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You’ve just noticed your child’s first tooth poking out of her bottom gums. Does that mean it’s time to take her to the dentist? Probably. Here’s why.
Want to keep your toddler at a healthy weight? Take away her bottle. Babies who are still bottle-fed at age two are much more likely to become obese, says a new study in the Journal of Pediatrics.
Nearly 23 percent of children still … Read More
Parenting a toddler often feels like navigating a minefield. At this critical age when children are learning so fast and changing every day, how can we help them learn to eat well, sleep well, and play well? Here are a few of the most … Read More
One day he’s riding a big wheel, the next he’s behind the steering wheel—of your car. As important as it was to remind your kids to look both ways and wear a helmet when they were tots, it’s even more crucial that they observe the … Read More
Parents across the country will face a tough test on May 4: figuring out how to thank their child’s teacher on Teacher Appreciation Day. Excellent teachers and administrators possess an uncanny ability to acknowledge a job well done, and … Read More
Call it a head start, or an educational alternative to summer camp. Whatever you call it, the idea of summer programs at college and universities designed specifically for kids is one many parents find attractive. And for years colleges … Read More
When your tot starts toddling, he’s ready for structured shoes that will protect his tootsies from hazards. Here are some tips for buying your baby his first pair of shoes:
Time it right
Since your little one’s feet swell … Read More
If your child seems to be making an unusual number of trips to the school nurse, it’s time to talk with him or her about bullying.
Pregnant women have a new reason to eat organic: babies exposed to pesticides while in the womb may grow up to have lower IQs and trouble focusing on tasks, three new studies have found.
The federally-funded studies, by researchers in … Read More
Connecting with friends on Facebook or through texting makes it easier for teens to socialize but it also makes it easier for them to be cruel to one another. They don’t have to be big or strong. All they need is a computer or a phone … Read More
Every parent wants his or her children to grow up loving life. But we don’t always know how to encourage this. Here are a few tips to help you guide your child to a joyful life.
Help your child appreciate the … Read More
Mothers-to-be who increase their levels of B12 in early pregnancy are about eight times more likely to have babies who don’t cry excessively, says a Dutch study.
A team in the Netherlands measured B12 levels in the blood of 3,000 women… Read More
Kids tend to catch colds no matter the time of year, so it’s sometimes hard to tell if a runny nose is a case of the sniffles or a seasonal allergic reaction. But there are some telltale signs of allergies parents should watch for. If … Read More
Few things are more frightening than a sick child. But before you rush out to the drugstore, make sure you know what will help—and what won’t. And by all means, consult a doctor.
Myth: It’s safe and effective to dose your child … Read More
At your wits’ end trying to feed your finicky eater? Sounds like you could use a few tips inspired by a pair of nutritionists who’ve dubbed themselves the Meal Makeover Moms.
Make one meal for the whole family. In the words of the MMMs… Read More
While your nesting instincts may kick into high gear during pregnancy, some household chores are not safe for expecting mothers. Luckily, there is no better time to enlist help from others.
Children should be kept in rear-facing car seats until at least age 2, according to a revised policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics issued Monday. Previous guidelines (from 2002) recommended toddlers remain facing backwards… Read More
Most kids prescribed hearing aids do in fact need them, but if you suspect auditory neuropathy, this is why you must speak with his or her doctors.