Natasha Combrink

Nats is a freelance writer raising two kids. She embraces life and motherhood without labels and wants to inspire others to do the same. As a young first-time mom, the whirlwind of opinions on how to best raise kids challenged her to find her voice. She now confidently believes in gently teaching children to be independent and equipping them with the knowledge they need to create a life that brings them joy.

Natasha Combrink
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Parenting

Exersaucer Age Ranges: The Right Ages to Start & Stop

Knowing exersaucer age ranges and weight limits is important for using this piece of baby gear safely. Find out the right time to start and stop using an exersaucer.

Boy on Pikler triangle.

Product Reviews

The 9 Best Outdoor Climbing Toys of 2022

Well-designed toddler climbing toys can help keep little climbers safe. To help, we've compiled a list of the best outdoor climbing toys for toddlers.

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Feeding and Eating, Sleep

How to Wean Your Baby Off Their Bottle at Night

Getting enough sleep is something all parents yearn for. Knowing how to wean your baby off their night bottle is probably at the top of your priority list.

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Development

Developing Visual Motor Skills in Children

Combined with fine and gross motor skills, visual motor skills help children perform small and large tasks.

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Crawling

Stages of Crawling: When and How They Happen

Your baby will learn to crawl in their own way and at their own pace. The crawling style your little one chooses will also influence when they start moving.

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Development

How Black and White Images Help Babies Develop

While children's vision develops, you should expose them to black and white imagery with sharp outlines in their everyday environment.

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Sleep

Fading Sleep Training: A Gentle Approach to Baby Sleep

Unlike other sleep training methods, the fading sleep training method uses a gentle approach to teaching your baby how to fall asleep independently.

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Sleep

Sleep Training for Naps: The Ultimate Guide for Parents

No matter which parenting style you prefer, there's a nap training method you can use to teach your child to fall asleep independently with ease.

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Sleep

Pack n’ Plays vs. Cribs: What’s the Difference?

There are key differences between pack n' plays and cribs to know before purchasing. Budget, mobility, and intended use are the biggest decision-makers.