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Baby Resolutions: Help Baby with Good Habits for the New Year

By - Posted Dec 21, 2012
Well, it’s that time of the year again – it’s time to put together your New Year’s resolutions (and vow not to break them no matter what happens!) But have you ever thought about New Year’s resolutions for your baby? Here are a few of our favorites that will help your little one grow and bring fun to the entire family! It’s time to begin learning a language – a foreign language! New studies show that babies have a penchant for learning multiple languages in their earliest infancy. This could be your golden opportunity to not only teach them a language you know, but to learn a new language together – parent and baby. We live in a global world, so why not raise a global baby? Get rid of that pacifier! There are new studies that show that overuse of a pacifier beyond a certain age c...READ MORE
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New Parents: The Balancing Act

By - Posted Dec 6, 2012

It’s never easy being a new parent, believe us, we know! This challenge is even greater when you add the element of entertaining guests into the equation. There are several key distractions that can hurt your ability to be a gracious host. However with just a little bit of planning, you can fulfill all of your parental responsibilities and host a night to remember, simultaneously. Balancing these two things out can help you relieve stress. Here are a few helpful tips that can show you the path to balancing the two. 1.)    When it’s time to put your baby to bed early in the evening, encourage your guests to move to a room away from where he or she is sleeping. This will allow the baby to sleep harmoniously while still promoting a social atmosphere in which ever...READ MORE
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By - Posted Nov 29, 2012
We love the look of wonder on a child’s face after turning ordinary household items into creations that let their imaginations run wild. The idea is not just to create the most lifelike creations, but rather give the children items and a goal for what these things should become with a little effort. We love the creative use of cardboard tubes to make this gallant castle. There are only several key things to consider when you indulge in craft time. Make sure you control the dangerous items such as scissors, sharp pens, and other such things. Next, always make sure you have extra materials. You will be amazed how creative children will be when actually given the creative license to experiment. It’s impressive! Color is a big part of the creative process, so be sure to have between 32 and 64 colo...READ MORE
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By - Posted Nov 21, 2012
Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to explore wonderful arts and crafts ideas with your little ones. It is a fun, versatile activity that can showcase the creative sides of your children, while also making for some quality bonding time. We suggest something simple, and love the interactivity of these “hand turkeys”. Promote the festivities this thanksgiving the Estella way and give this one a try![See More]

Caramel Glazed Apple Bread. Not only is Thanksgiving a time for indulgence, we love the idea that it can be an amazing time to play with new recipes! Don’t be afraid to step away from thanksgiving staples like cranberr...READ MORE

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By - Posted Nov 13, 2012

Estella Kids is proud to announce our new partnership with Grandparents.com, a site providing a wealth of helpful, thought provoking information, and tons of amazing imagery. Due to our new relationship with Grandparents.com we wanted to take this time to give some quick holiday tips for all of the traveling grandparents out there. The 2012 holiday season is a very exciting time, indeed. Unfortunately, it is also the busiest weekend in the entire year to travel. Long trips are just about the only negative attributes that diminish the beauty of the season. However, headaches associated with travelling should be taken in stride because, after all, they are the last hurdle between you and your family. Several basic tips can help you...READ MORE
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