New Parents

So, you're ready for your new arrival!  The nursery is freshly painted, crib assembled, pictures hung, stuffed animals in place, baby clothes folded and put away...everything is ready for the wee one to make their place in your home.  You've attended childbirth classes, got your breathing down and are all set for the big day.  Your hospital bag is packed with all the essentials and by the door to make the dash to the hospital when it's time. As a new parent the Kenton County Public Library has been an invaluable resource for my family.  I prepared for my son's birth by reading as many Childbirth/Pregnancy books as possible. My favorites were the ever-popular What to Expect When You're Expecting, and Pea In A Pod. We make his baby food and have found many great recipes in baby food cookbooks especially Start Fresh:  Your Child's Jump Start to Lifelong Healthy Eating. It's never too early to start reading up on parenting techniques. When we can find the time we enjoy taking him to baby storytime.  It's a great way for babies and their parents to be social, build comaraderie and instill a love of reading.  Finding the time is the difficult piece but it is so worth it.  Building baby's first library is easy using this booklist; these books are great selections to read to your little one. The Kenton County Public Library has a selection of links for developing early literacy on our Pinterest page.   Baby book recommendations are there too! Great Parenting Websites and Blogs to check out: A Round of baby blogs featuring all sorts of parents and philosophies.  Family Friendly Cincinnati has great ideas about activities to share with children in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. The family oriented restaurant reviews and park reviews are [...]