Just like there are no instructions attached to the baby at birth about parenting there are none about grandparenting. It is easier than parenting since  raise your own kids provided  great training. But I could use some instructions about all the new baby equipment.

Yes indeed, the baby equipment has drastically changed  and grown to encompass a room of it’s own.  No more just laying the baby on the floor on a blanket, now the blanket has a mobile attached.  You need  a DVD player for the Baby Einstein videos and almost every toy makes music, has blinking lights and does other interactive things to stimulate the little ones brain.

Even baby swings have mobiles and lights to entertain and stimulate.  Strollers now come in so many varieties it makes your head spin, there are jogging, bicycle carriages, umbrella and even strollers that turn into car seats.

Vast improvements in crib sheets, they are designed to actually go on and come off easily, but so expensive!

baby  with toyBaby sleeping  gear is truly an industry to behold, swaddling, sound machines, baby monitors, bassinets, Porta cribs and more.

Bath time is truly more fun,  there are the thermometers that go in the ear and baby bath tubs with hammocks!

But one thing never changes, that wonderful feeling you have rocking a sleeping baby in your arms– ahhhhh……   the simple joys of grandchildren

Greta Jenkins

Greta Jenkins

Greta Jenkins is a writer mom, nurse and a community volunteer. She is the author of various articles about home and family life and has been featured in parenting magazines and newspapers.
Greta Jenkins
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