It doesn’t matter if you love them or hate them: everyone is obsessed with the Kardashian/Jenner family. What started out as just a TV show has now transformed into millions of fans following the moves of each sister. But one of the sisters, Kourtney, stands out from the rest of them.
Kourtney Kardashian, the oldest sister in the Kardashian-Jenner family, is the mom of three adorable little kids with her ex-partner, Scott Disick. With Kourtney running her business and being a mom, there are a few parenting tips you definitely want to steal from her. So keep reading to see what parenting tricks you should take from her!
10 Make Your Own Baby Food
Kourtney is a very hands-on mother when it comes to raising her kids. And she is so hands-on she even makes her own baby food for her little ones. As we all know, Kourtney is health conscious for her and her family, so we are not surprised that she makes her own baby food.
Making your own baby food is something that you should think about, too! When making your own baby food, you will know exactly what is in it and you’ll know that it is healthy for your little one.
9 Read To Your Kids
One of the greatest things you can do to help your kids develop their brain is to read to them. And Kourtney agrees that you should always take time to read to your little ones. Reading is a fantastic way for parents to calm down their children before they go to bed.
Kourtney has even said some of her favorite books to read to her kids are The Book With No Pictures and the classic, The Giving Tree. So make sure to stop at the bookstore and pick up something that you are your baby can sit down and read together.
8 Kid-Friendly Furniture
By the time you have settled down and decided to have kids, you probably have your house the way you want it. After years of buying second-hand furniture, you want your place to look nice and feel inviting, but now you have a baby and they are messy.
That is why you need to take a page from Kourtney and get kid-friendly furniture. As much as you love your white couch for people to sit at dinner parties, the truth is your kids are going to get it dirty. So start investing in kid-friendly furniture that is durable and easy to clean!
Kids grow at a fast rate, and it’s not just when they are a newborn. It’s even when they are toddlers and getting ready for kindergarten. You will see in just one month that your kids can grow! And with them constantly growing, buying new clothes all the time for your kids can get expensive.
So do what Kourtney does and have your kids wear hand-me-downs. Hand-me-downs are great when you are on a tight budget and will help recycle what you have. We promise your kids won’t even notice it's not new from the store!
6 Limit Screen Time
Screens are everywhere nowadays. From your little one watching a show on the TV screen to playing with a smartphone, or even having their own gaming systems, kids are being more involved with technology at a younger age.
That is why Kourtney makes it a point to limit the screen time her children have. Some of the best ways to help get your kids away from a screen are by doing an activity with them, going to the park, or just spending time with them as their imagination goes wild. All of these things are great to bond with your little one and keep them away from any screens.
5 Go With The Flow
You can read every parenting book there is, but still, you can feel unready when your baby arrives. And even if you watch programs about the best schedule you can have for your baby, everything will not always go 100% according to plan.
This is why Kourtney likes to go with the flow when it comes to her parenting style. Of course, there will be times when you need a schedule like for naps and feedings, but sometimes you just need to listen to your kids and do what they want! So put your schedule away some days and just do what your gut is telling you.
4 Spend As Much Times With Your Kids As Possible
Before you know it, your little baby is going to be a grown teenager leaving your house for the first time as they go off to college. So make sure to take some time to stop and think about what is really important. And by spending the most time you have with your kids, it will ensure that they have many memories to look back on.
Kourtney knows how important it is to spend time with her children. Kourtney has even said that there have been times when she was late to meetings because her son needed her. So give yourself some time every day set aside for just you and your baby.
3 No Fizzy Drinks
The best things you can give your children to drink are 100% fruit juices and water. Kourtney makes it a rule for her children not to have any fizzy drinks like soda in their diet. This is because once your kids have a taste of a fizzy drink, they are going to want to have more due to the sugar in them.
So, to ensure that they do not even ask for any, it is best not to let them drink any fizzy drinks at all. Make sure to have plenty of fresh water and pure fruit juices around when you and your little ones are out to keep them on a healthy path.
2 Make Co-Parenting A Priority
Whether you and your partner are together or not, your family needs to make co-parenting a priority when it comes to raising your kids. And even Kourtney, who has had many ups and downs with her now ex-partner, Scott Disick, has always made sure to include him when it comes to parenting.
By showing your little ones that you are one united force, it will help them understand each of your roles as parents. So sit down with your partner to discuss how you can both make sure to enforce the same rules no matter which parent they are with.
1 Healthy Snacks
What your children put into their body is going to affect how they behave and what kind of lifestyle they are going to grow into. And that is one of the main reasons why Kourtney likes to make sure that she has healthy snacks around for her kids.
Healthy snacks are not expensive and could be anything, too! They could be fresh fruits, veggies, hummus, or crackers. The main thing to remember is to not get processed food when you are grocery shopping because your little ones will grab anything when they get hungry.