Babies & Toddlers


What is physical play October 12

Play is an essential component for the normal development of children. It can occur spontaneously or as a planned activity, which can be either physical or mental. Its primary aim is the sheer enjoyment of the participant or participants. Other categ

What are long baby gates October 11

Child safety gates can be adjustable. They either use pressure to hold themselves to walls or are mounted to the walls by hardware. Gates should be easy for an adult to open with one hand but impossible for a child under 2 years to open. Mesh gates o

Why do babies blow bubbles October 10

The bubbles that a baby produces, along with blowing raspberries, are the baby's attempt to control sound volume from the mouth as well as to imitate the sounds others make around the baby when speaking. Bubble blowing typically begins at the ages of

How do you form a playgroup for toddlers September 17

How do you form a playgroup for toddlers
Before arranging any playdates, meet with fellow parents to get a sense of their disciplinary guidelines and how they interact with others, What to Expect advises. One-on-one time also gives ...

How do doctors determine the gender of a baby September 12

How do doctors determine the gender of a baby
In some cases, parents request not to know the gender until birth. The position of the baby during the ultrasound may also prevent certain identification. It is often easier to identify a ma ...

What are some greetings for a newborn baby September 12

What are some greetings for a newborn baby
Some greetings interject humor, while others such as "newborn joy to hold in your arms" or "a wonderful time for your family" help reflect the special meaning of this new ...

What are some home remedies for baby colic September 11

What are some home remedies for baby colic
Calming the baby's senses can also help soothe colic. Swaddling, using white noise, infant massage and soaking the baby in a warm bath are good ways to calm it, says WebMD. Though colic has ...

What are the safest car seats September 8

What are the safest car seats
The Chico Nextfit won the 2015 Mom's Pick for convertible car seats on Baby Center for its combination of safety and ease of use. Convertible car seat can be installed rear-facing as well as ...

When can babies drink milk September 8

Babies under 6 months old should be nourished with breast milk or iron-fortified infant formula. In addition, parents can begin introducing solid foods in addition to breast milk or formula, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Babies are

When can babies start eating cereal September 8

When can babies start eating cereal
Other developmental hallmarks of readiness for solid foods are sitting up with support, holding up the head and neck steadily, keeping food in the mouth rather than letting it leak out, show ...

How do you model behavior that you want to teach infants and toddlers September 8

How do you model behavior that you want to teach infants and toddlers
Practicing honesty is important to help children learn the value of telling the truth. For instance, parents should not lie about their child's age to get a discounted fare at an amusement p ...

How do I end breastfeeding September 8

Choose the right timeAccording to the American Academy of Pediatrics, babies should be breastfed until they are at least 6 months old. If the baby is sick or going through a major change at home, delaying weaning until the external stress has passed
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