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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
A homemade oatmeal bath is a simple and inexpensive solution to soothe diaper rashes, eczema, dry skin and other common pediatric skin conditions.
No Toys Please: 10 Toddler Gifts Ideas That...
Cut the clutter by giving non-toy gifts for a toddler's next birthday or holiday. These 10 ideas will get you thinking outside the toy box.
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 Dough?
Is playdough toxic? Play dough is safe and nontoxic, should your toddler decide to sample some. These play dough safety tips will keep your tot safe.
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.
How to Remove Marker Stains From Skin
Kids love to color with markers, especially when they color themselves. It's bound to happen. These tips on how to remove Sharpie from skin will help.
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.
Do You Know the Right Age to Begin Calling...
What is the definition of a toddler? Opinions about the shift from infancy to toddlerhood vary. Review the debate about what makes a toddler.
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.
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.
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.
Homemade Bubble Recipes
Have fun with your child inside or out by making homemade bubbles with these bubble recipes.
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.
The Complete Hub of One Year Old Milestones
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.
Uncooked Playdough
Have fun with your toddler with these quick and easy uncooked playdough recipes.
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.
Make Homemade Playdough with This Recipe
Have indoor fun with your toddler with these playdough recipes that you can make right at home.
How Old is My Child in Weeks?
Calculate your child's age in weeks.: leapyear gdate m 151 parseint yy
The Skills You Can Expect Kids to Learn by Age 2
Learn about motor, social, cognitive, and verbal skills that you can expect your child to master around his second birthday.
Baby Pictures
Thanks so much to these parents for submitting baby pictures of their newborns.
When Is My Toddler Old Enough for Play-Doh?
You enjoyed playing with play dough as a kid and now your child can too. But is it safe? Read on for Play Doh age recommendations, safety tips & more.
Chapped Lip Tips
If your child is suffering with chapped lips, here are some quick tips to help treat and prevent the problem.
What You Need to Know About Babies and Peanut...
Find out when and how to introduce your infant to peanut butter—and what symptoms to look out for that may signal a peanut allergy.
Painting Toddlers' Nails
Is it okay to pain a toddler's nails? Get the facts.
When You Should Stop Using a Baby Bath
When does baby outgrow their baby bath? Once baby can sit up, they're ready for the tub. Follow these tips to transition from baby bath to bathtub.
Drinking While Breastfeeding: What's Ok, What's...
Can I breastfeed right after a glass of wine? Should I pump and dump? What moms need to know if they're considering drinking while breastfeeding.
Examples of Why Gross Motor Skills Are a Key...
With this definition and list of examples, learn more about gross motor skills and why they're a developmental milestone for small children.
14 Household Items You Can Turn Into Bubble Wands
How to make bubble wands with common household items.
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.
When Can I Give My Baby Eggs?
When to introduce eggs into your child's diet.
Discover Whether It's OK for Baby to Eat Cold...
Answers to frequently asked questions about nutrition and feeding. In this answer, find out about heating baby food versus serving it cold.
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.
Valentine's Day Gifts for Mom
If you're looking for a sweet gift that the kids can get Mom this year, here are some great picks that will show just how much you love her.
Should You Take Your Baby to the Movies?
If you're a new parent, you can be a cinephile. It's okay to take your baby to the movie theater. Just follow these baby movie theater etiquette tips.
7 Ways to Keep You Toddler Busy While Riding in...
Seven ways to keep your toddler busy while riding in a stroller.
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.
What Should Parents Do When They Have a Whiny...
Parents never enjoy dealing with a whiny baby or toddler. Learn what causes whining, how it differs from whining in older children and how to stop it.
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.
Physical Development
Definition of physical development.
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.
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.
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.
Fine Motor Skills
Definition of fine motor skills.
Birthday Photo Gallery
A photo gallery full of pictures of birthday parties and cakes for babies and toddlers.
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.
Baby Names - The Most Popular Baby Names
The Top 100 Baby Names for Boys and Girls in the United States with meanings, rankings, origin and parent polls. Here are 51 - 100.
Post-Childbirth Perineal Care
How to care for your perineum after giving birth to maximize healing.
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?
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.
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.
What You Should Know About Rotovirus
Tells what rotovirus is and how it can be treated in young children.
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 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.
Photo Gallery
Thanks so much to these parents for submitting pictures of their children for the baby photo gallery.
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.
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.
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Learn when to introduce the spoon to 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.
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.
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.
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.
Should You Be Sterilizing Your Baby's Bottles?
Options abound for properly sanitizing your baby's new feeding equipment—from boiling to microwaving to using electric and steam baby bottle steamers.
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.
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.
Five Steps for Potty Training Success
Do you think your little one is ready to ditch the diapers and try out the toilet? Follow these five steps to ensure potty training success.
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.
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.
Physical Activities for Toddlers
A weekly activity plan for toddlers on movement and physical activities.
Sucking Reflex
Definition of sucking reflex, a reflex present in newborns.
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.
How to Safely Warm Up Baby Oil
Warming baby oil is an easy way to soothe baby after bath time. Read on for tips about heating up baby oil and answers to the dangers of mineral oil.
Save Money By Making Your Own Baby Wipes
Save money by making your own baby wipes at home.
The Essential Guide to Potty Training Gear
Ready to ditch the diapers? Arm yourself with the equipment you'll need for potty success. Here's your list of essential potty training items.
5 Fun and Easy Homemade Musical Instruments
Here are a variety of musical instruments you can make at home for your toddlers and preschoolers.
Transition to the Toddler Bed: Answers to 7...
For toddlers, transitioning from a crib to a big kid bed means new rules, freedoms and routines. Find answers to questions about this transition.
Fencing Reflex
Definition of fencing reflex, a reflex present in newborns.
Infant Vision Development
What's happening with your infant's vision development in the first couple of months of life.
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.
Checklist for Safe Co-sleeping
How to keep your child safe in an adult bed when you share sleep together.
Causes of Toddler Speech Delays
What are some of the reasons toddlers may have delayed speech?
How to Make Homemade Paint
Have fun with your child using these paint recipes using items you probably already have at home.
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.
6 Signs Your Toddler is Ready to Potty Train
Potty training before a toddler is ready can mean the process takes longer. These 6 signs can help you determine if a toddler is ready to potty train.
When Can Babies Eat Fish and Shellfish?
Learn when you can safely introduce fish and shellfish into your baby's diet when starting solids.
Exploring Art and Developing Fine Motor Skills...
An introduction to collage and how to get started doing collage with your toddler.
Why Does My Baby Have an Outie Belly Button?
Answer to why babies have either an outie belly button or an innie.
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.
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.
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?
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.
8 Reasons to Try Toddler Yoga
The benefits of yoga have been long recognized, and yoga continues to grow in popularity for kids of all ages. Find out the benefits of toddler yoga.
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.
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.
Combatting Bad Breath
How to help alleviate bad breath in your toddler or preschooler.
What Are Pull-Ups?
Describes what Pull-Ups are including different varieties and how parents use them with their toddlers.
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.
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.
Toddler Walkers
These toddler walkers give toddlers assistance and confidence when learning to walk.
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.
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.
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.
Is There a Difference Between Hand, Foot and...
A reader describes symptoms in her grandchildren and wonders if they might have rotavirus.
Can a Temper Tantrum Be Harmful to my Toddler?
If your toddler throws temper tantrums you may wonder if he could cause harm to himself either accidentally or intentionally. Learn more.
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.
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.
Is Your Newborn Ready to Go Outside?
Learn when it's OK to take your newborn or young baby outside.
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.
Defining Functional Play and Why Children Love It
As toddlers and preschoolers explore objects around them and learn how to use them for entertainment, they participate in functional play.
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.
Is It Ok That My Child Doesn't Talk as Well as...
Every child develops at his or her own pace, but how do you know if your child's speech delay is something to be concerned about?
Recipe Books for Toddler Meals
Find great meal ideas for toddlers at every stage -- from mostly pureed fare to meals that are perfect for the whole family.
The Complete Guide for Moving Your Toddler from...
Tips on how to move your toddler from crib to bed.
Should I Stop Using Diapers?
A reader asks about her toddler refusing to use the potty and learns that his unrestricted access to diapers might be part of the problem.
Redirection
Discipline your toddler using the method of redirection.
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.
Helping your Toddler Adjust to a New Baby
Parenting expert Stacy DeBroff shares her tips and advice for helping your toddler adjust to the arrival of a new sibling.
When a Cat Scratch Causes Infant Infection
Discover the signs and symptoms of cat scratch disease and get tips for preventing and treating this fairly benign infection transmitted by kittens.
How to Change a Diaper
Step-by-step instructions on how to change a newborn baby's diaper.
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.
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.
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.
How Can I Keep My Toddler from Taking off Her...
What to do when your toddler keeps taking off her diaper and clothing.
Do You Know Why Newborns Have a Grasping Reflex?
What's the definition of the grasp or grasping reflex? It's one of many involuntary movements typical of newborns. Learn more about infant reflexes.
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.
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.
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.
Books for Infants and Young Toddlers
Top Books to read with your infant or young toddler.
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.
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.
8 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day with Toddlers
Find gifts and fun activities to enjoy for Valentine'd Day with toddlers and 2-year-olds.
How to Make Baby Food at Home
Step-by-step instructions on how to prepare baby food for your infant right at home.
What To Do When Your Toddler Climbs Out of the...
Your toddler is able to climb out of the crib, but that doesn't mean it's time for a big kid bed. Here's how to keep your child in the crib.
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.
All About Dramatic Play and Toddlers
Watching toddlers and 2-year-olds engage in imaginative games on their own is fascinating. Find out more about the benefits of dramatic play.
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.
How Moms Manage a Toddler's Public Tantrums
Real advice from real moms on how to handle a public toddler temper tantrum.
Baby and Toddler Growth Charts
Use these growth charts for babies and toddlers to record and monitor your child's physical development.
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.
Babies Innately Use Their Startle Reflex When...
Newborns come into the world with their startle reflex intact. This involuntary movement helps babies respond to frightening sounds and other stimuli.
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.
My Child Will Not Use the Potty
You may be ready for your little one to use the potty, but your tot just doesn't seem interested. What shoudl you do?
Who knew your baby could "walk" before two...
The stepping reflex (or dance reflex or walk reflex) is one of many amazing infant feats. Find out why, and discover more newborn movements.
Painless Adhesive Bandage Removal
A quick tip on how to remove an adhesive bandage without causing any pain to your child.
Natural Consequences
Discipline your toddler using the method of natural consequences.
How to Get a Picky Toddler to Try New Foods
Expert Amanda Haas, owner of One Family, One Meal, offers tips on how to get a picky toddler to try new foods.
How Can Parents Know When Potty Training Takes...
Learn how long potty training takes with this review of the developmental shift that includes examples from readers with potty training experience.
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.
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.
Dinner Ideas for Those Stuck in a Rut
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The Fast Way to Get Toddlers 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.

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