Discussion Topic: Dining Out with a Little One!
Dining out with a little one can be tricky, especially at fine dining establishments. You have to pick the right restaurant, bring a bag of activities to keep your child engaged (and quiet), and be prepared to take turns eating if a kid just won’t settle down.
Do you have any funny (or embarrassing) stories to tell about your dining experience? Any favourite family-friendly restaurant that you would like to recommend to others? Come join our discussion at Baby Café this week!
Discussion Topic: Family Rituals
Does your family have any rituals or traditions? You might not be aware that you have them, but even a special song at bath time can hold special meaning for families and adds to your child’s sense of security and belonging. Let's share our family rituals and exchange ideas with one another!
Discussion Topic: Too Many Toys?
Today's children typically have far more toys than any previous generation. Psychologist Oliver James, author of the parenting book "Love Bombing", believes most children need a transition object but everything else is a socially generated want.
But how many toys is too many? How do you decide which toys have "play value"? Is it okay to tell friends and families what to give or what not to give as presents? Come share your thoughts at Baby Café this week!
Discussion Topic: Infants understand more than you think
As a parent you’ve probably wondered what’s really going on inside that little head of your little one. How much does she actually understand about the world around her, and her place in it? According to a new study in France, infants know a lot more than parents and educators ever imagined. They even know when they don't know something and that they are able to signal this fact to their caregivers in order to get help.
Do you find this to be true? What strategies has your child developed to help him/her find answers? How do you support your child’s exploration and questioning? Come share your experiences with us at Baby Café this week!
Discussion Topic: Convenience Foods for Toddlers
Packaged toddler foods ready for quick serving are understandably appealing to many busy parents today.
What kinds of packaged toddler foods do you purchase for your little one(s)? Do you think food products marketed to toddlers are more nutritional? Are you concerned about the amounts of salt and added sugar in toddler foods available in grocery stores?
Let's talk about toddler foods at Baby Café this week!