It's easy to get overwhelmed by the colors and sounds of the toy aisle. But Meytal Barak, the mom of two and creator of Connected Play, tells me you can skip most of that when getting ready for baby.
Young babies and toddlers don't need playrooms full of colorful, noisy toys.
"When we put a lot around baby, they might get overwhelmed," she said. Barak shares more about why young children (and really all children) need so little in this quick video.
Through her Connected Play program, Barak offers programs for babies and young children and their parents and caretakers. She'll offer another tip next week.