Your Growing Child

Playground Safety: Facts and Tips for Parents of Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Tweet If your family is like mine, you are probably spending a lot of time at playgrounds now that spring time is here. I love playgrounds, and I have many happy memories from my childhood of going down slides, spending many afternoons on the swings, and exploring on the monkey bars. However, I also have…

Window Safety Tips

Child and His Undivided Attention

Tweet It’s spring! It’s time to open those windows and allow fresh air in! But before you do, please make sure your windows are safe for the little ones in your home. It’s important to remember that screens are not a safety tool. They are designed to keep bugs out – not keep children in!…

Tips for Smoother Toddler Transitions and Fewer Tantrums

Screaming Toddler

Tweet Ever notice how all toddlers tend to fight and tantrum when cleaning up a favorite toy, turn taking with a friend or get buckled into a highchair? These all represent a transition for your little one. Toddlers do not learn how to control their impulses and to develop self-control until later in their third…

Babywearing 101: Choosing the Perfect Baby Carrier

This mom wears her baby on her back in the ERGObaby carrier.

Tweet As a new parent, simple tasks like getting yourself a glass of water or writing an email seem nearly impossible when your little one wants to be held all the time! Babywearing can be the answer you are looking for! While having your hands free may seem like a huge achievement (and trust us,…

Coping Tips & Suggestions for Parents with Children During Traumatic Events

Tweet As we begin to process the unspeakable events that happened at the Boston Marathon yesterday, and as we understand and learn more, it is very important to remember the impact that these events can have on the very young. Children under the age of two do not understand that a trauma is happening, but…

Spring Cleaning Your Child’s Toys

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Tweet Happy spring! One of my favorite things about this time of year is spring cleaning, and that includes purging all of those too-small clothes and too-young toys that have been bogging down my house all winter long. When looking at the amount of toys in your house, it can be overwhelming for you as…

Safe Sunscreen and Other Sun Safety Tips for Infants and Toddlers

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Tweet After 30 years, the FDA (finally) wants the labeling on your sunscreen to tell you more about protection against the sun’s harmful rays. Now that sunscreen manufacturers are required to provide this information, parents can be much more discriminating when it comes to choosing safe sunscreen for their babies and toddlers. Specifically, parents should…

4 Tips for Keeping Your Toddler Safe with a Bike Helmet

The Little Nutty helmet is made especially for toddlers.

Tweet Do you have a toddler asking for his first bicycle or scooter? It’s an exciting milestone for your little kid as he gets to do something the big kids do! As you’re picking out the bicycle or scooter, you will also need to select a helmet that fits properly. Some parents of young children think a…