how to ease your child's separation anxiety

9 Tips to Manage Your Child’s Separation Anxiety

The first day of daycare. The first day of preschool, or even school. We have all heard about the woes: parents of young children dropping off their little ones for the day for the first time.  It is never easy, but there are many things you can do to make it as smooth as possible. …

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11 Common Questions When Starting Solid Baby Foods

If you are planning to start solid foods for your baby, you have probably already received a fair share of advice from well-meaning friends and family. These (often unsolicited!) tips might even contradict each other! Who should you listen to? Here’s what the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends for starting solid foods for infants. 1. …

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Are Infant Swim Lessons Worth It? Ideal Age to Swimming

Every year around summer time many ads will pop up about swimming classes for children. It seems that every year these lessons are aimed at even younger children… and even babies? How safe is this practice? Are these classes recommended? And if so, at what age? Information on the internet can be conflicting, as with …

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How to Prevent Childhood Drowning

Kids love to have fun in the water. With summer around the corner, families should get ready to enjoy swimming and other water activities safely. Even if you are not planning a pool visit – remember that children can suffer from drowning at home almost anywhere that water is accumulated. Read more to find out …

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How to Get Your Baby to Sleep

How to Get Your Baby to Sleep

Find time to sleep as a new parent One of the most challenging aspects of newborn parents is finding time to rest. Newborns do sleep for the majority of the day, around 16 hours per day. One would think that parents should get a lot of things done including rest during all that time. But …

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Baby Nursery Safety Checklist

Baby Nursery Safety Checklist

If you have a baby on the way, it is not too early to start thinking about baby proofing your home. The topic of childproofing a house can be very extensive and after a bit of research, you may feel like everything is a hazard! It’s very stressful, to say the least. You are not …

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How to Choose the Best Infant Crib

Choosing a crib can seem like an easy task until you are actually shopping for one. Then you learn that there are so many technical aspects to this seemingly simple object. When shopping around for a crib you will see that they boast about X or Y super cool feature. But does your baby really …

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17 Facts About Lactose Intolerance in Children

Does your child develop crampy stomach aches or diarrhea after consuming milk or milk-derived products? You have have thought about the possibility of lactose intolerance. If this is the case, there are some changes that you can do to help with this uncomfortable problem. In this article I will help you understand why lactose intolerance …

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When can babies start to drink water?

Did you know that introducing water to babies too early can be harmful and even lead to death? Many parents wonder when is the right time to start offering water to a baby. The information you may hear from family and friends might be conflicting. When it comes to babies, every month that passes makes the …

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Safe Sunscreen Tips for Babies and Children

Everyone is at risk of the harmful effects of the sun. Effects can include sunburns, unsightly dark spots, accelerated skin aging, and skin cancer. Children are especially at risk because the younger they are, their skin is more sensitive. Did you know that most sun damage to the skin occurs in childhood? That is why …

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