• Happy mom and baby boy
    Babies and Toddlers
    How to Handle Reflux & Spit Up in Your Infant
    Most babies spit up, and some babies are diagnosed with acid reflux. I was a naive, mother-to-be who envisioned my son sleeping peacefully in his beautiful new crib -- a girl can dream, right? Fast forward a few months, and my son had two extreme...
    Courtney Key
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    Babies and Toddlers
    What To Do When Your Child Has Separation Anxiety
    Separation anxiety is something almost every child experiences and it can crop up at various times of life. Early childhood is most frequent, but sometimes older kids experience it too when they face their first sleepover, overnight camp or even...
    Laura Richards
  • Toddler Takes Sips of Wine and Beer
    Baby and Toddler Health Issues
    Is It Okay for Toddlers to Take Sips of Wine and Beer?
    Is it ever acceptable to let a two-year-old sip wine and beer? ...
  • Homemade Baby Food Recipes
    Babies and Toddlers
    4 Easy-to-Make Baby Food Recipes
    Making your own healthy and wholesome baby food recipes is easy. Organic foods are best but, if that's not possible for everything, try to to buy organic for the following on what's called the Dirty Dozen list. This includes: apples, peaches, ne...
    Laura Richards
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Winter Coats and Car Seats: An Unsafe Mix
    Protecting your little one is a major concern for all parents, and if you live in a cold and snowy climate, add winter coats and car seats to your list. Thankfully, the American Academy of Pediatrics, through its HealthyChildren.org website, offe...
    Steven Auger
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Tips To Ease Teething Pain in Your Baby or Toddler
    There are a handful of reasons babies cry. Outside of the three most common - tired, hungry, and in need of a diaper change –teething is another source of tears. But no matter what the cause, no parent likes to see her little one upset. The Ame...
    Steven Auger
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Printable Month-by-Month Developmental Milestone Chart
    Print this developmental milestone chart, and check off each milestone as your child grows into her first year of life. It's important to remember that babies develop at different rates, and this printable represents general guidelines. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    10 Baby Sign Language Words to Teach Your Little One
    For new parents, communicating with your bundle of joy presents a daily puzzle that needs solving. Without the ability so speak, babies rely on crying to express their needs and emotions. One way to bridge the communication gap is through the use...
    Steven Auger
  • Babies and Toddlers
    The AAP Offers New Guidelines to Help Protect Against SIDS
    On Monday, October 24, 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released revised guidelines focusing on improving SIDS prevention methods. SIDS is one of three types of Sudden Unexplained Infant Deaths (SUID) according to the Centers for Di...
    Steven Auger
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Handing the Keys to the Babysitter? Take These Important Steps First
    We trust our babysitters to feed our kids,, rock them to sleep, and tend to boo-boos, but asking a babysitter to drive our little ones to soccer practice, library time, or music class requires another level of trust. Before handing the keys to th...
    Warren Clarke
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    Choking
    Top 9 Choking Foods
    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), one child dies every five days from choking on food, making it the leading cause of death in children ages 14 and under. The AAP is calling for the food industry to change the design and labe...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Pile of Colored Craft Sticks
    Arts & Crafts for Kids
    5 Ways to Use Craft Sticks for Play
      We are always looking for cheap ways to play, and a bag of craft sticks definitely fits that inexpensive bill. Craft sticks are popsicle sticks that come in several different sizes and colors, and don't require sticky mess clean-up before us...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Babyproofing/Childproofing
    How To Keep Your Kids Safe in the Bathroom
    */ Rub-a-Dub-Dub: Bath Safety In and Out of the Tub Get Started HOW TO KEEP BABIES AND CHILDREN SAFE IN THE BATHROOM Did you know most injuries that occur to young children happen in the bathroom? Even with proper supervision, ...
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    Kindergarten Readiness
    Kindergarten Prep: I Am An Engineer
    Kindergarten Prep: I Am An EngineerEngineering may sound like a big word for early learning, but the planning, constructing, reconstructing, dismantling, and testing of how shapes and objects fit together or work together is something young chil...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Formula
    Can an Infant Be Given a Variety of Formulas?
    There is no medical reason why a healthy infant cannot take a variety of infant formulas, but there are a few issues to consider. ...
  • School and Learning
    Kindergarten
    Kindergarten Prep: I Am A Scientist
    Kindergarten Prep: I Am A Scientist Young children have a natural curiosity about their world— in many ways you could say they're natural scientists. Scientific exploration can provide amazing opportunities for developing skills in asking ques...
  • Preschool boy holding red pencil
    Kindergarten Readiness
    Kindergarten Prep: Name Writing
    Kindergarten Prep: Name WritingThe step following mark-making is letter writing, creating symbols that are recognizable to you and to your child. Young children often make the most progress writing the letters in their name before writing any ot...
  • School and Learning
    Kindergarten Readiness
    Kindergarten Prep: Use Your Walking Feet
    Kindergarten Prep: Use Your Walking Feet There is every real possibility that your child's kindergarten classroom will have a set of rules posted on the wall. In every community there must be rules, which provide some sense of order and boundar...