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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.
Christmas Activities for Toddlers
Get your child in on the holiday fun with these Christmas activities for toddlers.
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.
When Can I Give My Baby Chocolate?
Learn when you can safely introduce chocolate into your baby's diet when starting solids.
Maybe Homemade Bubbles ARE Better Than...
Have fun with your child inside or out by making homemade bubbles with these bubble recipes.
Removing Marker from Skin
Tips on how to get marker off of your toddler's skin.
Is It Okay for My Toddler to Eat Play-Doh?
Find out if it's safe for your toddler to eat playdough.
How Old is My Child in Weeks?
Calculate your child's age in weeks.: leapyear gdate m 151 parseint yy
When Can I Give My Child Peanut Butter?
Answers the question about giving children peanut butter, including allergy information and when it's safe.
Make Homemade Playdough with This Recipe
Have indoor fun with your toddler with these playdough recipes that you can make right at home.
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
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.
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.
Baby Pictures
Thanks so much to these parents for submitting baby pictures of their newborns.
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.
When Can I Give My Baby Eggs?
When to introduce eggs into your child's diet.
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.
7 Things That Could Be Causing Your Child&rsquo...
Learn what causes anal itching in young children and how it can be treated effectively at home.
How Old Should My Toddler Be to Play with...
Learn when your toddler will be ready to play with playdough.
Chapped Lip Tips
If your child is suffering with chapped lips, here are some quick tips to help treat and prevent the problem.
Before you get a family pet get the facts about...
Find out the facts about choosing a pet for your family.
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.
Gross Motor Skills
Definition of gross motor skills.
How to Make Homemade Paint
Have fun with your child using these paint recipes using items you probably already have at home.
Photo Gallery
Thanks so much to these parents for submitting pictures of their children for the baby photo gallery.
Stocking Stuffers
Once you've crossed all your big items off your list, don't forget about stocking stuffers for your toddler.
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.
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)
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.
Should You Still Be Sterilizing Your Baby&rsquo...
Some books and even health providers recommend sterilizing your baby's bottles, but in most cases it is no longer necessary.
Catch Me If You Can Games for Toddlers
The key to keeping rambunctious little ones happy is to keep them moving -- but that doesn't mean you have to chase them everywhere. Try these games to appease toddlers while giving yourself some quite time.
14 Household Items You Can Turn Into Bubble Wands
How to make bubble wands with common household items.
Toddler Walkers
These toddler walkers give toddlers assistance and confidence when learning to walk.
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.
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.
Your 3 Year Old: Motor, Cognitive, Verbal, and...
Your child will begin to gain better control of fine motor skills by age three, including the ability to turn pages in a book, dress herself, and more.
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.
When Should I Stop Using a Baby Bath?
A mom asks when to move her child from the baby bath to the regular tub.
Painting Toddlers' Nails
Is it okay to pain a toddler's nails? Get the facts.
Save Money By Making Your Own Baby Wipes
Save money by making your own baby wipes at home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brianna Elizabeth, 3 Years
A photo gallery full of pictures of birthday parties and cakes for babies and toddlers. Page 2.
What You Should Know About Rotovirus
Tells what rotovirus is and how it can be treated in young children.
Post-Childbirth Perineal Care
How to care for your perineum after giving birth to maximize healing.
When Should I Introduce a Spoon to My Toddler?
Learn when to introduce the spoon to your toddler.
Your 1 Year Old: Motor, Cognitive, Verbal, and...
By you child's first birthday, he'll have significantly better dexterity, allowing him to feed himself, manipulate objects, and start scribbling.
Birthday Photo Gallery
A photo gallery full of pictures of birthday parties and cakes for babies and toddlers.
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.
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.
Fine Motor Skills
Definition of fine motor skills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Combatting Bad Breath
How to help alleviate bad breath in your toddler or preschooler.
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.
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.
How Can I Keep My Toddler from Taking off Her...
What to do when your toddler keeps taking off her diaper and clothing.
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.
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.
What is Cat Scratch Fever?
An answer to the frequently asked question - what is cat scratch fever? Includes testing, treatment and prevention ideas.
5 Fun and Easy Homemade Musical Instruments
Here are a variety of musical instruments you can make at home for your toddlers and preschoolers.
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 To Make Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments
Create holiday ornaments using cinnamon and applesauce. There's no cooking required so this is a great activity to use with younger children like toddlers. Friends and family will love hanging these ornaments on their trees this year!
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.
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.
Photo Galleries
Thanks so much to these parents for submitting pictures of their children for the baby photo gallery.
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 Can Babies Eat Fish and Shellfish?
Learn when you can safely introduce fish and shellfish into your baby's diet when starting solids.
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.
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.
Startle Reflex
Definition of startle reflex, a reflex present in newborns.
Why Does My Baby Have an Outie Belly Button?
Answer to why babies have either an outie belly button or an innie.
Sucking Reflex
Definition of sucking reflex, a reflex present in newborns.
Homemade Christmas Gifts Your Toddler Can Make
Find crafts projects for toddlers and two-year-olds that let your little one make Christmas presents for caregivers and relatives.
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.
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.
How to Teach Toddlers to Dress Themselves
Is your child ready to start dressing himself at least partially? Get tips on helping him with this major milestone.
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.
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.
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.
Painless Adhesive Bandage Removal
A quick tip on how to remove an adhesive bandage without causing any pain to your child.
Physical Development
Definition of physical development.
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.
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.
Ways to Protect Your Family From Carbon...
Even though nearly 70 percent of people burn fuel to heat their homes, more than two-thirds don't have carbon monoxide detectors.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Jacob Brown, 1 year
A photo gallery full of pictures of birthday parties and cakes for babies and toddlers. Page 3.
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.
LEGO Duplo Building Sets
Blocks are an excellent toy for young children, and the makers of LEGOs outdid themselves by creating these click-together brick blocks for toddlers to 5-year-olds.
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.
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.
Review of Imaginarium Mountain Rock Train Table
Is the Imaginarium Mountain Rock Train Table worth the price?
How to Change a Diaper
Step-by-step instructions on how to change a newborn baby's diaper.
Physical Activities for Toddlers
A weekly activity plan for toddlers on movement and physical activities.
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.
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.
Books for Infants and Young Toddlers
Top Books to read with your infant or young toddler.
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.
Is Your Newborn Ready to Go Outside?
Learn when it's OK to take your newborn or young baby outside.
Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Here's a step by step guide to make stuffed chicken breasts with pictures for each step. In this step, bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Page 9.
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?
Infant Vision Development
What's happening with your infant's vision development in the first couple of months of life.
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.
Checklist for Safe Co-sleeping
How to keep your child safe in an adult bed when you share sleep together.
Parenting Polls - When did you have sex again...
Share your opinion with other parents of babies and toddlers by voting in our parenting polls.
How to Make Baby Food at Home
Step-by-step instructions on how to prepare baby food for your infant right at home.
Is There a Difference Between Hand, Foot and...
A reader describes symptoms in her grandchildren and wonders if they might have rotavirus.
Victoria Jeanne, 2 Days
Welcome Victoria Jeanne, just 2 days old to the newborn photo gallery.
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.
Fencing Reflex
Definition of fencing reflex, a reflex present in newborns.
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.
Making Soap Flakes for Craft Recipes
Many craft recipes, including those for paint, fingerpaint and slime, all call for Ivory Soap Flakes. Unfortunately, the company stopped making the flakes in 1993. Here's how you can make your own and maintain the quality of these recipes.
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.
Toddler Meals and Snacking
Toddler Meals and Snacking. Toddlers and Twos.
Moving Your Toddler from Crib to Bed:...
Tips on how to move your toddler from crib to bed.
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.
Sanitizing Toys
Are you sanitizing your toys? Learn how you can cut down on childhood illnesses by keeping toys clean and sanitary.
Family Bed Safety Checklist
How to keep your child safe in an adult bed when you share sleep together. Page 2.
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.
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.
Functional Play
As toddlers explore objects around them and learn how to use those objects to entertain themselves, they are participating in functional play.
Redirection
Discipline your toddler using the method of redirection.
Causes of Toddler Speech Delays
What are some of the reasons toddlers may have delayed speech?
Little Playzone
The Little Playzone is a modern-day answer to out-dated playpens, allowing toddlers and even preschoolers to have a safe play space and enjoy some independence.
How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids
Yelling at kids often drains a mom's strength. We feel guilty and exhausted, and rarely do we even get the results we wanted. If you want your child to pay better attention to you and have less noise in your home, try these tips.
Lawrence, 16 Days
Thanks so much to these parents for submitting pictures of their children for the baby photo gallery. Page 2.
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.
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.
Tips for Disciplining Young Children
Help guide your child's behavior and avoid meltdowns and problems by using these key rules for disciplining young children.
Make a Quick Dry Erase or Chalk Board
Make a quick and inexpensive chalk board or dry erase board with any wall.
Why Babies and Toddlers Need Naps
Find out what studies say about regular napping and improved sleep for your baby.
Can I take my baby to the movies?
Set up a secure play area where your toddler can explore safely and learn to play independently while you take care of small chores.
How Long Should My Child Be Excluded from...
Answers to your parenting questions. Find out how long your child should remain home with a rotavirus infection.
When You Can Introduce Soy to Your Baby
Learn when you can safely introduce soy into your baby's diet when starting solids.
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.
Getting Toddler to Sleep
Even toddlers who usually sleep pretty well have nights when they throw tantrums at bedtime or wake up and can't get back to sleep. It can be hard to soothe these babies back to sleep, but with some patience and strength, you can ease them into a good, sound slumber.
Breakfast Ideas for Toddlers -- what to feed...
Get tips in making breakfast a more nutritious and happy meal for little ones.
Manual Breast Pumps
Here's a listing of manual breast pumps for those moms who only need to pump breast milk occasionally.
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