Category Archives: development

Baby lovey: Why? What? When?

Naninha de bebê: saiba com quantos meses adotar e para que serve

Blankets, stuffed animals, mama’s old shirt, many children get attached to a specific object before they reach their first birthday. If it hasn’t happened to your baby, chances are your little one will choose a lovey (“transitional object”) sometime soon. And that can be an excellent thing.  You know what? If you think about it, […]

My child still won’t sleep the whole night. What do I do?

Bebê não dorme a noite toda

Very few aspects of motherhood will generate more expectations than the answer to this question. If your child sleeps well throughout the night ever since the very first few weeks, consider yourself extremely lucky. Only those who have faced sleepless night after sleepless night – waking up several times during the night – and the […]

My child barely speaks. Is that normal?

O que fazer quando o filho com 2 anos não fala quase nada

Are the neighbors’ kids already forming complete sentences while yours is still repeating only “mama” and “papa”? Yes, we know it’s nerve-wracking to see other kids talking while yours is radio silent. But the first rule of maternity says: never compare your child with other babies. Each child has their own developmental rhythm. It could […]

How to impose limits for my child?

If your child is over a year and a half, they seem to understand everything you say and will already display their independence whenever possible. And it’s very possible that the “terrible twos” has begun prematurely…If you hear lots of “no’s” and are faced with explosive tantrums, fury and physical disputes, you should be wondering […]

What are the risks and benefits of having a pet around kids?

If the risk of developing allergies is your biggest concern when thinking about pets and children coexisting, don’t spend another second worrying about it. Recent studies show the exact opposite: kids who grow up with pets actually have less chances of developing respiratory allergies, and that’s not all. The benefits of this relationship include physical, […]

When is it time to change up the baby seat?

Quando trocar cadeirinha do carro

If your child has already turned one, it’s possible you have had to swap the baby carrier for a baby car seat. Rules vary depending on which country you live in, but in the U.S. it’s recommended that you keep your child in a rear-facing car seat/carrier until at least the age of four – […]

How many hours of sleep does your baby need in each phase?

Quantas horas o bebê precisa dormir por dia e em cada soneca

There’s no way around it: the baby’s sleep will almost always take away yours. If they wake up multiple times during the night, both you and the baby will become exhausted and yearning for a good night’s sleep. If the baby sleeps uninterrupted, you start to wonder whether or not they’re breathing and if it’s […]

How to prepare to ditch the diapers

Como fazer o desfralde

Around the two-year mark, the child can already be prepared to stop wearing diapers as they are not only able to notice when they need to go potty, but they are also capable of communicating that. In general, children who attend pre-school are able to undergo this process more quickly and without too many issues […]

Two years of age: what to expect from now on

O que esperar dos 2 anos da criança

Besides having more freedom of movement and physical independence, the two-year-old child can already walk correctly – in fact, they’re capable of jumping and running a lot! With that in mind, this is the perfect time to stimulate them to become even more independent in daily activities – such as, for example, eating, showering and […]

Your child can already understand everything you say

Filho já entende tudo

With their language in plain development and ready to turn two, the child can already comprehend exactly what you say, even if they don’t know certain words. They already know the day-to-day life inside the house pretty well, as well as certain routine situations. Because of that, your child can follow simple instructions such as, […]