Amber Bobnar

Originally from Hawaii, Amber and her family moved to Massachusetts to be closer to Boston Children’s Hospital where her son, Ivan, now receives medical care.

 

She has a Master’s degree in English from Tufts University and spends most of her “free time” writing about being a parent of a disabled child on WonderBaby.org. But really most of her time is spent caring for and playing with her son.

Cooluli mini fridge.

Product Reviews

Cooluli Mini Fridge Review: Our Favorite Mini Fridge

The Cooluli mini fridge is perfect for storing medications, breastmilk, thickened liquids, and more!

A mother in a store shopping for pull-ups.

Potty Training

The Best Pull-Ups for Older Bedwetters

Pull-ups usually fit toddlers weighing from 15 to 50 pounds, but it is possible to find pull-ups in larger sizes for older bedwetters.

Little boy using a bowl as a drum.

Play, Special Needs

The 8 Best Indoor Activities for Blind Kids

Finding fun activities for your visually impaired child can be a challenge, especially when you are stuck inside all day!

A stepping stone path in a sensory garden.

Sensory Activities, Special Needs

Creating a Sensory Garden for Your Special Needs Child

Anyone can benefit from the sensory experiences in a garden, but sensory gardens are particularly ideal for children with special needs.

little girl on a platform swing

Sensory Activities, Special Needs

The 8 Best Sensory Swings for Kids with Special Needs

Sensory swings can create a relaxing space for any child, but they are particularly useful for children with special needs.

Support

Aware Bears Support Kids with Disabilities

Find out about Aware Bears and Never-Ending Stories. They aim to change the perception of what people with disabilities are capable of.

Tactile eggs.

Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Tactile Art

11 DIY Tactile Easter Eggs for Kids with Visual Impairments

We'll show you how to make tactile Easter eggs for kids who are blind by adding textures or other tactile elements to your dyed eggs.

Twin boys in a bassinet.

Product Reviews

The 6 Best Twin Bassinets of 2022

We review the best twin bassinets from simple designs to more elaborate offerings with a variety of electronic features.

mom reading medication labels

Health & Nutrition, Special Needs

Managing Medications: 7 Tips for Parents of Medically Complex Kids

When you have a child with complex medical issues chances are they are taking multiple medications. Learn how to make managing meds easier.

A baby wearing knee pads

Product Reviews

Best Baby Crawling Knee Pads of 2022

If you want to protect your baby against carpet burns, scrapes and bruises while they crawl then it might be time to purchase baby knee pads.

50 Sensory-Friendly Nonfood Items to Hide in Easter Eggs

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

50+ Sensory-Friendly Nonfood Items to Hide in Easter Eggs

Our list of sensory-friendly nonfood toys to hide in Easter eggs for all those kids who can't or don't eat candy, including kids who are blind, deafblind, autistic or have...

Mom holding pacifier in baby's mouth.

Development, Parenting

Help! How Do I Keep a Pacifier in My Baby’s Mouth?

The tricky thing about using a nighttime pacifier is keeping it in your baby’s mouth so both of you can get a restful, deep sleep. Here's our solutions.