We made a rookie error with our first child. When Leo was just a few months old, he found his lovey, his comfort item that would remain at his side 24/7 for the next two years. Lambie, a plush lamb’s head attached to a satin-lined fleece blanket, was a tactile smorgasbord.
Crawling is one of the most anticipated milestones of baby's first year. It's exhilarating to watch your child go from stationary to mobile. Of course, once your baby can get himself from Point A to Point B, you've got a bit more work cut out for you: you've got to make sure your childproofing is complete, and even when it is, you must monitor your baby very, very carefully.
My own childhood was a combination of wanting everything to be pink, loving dolls and ballet, playing softball, climbing trees and horseback riding. While my color of choice remained pink for the first 20 years of my life, and my love of ballet has never faded, I’ve never described myself as “girlie.