Christy Garrett's Blog Posts Tagged 'child' (21)

The Tacky Box Can Help Parents Take Charge of A Potty Mouth or Stop Kids Saying Hurtful Things

Have you ever slipped and said a tacky word in front of your child?  I know that I am guilty of this of accidentally saying something I will regret later or said something that wasn't appropriate for my children to hear.  I have always tried to be aware and watch what I say and do in front of them.  I want to make sure that my kids aren't picking up bad habits.  Believe it or…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 13, 2014 at 4:43pm — No Comments

React Mobile App Can Send Emergency Alerts at the Touch of a Button – Keeping You and Your Family Safe

Safety is one of my biggest concerns when it comes to going walking, going to an unfamiliar place, or spending time outdoors with my family, especially this time of year when it gets dark outside earlier in the evenings.  Having a cell phone is a great accessory but in the event of an emergency it is not always possible to dial 911 or reach…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 12, 2013 at 7:38am — No Comments

3 Great Benefits of Increased Physical Activity and Ways to Encourage Your Child to Be More Active

As a mom of three, I realize how important it is for my children to get enough exercise and have time to play outside.  Things have changed dramatically since I was a child growing up and I feel that kids today don’t have the opportunity to get outside to play.  Kids are either busy with school work, participating in after-school…

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Added by Christy Garrett on October 3, 2013 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Use Your Local Library as a Resource for Preschool Teaching Tools

Today I took my son to visit the local library for the very first time.  I wasn’t sure what to expect because the library close to our house is fairly small.  When we went into the library, I was amazed by the amount of books and activities that our local library has to offer the children.  Every week our library has a scheduled…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 13, 2013 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Miley Cyrus VMA Performance is Inappropriate For Prime Time Television When Children Are Likely Watching TV

Miley Cyrus Seeks The Wrong Attention

I didn’t get a chance to watch the VMA award shows on T.V. a few nights ago but I have seen clips of Miley Cyrus’s big performance.  As a mom, I am outraged and feel as if this type of content shouldn’t be on prime time television.  After all, many families…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 28, 2013 at 5:51pm — No Comments

10 Tips to Successfully Potty Train Your Toddler

A few months ago we purchased a potty seat for my son, he was starting to show interest in potty training.  He has been watching other kids and following us to the restroom for a few months now.  After I purchased the potty seat a few months ago, I tried putting my son on the potty.  I knew that it was still a bit early and didn’t quite show all of the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 5, 2013 at 6:57pm — No Comments

12 Tips to Keep Your Child Safe on the Playground

Most kids are out for the summer and parents find themselves looking for activities for them to do with their kids.  Parents want to keep their kids busy and active during the summer months.  As you are finding activities for the kids to do, remember that doing free things can be just as fun and rewarding.  I remember when I was growing up my family…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 18, 2013 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Is Your Toddler Attached to a Lovey, Security Object, or Blanket?

Is your child attached to a certain stuffed animal, lovey, or a blanket?  Do they love to carry it around every where they go?  Most toddlers go through a phase where they are attached to a a stuffed animal, lovey, or blanket.  They want to take their security object with them everywhere that they go.  When my son was born he was given several of those new…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 7, 2013 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Working Moms: Daycare Arrangements Need to Be Made Before Your Baby is Born

Are you planning on returning to work after your maternity leave is over?  If so, you need to begin thinking about where you want your child to go to  daycare at while you are at work.  In fact, you need to begin your researching your options roughly five or six months ahead of time to ensure that you will have a secure spot for your child.  Many providers…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 5, 2013 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Does My Baby Need a Specialty Formula?

Yesterday day I wrote a post called “Choosing the Right Type of Formula for Your Baby?”  If you read this post, you will find out how overwhelming it can be to pick a formula for your child.  Most parents start out with a cow’s milk based formula which is tolerated by most babies.  Some…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 30, 2013 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Hearing Aids Were an Epic Fail – My Daughter’s Story

I moved from Texas to North Carolina, when my daughter was almost 5 months old.  It took us about a month to get settled into our new home.  After we got settle it was time to begin determining what the next step was to correct my daughter’s hearing loss.  Being new to the area, I found that it was difficult to find providers who specialized in advanced hearing loss, especially, since we were  living in a small town.  The closest specialists who were able to deal with my daughter’s…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 2, 2013 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Failed Newborn Hearing Screening – My Daughter’s Story

Once I received news that my daughter failed her repeat newborn hearing screening, we were quickly referred to the local children’s hospital and to an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor for further evaluation.  Things moved fairly quickly and my daughter was scheduled to have another type of hearing test to determine how much hearing loss she had so that they could determine what course of action that we needed to take.  The next hearing test was more extensive and my daughter had to…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 1, 2013 at 4:10pm — No Comments

13 Signs that Your Toddler Is Ready to Start Potty Training

A few weeks ago, I decided that it was time to let my son pick out a potty seat.  We choose to get a potty seat that easily fits on the regular toilet, so that I wouldn’t have to retrain him to use the big potty once he had potty training down.  Besides that the daycare he attends also uses a potty seat…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 18, 2013 at 5:24pm — No Comments

Deep Cleaning Your Child’s Bedroom

Does your child’s room need a deep cleaning?  Does their room look similar to the one in the photo?  If your child’s room looks similar to the photo then it is time to help them get their room organized and give their room a makeover.  From time to time it is important for you and your child to purge and get…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 8, 2013 at 5:02pm — No Comments

4 Alternative Ways to Discipline Your Toddler or Young Child

If you don’t like using time out to discipline your toddler or young child, there are other forms of discipline that may work better for you and your family or you can use a combination of…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 3, 2013 at 4:27pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Keep Your Child Entertained While Sick

Yesterday I didn’t get the opportunity to write a new blog post.  My baby normally goes to daycare during the day because it is hard for me to care for him by myself due to my current medical problems.  Tuesday late afternoon I got the dreaded call from the daycare that my baby boy was running a fever and…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 29, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

Do You Feel As If You Are Constantly Missing Work Because Your Baby is Sick?

Infants and toddlers seems as if they are constantly sick for the first years of their life, especially, if they attend daycare.  When my son was younger and we put him in daycare, it seemed as if he was sick with something every few weeks.  We have to alternate days off and one of us would have to end up…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 21, 2013 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Coloring is a Great Way to Spend Time With Your Child

Spending time with your children, especially, one on one time is important and makes them feel loved.  I have been trying to make sure that I spend time with my toddler because he is growing up way to fast.  I have a hard time getting down on the floor to play with him (due to my chronic back pain) so I have to be a bit more creative and find activities that work for me.  He loves to “draw”, which is his favorite thing to do these days.  So I scooped him up into my lap and grabbed the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 7, 2013 at 11:03pm — No Comments

Create a Well Disciplined Child From the Start

A mother begins a connection with her baby, while he or she is in the womb.  Any mother who has had a child can explain, that carrying a child is an amazing feeling.  Those first few kicks, jabs, punches, to getting hiccups several times a day, and those nights where you can’t get comfortable.  Once you have the baby, the real job as a parent begins.  This tiny human being is dependent on mom and dad to fulfill all of their needs.

Learn how to create a well…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 4, 2013 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Are Child Birth Classes Necessary for Expectant Mothers?

Child birth classes are designed to provide expectant mothers with information so that moms are prepared for labor and delivery.  Every woman will have a different labor and delivery experience, but the techniques used to help minimize pain and prepare a mother for labor are similar.

I remember when I was a first time mom, I didn’t feel that I really needed to attend a child birth class, I had it in my mind that I was going to have a natural birth and knew how…

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Added by Christy Garrett on December 21, 2012 at 10:23pm — No Comments

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