Nurtured Noggins

trusted wisdom for everyday moms

Nurtured Noggins

trusted wisdom for everyday moms

Featured Parenting Post!

The things you can only enjoy when you’re pregnant…

The things you can only enjoy when you’re pregnant…

Pregnancy is an amazing time. While there are definitely some discomforts along the way, let’s celebrate some really wonderful things that you can ONLY experience during pregnancy... Permission to focus on yourself. Face it, the moment you think you could be pregnant...

Welcome to Nurtured Noggins

We love kids and seeing them thrive through quality care. Whether you are a parent, teacher, babysitter, or anyone else, our hope is that you can count on Nurtured Noggins for ideas, information, and inspiration in providing excellent care for your child. Find out more about the mother/daughter team behind Nurtured Noggins here.

4 Easy ways to encourage pretend play

Pretend Play: What is it? Cadence loves to pretend to be “Grump Cera”, a baby dinosaur from the movie Land Before Time and she’s got it down! For over a year she's focused on this one character, honing her dinosaur skills as she plays. Note how she holds her body,...

read more

10 Reasons to go on a walk with your baby right now

Today's a good day for a walk. Lots of good reasons to do so - most importantly for you, it’s good for the soul to get outside! And for your kids, whether they’re walking on their own two feet or riding in a stroller, there’s so much to learn from a simple walk around...

read more

Making the most of all those diaper changes

How to Support Your Baby's Developmental Growth During Routine Diaper Changes!5000.  That’s the average number of times a baby will have their diaper changed in the early years. Good grief, that’s a lot of diapers! Let’s not even go there about the money spent - just...

read more

Lining up blocks… what does this tell us?

Block Play! Last week we got to hang out with Megan, Josh and the grandkids! We live far apart so when we spend time together, it’s really special. And of course, since I love all things child development, it’s fun to see how the kids have grown, what they like to...

read more

7 reasons newborns cry (and ways to make it stop!)

Babies don’t cry to manipulate. They cry to communicate a physical condition or emotion. You won’t spoil your baby when you respond to crying. Rather, your response gives your baby a sense of security, that she knows she’s heard and understood and that you will keep her safe. It doesn’t teach her to cry more.

read more

Supporting Emotional Development

Children pick up on our emotions at an amazingly young age. Researchers have found that babies as young as 4 months can detect positive and negative emotions in our facial expressions and tone of voice.

read more

LOOKING FOR MORE FUN IDEAS?

Download now:

3 Simple Toys that Help with Infant Development

You have Successfully Subscribed!