Helpful Tips to Toddler-Proof Your Home!

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June is National Healthy Homes Month! This awareness campaign is designed to educate families about creating a healthy home and finding common health hazards. Keeping homes hazard-free is especially important when you have children who are unaware of the potential dangers around them.

In support of Healthy Homes Month, we want to share the importance of toddler-proofing your home. Household injuries are one of the top reasons kids under 3 visit the emergency room each year. Whether you are a new parent or have some experience under your belt, toddler-proofing can be a big task that takes on-going work. In case you haven’t checked lately, here are some tips to help you feel better about the safety of your home for your little ones.

Healthy Snack Ideas for Your Kiddos!

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While eating healthy can sometimes be challenging for both parents and children, it’s important that you create a routine that benefits the whole family. Once you fill up your fridge and pantry with the right stuff, providing healthy snacks and meals is much easier to accomplish. From fruits and vegetables, to grains and proteins, you can creatively serve these essentials to your little ones during snack time! Here are some of our favorite healthy snack ideas: 

Happy National Inventors Month!

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May is National Inventors Month! It’s a great opportunity to inspire kids of all ages to dream big, stretch their imaginations, and explore the world of science and technology. Children can come up with the most wildly creative ideas. As parents, let’s nurture their minds, so that they have the potential to come up with their own inventions. Whether you’re 3 years old or 83 years old, inventing and experimenting can strengthen everyone’s problem-solving abilities.

In honor of National Invention Month, we want to offer you 15% off our two life-changing inventions!

How to Positively Impact Your Child’s Mental Health

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It’s officially Mental Health Awareness Month! Millions of people around the world face the reality of living with a mental illness. Each year, we want to do our part to fight the stigma, provide support, educate families, and advocate for more awareness. It’s crucial that we pay close attention to the ones around us who may be struggling, even our little kiddos.

According to the CDC, being mentally healthy during childhood means reaching developmental and emotional milestones, as well as learning healthy social skills and how to cope with problems. Mentally healthy children have a positive quality of life, and can function well at home, in school, and in their communities.

If you notice that your child is going through hardships when it comes to learning, behaving, or handling their emotions, here are a couple tips to help positively impact their mental health:

National Siblings Day!

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National Siblings Day is coming up over the weekend, so we want to shout out to all the parents raising two or more kiddos under the same roof! Here at Buggie Huggie, we know shopping with one toddler is tricky enough, but as soon as you add multiple little ones, it can become a full-time job keeping everyone safe & entertained in the store together!

Beyond public outings, it’s important to establish a strong, dependable relationship among your children as they begin to understand their roles as siblings. Here are some tips to encourage your kids to get along better, both in and out the grocery store:

National Love Our Children Day!

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Each month, there are lots of nationally recognized days… but this month is special because it is all about our children! In fact, ‘National Love Our Children Day’ is celebrated annually in April to help raise awareness & educate families toward healthier & happier times together.

The pressures of parenting can be overwhelming for stressed out families who are already facing tons of other challenges. Our mission at Buggie Huggie is to help reduce that stress on parents so that they can have more peaceful time connecting and enjoying their kids. No parent is perfect, so we have to help each other by sharing encouragement, wisdom, and resources that help us when parenting gets hard. Continue reading for tips on how to connect with your little ones!

Celebrating National Crayon Day with Your Little One!

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We are all about celebrating the little things here at Buggie Huggie, and who doesn’t love a fun, creative coloring session?! Since National Crayon Day is March 31 and Easter is just a few days later on April 4, let’s make some adorable Easter art with our littles!

How to Teach Your Toddler About Disabilities

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If you and your little one have ever been out shopping and met someone with a disability, you might have mixed feelings about how things went. Did your toddler blurt out something embarrassing? Did you feel a rush of shame, not knowing if you should say something or just try to move past them quickly with a smile? 

How To Keep Kids Smiling Bright (Even In The Grocery Store!)

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Easy Tips for Shopping (& Baking!) With Your Toddler

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Good Gifts Mean Great Things

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When I give a gift to my kids, I want them to know that I see them & care about them. That I know what they want and what they need. That I lov...

Choosing Gratitude...Even Through the Pain

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Truths About Being a Good Mom

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Have you ever felt like there is one right way to be the perfect mom, but you can’t seem to measure up to it?

The Best Gift You Can Ever Give Your Children

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Is anything more satisfying than giving a good gift to your kids?

Are You Making These 3 Shopping Mistakes With Your Kids?

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I never dreamed that I would be giving help for parents while shopping with kids

5 Tips to Avoid Kids Meltdowns at the Grocery Store

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Are you already cringing, remembering your child’s latest meltdown?

How to Connect with Your Kids During Shopping

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Who doesn’t want to be the mom who has strong and healthy relationships with her kids?

Is It Possible to Have Hands Free Shopping with Kids?

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Are you tired of shopping with kids? (It’s OK - you’re free to tell the truth here! :)

When Can My Baby Sit in the Seat of a Shopping Cart?

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I wish I had a list of everything I googled during my first year as a new mom -- I had so much to learn about stages of development!

Safety Tips for Using the Buggie Huggie™ Shopping Cart Tray

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My son Jonah was the victim of a shopping cart injury.

4 Benefits of Shopping & Social Skills for Your Child

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Keeping kids safe is one of our core values, but we also know how important (and fun!) it is to help kids play & develop well along their journey.