popular topics in babies and toddlers

  • mother and baby hugging
    Babies and Toddlers
    Natural(ish) Parenting: A Lesson in Flexibility
    Before getting pregnant and having my son, I had a lot of plans for the kind of parent I wanted to be. When I thought about what my parenting philosophy would be, it would have been heavily categorized under the “natural parenting” label. Lea...
    Suzie Marschhausen
  • Gender Neutral Parenting
    Kids
    This Is How One Parent Raises Their Gender-Neutral Child
    Editor's Note: This is the first installment in our series on gender-neutral parenting. You can also read our second piece, Some Parents Are Bucking the Gender-Neutral Trend. Here's Why. Recently, a stranger referred to Anastasia Fujii's AMAB (a...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Playdough
    6 Homemade Playdough Recipes
    Everyone seems to have a favorite playdough recipe, and many old favorites have been included here. Some require cooking and some don't; some are meant to be eaten and some are not. Choose the recipe that best suits your needs and the ingredients...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book
  • How to Pack a Diaper Bag
    Babies
    The Ultimate Guide to Packing a Diaper Bag
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  • A young mother breastfeeding her toddler
    Babies and Toddlers
    Toddler Breastfeeding: 4 Tips to Help You Wean With Ease
    If it's right for you and your toddler, extended breastfeeding can have many benefits for you both. According to the Mayo Clinic, breastfeeding supplies your growing child with just the right levels proteins, carbohydrates, fats and enzymes, as w...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Indoor activities
    Entertainment and Activities
    The Top 5 Indoor Activities for Toddlers
    Fall is here, and the weather is getting dodgier by the day. Before you know it, cool nights will give way to cooler days, then rain and snow. No longer will you be able to throw open the back door and let your little one run free, or take a jaun...
    Laurie Mega
  • baby sleeping in crib next to parents bed
    Setting Up the Nursery
    Where Should Newborns Sleep?
    Have you decided where your new bundle of joy will sleep when she comes home? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends keeping your infant in the same room where you sleep (but not in the same bed) to greatly reduce the risk of Sudden ...
    Erin Dower
  • How to wean your baby from the bottle
    Weaning
    5 Tips for How to Wean Your Baby from the Bottle or Breast
    How to wean your baby is a hot topic among moms, but what's the best way to do it? There are two important factors to consider when weaning from the bottle or breast: your baby's nutritional needs and their emotional needs. Leigh Anne O'Connor i...
    Laura Richards
  • Having twins has its sweet moments and its challenges
    Twins
    Having Twins: A Day in the Life of Mom
    I will never forget the day my husband went back to work after I had twins. Our boys were preemies and were in the NICU for a while. When they were released, life went back to normal. Wait, no, not normal. Normal went out the window, especially f...
    Laura Richards
  • Nursing Mom Using Breastfeeding Pillow
    Babies and Toddlers
    7 Must-Have Breastfeeding Supplies for Nursing Moms
    Congratulations on making the decision to breastfeed your new baby. Not only can breast milk help prevent your baby from developing illnesses later in life, but it also contains the exact proportions of protein, fat, sugar, and water that your ba...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Ending Toddler Bedtime Struggles
    Babies and Toddlers
    Simple Steps to Ending Toddler Bedtime Struggles
    Few self-respecting toddlers will go to bed without a fuss or a fight. Your child just has too much that they want to do to welcome rest, no matter how reinvigorating it might prove. What's going on elsewhere around the house? Where are mommy and...
  • Preventing Meltdowns Little Girl Crying on Chair
    Babies and Toddlers
    6 Strategies to Help Prevent Meltdowns and Tantrums
    This past week I took my two-year-old to Dunkin Donuts for his favorite treat, a chocolate frosted donut. We had spent the morning at the library with my sister-in-law and her son (who is also 2). Since they played nicely, we decided to reward th...
  • Baby Walking on Hardwood Floor
    Babies and Toddlers
    Babyproofing Your Rental Home or Apartment: Special Circumstances to Consider
    If you’re like most new parents, you’ve been thinking about that all-important babyproofing to-do list from the moment you brought your new baby home. You may be prepped and ready to go with dozens of electrical-outlet covers and baby gates, ...
    Libby McMillan Henson
  • Child Using TAblet on Plane
    Kids
    3 Essential Tips to Survive a Long Plane Ride with Your Children
    Airplane travel with kids can be easy and fun for the whole family. Not long ago, in the days before electronic devices were allowed to be used during takeoff and seat backs featured televisions with built-in video games, you had to pack a huge b...
    Cara J. Stevens
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fear of the Dark
    Phobia Quiz
    Find out all your phobias with this fun quiz! ...
    David Johnson
  • Baby Sleeping in a Box
    Babies and Toddlers
    The Pros of Having Your Baby Sleep in a Box
    New Jersey recently became the first in the U.S. to launch a universal Baby Box program, which, according to research, reduces infant mortality rates, including Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Syndrome. (SUIDS). According to NPR, Alabama and Ohio ...
    Rachel Sokol
  • Kids Playing with Vegetables
    Babies and Toddlers
    7 Tricks to Get Your Toddler to Eat His Veggies
    Toddlers and tomatoes just don't go together. Or, do they? Figuring out how to get your toddler to eat his vegetables is a tricky science that parents have been experimenting with for centuries. Next time your little one has a blow up at the sigh...
    Angela Tague
  • Woman choosing a birth control method
    Babies and Toddlers
    Which Method of Birth Control is Right For You?
    Finding the right birth control can seem a bit overwhelming-- after all, there are more than 20 methods to prevent pregnancy. Before making your decision, it's important to research options and educate yourself and your partner. We're here to inf...
    Courtney Key