Want to talk babies? Me too! I can’t get enough of those toothless grins and chubby cheeks. And teeny tiny baby clothes? Don’t get me started.
Whether you’re a first time parent or a seasoned veteran, there’s always something new to learn about babies. Did you know that infants don’t actually produce tears when they’re crying until they are three weeks old? And that the heaviest babies are born in the month of May? It probably doesn’t surprise you to know that the cutest, smartest and funniest baby in recorded history is, of course – your baby!
Think you know your stuff when it comes to all things infant? Test your knowledge with our maternity quiz Ready – or Not? You might just find there are a few important tidbits you didn’t know. And for those parents whose bundle of joy arrived a little earlier than expected, take a look at Bringing Your Preemie Home for a few tips on what you can expect after your little one leaves the hospital for his special homecoming.
What else is on our agenda for this issue? Making the most of summer vacation! While we are all for spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors, sometimes everyone needs a respite from the scorching heat. The solution: Summer Fun Without the Sun. Check out these ideas for indoor activities where the A/C is on full blast. What else says summer? Great food! And we’ve got a list of Indy’s Best Burgers to direct you on just where to go for this summertime necessity.
Dare I mention that school starts in (gulp) another month? If your student isn’t thriving in their current educational environment, maybe it’s time to consider other options that might offer a better fit. Could Online School Be Right for Your Child? gives parents a window into what virtual classrooms offer students today.
But back to the babies…did I already mention that this is one of my favorite topics? Mine are getting pretty big now (teenagers actually) but I often reminisce about that special time when they were content to spend hours snuggled into the crook of my arm. I think I’ll go track them down and see if I can coax at least a “side hug” out of one of them now!