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.

child on a water slide

Play, Visual Impairment

36 Fun Summer Activities for Kids Who are Blind or Multiply Disabled

Here are 36 ideas to help you start planning your fun and accessible summer break for your visually impaired child!

colorful thick drinks

Feeding and Eating, Health & Nutrition

Thickened Liquids: What is it, Who Needs it and Will Insurance Pay for it?

If your child has problems swallowing, or dysphagia, it can be difficult for them to get thin liquids down the right side of their throat when drinking.

baby out of his crib

Sleep

Help! My Baby Won’t Stay in the Crib at Night!

A question from a mom in the WonderBaby community: My 2 year old has become an escape artist! She is climbing out of her crib at night. What can I...

Alexis' room

Visual Impairment

8 Creative and Unique Ideas for Decorating a Blind Child’s Room

Use tactile elements, interesting fabrics and textures, sounds and lights to create the perfect unique space for your blind or visually impaired child.

worried woman

Parenting, Special Needs

My special needs child is getting older and it’s scaring the crap out of me

Does our society support families with adults with special needs? What happens when your special needs child isn't a child anymore?

DIY toys

Fine and Gross Motor, Toys

6 DIY Toys to Encourage Fine Motor Development

I talked to an OT about some of the home-made toys she creates for her students to help them learn fine motor skills. Here are six of my favorites!

potty training

Potty Training, Special Needs

Potty Training Your Special Needs Child

Potty training a child with special needs can be a bit of a challenge. We'll help you decide when your child is ready to potty train and get you started.

9 Best Travel Strollers of 2021

Parenting, Product Reviews

9 Best Travel Strollers of 2023

These lightweight, compact strollers are designed with car and air travel in mind, and often meet theme park and carry-on size requirements.

Potty Training

When to Switch to Pull-Ups: A Potty Training Parent’s Guide

Pull-ups are often used with children who have a greater sense of independence when using the toilet but haven't yet mastered potty training.

Best Baby Jumpers

Parenting, Product Reviews

The 10 Best Baby Jumpers of 2023

Baby jumpers come in so many shapes, sizes and styles it can be hard to decide which one will work best for you and your baby. To make things a...

best umbrella strollers

Parenting, Product Reviews

10 Best Umbrella Strollers of 2023

The Mia Moda Veloce is by far the best stroller for toddlers. Plus it will also fit into any small compact car.

Ivan getting an EEG at the hospital.

Health & Nutrition

10 Things you feel when you’re considering brain surgery for your child

If you are looking at the possibility of brain surgery for your child with epilepsy, what thoughts and concerns have plagued you?