It’s summer!!! This season is THE season you look forward to—later sunsets, warmer weather, picnics, beaches, and popsicles! In our rush to have fun and get everything in-- remember not to add stress to your daily routine.
Choose mindful parenting. You will reduce your parental stress by following these simple parenting tips.
1) It means putting down the cell phone and paying attention.
2) It means getting up 15 minutes early to have your coffee or meditate.
3) It means watching your child play tennis, soccer, softball once in while.
4) It means ice cream at your local farm or city favorite.
5) It means reading your favorite book NEXT to your child reading her favorite book.
1) It doesn’t mean you have to be perfect.
2) It doesn’t mean on every sunny day you have to make it to the beach.
3) It doesn’t mean enrolling your child in camp so that he doesn’t become bored for the entire summer. (Being bored is a good thing once in a while—this act can lead to creative pursuits!)
4) It doesn’t mean spending a lot of money on anything.
There are a lot of mindful parenting resources and mindful parenting books that you can read this summer—just check out your local book store for fun. Parenting stress can hurt a child, so it’s a good idea to get a handle on coping with parental stress sooner rather than later.
After you mediate tomorrow morning, you can google: mindfulness based parenting and mindful awareness parenting for other mindful parenting strategies.
Simply sit back and chill and have that strawberry popsicle! One for you and one for your kiddo!
The average size baby is born 7.5 lbs and grows approximately 1.5 to 2 lbs each month, and 1 to 1 ½ inches in height each month.
3-6 months = Chest: 12-14 inches Height: 20-24 inches Weight: 12-17 lbs
Size translation: Buy this size when you want Mom and Dad to dress the babe up in your purchase for Instagram stories; and, for those fun early refrigerator magnet pictures with Granny and Grandpa!
6-12 months = Chest: 14-16 inches Height: 25-28 inches Weight: 17-21 lbs
Size translation: Buy this size when you cannot make the baby shower. Mom and Dad will appreciate it!
12-18 months = Chest: 16-18 inches Height: 29-31 inches Weight: 22-24 lb
Size translation: Buy this size when you cannot remember when the baby was born—but you think--in the last year and a half! Or, pop into the 2T toddler t-shirt section.
2T = Chest 20 - 21 inches Height 32 - 36 inches Waist 19 - 20 inches
Size translation: Buy this size when you want a t-shirt for a 2 year old. This size can also be worn as a beach cover-up.
4T = Chest 22 - 23 inches Height 36 - 40 inches Waist 20.5 - 21 inches
Size translation: Buy this size for a big 3 year old and a 4 year old.
6T = Chest 24 - 25 inches Height 40 - 43 inches Waist 21.5 - 22 inches
Size translation: Buy this size for a big 5 year old and a 6 year old.