Benefits of Relaxing Your Child’s Bedtime, and How to Make It Joyful

by Jillon March 29,2012 in Child DevelopmentCo-SleepingNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

    Bedtime can be a challenging part of the day for parents. There is pressure for kids to get in bed on time and pressure for parents to have adult time, but what if everyone could get what they wanted? Having a relaxed bedtime can be beneficial for parents and adults.  With no struggle […]

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Scientific Study On How Babywearing Promotes Essential Bonding

by Jillon March 13,2012 in Baby_WearingChild DevelopmentNatural Parenting Style

  These days most parents are already familiar with how beneficial babywearing is for mom and baby. Now new scientific research shows another amazing reason to wear your baby and keep your bodies close. This article tells how all it takes is a mom and baby’s eyes to meet for their heart beats to synchronize […]

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How Simplicity and Frugality Helps Our Kids

by Heatheron March 05,2012 in Child DevelopmentFamily JourneyMommy BloggersNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

A recent article at Mothering.com by Laura Grace Weldon talks us through a very compelling five reasons why forgoing expensive life and child-raising bells and whistles is good for our families, namely their littlest members. Her article Five Ways Frugal Living Benefits Kids asserts among other things that living “with less” simply makes us and […]

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How Babywearing Older Children Makes Life Easier & Sweeter

by Bunmion February 22,2012 in Baby CarrierBaby_WearingChild DevelopmentNatural Parenting StyleParenthood

People usually explore babywearing (using a baby wrap or baby carrier) for the first time when their babies are itty bitty newborns. Being able to keep your new baby close and bond during those first few months of life is priceless. I’m not sure what I would have done without babywearing in the early days. Once […]

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Optimal Position for Preemies Must Provide Feeling of Containment

by Elizabethon January 25,2012 in Child DevelopmentHealth and WellnessKangaroo Care

I remember when I was still involved in print advertising with our graphic designer in Miami.  The copywriter tried to come up with some slogan for our full page ad. I remember coming up with, “Sleepy Wrap, the best place after the womb”. We all know that babies crave the familiar containment and pressure of […]

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Top 10 Activities Benefited By Babywearing

by Nicholeon January 18,2012 in Baby CarrierBaby_WearingChild DevelopmentFeaturedFeatured BlogTravel

It seems like every parent I know, myself included, is trying to get more out of their days, to stretch time to get it all in. Well, here at Boba, we have the secret that everyone has been looking for, and we are very glad to share. The secret is babywearing. Babywearing (using a baby […]

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A Whopping 41 Reasons to Go Diaper Free with Elimination Communication, No Potty Training Required

by Elizabethon January 09,2012 in Child DevelopmentHealth and WellnessLearningNatural Parenting Style

  No, the babies just don’t pee all over the floor and on your couch.  No, it’s not just  for the mama with dreadlocks, or for obsessive compulsive personality types.  It’s as natural as listening and responding to your baby’s need to be held, fed, or consoled.  Although it takes a genius to see out […]

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A Response to The Dangers of “Crying it Out” by Darcia Navaraez

by Jillon January 06,2012 in Baby_WearingChild DevelopmentNatural Parenting StyleResearch

“Crying it out.” Just reading the words makes me shudder. The belief that babies can be spoiled by being given too much attention and care is just plain wrong. Babies do not need to be left to their own devices in order to learn how to sleep. There is a lot of information about why […]

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The Importance of Child Play Time

by Jillon November 22,2011 in Child DevelopmentFamily JourneyNatural Parenting Style

    The word “play” sounds like all fun and games, and of course it is in part, but scientific research also shows how important play and free time really is for all people. Children in particular with their growing bodies and minds benefit greatly from being allowed unstructured time to sort through the ins […]

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Weapons, and Violence, and Kids, Oh My!

by Jillon November 08,2011 in Child DevelopmentDisciplineFamily JourneyGrowth

    Weapons, violence, and kids are touchy subjects these days and it’s understandable that in our world today people are concerned about kids being violent and growing up to be violent adults. The media tells us that crime levels and violence continue to rise and toy weapons and television get a lot of blame, […]

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