Posts from: July 2018

'Potty Training for All' Webinar Now Available!

Missed last week's live webinar, "Potty Training for All"? It's now available in our video archive!

Potty-training expert (and developmental and occupational therapist) Dr. Laura Mraz presented an hour's worth of clear and effective strategies for potty training your child.

Viewing is free for members. Visit npnparents.org/videos now!

 

 

 

Posted on July 31, 2018 at 7:00 AM by Lauren Viera

Baby's first flight? Here's what you need to know.

Traveling can be a pain in the ass. And now, you want to bring along your infant and all the baby paraphernalia that’s transformed your once neat-and-tidy home into something resembling a toy store after a hurricane? I wish you much luck. But while I’m still new at this whole dad thing (not to mention traveling with a baby), I’ve found that with some planning and research, you can steer clear of some of the infant-travel-related headaches, whether your destination is in the States or abro...

Posted on July 26, 2018 at 7:00 AM by Matt Beardmore

NPN members last chance to receive free tickets to the largest baby show in the country!

*PARENT PERK BY FAMILY MEDIA*

The Chicago Baby Show is coming to Navy Pier on August 25 & 26

Experience top brands, current trends and the newest innovations for babies and parents.

This Chicago Baby Show will once again be the largest show for new and expectant parents in the country. 

This is a must-attend event if you are planning, expecting or recently had a child! No other event offers a broader range of brands, education, buying opportunities, and activities. To lear...

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 7:00 AM

It's here: Introducing NPN's Buy/Sell Classifieds!

*CHECK OUT OUR NEWEST FEATURE: BUY/SELL CLASSIFIEDS! *

Just in time to motivate your back-to-school purge, NPN is rolling out another free member benefit: Buy/Sell Classifieds.

Now you can sell the baby gear, maternity clothes and other stuff that's been taking up space in your closet — and buy the things you need from other parent members — all in one place! 

Browse by category, from Beauty to Toys, and ask the seller questions right from the ad's description page. Selling is ju...

Posted on July 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM by Lauren Viera

5 tips for traveling with extended family and kids

My family of five loves to travel, so we escape Chicago as often as humanly possible. We began our journey vacationing with our extended family after having our third son and officially being outnumbered by our children. Now, five years later, extended family vacations are a regular part of our lives, and we often travel with grandparents from both sides. So, how do we all get along? If you’re the cruise director for your family, listen up! With these tips, paradise is closer than you thi...

Posted on July 18, 2018 at 7:00 AM by Eirene Heidelberger

NPN members save $30 at Dablr

*PARENT PERK BY DABLR*

Have a small job or task you need done? From cleaning to delivering donations, you can post ANY task you need done and connect with a vetted, rated, and approved local who can help for a budget you choose!

Some popular jobs:

✔ Cleaning: For when the kids made a mess!

✔ Yard Work: The weeds won't pick themselves!

✔ Moving: When the dresser is too big for your car!

✔ Assembly: IKEA furniture is tough!

✔ Pick up and Delivery: You need the donation...

Posted on July 17, 2018 at 7:00 AM

More details on CPS's plan to deter abuse and assault

As many of us were finalizing plans for the 4th of July holiday, CPS announced the launch of a new Office of Student Protections and Title IX. This comes on the heels of its "Plan of Action" for sexual abuse and assault (read our original post here) which, presumably, was launched in response to the Chicago Tribune's early-June investigative story on sexual abuse and assault.

According to an official press release quoting CPS CEO Janice Jackson (pictured), the newly established Office ...

Posted on July 09, 2018 at 7:00 AM by Lauren Viera

The social media mom: how social media can influence the way we feel

Photo: BatzKids

Beth is a new mom, and she is exhausted. She hasn’t showered in several days. And even though it's well into the morning, Beth hasn’t brushed her teeth yet. Between breastfeeding on a tight schedule — as prescribed by her pediatrician — and worrying about her daughter gaining weight, Beth has had no time for herself. But today, her daughter is one-month old!

Beth picks out the perfect outfit for her baby. She stages the perfect setting and carefully places her daught...

Posted on July 03, 2018 at 7:00 AM by Jamie Kreiter