Your Growing Child

Travel Tips for Flying with a Baby

Flying with a baby? Read our tried-and-true tips.

Tweet Traveling by plane with your little one? These are our top tips for flying with your baby. Plan and pack wisely. Bring extra diapers, wipes, snacks, toys, three changes of clothes for your baby and a clean shirt for yourself. Extra zip-top bags come in handy. If traveling with your partner, send him/her on…

Next Step Baby Groups – Pajama Time Included!

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Tweet The evening Next Step Baby Group has a very special place in my heart. It started as a trial one year ago at Isis Prudential. The moms who sign up for this class are amongst the most committed mamas. They work all day, and because they so crave to have some special baby time, social time, support,…

The TV Dilemma…tune in or tune out? Plus tips to reduce TV time.

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Tweet Screens are pervasive. Practically everywhere you turn – all over the house, in our pockets, in the car, even at the gas pump and grocery store check out counters! The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) discourages television viewing for children under the age of 2. And for children over 2, they want you to…

Breastfeeding? Go on, take a picture, it’ll last longer.

Nancy, in her usual pose, in front of a laptop, nursing son Toby (about a year old in photo). Toby is now 16 years old.

Tweet I’ll bet you have 4,367 photos of your baby. How could you not? He’s adorable! But, how many of those photos actually have you in them? Not so many, right? You’ve got the “mom with new baby in hospital” shot, “first feeding” photos, “mom and baby heading home” shot, maybe a few semi-formal “parents…

Toddlers and Nighttime Fears

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Tweet Mommy, I’m scared! Is your toddler or preschooler suddenly afraid of the dark or a monster in the closet or under the bed? It is very common for older toddlers to begin expressing new fears at night. Nighttime anxieties often emerge around the age of three. While some newly expressed worries may seem silly…

From Crib to Toddler Bed: Don’t Rush this Transition

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Tweet Time to transition your toddler to a bed? Maybe not. As your child approaches age two, you might be thinking about making the transition to a toddler bed — don’t do it. I know it’s tempting – your child isn’t a baby anymore. After all, she’s walking, talking, eating at the table and expressing…

Almost Time to Spring Ahead! Helping Your Child Adjust to Daylight Savings Time

With a little preparation, you can help your child adjust to the spring time change.

Tweet On the evening of Saturday March 9th (technically, Sunday morning at 2:00 am), 2013, we set our clocks ahead one hour. If you’re wondering how to help your child adjust to what might feel like an earlier bedtime, or prevent difficulty waking in the morning, here are some simple suggestions from the Isis Parenting…

A Surprisingly Common Playground Injury You Never Considered

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Tweet When my daughter was 14 months old, we were having a particularly mild February and I decided it was high time we got some fresh air and exercise. So off to the local playground we headed. At 14 months of age, my very active child was not only walking, but also running, jumping, and…