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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.
Before you get a family pet get the facts about...
Find out the facts about choosing a pet for your family.
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
Make Homemade Playdough with This Recipe
Have indoor fun with your toddler with these playdough recipes that you can make right at home.
Chapped Lip Tips
If your child is suffering with chapped lips, here are some quick tips to help treat and prevent the problem.
When Can I Give My Child Peanut Butter?
Answers the question about giving children peanut butter, including allergy information and when it's safe.
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.
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.
Uncooked Playdough
Have fun with your toddler with these quick and easy uncooked playdough recipes.
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
Baby Pictures
Thanks so much to these parents for submitting baby pictures of their newborns.
Gross Motor Skills
Definition of gross motor skills.
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.
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.
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 Old Should My Toddler Be to Play with...
Learn when your toddler will be ready to play with playdough.
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.
Photo Gallery
Thanks so much to these parents for submitting pictures of their children for the baby photo gallery.
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.
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.
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.
Brianna Elizabeth, 3 Years
A photo gallery full of pictures of birthday parties and cakes for babies and toddlers. Page 2.
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.
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.
How to Make Homemade Paint
Have fun with your child using these paint recipes using items you probably already have at home.
Toddler Walkers
These toddler walkers give toddlers assistance and confidence when learning to walk.
14 Household Items You Can Turn Into Bubble Wands
How to make bubble wands with common household items.
Save Money By Making Your Own Baby Wipes
Save money by making your own baby wipes at home.
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 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.
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.
Fine Motor Skills
Definition of fine motor skills.
Painting Toddlers' Nails
Is it okay to pain a toddler's nails? Get the facts.
When Should I Stop Using a Baby Bath?
A mom asks when to move her child from the baby bath to the regular tub.
Your 1 Year Old: Motor, Cognitive, Verbal, and...
As your child begins to understand more about the world around him, he'll build independence and try to imitate you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Should I Introduce a Spoon to My Toddler?
Learn when to introduce the spoon to your toddler.
Post-Childbirth Perineal Care
How to care for your perineum after giving birth to maximize healing.
5 Fun and Easy Homemade Musical Instruments
Here are a variety of musical instruments you can make at home for your toddlers and preschoolers.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
How Can I Keep My Toddler from Taking off Her...
What to do when your toddler keeps taking off her diaper and clothing.
What You Should Know About Rotovirus
Tells what rotovirus is and how it can be treated in young children.
Physical Development
Definition of physical development.
Birthday Photo Gallery
A photo gallery full of pictures of birthday parties and cakes for babies and toddlers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
When Can Babies Eat Fish and Shellfish?
Learn when you can safely introduce fish and shellfish into your baby's diet when starting solids.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Make Baby Food at Home
Step-by-step instructions on how to prepare baby food for your infant right at home.
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.
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 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.
Painless Adhesive Bandage Removal
A quick tip on how to remove an adhesive bandage without causing any pain to your child.
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.
Photo Galleries
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.
Jacob Brown, 1 year
A photo gallery full of pictures of birthday parties and cakes for babies and toddlers. Page 3.
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.
Is There a Difference Between Hand, Foot and...
A reader describes symptoms in her grandchildren and wonders if they might have rotavirus.
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.
Physical Activities for Toddlers
A weekly activity plan for toddlers on movement and physical activities.
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.
Startle Reflex
Definition of startle reflex, a reflex present in newborns.
Review of Imaginarium Mountain Rock Train Table
Is the Imaginarium Mountain Rock Train Table worth the price?
What is Cat Scratch Fever?
An answer to the frequently asked question - what is cat scratch fever? Includes testing, treatment and prevention ideas.
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 Baby Have an Outie Belly Button?
Answer to why babies have either an outie belly button or an innie.
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.
Sucking Reflex
Definition of sucking reflex, a reflex present in newborns.
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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.
Functional Play
As toddlers explore objects around them and learn how to use those objects to entertain themselves, they are participating in functional play.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Right Way to Celebrate Thanksgiving With...
Prepare for your Thanksgiving celebration while keeping your little one happy and teaching him about the season.
Toddler Meals and Snacking
Toddler Meals and Snacking. Toddlers and Twos.
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.
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.
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 Long Does it Take to Potty Train a Toddler?
Learn how long it will take to potty train your toddler.
Moving Your Toddler from Crib to Bed:...
Tips on how to move your toddler from crib to bed.
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.
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.
Books for Infants and Young Toddlers
Top Books to read with your infant or young toddler.
Checklist for Safe Co-sleeping
How to keep your child safe in an adult bed when you share sleep together.
How to Change a Diaper
Step-by-step instructions on how to change a newborn baby's diaper.
Parenting Polls - When did you have sex again...
Share your opinion with other parents of babies and toddlers by voting in our parenting polls.
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.
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.
When You Can Introduce Soy to Your Baby
Learn when you can safely introduce soy into your baby's diet when starting solids.
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.
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.
Manual Breast Pumps
Here's a listing of manual breast pumps for those moms who only need to pump breast milk occasionally.
Why It's Not Too Early to Build Eating Habits...
Getting little children to eat their veggies and sit still for dinner isn't easy, but you can build healthy habits with these tips.
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.
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.
Infant Vision Development
What's happening with your infant's vision development in the first couple of months of life.
Sanitizing Toys
Are you sanitizing your toys? Learn how you can cut down on childhood illnesses by keeping toys clean and sanitary.
Fencing Reflex
Definition of fencing reflex, a reflex present in newborns.
LeapPad2 Power Learning Tablet
Is the LeapPad2 Power learning tablet a good product for toddlers and 2-year-olds? Find out.
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.
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.
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.
Stepping Reflex
Definition of stepping reflex, a reflex present in newborns
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.
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.
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.
Exploring Art and Developing Fine Motor Skills...
An introduction to collage and how to get started doing collage with your toddler.
Victoria Jeanne, 2 Days
Welcome Victoria Jeanne, just 2 days old to the newborn photo gallery.
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.
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.
Family Bed Safety Checklist
How to keep your child safe in an adult bed when you share sleep together. Page 2.
When Can My Child Start Walking up Stairs?
Learn when children begin walking up stairs.
Constructive Play
Constructive play is a phase of child development when young children begin to build things with their toys.
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.
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 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.
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