Monday, February 1, 2016

3 Ways to Get Young Children Involved With Pregnancy Using BabySteps. (Sponsored Post).

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Create Content That Changes a Long-Held Belief is what the last week of the 30-day writing challenge is all about. However, unlike the last few weeks all of the content will now only apply to my blog topic. Jumping right in my topic for today is how to get young children involved with pregnancy.

*This is a sponsored post, I received an item for this post. However, all opinions and views are my own. *
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One of the hardest things to do is have others feel they are involved with your pregnancy this is even harder with young children. But there is a way to get them feeling apart of the pregnancy. I have come up with three ways to get children 10 and under involved in pregnancy.

“BabySteps" it is an amazing scratch-off calendar. It is made by Splash Brands and has been 1.5 years in the making. It is manufactured in Germany (because we all know China when your pregnant is scary LOL). The quality of the product is outstanding the paper is thick enough to be more durable than normal posters. It is a good size, and the colors are soft so if you want to put it in a child's room it is not over stimulating. The only thing I did not like was the calendar starts at 5 weeks. As someone who found out they were pregnant at 3 weeks it kind of sucks. Other than that everything else is wonderful! Now that you know more about the product here is how you can use it to get young children involved with parenting.
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First thing use “BabySteps" when you and your child get up let your child scratch-off the calendar, and read the tip, info, or trivia. Unlike pregnancy journals the scratch off allows the child even at a young age the chance to go through the pregnancy with you.

Using the “BabySteps" calendar use the fruit or vegetable given as a weekly/monthly theme. An example is at week 8 babies are the size of blueberries. Make blueberry pancakes, smoothies, muffins, you could color blueberries. Get your child involved make the baby apart of your daily life even before they are born.

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Lastly, talk to your child, that is it, just talk. When you tell your child about how the baby is the size of a blueberry ask if they think the baby is big or small? Give your child the chance to talk about how they may be feeling. You always want the child to feel like you are not pushing them aside.

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Shakirah is a single mom to a 5 year old. She is a blogger, teacher, and graduate student. Her goal is to bring a more positive and realistic look into the lives of single mothers.


  1. This is such a cute idea! The perfect way to involve your other children!

  2. Such a clever idea! Have you tried it yourself?

    1. I have tried two of the three have not tried the BabySteps. By the time this came out my son was three I ended up giving it away as a gift.

  3. That is a tough one. Children can be jealous or upset the attention isn't going to all on them. It's a survival tactic that immediately kicks in. I was super excited about having a little brother. I remember people kept asking me if I wanted a sister, my reply was no. My Mother taught me how to knit and attemped to make my brother baby

  4. This seems so fascinating especially the babysteps calender.