Most new parents can only wish that their new baby came with a handbook. Many of us (I know I did) obsess over milestones and making sure we are “doing it right”. Now that I have been through the new baby thing 3 times, I can honestly tell you that there is no “right” way and every single child is different. What is right for one, may be wrong for the other. However, it is always nice to have some help and references. That is why I love these Parenting Cheat Sheets – they aren’t really cheat sheets, per se – as much as some helpful charts for parents to reference!
Hope you find them helpful and PLEASE GO TO THE ORIGINAL SOURCE TO GET YOUR BEST PRINTOUT OF THEM! You can find the ORIGINAL SOURCE by clicking on the picture of the hyperlink to them!
How many diapers per day from Pampers
The Scoop on Poop from the Cleveland Clinic – click here to print
Baby Sign Language Starter from Baby Sign Language – click here to print
How your baby grows and develops from Bright Star Kids – click here to print
Chores for kids by age from Angie’s List – click here to print
Baby’s Food Chart from Mom Junction – click here to print
Sore throat or strep from the Cleveland Clinic – click here to print
Social and emotional skills for kids from Understood – click here to print
Baby’s Sleep Guidelines from She Knows – click here to print
How to know when your baby is hungry from KEHM Health – click here to print
Breastfeeding FAQs from Medela – click here to print
Healthy Foods that Most Babies Like from New Born Baby Zone – click here to print
Baby Proofing Checklist from Hellobee – click here to print
Gross Motor Milestones from North Shore Pediatric Therapy – click here to print
Parents guide to fevers from the Cleveland Clinic – click here to print
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Thank You!!! These are Awesome My husband and I have just started Foster Care for children birth to 5 years and this will help. Our natural children are 30 yrs and 28 yrs SO we needed some help!!!
These are very nice and I think they’re perfect for nurseries! Thanks for sharing!
On the fever cheat sheet, you should add that ibuorofen (advil) and acetaminophen (tylenol) can be alternated every 3 hours to keep fevers down. Our pediatrician told us this AFTER our daughter experienced a complex febrile seizure (+10 minutes). Also, febrile seizures can occur with a relatively low temperature too. Our pediatrician told us that seizures occur mostly from a rapid spike/change in temperature. When our daughter experienced her seizure her temperature never went over 101°.
It was a very scary episode that resulted in a call to 911 that had we known that information we could have prevented.