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Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Our Go To Tips for Teething Babies

A few teething tips for parents looking for relief for their little ones. 

 A Darling Foot massage.

Studies in reflexology  identified connections between toes and the head and teeth.

Gently massage babies foot while focusing on the toes to provide some comfort.


Cool food.

Cold purees in the fridge prior to feeding can feel soothing and encourage baby to eat when they don’t feel so great. Even cool applesauce and yogurt is great for babies that prefer a softer texture.


Freeze a wet, muslin.  

Wring it dry, and place it in the freezer before giving it to baby. This will offer relief as baby gnaws on it.


Frozen Banana.

Freeze a whole banana for a sweet treat to soothe your little one’s gums.


Keep baby’s face dry.

Wiping the waterfalls of drool that comes with teething from your baby’s mouth, chin, and cheeks helps prevent skin irritation, which can add to baby’s discomfort during teething. 


Rotate Teethers in the freezer.

Give teethers a quick hand washing and rotate 1 or 2 between the freezer for some cool relief for baby. Our Teethers come in sets of 2.

A few crowd sourced tips:

Use. Dr. Browns refillable food pouch to fill with berries for gnawing.

Camilia drops. A homeopathic remedy that helps baby’s gums.


Find our Teether sets here.





More Blog Posts:

Tips on Reading with Kids

Haily's Homeschool: DIY Plantable Seed Cards


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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Celebrating Moms and a fun recipe idea!

Happy Mother’s Day! 

The day is getting so close and we hope your Mother’s Day weekend is filled with lots of love and appreciation. You deserve it! Moms are amazing and we celebrate that every day. 


So many of you told us on our Instagram that you’d love to extra sleep, quiet time, and a little extra time to pamper yourself. Breakfast in bed sounds like a great way to start the day to us! Our Garden Party In A Box is the perfect, and easy addition to making it a fun brunch! 

While we fully plan to relax and celebrate our own moms and loved ones who are closest to us, we made this fun little scone recipe ahead of time too. If you like to bake with your kids, this one is simple and you don’t even have to remember to soften butter.


Lately, I’ve loved taking my little one on a lunch date and I thought a tea time or picnic with these yummy scones would be something she would love! Print the recipe here.


However you celebrate, we hope you enjoy your day and weekend! Thinking of the mamas-to-be out there who are waiting on their baby, too. 


Party In A Box

Free Scone Recipe Printable

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Haily's Homeschool: DIY Plantable Seed Cards

Happy Earth Day! I’m so glad we get to celebrate this wonderful place we live on called the Earth! If there is anything I’ve learned from this last year, it’s that every day I’m on it is a gift!


In the spirit of appreciating our awesome planet, we are talking about Earth in our school time. And to create something together that will both recycle some old garbage, as well as create new plant life, we are making plantable SEED CARDS!!! If you have never made a seed card, it’s the most fun ever! Send a card to a friend and they can plant it! How cool is that? Here is how you do it.

Gather Scrap Paper

Blend your paper with a little bit of water.

Strain excess water and add seeds in to your paper mixture.

Smush it onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet and let it dry. 

Cut out shapes or use cookie cutters before hand and let it dry in the cookie cutter. We traced and cut our shapes out of our paper.

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Tips for Reading with Kids

Do you read daily with your little ones? We all know there are so many benefits to creating a reader. Some of our favorite darling moments in our own homes come from reading with our kids too! 

Here are a few simple tips we’ve found helpful to keeping reading times fun and interesting, and engaging.

📚 Let them choose the book so they'll be excited about it!

📙 Face books out on shelves if you can so the cover is visible, not just the spine of the book. 

Book ledges are perfect for this.

📘 Swap out the books on your book ledges, or those in closest reach for your kids.

You can use books you already have or borrow from the library.

📖 Last, find a few books with flaps that are interactive.

Your little one will love finding what is under those flaps! 

Pictured books:

I Love The Mountains

If You Were Spaghetti 

More Lucy Darling books!



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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Haily's Homeschool: Spring Salt Painting Free Printable

For Haily’s Homeschool this month, we wanted to create a fun and free printable that your little ones would love to use. She had the idea of salt painting and it was so much fun! Our little one asked us to do it several times after we tried it. 



Here are the simple steps! 
Print Haily’s printable on card stock paper (download here)
Trace over the lines with school glue. 
Cover the paper in table salt and lightly shake off the excess. 
Dab the salted lines with watercolor paint!




We hope this will be a fun activity for Spring that you’ll do again and again. 







Please note: free printable artwork is copyrighted by Lucy Darling LLC 2021. Please do not copy, resell, or use for any purpose other than what it is intended for.


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