and turn into an almost bassinet like a seat. It grows super well along with your kiddo and can end up holding up to 50 lbs in each seat. This stroller has pretty much everything on the checklist, including a great canopy and amazing underneath storage. It has safety reflectors, so you can feel more comfortable enjoying late night strolls with your little ones!

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UPPAbaby G-Link

There is both a 2016 model and a 2018 model out right now, depending on your budget both make a great choice. Biggest perk, it’s only 24 lbs so you should be able to carry it anywhere. The canopies are top notch and the stroller can stand on its own when you fold it up. This stroller is a great option if you’re kids are a little older as it can hold up to 50 lbs in each seat!

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Delta Children LX Double Umbrella

best double strollers

Bang for your buck is what this double umbrella stroller will get you. At just around $55, this super lightweight stroller is a favorite of many parents. The seats recline just enough to get comfy and there is a little bit of a canopy to shade your kiddo from the sun. It’s pretty easy to maneuver and compact. Hello, grocery store aisle! Hello, theme parks!

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Kinderwagon Hop

best double strollers

Some of you are probably big fans of the tandem stroller. Well, this double umbrella stroller is actually a tandem which is pretty rare. It has a lot of checklist items like reclining seats, super compact and easy folding mechanism, and a 5 point harness. Although the seats are a little small and the leg room squishy, so it’s best for smaller or younger kiddos. Bonus, you can fit one car seat in it if need be!  

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Kolcraft Cloud Double

best double strollers

This is another really well-priced stroller making it worth checking out. It’s especially great if you are making this purchase in addition to your other stroller. There are two big cons here; there is no 5 point harness only 3 and there’s no storage basket. Besides those things, it has pretty much everything else going for it. The seats recline a bit, it’s easy to maneuver and transport and the canopies are pretty large.

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Maxi Cosi Dana for 2

best double strollers

I love the sleek all-black look of the Maxi Cosi, but more than just looks it’s really easy to push with a middle handle for extra control and has super roomy seats for your babies. It can hold two newborn car seats, which is a pretty unique and useful feature. Its main downfall is that it’s not the lightest of umbrella strollers.

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Best Double Jogging Stroller

BOB 2016 Revolution Flex Duallie

 

It’s pricey, but with that price comes the ease of jogging and maneuvering a pretty awesome stroller. It has plenty of storage, is supposed to be comfortable for you to push and for your kids to ride in, and passed all the safety tests with flying colors. Added little bonus; it’s also meant for all terrains making this a great double jogging stroller for moms who enjoy being outside.

Stroller Weight: 33 lbs

Age Range: 8 weeks to 50 lbs per seat

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Joovy ScooterX2 Double Stroller

best double strollers

This double jogging stroller is pretty much top of the line and stylish which is a huge plus. It has a ton of storage and zippered in pockets so you won’t lose anything. It also has to mesh pocket cup holders inside for your little ones which is rare for joggers (it’s the little things right?). This double joggers only downfall is that it isn’t great for off-roading so maybe not the choice for hikers.

Stroller Weight: 32 lbs

Age Range: 3 months to 45 lbs per seat

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Baby Jogger Summit X3 Double Stroller

best double strollers

This stroller truly does everything well. While a lot of crossover options make you sacrifice in some way, this double jogging stroller does jogging, all-terrain, or mall strolling with no problem. The seats have a bar down the middle giving your kids lots of support. They also recline all the way back to flat with an easy mechanism for big nappers.

Stroller Weight: 35 lbs

Age Range: maximum capacity of 100 lbs total

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Thule Urban Glide Double  

best double strollers

This stroller can hold one infant car seat, so it’s a great option for mamas of 2 who just want to purchase one stroller. It’s obviously not meant for you to jog with the infant car seat, but once your baby is old enough for the regular seat it’s perfect for a jog or just running errands. Moms also love that the handlebar includes a drum brake.     

Stroller Weight: 31 lbs

Age Range: maximum capacity of 100 lbs total  

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Bumble Indie Twin Jogging Stroller

best double strollers 

This double jogging stroller is well worth the price tag. It’s compact when folded, so you can fit it anywhere it needs to go including small trunk spaces. It’s also super comfy for your kiddos and offers tons of storage space. As for safety, the five-point harness will make you feel comfortable that your babies aren’t going anywhere. Make sure the tires are full and this bad boy is a piece of cake to push around.

Stroller Weight: 36 lbs

Age Range: no age/weight minimum on the lowest recline setting to 90 lbs total

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Baby Trend Expedition Double Jogger Stroller

  

This double jogging stroller is a super affordable option coming in right around $200. While the materials are a little lower quality and there are reviews of a little wiggle in the wheels, it’s super lightweight and easy to maneuver. Plus, you can always have someone handy take a look at a wobbly wheel to tighten it or put more air in.

Stroller Weight: 25 lbs

Age Range: maximum of 90 lbs total

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Mountain Buggy +One Stroller

This stroller is actually one of the rare tandem double jogging strollers making it perfect for narrow spaces. It goes from single to double pretty easily, so it’s great for families planning on growing. The back can lay down as a mattress while you’ve still got a newborn and then be converted into the second seat.

Details like weight and age depending on how you configure the stroller

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If you are still on the search for a stroller or car seat, you may also want to check out:

Best Convertible Car Seat- Top 10

The Best Jogging Stroller on the Market Right Now!

Best Double Umbrella Stroller- A Look at the Top 8

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a double umbrella stroller?

Umbrella strollers vary greatly in cost, but there are great options at every price point. Most of our favorites average around $70. 

When can you start using a double umbrella stroller?

You should wait to use an umbrella stroller until your baby is 4-6 months old and can hold their head up well. However, if the umbrella stroller reclines all the way back, you may be able to use it sooner. 

What is the lightest umbrella stroller?

The Maclaren Mark II is the lightest stroller on the market. The Kolcraft Cloud and the Zoe XL2 Best stroller are also great light options. 

What is the best double stroller to travel with? 

Here are some of the best double stroller options for travel

  • Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double Stroller
  • JOOVY Twin Groove Ultralight Umbrella Stroller
  • Chicco Echo Twin
  • Uppababy G-Link 

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Dealing with Baby’s First Visitors

Dealing with Baby's First Visitors

Home … but Not Alone!

The phone starts to ring, the doorbell goes off like an alarm, and well-meaning friends and family members start trooping through your home. Even though they promise not to stay long and insist that you not go to any trouble, you probably feel compelled to make them comfortable.

The standard advice is to limit visits. Sounds easy, but it’s tough to tell your 89-year-old grandmother that she has to wait a few weeks to see her first great-grandchild. Besides, you appreciate all of those presents, flowers, and casseroles people deliver, and it’s nice to be congratulated once in a while. Plus, of course, you want to show off your baby.

The key is to make visits as stress-free as possible. We’ll show you how.

Take It Easy

You’ve been through an arduous journey — hey, it’s called labor for a reason. As the demands and sleep deprivation increase, it’s important to take care of yourself, along with the baby. Promise yourself you’ll sleep when baby sleeps, kick out visitors when you’re tired, and don’t be too proud to ask for help.

When Gina Maggerd, of Neon, Kentucky, had her baby, she told herself, This is me, how I am after giving birth, and I am not going to fret trying to make everyone else feel comfortable.

Taking it easy also applies to the baby. “I made it a rule I would not wake the baby because someone was visiting,” says Joyce Anthony, a mom from Erie, Pennsylvania. (Yes, people asked!)

No-Fuss Makeover for Mom

Okay, so they’re really not coming to see you; they’re coming to see the baby. But even so, you don’t want to greet visitors in those pajamas you’ve been lounging in for four days straight.

Set aside one outfit that is decent looking and comfy. Put it on before people visit, then pull it off after they leave so it stays reasonably clean. Store it in the same easily accessible place so you know where it is at a moment’s notice. Or “throw a cardigan sweater over whatever pj’s, sweats, or drooled-on clothes you are wearing,” suggests Stacy DeBroff, author of The Mom Book — 4,278 of Mom Central’s Tips — for Moms, from Moms (Free Press).

For quick touch-ups, create a beauty station in the family room or living room. Stash facial wipes, lip gloss, a small mirror, a brush, ponytail holders, and breath mints in a drawer or in a box under the couch. After a touch-up, no one will know that you haven’t showered or brushed your teeth. Keep fresh nursing pads there as well so you can change them before or after company visits.

What to Say and Do

Home Clean Home

A lack of sleep, coupled with your newfound responsibilities, makes it a challenge to keep your house from looking like a combat zone. Stop stressing about it. “Consider using just one room to entertain,” says Maureen Wild, a certified hostess from The Protocol School of Washington, in Washington, D.C., which provides hospitality training for the diplomatic community. “It may be your living room, or family room, or if you live in a warm climate, the patio. Be a little more scrupulous about making this space enticing to guests.” However, there’s no need to go overboard: “The disorder is part of the charm,” she adds.

  • Skip making the beds, putting away the laundry, or taking out the trash. Just close the doors to these rooms. Focus on things that guests will notice, like dog fur on the carpet, dishes piled to the ceiling, and a dirty bathroom. Let other less noticeable things, like dust on your knickknacks or water stains in the shower, go.
  • Put your feet up and let your partner vacuum a few times a week, and use bathroom wipes to clean the bathroom. For the usual things that get left around a house, Amy Crane, a mom from Erie, Pennsylvania, suggests “keeping a laundry basket handy so the new mom or her helper can quickly dump all the stuff into the basket and then hide it.”
  • Learn not to apologize for the state of your home. “Apologizing calls attention to the house and invites scrutiny,” says Susan Isaacs Kohl, author of The Best Things Parents Do (Conari Press). “Not saying anything sends the message, ‘I’m coping with a baby, please respect that.'”

Doling Out Duties to Dad

While your partner may be pitching in like a champ, he won’t know what you’re stressing about if you don’t tell him. It helps to have a plan in place for visits so you each know your roles. You should remain focused on staying comfortable. Before guests arrive, point out things he may have missed in his pre-visit cleanup. If you don’t, it’s going to irk you, and you may be tempted to clean it yourself. When guests arrive, let him handle food and drinks — you can deal with presents and small talk. Decide that Dad will be the doorkeeper, responsible for getting people in, keeping them comfortable, and moving them out. If you want time to relax and chat with visitors, he’ll be more than happy to step in for diaper duty or soothing your baby.

So Nice to See You ? and Goodbye!

While you might be happy to introduce your new family member to guests, a long visit will only make you tired. Make it clear how long the social call will be by saying something like, “It would be great if you could stop by at 2. Just so you know, we’re usually ready for a nap by 2:30.”

Take charge of the visits. Michelle Palter, of Sea Cliff, New York, says, “I screened my calls. I’d call back in batches when I got the time and try to schedule visits in batches, too.” Having three visits in one day simplifies the cleaning and straightening process too — it’s the same amount of work for three times as many guests.

Getting oblivious guests to leave can be a challenge, but there are discreet ways to make the point. “My trick was to simply say it was time to nurse and take the baby and leave the room,” says Manton, Michigan, mom Ami Weaver. Her husband, Anthony, would put the baby down for a nap, “then mention how I usually took a nap when he did. People took the hint,” she adds.

It’s okay to be blunt and say, “Sorry for such a short visit, but it’s time to feed the baby.” Remember, visits are supposed to be fun. And with a little crowd control, you can revel in your newest family member.

Brette McWhorter Sember, a mother of two, is the author of Your Plus-Size Pregnancy (Barricade Books).

Originally published in American Baby magazine, March 2006.

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Craft a stuffed toy ball New 2020

Flouncy bouncing DIY balls for baby by Heather Bailey

I did not read this statistic anywhere, but I will venture to guess that one out of four babies’ first word is “ball”. The first time I showed Julian a ball and how it rolled, his eyes lit up and I could see that boys are not only made of snakes and snails and puppy dog tails, but also of balls. (Yes, you are supposed to laugh at that.)

What could be more motherly than making your child a ball with your very own hands? Before you non-crafters throw up, let me suggest that the crafty among you try this and then give them as gifts to the non-crafters.

Flouncy bouncing DIY balls for baby by Heather Bailey

Photo & project credit: Heather Bailey

And, since we like to help you get out of the house each day, here’s the activity: get together with a friend who is the opposite of you on the crafty continuum. (One of you owns a sewing machine and bags and bags of fabric. The other one outsources button sewing to her neighborhood dry cleaners.)

Place babies in a safe, contained play area. Ignore babies while you choose together from your fabric scraps what you will make balls with. Now, send non crafter over to watch babies while crafter assembles ball.

The adorable ball that captured your attention at the top of this post was made by the talented crafter and fabric designer Heather Bailey. The sort of lopsided ball here was made by me with two old t-shirts, one cream and one pink micro-stripes. I’ll tell you, though: it might not roll due to lack of perfect roundness, but it is easy to grab, and that’s just perfect for a little baby.

Ready?

Now, I must warn you, this project requires math. Once you decide the diameter of your ball (height) you must figure out the circumference so that you can divide it by the number of sections you plan to sew together to determine how wide the widest part of your football-shaped sections should be. My ball was 6 inches tall and made of six sections. Therefore, the circumference was 18.8 inches, and each section needed to be 18.8/2 inches tall and 18.8/6 or 3.1 inches wide. Plus some seam allowance.

If you need help using pi, use this web site: http://www.csgnetwork.com/circlecalc.html

Another option is to take a ball you have and with a marker draw off sections and then cut your fabric to match.

You need to fan your fabric sections back and forth as you sew the right sides together. You’ll figure it out – just go for it. Don’t forget to leave a hole on one side for stuffing!

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Best Toys for 2 Year Old Boys – [Gifts Your Toddler Boy Will Love] New 2020

Best Toys for 2 Year Old Boys – [Gifts Your Toddler Boy Will Love]

Oh, the terrible twos and threes… and sometimes fours but we will discuss how long the terrible years last later. Between the tantrums and protests, you might be looking for some toys that will entertain your little guy and distract him from getting into any more trouble. Maybe you are just looking to give a gift, but either way, we wanted to pull a list together of some of the best toys for 2 year old boys.

Two is kind of a funny age when it comes to toys because they are not quite babies, but they are not ready for the big kid toys yet either.

You are going to want to find something that helps them in their development yet is still super fun. Our Rookie Mom Squad found 20 great options for 2 year old boy toys. 

The Best Gifts for Your 2 Year Old Boy – Development Toys

Toys are for fun, obviously, but they are also a big part of how your little one learns and develops new skills. Below are some toys that promote development! 

toys for 2 years old boy

This friendly robot with chunky wheels, a 360° turn, and over 60 facial expressions. You press the light-up buttons on his head to get him to play fun educational games or dance. Keep in mind, it requires 4C batteries.

This is why it’s one of the most preferred choices- A lot of robot toys are best suited for older kids but not Movi! In fact, his color co-ordinate games and fun sing-songs are ideal for younger ones. He’s quick on his feet, too. Moreover, it’s excellent for getting tots off their bums and running around. Check Current Prices.

Magnetic Blocks Perfect for Toddlers.

Magnetic Blocks are the new craze when it comes to building block toys. Coincidentally, they are one of my absolute favorite toys for my 2 year old. I love it because not only does it entertain the little guy for quite a while, all my kids enjoy playing with them.

Even I find myself sitting down with my little one for a long time playing these magnetic blocks. Ther are a ton of fun.

In addition, it is a great way to teach your little one about shapes and colors. Check Current Prices Here!

Toys for 2 Year Old Boys Fisher-Price Think & Learn Code-a-Pillar

This is one of the best 2 year old boys because we live in this world driven by technology! Any head start in that department is great for your child.

This toy is supposed to help teach the fundamentals of coding and with its bright lights and fun colors, your two year old will think it’s just all fun and games. Check current prices here!

best toy for 2 year old boy

This is definitely a classic (as in Grandpa probably even had a set when he was little), but that doesn’t mean your little one won’t absolutely love it. Nothing is wrong with tried and true. Your little architect can build castles, towers, and anything else they can imagine. Check current prices here!

Toys for 2 Year Old Boys Strider - 12 Sport Balance Bike, Ages 18 Months to 5 Years

For those who want to get started on the whole bike thing but their two year old wants to be like the big kids, this is the perfect item for you. It looks like a normal bike minus the pedals because it’s made for your toddler to walk along with. Don’t forget a helmet though! You know your daring little one might just try to lift his feet up. Check current prices here!

Toys for 2 Year Old Boys LeapFrog My Own Leaptop

Leapfrog is one of my favorite brands because they make teaching my kiddos the basics like letters and numbers. With all the buttons and different noises this little play laptop can make, your child will have so much fun. In fact, they won’t even realize they are actually learning something. Check current prices here!

Color Shape Matching Set

You may be wondering how a set of eggs can possibly be something that will educate and entertain your little one. Well, these actually encourage hand-eye coordination and recognition skills, help preschoolers count, sort AND match! They are frequently used in Montessori preschools, too.

Best Toys for 2 Year Old Boy Birthday

The best gifts for 2 year old boys are interactive, bright toys that aid their development! Here are our favorites. 

Toys for 2 Year Old Boys VTech Smart Shots Sports Center

Nothing is more exciting than scoring a goal! This is a great toy for any sporty kiddo with basketball and soccer all in one. It even keeps score, which helps your little one learn numbers, and cheers for them when they are doing well. Check current prices here!

Toys for 2 Year Old Boys Melissa & Doug Magnetic Car Loader Wooden Toy Set With 4 Cars and 1 Semi-Trailer Truck

Little boys love playing with cars, which is why this item is included in our best toys for 2 year old boy article. I am 99% sure it’s so they can constantly make a vroom-vroom noise to the point that they are driving you crazy! This little set comes with a wooden semi-truck to be loaded onto via magnet, which I know my toddlers would have gotten a huge kick out of. Check current prices here!

toys for 2 years old boy

This adorable ice cream cart is a new addition to our best toys for 2 year old boys. Our boys loved serving up ice cream when they were little. With the Leapfrog scoop and learn, the magic scooper scoops up the ice cream and toppings to create tasty-looking combinations while introducing your child to colors and flavors.

The toy will help them practice counting to ten, teach them about flavors, and also have fun music they’ll enjoy. Check it out here!

toys for 2 year old boy birthday

I know you have probably teased someone about buying their child a musical instrument, well here is your chance! This little drum set will have any toddler rocking out in style. Check it out here!

best gift for 2 year old boy

Amazon has recently come out with a great gift for parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles to give to the little one in their life. It is a subscription service which chooses up to 3 books for you to read your little one.

They are all organized based on your child’s age and you can choose how often you want the box distributed, once a month or 2 months or even 3 months. If there is a book you don’t like or already have, you can choose to have another book shipped instead. Yes, this might not be a toy, but it is a great gift for kids.

Prices are about $19.99 a box

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I swear this is actually for your two year old. I am not just recommending it because of how ridiculously cute I think it is. It can go with you inside or outside for whatever adventure is calling. I just love the idea of reading books inside this teepee or letting their imagination run wild. Check current prices here!

toys for 2 year old boys

Got a toddler with way too much energy? I know what it feels like and this mini trampoline was a lifesaver sometimes. It’s especially nice for cold or rainy days when you don’t get the chance to go outside and your toddler has extra energy to burn. Check current prices here!

Toys for 2 Year Old Boys Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball Set

This is another toy that’s perfect for indoor or outdoor fun. It comes with a basketball made perfect for toddler hands, and the hoop can adjust as your kiddo grows. Check current prices here!

Toys for 2 Year Old Boys All-in-1 Retro Kitchen

I wish I would have had this for my kids! It’s a play stove, oven, and refrigerator with precious little accessories so you’re little guy can become a little chef. Check current prices here!

toys for 2 year old boy birthday

Little ones love playing in the water and giving them an actual toy to do that with might just keep them out of your toilet and sinks. There are tons of different little activities to do on this table. Plus, you can set it inside or outside depending on the weather!

Best Toys for Two Year Olds Awards [For Potty Training & More!]

Now that we’ve talked about the best 2 year old boy toys for birthdays and development, let’s chat about great toy options that can serve as rewards. There’s nothing wrong with a little incentive for reaching big milestones like being potty trained! 

Toys for 2 Year Old Boys 3 Bees and Me Dinosaur Toys for Boys and Girls

These little dinosaurs have wheels on their feet! How cool is that? Two year olds love being able to push things around on wheels and it’s nice for it to be something other than a car every once in a while. Check current prices here!

Toys for 2 Year Old Boys AquaDoodle - Draw N Doodle - Classic Mat

Let their creativity run wild without all the mess with one of the best toys for 2-year old boys. It comes with two pens, that only work on the mat so they won’t ruin anything. The size of this mat is awesome and will give your toddler plenty of room to make a masterpiece. Check current prices here!


fun toys for 2 year old boys

My oldest son’s absolute favorite toy as a toddler was this little vacuum he could push around. I’d say it’s because he wanted to be just like his mama, but let’s get real when he was two and I had a newborn… I couldn’t even tell you where our real vacuum was. Anyways, your little dude might want a laundry. Who knows? It’s undeniably an adorable set. Check current prices here!


Toys for 2 Year Old Boys Janod Super Rocket Magnet Kit

Do you have a kid who likes to put things together just to take them apart and put them back together again? This little rocket will make that a piece of cake. Plus it’s honestly the cutest little rocket that I’m sure they will love to play with even when it’s all put together. Check current prices here!


Toys for 2 Year Old Boys Radio Flyer Red Rider Trike

Look no further for the best toy for 2 year old boys! Get them started early on the whole bike riding thing with this adorable trike. It will keep them balanced and safe in the comfy seat with a back. Check current prices here!


Best toys for 2 year olds

This makes our best toy for 2 year old boy list because it is a fun way to help your little one learn to spell his name. A great way to introduce letters and their sounds to your toddler is with their own name. You can order one of these puzzles to do just that! Check current prices here!


Toys for 2 Year Old Boys Mega Bloks First Builders Big Building Bag

Bring it back to the basics. Your toddler will be entertained with these blocks long enough for you to get at least one thing done. Just make sure they’re all picked up during clean up time so no one accidentally steps on one. Check current prices here!


LeapFrog Builders

My daughter and nephew both love this toy, and I love that they are enjoying learning. You can check out our detailed review of the Fruit Fun Elephant here!


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Bring out the little artist in your child with this glowing doodle board. This is a great sensory toy that allows your child to really express themself. Best of all, this toy is mess-free, making it the best gift for a 2 year old boy (and mom & dad!). Check it out here!


toys for 2 year old boy birthday

All little boys are different, obviously, but when it comes to my nephew he can never have too many cars. He loves his carrier set because it is like having multiple toys in one. It lets him stack cars on top and inside, which allows for motor skill development and imaginative play.


Kid's Golf Set

Start them early! Your 2 year old might not be ready for the golf course quite yet, but they will surely get a kick out of having their own little set. It is cute and really easy to set up and clean up. It comes with everything you need; clubs, flags, balls, and a “golf bag”. Whether you are mom and dad, grandma, or just a good friend searching for the perfect gift for your little guy, he is sure to love this set! 


Woody & Buzz Train

Toy Story is a timeless classic, but little ones today still love it! This toy has the best of both worlds with building block elements and a train set. The Woody and Buzz figurines that come along with the set are perfect for pretend play!


fun toys for 2 year old boys

You really can’t go wrong with tacos! I remember my two year olds whipping up meals for me in their play kitchen frequently. I love that these tacos are so easy for little hands to make and that there are 43 pieces!


play-doh

Baby shark and play-doh combined into one; it’s every 2 year old’s dream come true! This toy is recommended for 3 and up, but as long as you are right there with them it should be fine for 2 year olds as well. It comes with 21 play-doh tools meaning you can create the whole shark family and 12 cans of play-doh.


Sand Truck

There is just something about dump trucks that little ones love! This Green Toys Dump Truck is perfect for little ones since it is BPA and phthalates free. Plus, this is a toy that will help with their fine motor skills development. All you need to do is find a sandbox!


Magnet Boat Set

No list for toys for 2 year old boys would be complete without a bath toy! Little ones have a knack for getting dirty, so having some bath toys is essential to coax them into getting clean.

The set comes with 4 boats, making these great toys for a 2 year old boy birthday gift!


best gifts for 2 year old boys

When searching for toys for 2 years old boy, you can’t go wrong with a racetrack! It is made of high-quality wood, BPA Free, and stained with bright non-toxic water-based paint. Both the track and the cars are really sturdy making them safe for your little one.

I hope this list full of fun toys for 2 year old boys has helped you find exactly what you were looking for! 

You might also enjoy these gift guides:

Best Toys for 2 Year Old Girls [15 adorable options for your little girl]

The Best Toys for 5 Year Old Boys [20 Great Options]

Baby Development- The 11 Best Gifts for 6 Month Old Baby

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How to Get Baby Dressed

How to Get Baby Dressed

Choose your location. The floor, a changing table, and your bed are all convenient places to change your baby. If you choose a high surface, remember to keep a hand on her at all times. Once little ones become more mobile, it’s generally easier to dress them on the bed or floor rather than a changing table, which has a smaller surface area.

Support Baby’s head. An infant isn’t able to support her heads on her own for the first several months, so remember to keep your baby’s head and neck supported as you dress her.

Guide Baby’s head through the neck hole. Put your arms through the shirt and stretch the neck hole with your hands; then, with your hands still inside, put it over Baby’s head. Do this before putting arms through the sleeves.

Putting on the sleeves. Put your arm inside the torso of the shirt, find your baby’s arm, and gently guide it through the sleeve. If the shirt is long-sleeved, it’s often easier to bunch the sleeve so you can guide your baby’s arm through the opening with your free hand.

Put her in a few thin layers, especially when you’ll be in cold weather or an air-conditioned room. A good rule of thumb is to dress her in one layer more than you’re wearing. If she starts sweating, remove a layer.

Pick the right fabric. Natural fibers, such as cotton, soft wool, and fleece, are best for babies, especially for bottom layers that touch the skin.

Keep her occupied. If your baby is squirmy, offer her a toy to capture her attention. Ones that require two hands are best.

Be aware of choking hazards. Avoid clothes with strings or ribbons, like hoodies, which can be unsafe for little ones.

Accessorize! When going outside, don’t forget a warm hat and mittens in winter, and a sun hat in spring and summer.

Add shoes — or not. It’s not necessary to dress babies in shoes before they can walk. If you do forgo shoes, be aware that socks slip off little feet easily.

Copyright © 2012 Meredith Corporation.

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Unsolicited parenting advice: Give your child a lovey New 2020

Why to give your baby a lovey

When my babies were about five months old, I gave them soft mini-security blankets (aka a lovey) to sleep with. It seemed crazy that a baby so young could link an inanimate object to sleeping, but it was so effective that I want to shout it from the rooftops: LINUS WAS RIGHT! HAPPINESS IS A SECURITY BLANKET, CHARLIE BROWN!

Give your baby a lovey security object to ease transitions and naps

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Security blankets and babies

How it works:

While some children do develop their own attachment to favorite blankets or stuffed animals that they drag around with them for years, that won’t happen organically as early as what I’m suggesting here. By helping your baby develop an association with a transitional object and sleep, you can benefit from her attachment to the blanket.

My kids — and Heather’s kids — all used variations of this lovey made by Angel Dear. (Around $10 on Amazon.com and comes in many animals and colors.)

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We encourage you to buy three at once so that you have back-ups. Not that your child won’t have a strong preference for one of them, even if they look identical, but if you store them together and wash them together, they might be able to have similar smells and textures over time. (In fact, Angel Dear is hip to this parent hack and has begun packaging three of their animal blankies together, calling it, “A Pair and a Spare.”)

Getting started

First, the loveys should sleep in the parent’s bed to absorb their smell for a while. If mom is breastfeeding, scratch that; the lovey should be absorbing her smell specifically by riding around under her shirt for a few nights. I walked around my house with a lovey in my ample nursing cleavage.

Then, when the baby is going to be put down for a nap give him his lovey to hold. If the baby is not going to be put down but is chillin’ in a car seat or Ergo, the lovey can be given to him as well.

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The whys of a lovey

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends transitional objects for children and notes that if you don’t offer one, your child will probably choose one before the end of his first year.

Your child may not choose a blanket, of course. He may prefer a soft toy or even the satin trim on Mom’s bathrobe. Chances are, he’ll make his choice between months eight and twelve, and he’ll keep it with him for years to come. If he’s tired, the lovey helps him get to sleep. If he’s separated from you, it will reassure him. When he’s frightened or upset, it will comfort him. When he’s in a strange place, it will help him feel at home.

My experience is that within a few weeks, handing my baby the lovey made him relaxed and sleepy. When my kids needed to begin napping at daycare outside the home, they had their loveys with them. Julian’s was a yellow duck named Mr. Quackers, or Quackers for short. So when Scarlett came along and had a pink giraffe lovey, we call it Pinkers.

Scarlett refused to accept the backup Pinkers we offered her for daycare, but I was very worried about letting the original Pinkers out of the house. I finally confessed to my bossy 2-year old that Real Pinkers had to stay in the crib, but Car Pinkers could come in the car and School Pinkers could be with her at daycare, she’s totally fine with that. I suppose the problem is my false representation of Pinkers.

Julian has lost all attachment to Quackers, but Scarlett still sleeps with Pinkers. She started first grade today.

What’s your security blanket status? Does your child like to hold something soft?

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No-sew DIY Moby wrap baby carrier – Super Easy Baby Wraps New 2020

Looking to make your own moby wrap. Check out our super simple DIY Baby Wraps - Super Easy No Sew Moby Baby Wraps! #babywrap #mobywrap #DIY #momtips

When my second son was born, I flirted with sewing in order to create this Moby-style baby wrap (AKA “the Fauxby”) to keep little Milo super close. So I went on an adventure to create a DIY Baby Wraps. It is the snuggliest baby carrier that I’ve ever had.

Before we get into the DIY baby wrap tutorial let’s talk a little bit about why babywearing is so important. First off as moms we are always multi-tasking so while the baby needs to be in your arms, like ALL DAY LONG, you also have everyday life things that need to be done like grocery shopping, laundry, and chasing after other kids too. This is where babywearing becomes a huge help. It is like growing an extra set of arms. You can now soothe your baby AND get your stuff done all at the same time! Voila!

What is great is that babywearing also serves a much deeper purpose as well. Did you know that babywearing is good for your baby’s cognitive and social development? It’s true they get to hear you speak and interact with others which helps develop their language skills and they feel all of your movement which they find stimulating too! (source) Baby wraps also prevent your baby from developing a flat head or plagiocephaly as it is called (source).

Most babies find baby wraps to be extremely comforting too as it mimics the motions they felt while they were inside your body. So, it may help your baby cry less too! And, babies that are worn in carriers are also known to regulate their heart rate and temperature better (source). Not to mention wearing a baby in a baby wrap can also help them with more consistent weight gain (source).

So, you see babywearing is fantastic for moms and babies alike. But, they can also cost you an arm & a leg. So, here is another option. You can try our DIY Moby Baby Wrap. This affordable option means you can make multiple baby wraps to match your different styles and looks too!!

How to create your own DIY Baby Wraps

Heather says, “My mom helped me to hem the edges. Once I saw how legitimately simple it was, I made another two on my own.”

How to make your own wrap -- without sewing -- and wear Baby.

 

Babywearing Wrap Tutorial

Materials:

  • Muslin fabric, 5 yards- one long piece will usually yield two wraps. *Pro Tip: get the lady in the store to cut it for you!
  • A patch made from another material.
  • Thread in your sewing machine.

Steps:

  1. Cut the fabric in half lengthwise so it is 20 inches wide and 5 yards long
  2. Iron, pin, then hem the edges.
  3. Adhere your patch to the middle of the wrap so you can easily find it by feel.

Not a big fan of sewing? Try this DIY No-Sew Baby Wrap Trick.

Buy a knit fabric that has some stretch. The ends will look raw, but they will not unravel. This is sort of a Flashdance-style wrap. Look for 5% spandex or lycra and 95% cotton like this adorable print. You’ll need 5 yards, and the width will be 42 inches. Fold it in half and cut along the fold.

This is what the material will look like all spread out.Makin' it: no-sew Moby wrap baby carrier

How to wear it?

I experimented a bit before I asked the woman at our local baby gear shop to fit me properly. It was a relief to have a pro install Milo for me. Maybe this video will help you.

Wanna just buy one?

The moby wrap on amazon comes in many colors and you know it works.

Does your baby enjoy being worn in baby wraps?

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Most babies find baby wraps to be extremely comforting too as it mimics the motions they felt while they were inside your body. So, it may help your baby cry less too! So, you see babywearing is fantastic for moms and babies alike. But, they can also cost you an arm & a leg. So, here is another option. You can try our DIY Moby Baby Wrap. This affordable option means you can make multiple baby wraps to match your different styles and looks too! #DIY #mobywrap #babycarrier #babywrap #momtips #parenting

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How to Shop With Baby

How to Shop With Baby

Get organized. One of the keys to shopping with Baby is to make the trip as quick and easy as possible. Make a list of exactly what you need before leaving the house. Even better: Arrange your list by aisle or category so you don’t have to take multiple laps around the store.

Choose the right time. Try to go to the market when it’s less crowded and noisy, usually first thing in the morning. Plan your trip for right after baby’s naptime so he’s well rested and happy. Don’t bank on him sleeping while you shop — the people, lights, and sounds can be overstimulating and result in a meltdown.

Feed in advance. You don’t want to get stuck feeding Baby in your parked car, so head out to the store after your little one has eaten.

Pack wisely. Change Baby’s diaper before you leave, but bring your diaper bag along for the trip. A few diapers and wipes for the unexpected, a pacifier if Baby gets cranky, and a burp cloth in case he spits up are probably all you need. Don’t overpack — you need just a few items in case an emergency arises.

Bring plenty of distraction. Pack toys that clasp onto the car seat or the shopping cart handles so that your little one can play with them while you shop. A favorite stuffed animal or board book can also keep baby entertained.

Invest in a cart cover. Shopping cart seats and handles are two of the most germ-ridden places around. Protect Baby by slipping on a cover so that his hands (and mouth) never touch these areas.

Make it fun! Sing songs, point out colors and different foods, make funny faces — whatever it takes to keep Baby happy and entertained.

Think about a carrier. Your child might throw a fit sitting in the cart, but be perfectly content being carried around by you. Keep your carrier (or a spare) in the trunk just in case.

Don’t stress. It can feel like all eyes are on you (and judging your parenting skills) when baby has a meltdown in the middle of the store. Trust us — almost every single person there has been in your position, so don’t get too embarrassed. Simply do your best to calm baby down and try to have a sense of humor about it.

Copyright © 2012 Meredith Corporation.

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No-sew DIY Moby wrap baby carrier – Super Easy Baby Wraps New 2020

Looking to make your own moby wrap. Check out our super simple DIY Baby Wraps - Super Easy No Sew Moby Baby Wraps! #babywrap #mobywrap #DIY #momtips

When my second son was born, I flirted with sewing in order to create this Moby-style baby wrap (AKA “the Fauxby”) to keep little Milo super close. So I went on an adventure to create a DIY Baby Wraps. It is the snuggliest baby carrier that I’ve ever had.

Before we get into the DIY baby wrap tutorial let’s talk a little bit about why babywearing is so important. First off as moms we are always multi-tasking so while the baby needs to be in your arms, like ALL DAY LONG, you also have everyday life things that need to be done like grocery shopping, laundry, and chasing after other kids too. This is where babywearing becomes a huge help. It is like growing an extra set of arms. You can now soothe your baby AND get your stuff done all at the same time! Voila!

What is great is that babywearing also serves a much deeper purpose as well. Did you know that babywearing is good for your baby’s cognitive and social development? It’s true they get to hear you speak and interact with others which helps develop their language skills and they feel all of your movement which they find stimulating too! (source) Baby wraps also prevent your baby from developing a flat head or plagiocephaly as it is called (source).

Most babies find baby wraps to be extremely comforting too as it mimics the motions they felt while they were inside your body. So, it may help your baby cry less too! And, babies that are worn in carriers are also known to regulate their heart rate and temperature better (source). Not to mention wearing a baby in a baby wrap can also help them with more consistent weight gain (source).

So, you see babywearing is fantastic for moms and babies alike. But, they can also cost you an arm & a leg. So, here is another option. You can try our DIY Moby Baby Wrap. This affordable option means you can make multiple baby wraps to match your different styles and looks too!!

How to create your own DIY Baby Wraps

Heather says, “My mom helped me to hem the edges. Once I saw how legitimately simple it was, I made another two on my own.”

How to make your own wrap -- without sewing -- and wear Baby.

 

Babywearing Wrap Tutorial

Materials:

  • Muslin fabric, 5 yards- one long piece will usually yield two wraps. *Pro Tip: get the lady in the store to cut it for you!
  • A patch made from another material.
  • Thread in your sewing machine.

Steps:

  1. Cut the fabric in half lengthwise so it is 20 inches wide and 5 yards long
  2. Iron, pin, then hem the edges.
  3. Adhere your patch to the middle of the wrap so you can easily find it by feel.

Not a big fan of sewing? Try this DIY No-Sew Baby Wrap Trick.

Buy a knit fabric that has some stretch. The ends will look raw, but they will not unravel. This is sort of a Flashdance-style wrap. Look for 5% spandex or lycra and 95% cotton like this adorable print. You’ll need 5 yards, and the width will be 42 inches. Fold it in half and cut along the fold.

This is what the material will look like all spread out.Makin' it: no-sew Moby wrap baby carrier

How to wear it?

I experimented a bit before I asked the woman at our local baby gear shop to fit me properly. It was a relief to have a pro install Milo for me. Maybe this video will help you.

Wanna just buy one?

The moby wrap on amazon comes in many colors and you know it works.

Does your baby enjoy being worn in baby wraps?

Pin it for Later-

Most babies find baby wraps to be extremely comforting too as it mimics the motions they felt while they were inside your body. So, it may help your baby cry less too! So, you see babywearing is fantastic for moms and babies alike. But, they can also cost you an arm & a leg. So, here is another option. You can try our DIY Moby Baby Wrap. This affordable option means you can make multiple baby wraps to match your different styles and looks too! #DIY #mobywrap #babycarrier #babywrap #momtips #parenting

DIY Baby Wraps - Super Easy No Sew Moby Baby Wraps!


Related links:

Rookie Mom Challenge: Go to the fabric store
Wrap your baby and stay warm

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