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Toddlers and Twos: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
How to Make Your Own Oatmeal Bath
How to make a colloidal oatmeal bath at home. This bath can soothe rashes, bites, itching, eczema and other conditions that babies, toddlers and preschoolers may encounter.
The Truth About Drinking Alcohol While...
A new mom asks some good questions about nursing while having a drink. Here are some guidelines to follow and what you should (or shouldn't) do about your breast milk.
Maybe Homemade Bubbles ARE Better Than...
Have fun with your child inside or out by making homemade bubbles with these bubble recipes.
When Can I Give My Child Peanut Butter?
Answers the question about giving children peanut butter, including allergy information and when it's safe.
When Can I Give My Baby Chocolate?
Learn when you can safely introduce chocolate into your baby's diet when starting solids.
When Can I Give My Baby Eggs?
When to introduce eggs into your child's diet.
Should You Still Be Sterilizing Your Baby&#8217...
Some books and even health providers recommend sterilizing your baby's bottles, but in most cases it is no longer necessary.
Make Homemade Playdough with This Recipe
Have indoor fun with your toddler with these playdough recipes that you can make right at home.
Tips for Potting Training Any Child
There is no magic solution to potty training your child. What works for one toddler will not work for the next. Get advice that can help you support a child ate every stage of development and meet any special needs.
How Old is My Child in Weeks?
Calculate your child's age in weeks.: leapyear gdate m 151 parseint yy
Removing Marker from Skin
Tips on how to get marker off of your toddler's skin.
Is Stomach Pain Normal After Giving Birth?
A reader is experiencing stomach pain after giving birth. Find out what's normal and what's not.
14 Household Items You Can Turn Into Bubble Wands
How to make bubble wands with common household items.
Treat Thrush in Babies with These Tips
Answers to frequently asked questions about health. In this answer learn about what thrush is in babies and how it can be treated.
Toddler
There are different opinions about when this stage of childhood actually begins and ends. Some believe it's from your child's first birthday to the third
Is It Okay for My Toddler to Eat Play-Doh?
Find out if it's safe for your toddler to eat playdough.
Gross Motor Skills
Definition of gross motor skills.
Does Your Baby Frequently Wake for Nighttime...
Find strategies to ensure better rest for you and your baby when he wakes frequently during the night for feedings.
Uncooked Playdough
Have fun with your toddler with these quick and easy uncooked playdough recipes.
7 Things That Could Be Causing Your Child&#8217...
Learn what causes anal itching in young children and how it can be treated effectively at home.
100 Promises to My Baby
Here is an excerpt from the book, 100 Promises to My Baby, from author Mallika Chopra. This book is a beautiful book that can help you shape your parenting so that you pass on the life values that you hold dear.
Indoor Physical Activities
Toddlers need half an hour each day of structured physical activities. Here are some indoor physical activities you can do at home with your toddler.
Fine Motor Skills
Definition of fine motor skills.
Toddler Won't Sleep in His Own Bed? Try These...
A Dad writes about his toddler who won't fall asleep without Mom coming to bed with him. Learn how to address this problem and create more consistent bedtime limits, thus ensuring your toddler learns healthy sleep habits.
Your Guide to Toddler Development
By age 2, your child will master new motor skills such as running, walking up stairs, and kicking a ball.
10 Essential Items to Include in Your First Aid...
When putting together a basic first aid kit for travel, picnics or other outings, here are 10 items you'll want to have on hand.
Post-Childbirth Perineal Care
How to care for your perineum after giving birth to maximize healing.
Your 3 Year Old: Motor, Cognitive, Verbal, and...
By age 3, your child will master new motor skills such running further, walking a straight line, kicking a ball and more.
Battling the Baby Blues
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Going Visiting with Your Baby
Tips to help you prepare when taking your baby to visit friends and family.
Ways to Soothe a Crying Baby
Learn to recognize what your baby's cries mean and how to soothe them. Page 3.
Toddler Development from Age 1 through Age 3
Get a look at the milestones you can expect your child to achieve between your child's first and third birthdays.
Is It Safe for a Baby to Sleep On His Back?
A parents questions putting a baby to sleep on his back and wonders if the baby might choke if he spits up or vomits in the night.
Is It Normal for a 20-Month-Old to Speak Very...
Grandparents are wondering why their 20-month-old granddaughter isn't talking yet and wonder if there's something wrong developmentally.
Why Your Baby Isn't Sleeping Through the Night
Find out what is keeping your baby from sleeping through the night and learn effective ways to handle this common problem.
How Old Should My Toddler Be to Play with...
Learn when your toddler will be ready to play with playdough.
Your 1 Year Old: Motor, Cognitive, Verbal, and...
Around 12 months of age, your child will begin to stand on her own and may be able to take a few steps.
Painting Toddlers' Nails
Is it okay to pain a toddler's nails? Get the facts.
What to Do When It's Time to Give Up the Bottle
The AAP recommends weaning toddlers off bottles by 18 months, but what is the right way to do that.
When Should I Introduce a Spoon to My Toddler?
Learn when to introduce the spoon to your toddler.
Is It Safe to Drink Alcohol When Breastfeeding?
Answers to your frequently asked questions about breastfeeding. In this answer, learn about the effects of alcohol on nursing infants.
Whining in a 1-Year-Old
A mother asks why her 1-year-old is whining so much lately. Learn what causes whining, how it's different than whining in older children and how you can help stop it.
When Can I Give My Child Honey?
Answers the question about giving children honey, including when it's safe and also discusses the safety of corn syrup.
Is It Safe to Take Birth Control While...
Describes the safety of using the birth control pill or other hormone methods while breastfeeding your baby.
When Should I Stop Using a Baby Bath?
A mom asks when to move her child from the baby bath to the regular tub.
How do I get rid of my toddler's lice
Lice is annoying and awful at any stage, but it can be especially difficult to deal with when a toddler has it.
Save Money By Making Your Own Baby Wipes
Save money by making your own baby wipes at home.
Do I Have to Warm My Baby's Food?
Answers to frequently asked questions about nutrition and feeding. In this answer, find out about heating baby food versus serving it cold.
Baby Pictures
Thanks so much to these parents for submitting baby pictures of their newborns.
How Can I Keep My Toddler from Taking off Her...
What to do when your toddler keeps taking off her diaper and clothing.
17 Ways to Stop Your Baby from Crying in the...
Cut down on crying and learn how to make those car trips easier on you and your baby with these car seat tips from author Elizabeth Pantley.
Sanitizing Toys
Are you sanitizing your toys? Learn how you can cut down on childhood illnesses by keeping toys clean and sanitary.
How to Make Homemade Paint
Have fun with your child using these paint recipes using items you probably already have at home.
Can I Take My Baby to the Movies?
Is it ok for a 5-week-old baby? Yes. But here are some tips on how to do so. (e.g. Keep away from strangers' hands, and bring hand sanitizer for yourself)
Starting Solids
Page 2. Between 4 and 6 months of age, babies are ready to start having a bit of solid food like rice cereal, mashed bananas and pureed carrots. Learn how to give your baby the healthiest start and what to avoid as you introduce new foods.
The Mini-Pill and Breastfeeding - Can I Still...
Although home pregnancy tests are negative, this breastfeeding mom on the mini-pill worries that she could be pregnant.
Why Toddlers Love to Climb and How to Keep Them...
Toddlers and 2-year-olds don't like to be still long, but while most young kids will be happy running and jumping, some are just wired to scale everything in their path. Here's some tips to help you keep your child safe and yourself from losing patience.
Toddler Walkers
These toddler walkers give toddlers assistance and confidence when learning to walk.
Is Your Older Child Jealous of the New Baby?...
How to help your older child deal with feelings of jealousy when a new baby comes into your family.
How Can I Get Basic Chores Done?
Set up a secure play area where your toddler can explore safely and learn to play independently while you take care of small chores.
Sucking Reflex
Definition of sucking reflex, a reflex present in newborns.
Chapped Lip Tips
If your child is suffering with chapped lips, here are some quick tips to help treat and prevent the problem.
5 Fun and Easy Homemade Musical Instruments
Here are a variety of musical instruments you can make at home for your toddlers and preschoolers.
What Swine Flu Treatment Will My Toddler Receive?
Learn what type of treatment your toddler would receive for swine flu.
Is My Baby Ready for a Cup?
Soon after you introduce solid food to your baby, you may start wondering when to introduce the cup. Learn when and how to get your baby drinking on her own and what fluids are best.
What Are the Most Common Food Allergies?
These are some of the most common food allergies and those that are most likely to cause a reaction when you introduce them to your baby.
How To Make a Flannel Board
Instructions for how to make a flannel board that will inspire imaginative play and develop fine motor skills for your toddler or preschooler.
Help Your Toddler Sleep Better at Night with...
Learn how to plan your toddler's bedtime so that he wakes up feeling rested and gets the sleep he needs for the best health, behavior and mood.
Traditional Kids' Songs
Rediscover fun, traditional kids' songs that you and your child can singalong with. These picks include links to videos so you can relearn those lyrics you might not remember so well.
How Can I Help My Toddler Get Enough Calcium,...
If your child is allergic to milk, it may take a little planning to ensure that your toddler gets enough fat, calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients.
Is Your Newborn Ready to Go Outside?
Learn when it's OK to take your newborn or young baby outside.
Christmas Activities for Toddlers
Get your child in on the holiday fun with these Christmas activities for toddlers.
The Don'ts of Potty Training
It's important to make sure your toddler feels supported and that you uphold a positive atmosphere in order to acheive success.Here are some things to avoid.
What Do I Do When My Toddler is Regressing...
Answers to your frequently asked questions about potty training. In this answer, find out what to do when your child shows signs of regression.
Startle Reflex
Definition of startle reflex, a reflex present in newborns.
Outdoor Physical Activities
Toddlers need half an hour each day of structured physical activities. Here are some outdoor physical activities you can do with your toddler.
3 Sneaky Ways to Introduce Chores to Your Toddler
Teach your toddler about how to do basic chores by first introducing household items via home activities.
Cleaning Sippy Cup Valves and Other Small Items
Moms share their tips for getting all those little sippy cup valves and parts clean and free of mold and crusty goo.
Your Child's Language Development: Signs of Delay
Ask yourself these questions when considering whether your toddler could have a problem with her language development.
Jamal Taurean
Thanks so much to these parents for submitting pictures of their children for the Twos and Older photo gallery. Page 25.
When Can Babies Eat Fish and Shellfish?
Learn when you can safely introduce fish and shellfish into your baby's diet when starting solids.
Photo Gallery
Thanks so much to these parents for submitting pictures of their children for the baby photo gallery.
Introducing Tree Nuts - When Can I Give My Baby...
Learn when you can safely introduce tree nuts into your baby's diet when starting solids.
Should we use Pull-Ups or underwear for potty...
One thing to consider when you begin potty training is whether you will use disposable training pants like Pull-Ups or go straight to regular cotton underwear. Here are some tips to help you choose which will work bets for your child.
When Should You Use Syrup of Ipecac for...
Should you use syrup of ipecac in case your child has accidentally ingested poison? Find out what the American Academy of Pediatrics has to say on the matter.
How Long Does it Take to Potty Train a Toddler?
Learn how long it will take to potty train your toddler.
How to Get Your Child Past the Fussy Food Stage
Being fussy about food is normal for toddlers and two-year-olds, but by taking a few simple steps early on, you can avoid long-term food issues or picky eating into the preschool years.
How can I get my child to use the potty to poop?
It's not uncommon for toddlers to master peeing on the potty long before they are ready to use the potty for bowel movements. If you're struggling with how to handle tips on how to help your child take the next step.
When can I transition from a high chair to a...
Considering alternatives to the typical high chair? Find out about safety guidelines and how to choose a good booster chair.
Combatting Bad Breath
How to help alleviate bad breath in your toddler or preschooler.
Your 18-Month-Old: Motor, Cognitive, Verbal,...
Every toddler develops at her own pace, but you can usually expect your child to reach some common motor, social, cognitive, and verbal skills by the time she is 18 months old.
How Do I Handle Potty Training While Out?
When you're out and about, chances are, your child will have to use the potty at some point. Here's how you can be prepared.
Why Does My Baby Have an Outie Belly Button?
Answer to why babies have either an outie belly button or an innie.
Is My Toddler Ready for Potty Training?
Find answers to frequently asked questions about potty training your toddler. In this answer learn whether or not your child is ready to begin learning to use the toilet.
How Do I Care for My Baby After His Circumcision?
Answers to your frequently asked questions about newborn care. This answer will tell parents how to care for their son's penis after he has had a circumcision.
Introducing Wheat - When Can I Give My Baby...
Give rice and oatmeal a try between 4 and 6 months and add mixed cereals containing wheat after those are well tolerated.
Things to Teach Toddlers
Is your toddler ready to learn letters, numbers, and more? Find out how to help little ones build skills and knowledge.
Infant Vision Development
What's happening with your infant's vision development in the first couple of months of life.
Books for Infants and Young Toddlers
Top Books to read with your infant or young toddler.
Physical Development
Definition of physical development.
Child Will Not Use the Potty at Day Care
How do you handle a situation in which a toddler won't use the potty at day care or school? Consider what might be causing the refusal and then try these strategies to help your child progress.
What You Should Know About Rotovirus
Tells what rotovirus is and how it can be treated in young children.
How to Change a Diaper
Step-by-step instructions on how to change a newborn baby's diaper.
Save Money with This Homemade Electrolyte...
When your child is sick, your health care provider may recommend an electrolyte replacement drink like Pedialyte or Gatorade. This alternative recipe can be made at home for less money and with ingredients you control — so no dyes if you don't want them.
Painless Adhesive Bandage Removal
A quick tip on how to remove an adhesive bandage without causing any pain to your child.
Physical Activities for Toddlers
A weekly activity plan for toddlers on movement and physical activities.
Why Does My Toddler Go Potty at Day Care but...
A reader asks why her toddler will go potty at day care but won't go at home. Learn how to get your toddler to go potty at home when she only goes at day care.
Parenting Polls - When did you have sex again...
Share your opinion with other parents of babies and toddlers by voting in our parenting polls.
Potty Training and Constipation
A mom is at her wit's end when her toddler won't poop on the potty. Learn how she can deal with his constipation and get back on track with potty training. Page 2.
Toddlers and Dance
Toddlers feel music in ways it seems some of us adults have forgotten. They use their bodies to express emotion and explore the ways their bodies can move. Here are some classic and modern examples to explore dance with your toddler.
Check Out this Healthy Sample Menu for Toddlers
Here is an example of a toddler menu that is between 1,000 and 1,400 calories and fulfills all the daily requirements from the USDA.
Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Here's a step by step guide to make stuffed chicken breasts with pictures for each step. In this step, liberally apply a layer of stuffing to the chicken breasts. Page 5.
What Postpartum Problems Require a Call to my...
A list of symptoms that indicate you should call your doctor after giving birth.
Is There a Difference Between Hand, Foot and...
A reader describes symptoms in her grandchildren and wonders if they might have rotavirus.
Will He Tell Us When He Needs to Potty and...
A reader asks about her son who doesn't verbally indicate when he needs to use the potty and also inquires about what her son should wear for night training -- underwear or a diaper?
Manual Breast Pumps
Here's a listing of manual breast pumps for those moms who only need to pump breast milk occasionally.
Drinkable Yogurt
Many parents love to give the new drinkable yogurt snacks (like Yop, Danimals and YoBaby) to their babies and toddlers. They have lots of protein and are thin enough to work in most sippy cups. They can be a bit pricey, however, so here's a recipe you can use to make your own at home for a fraction of the cost.
Dinner Ideas for Those Stuck in a Rut
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Stepping Reflex
Definition of stepping reflex, a reflex present in newborns
Try These Easy, Homemade Finger Paint Recipes
Have fun with your child using these finger paint recipes using items you probably already have at home.
The Safe Nursery - High Chairs
From the beginning of a child's life, products intended for a child must be selected with safety in mind. In this article, the safety of high chairs is discussed.
Whining in a Nonverbal Toddler
A mother asks why her nonverbal toddler is whining so much. Learn how helping a toddler increase communications skills that can lead to less whining. Page 2.
Is it okay to allow my child to pee in public?
Sometimes little kids have an emergency and need to go NOW, but does that mean it's okay for them to urinate in public?
Moving Your Toddler from Crib to Bed:...
Tips on how to move your toddler from crib to bed.
7 Diaper Rash Treatments Worth Trying
These diaper rash remedies will give you options when it comes to treating diaper rash. Some remedies are all natural and organic, while others are commercial concoctions that are tried and true.
Functional Play
As toddlers explore objects around them and learn how to use those objects to entertain themselves, they are participating in functional play.
Fencing Reflex
Definition of fencing reflex, a reflex present in newborns.
Grasp Reflex
Definition of grasp reflex, a reflex present in newborns.
My Child Won't Go Potty in Public Restrooms
A mom writes in about her daughter who refuses to use a public restroom during potty training. This is a common issue with several potential solutions.
When You Can Introduce Soy to Your Baby
Learn when you can safely introduce soy into your baby's diet when starting solids.
How Much Sleep Does My Toddler Need?
Learn how much sleep your toddler needs to stay healthy and rested.
Playing with Dolls and Figures
Dolls and figures are a must-have toy for toddlers and are easy on your wallet as well. Boys enjoy dolls and figures just as much as girls and all children can benefit from the social-emotional skills, role-playing and nurturing that playing with dolls and figures can help develop.
Newborn Reflexes
Babies have a robust system of reflexes present from birth. Learn more about these newborn reflexes.
What Do I Do About My Toddler Reaching in his...
A parent writes concerned about her toddler son's new habit of playing with his penis frequently. Find out how to deal with this issue.
Toddler Discipline
There is no one-size-fits-all method of discipline for toddlers. The more discipline tools you have at your disposal the better. Here are some of the most effective ways to discipline your toddler.
Time Out
Discipline your toddler using the method of time out. Learn what age is right for time out and which behaviors you can change using this method of discipline.
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
What is Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease and how can you manage the illness or protect your child from it?
Blowing Bubbles With Your Toddlers
Blowing bubbles delights young children and can also be a creative way to spend a day. Find ideas to make bubble making extra special.
How Can I Keep my Child in Her Crib at Night?
Armin Brott offers strategies for toddlers who have learned to climb out of their cribs at night.
Adults and Rotovirus: What You Need to Know
One of the most frequent questions I get regards whether or not adults can get rotavirus from their children. The answer is Yes. Learn how to prevent getting infected yourself and how to treat it if you do get sick.
Let Your Sleeping Baby Sleep
Learn how to tune in to the sounds your baby makes during sleep so you will know when to wake your baby up and when to let him sleep.
How to Make Baby Food at Home
Step-by-step instructions on how to prepare baby food for your infant right at home.
Pancakes
Homemade pancakes don’t take that long to make, and you can give your child healthier choices and more variety. Give these recipes a try.
Tips to Plan Your Toddler's Next Birthday Party
Plan a fun, no-fuss birthday party for your toddler. These ideas help you get ready for a first birthday, second birthday, or third birthday.
My Toddler Won't Let Me Change His Diaper
Once your baby gets mobile, many things get more complicated. Changing her diaper is one of those things. Get tips on how to deal with a toddler who refuses to let you change her diaper.
Salsa Recipe
Recipe for Salsa. Mild enough for your youngest to enjoy. Jalepenos optional!
Identifying Body Parts
Identifying several body parts is a toddler milestone. See if your toddler has reached it yet and learn how to help her develop this skill.
When Can My Child Start Walking up Stairs?
Learn when children begin walking up stairs.
What Are Pull-Ups?
Describes what Pull-Ups are including different varieties and how parents use them with their toddlers.
What to Pack in the Diaper Bag
Here is a handy list of items to pack in your diaper bag.
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