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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.
Maybe Homemade Bubbles ARE Better Than...
Have fun with your child inside or out by making homemade bubbles with these bubble recipes.
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.
14 Household Items You Can Turn Into Bubble Wands
How to make bubble wands with common household items.
When Can I Give My Baby Chocolate?
Learn when you can safely introduce chocolate into your baby's diet when starting solids.
Is It Okay for My Toddler to Eat Play-Doh?
Find out if it's safe for your toddler to eat playdough.
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 Eggs?
When to introduce eggs into your child's diet.
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.
Make Homemade Playdough with This Recipe
Have indoor fun with your toddler with these playdough recipes that you can make right at home.
Uncooked Playdough
Have fun with your toddler with these quick and easy uncooked playdough recipes.
Removing Marker from Skin
Tips on how to get marker off of your toddler's skin.
How Old is My Child in Weeks?
Calculate your child's age in weeks.: leapyear gdate m 151 parseint yy
Post-Childbirth Perineal Care
How to care for your perineum after giving birth to maximize healing.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Painting Toddlers' Nails
Is it okay to pain a toddler's nails? Get the facts.
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.
Baby Pictures
Thanks so much to these parents for submitting baby pictures of their newborns.
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.
How to Make Homemade Paint
Have fun with your child using these paint recipes using items you probably already have at home.
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 Safe to Take Birth Control While...
Describes the safety of using the birth control pill or other hormone methods while breastfeeding your baby.
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.
Your Guide to Toddler Development
Learn about motor, social, cognitive, and verbal skills that you can expect your child to master around his second birthday.
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.
When Should I Introduce a Spoon to My Toddler?
Learn when to introduce the spoon to your toddler.
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 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.
Your 3 Year Old: Motor, Cognitive, Verbal, and...
Learn about motor, social, cognitive, and verbal skills that you can expect your child to master around his third birthday.
How Old Should My Toddler Be to Play with...
Learn when your toddler will be ready to play with playdough.
Toddler Walkers
These toddler walkers give toddlers assistance and confidence when learning to walk.
Save Money By Making Your Own Baby Wipes
Save money by making your own baby wipes at home.
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.
Is Your Newborn Ready to Go Outside?
Learn when it's OK to take your newborn or young baby outside.
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.
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.
When Can Babies Eat Fish and Shellfish?
Learn when you can safely introduce fish and shellfish into your baby's diet when starting solids.
Gross Motor Skills
Definition of gross motor skills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Home Activities for Toddlers
Teach your toddler about how to do basic chores by first introducing household items via home activities.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Helping Your Toddlers Give Up the Bottle
The AAP recommends weaning toddlers off bottles by 18 months, but what is the right way to do that.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Infant Vision Development
What's happening with your infant's vision development in the first couple of months of life.
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.
Photo Gallery
Thanks so much to these parents for submitting pictures of their children for the baby photo gallery.
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.
Your 1 Year Old: Motor, Cognitive, Verbal, and...
Every baby develops at his own pace, but here are some common motor, social, cognitive, and verbal skills you can expect to see around your child's first birthday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why Does My Baby Have an Outie Belly Button?
Answer to why babies have either an outie belly button or an innie.
Painless Adhesive Bandage Removal
A quick tip on how to remove an adhesive bandage without causing any pain to your child.
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.
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.
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.
Moving Your Toddler from Crib to Bed:...
Tips on how to move your toddler from crib to bed.
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.
Family Bed Safety Checklist
How to keep your child safe in an adult bed when you share sleep together. Page 2.
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.
Peanut Butter Trivia Quiz
parenting quizzes: Here's a peanut butter quiz to test your knowledge about peanuts and peanut butter and to celebrate national peanut butter lover's month in November
How Long Does it Take to Potty Train a Toddler?
Learn how long it will take to potty train your toddler.
How Can I Keep My Toddler from Taking off Her...
What to do when your toddler keeps taking off her diaper and clothing.
Time Out
Discipline your toddler using the method of time out. Learn the steps necessary for an effective time out. Page 2.
10 Ways to Build Attachment with Your Baby
Some may say you're spoiling your baby, but chances are, that's just not true. Follow these tips to build a healthy, secure attachment that will pave the path to a secure and independent child.
Sucking Reflex
Definition of sucking reflex, a reflex present in newborns.
Even More Potty Training Don'ts
Potty training can be a trying experience at times. 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. Page 3.
The Many Ways Toddlers Play
At different ages and stages of development how children play looks different. Here are some activities you might see and how children learn through each phase.
More Potty Training Don'ts
Potty training can be a trying experience at times. 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. Page 2.
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.
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.
Time for a Potty Training Break
A mother writes with a potty training problem that frequently occurs -- lack of interest and awareness. The solution, however, is not one most parents are ready to hear, since it requires taking a break from potty training.
Toddler Outdoor Fun
Outdoor activities are perfect for toddlers, but sometimes it can feel like there aren't many options for playing outside with a tot who is still a bit unsteady and can't climb the playground equipment. When you're not sure what to do with your toddler, try these fun outdoor activities.
Startle Reflex
Definition of startle reflex, a reflex present in newborns.
5 Fun and Easy Homemade Musical Instruments
Here are a variety of musical instruments you can make at home for your toddlers and preschoolers.
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.
Helping Your Toddler Give Up the Pacifier
Toddlers always want to be on the go, but sometimes it can be hard for parents to find safe activities for little ones. What you should know about active play and little kids.
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.
Manual Breast Pumps
Here's a listing of manual breast pumps for those moms who only need to pump breast milk occasionally.
Chapped Lip Tips
If your child is suffering with chapped lips, here are some quick tips to help treat and prevent the problem.
How to Enjoy the Beach with Your Toddler
Discover fun, safe ways to enjoy the beach with your little one.
Books for Infants and Young Toddlers
Top Books to read with your infant or young toddler.
What You Should Know About Rotovirus
Tells what rotovirus is and how it can be treated in young children.
Make Peanut Butter Cookies with Only 3...
These cookies are easy to make, especially with kids. There's just three ingredients and one measuring cup to worry about.
Why Babies and Toddlers Need Naps
Find out what studies say about regular napping and improved sleep for your baby.
Photo Galleries
Thanks so much to these parents for submitting pictures of their children for the baby photo gallery.
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.
Dinner Ideas for Those Stuck in a Rut
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Checklist for Safe Co-sleeping
How to keep your child safe in an adult bed when you share sleep together.
Why You Need a Stearns Puddle Jumper
Be safe with young children at the beach or pool with this Stearns Puddle Jumper life vest.
Battling the Baby Blues
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Sanitizing Toys
Are you sanitizing your toys? Learn how you can cut down on childhood illnesses by keeping toys clean and sanitary.
When Can My Toddler Go to a Funeral?
: When Can My Toddler Go to a Funeral? A parent asks, "In the last year, we've experienced the deaths
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.
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.
Infant Potty Training
While infant potty training isn't the same as starting potty training early, some parents are able to avoid diapers almost completely by using this method. Here's how they do it.
How to Change a Diaper
Step-by-step instructions on how to change a newborn baby's diaper.
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.
Is There a Difference Between Hand, Foot and...
A reader describes symptoms in her grandchildren and wonders if they might have rotavirus.
Must-Have Toddler Toys for the Backyard
Get thesemust-have toys for backyard fun with your toddler or young child.
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.
Physical Development
Definition of physical development.
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.
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.
Punishment and Potty Training Don't Mix
A mom is at her wit's end when her toddler won't poop on the potty. Learn why discipline isn't the answer to her potty training woes. Page 3.
Physical Activities for Toddlers
A weekly activity plan for toddlers on movement and physical activities.
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.
When You Can Introduce Soy to Your Baby
Learn when you can safely introduce soy into your baby's diet when starting solids.
The Safe Nursery - Bathing Safely
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 bathing your baby is discussed.
Make Your Own Finger Foods for Toddlers
How to make nutritious finger foods for toddlers.
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.
Developing Infant Attachment and Bonding
Some may say you're spoiling your baby, but chances are, that's just not true. Follow these tips to build a healthy, secure attachment that will pave the path to a secure and independent child. Page 2.
Preparing your Toddler for the Arrival of a New...
Parenting expert Stacy DeBroff shares her tips and advice for helping your toddler adjust to the arrival of a new sibling.
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.
Newborn Reflexes
Babies have a robust system of reflexes present from birth. Learn more about these newborn reflexes.
Road Trips with Toddlers
Learn about the dos and don'ts of taking road trips with toddlers. Follow these tips and keep your sanity intact.
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.
Is My Child Too Young for Potty Training?
These parents wonder if their 20 month old is ready to start potty training based on some signs of readiness. Is 20 months too young?
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.
Baby and Toddler Growth Charts
Use these growth charts for babies and toddlers to record and monitor your child's physical development. Page 2.
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?
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?
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.
Tips and Recipes for Introducing Finger Foods...
Fresh Baby Founders Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers give advice on how to introduce finger foods to your infant.
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