popular topics in babies and toddlers

  • Baby sitting on a bed holding a stuffed animal
    Babies and Toddlers
    Buying Used for Baby: What’s Okay and What’s Not
    Today, buying items online can be done in just a few clicks and while it might seem tempting to save a few bucks by purchasing used items for your baby, is that always the best and safest option?  You Should Never Buy These Baby Items Used W...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • pregnant woman taking minimalist approach to baby shopping
    Babies and Toddlers
    A Minimalist Approach to All of the Baby "Stuff You Need" On Your Registry
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items fea...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • 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
  • mindy kaling on parenting
    Babies and Toddlers
    3 Tips for Negotiating With Toddlers Inspired by Mindy Kaling
    We all know toddlers are a strange species. They are temperamental, erratic, and emotionally unstable. At this age they become far more cognitively aware of their needs and how they manage in relation to their environment and their caretakers; ho...
    Brittany McCabe
  • mom and son playing water table activity
    Babies and Toddlers
    15 Water Table Ideas for Toddlers
    Water tables can be a parent’s new best friend when you’re looking for ways to entertain your toddler this summer. They provide little ones with an opportunity to be outside and stay engaged. They can cool off while also learning and experim...
    Charise Rohm Nulsen
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Essential Oils for Baby: Recipes for Colds, Sleep, Colic, and More
    Editor’s Note: We know raising kids can be hard. That’s why we’re dedicated to making your life easier with the latest and greatest parenting advice and products. We wanted to let you know that if you chose to purchase one of the items fea...
    Jacqueline Weiss
  • 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
  • little girl sitting in messy kitchen
    Babies and Toddlers
    10 Gifs That Perfectly Sum Up Life With a Toddler
    How my morning starts: It never fails that my toddler is the one to wake me up in the morning, no matter what time she went to bed. It's time for breakfast... Breakfast almost always ends with the need for a professional cleaning crew. Wh...
    Katie Galgano
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Fear of the Dark
    Phobia Quiz
    Find out all your phobias with this fun quiz! ...
    David Johnson
  • 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 ...
    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 ...
    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 b...
    Kelly Sundstrom