• Babies and Toddlers
    Learning to Walk
    Baby's First Steps
    Baby's First Steps Q-tip Your child still needs plenty of time to practice his moves. Let him crawl around to his heart's content in safe rooms; don't constantly transfer him from high chair to walker to stroller to crib. Put him on the floor fo...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Crawling
    How to Keep Your Crawling Baby Safe
    How to Keep Your Crawling Baby Safe Babyproofing Although pressure gates work fine at the bottom of a flight of stairs, they provide inadequate protection at the top of the stairs. If your baby falls into a pressure gate, uses it to pull himself...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Sitting Up
    Getting Baby to Sit Up on Her Own
    Getting Baby to Sit Up on Her Own At four months (or even earlier), your baby loves it when you pull her to a sitting position. She now has enough control over her back and neck muscles to keep her head from flopping over and leaving her nose i...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Toddler Meals
    Expanding Your One to Three-Year-Old's Diet
    Expanding Your One to Three-Year-Old's DietEven though he's only one or two years old, it's never too early to help a child begin to develop healthy eating habits. You can do this in part by offering a variety of nutritious foods that are appropr...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Learning Activities for Toddlers
    Walk-a-Lot
    Walk-a-LotTime 5 to 10 minutes Materials None Directions Knowledge of what the body can do begins with learning to move it in different ways, at different paces, and in ways that challenge emerging balance. Encourage your toddler to walk in diff...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Learning to Walk
    Air Walk
    Air WalkTime 5 minutes Materials Two adults Directions Early steps are even more fun when fun-loving adults lift the toddler into the air as they are walking. In no time, your toddler will be lifting and jumping to help you out. Extensions Walk ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Motor Skill Development
    Two-Year-Old Walks on Her Tiptoes
    How can you tell whether your child's tiptoe walking is just a habit or indicates of a problem? ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Rolling Over
    Learning to Roll Over
    Learn the normal range for rolling over in infants. ...