Lifestyle’s latest online guide for parents
Whether you’re looking for a solution for picky eaters, breastfeeding advice or simply a way to let off steam, these parenting websites offer great tips, DIY projects and funny insights into parenthood.
New Parent (http://www.newparent.com)
First-time parents will want to keep this website in their bookmarks. The site offers a good mix of pregnancy, baby and toddler tips. Don’t forget to check out the “Get Answers” and forums so you can chat up other new parents, too.
The Parent Advisor (http://theparentadvisor.com)
An offshoot of New Parent’s site, this page focuses entirely on baby-product reviews. Expectant parents may want to browse through this site before shopping for essentials such as cribs, strollers, baby monitors, etc. to help narrow down their choices based on tried and tested reviews.
Babble is a community site for the modern parent. Browse through inspirational posts from moms, a handy guide to crafts and must-try recipes for kids. The site also highlights dads—check out its list of top dad blogs to follow.
All for the Boys (http://allfortheboys.com)
This is a site run by Allison Waken, a mom with two sons who found a shortage of boy activities beyond sports. Check out her great ideas to entertain her sons, from building creative forts, making cardboard castles to toy organization.
This site is perfect for moms who want to engage their little boys in stimulating activities beyond the usual football or basketball.
The Bump (www.thebump.com)
Expectant mothers will want to bookmark this site full of pregnancy resources, from due-date calculators, baby-name finders, a pregnancy checklist and postpartum advice and tips on what to do with the new baby.
Sh*t My Kids Ruined (www.shitmykidsruined.com)
Parents looking for a fun outlet will want to browse through this addictive site. The site compiles photo contributions from parents all over the world—photos of stuff their kids ruined, made filthy or gross, part and parcel of parenthood. The site was named one of the best blogs of 2010 by Time, while Huffington Post jokingly calls it “the best birth control ever.”
Time To Play (www.timetoplaymag.com)
Get real reviews of toys, books and videos for kids. Check out The Play Forum section to learn about the best educational toys, what movies to take your kids to during the weekend and other play-related advice.
Parents looking for finely made wooden toys may want to check out the Babysmiths online shop. The shop offers small wooden replicas of cooking sets, blocks and bigger pieces such as rocking horses and ride-on fire engines.
Funky Lunch (www.funkylunch.com)
Parents of picky eaters will want to check out this creative food site. Its sandwich gallery has cute and creative sandwiches that should fascinate even the pickiest eater.
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