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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.
Homemade Bubble Recipes
Have fun with your child inside or out by making homemade bubbles with these bubble recipes.
8 4th of July Activities for Toddlers
Teach your child about flags, fireworks, independence day and more with these Fourth of July activities for toddlers.
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
14 Household Items You Can Turn Into Bubble Wands
How to make bubble wands with common household items.
Removing Marker from Skin
Tips on how to get marker off of your toddler's skin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How Old is My Child in Weeks?
Calculate your child's age in weeks.: leapyear gdate m 151 parseint yy
Uncooked Playdough
Have fun with your toddler with these quick and easy uncooked playdough 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.
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)
Make Homemade Playdough with This Recipe
Have indoor fun with your toddler with these playdough recipes that you can make right at home.
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.
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 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.
When Can I Give My Child Peanut Butter?
Answers the question about giving children peanut butter, including allergy information and when it's safe.
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.
Painting Toddlers' Nails
Is it okay to pain a toddler's nails? Get the facts.
When Can I Give My Baby Eggs?
When to introduce eggs into your child's diet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Baby Pictures
Thanks so much to these parents for submitting baby pictures of their newborns.
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.
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.
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.
How Old Should My Toddler Be to Play with...
Learn when your toddler will be ready to play with playdough.
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 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.
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.
Gross Motor Skills
Definition of gross motor skills.
Is Your Newborn Ready to Go Outside?
Learn when it's OK to take your newborn or young baby outside.
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.
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.
Post-Childbirth Perineal Care
How to care for your perineum after giving birth to maximize healing.
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.
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.
How to Make Homemade Paint
Have fun with your child using these paint recipes using items you probably already have at home.
Fourth of July Concepts and Vocabulary
Increase your child's understanding of this holiday by teaching Fourth of July vocabulary and related concepts. Remember that each child develops language skills at his own pace so try to gear the conversation and activities to your own child's individual level. And remember, too, that even when your child doesn't quite grasp the concepts you're introducing, he'll always benefit from the time you spend talking together and the attention you are able to give.
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.
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.
Chapped Lip Tips
If your child is suffering with chapped lips, here are some quick tips to help treat and prevent the problem.
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.
Exploring Art and Developing Fine Motor Skills...
An introduction to collage and how to get started doing collage with your toddler.
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.
Toddler Walkers
These toddler walkers give toddlers assistance and confidence when learning to walk.
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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.
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.
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.
Should we use Pull-Ups or underwear for potty...
One thing to consider when you begin potty training is whether you will use disposable training pants like Pull-Ups or go straight to regular cotton underwear. Here are some tips to help you choose which will work bets for your child.
When 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 Give My Child Honey?
Answers the question about giving children honey, including when it's safe and also discusses the safety of corn syrup.
Fine Motor Skills
Definition of fine motor skills.
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.
Why You Need a Stearns Puddle Jumper
Be safe with young children at the beach or pool with this Stearns Puddle Jumper life vest.
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?
Photo Gallery
Thanks so much to these parents for submitting pictures of their children for the baby photo gallery.
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.
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.
Why Does My Baby Have an Outie Belly Button?
Answer to why babies have either an outie belly button or an innie.
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 Set Up a Safe, Secure Space for Toddlers
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 You Should Know About Rotovirus
Tells what rotovirus is and how it can be treated in young children.
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.
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.
Save Money By Making Your Own Baby Wipes
Save money by making your own baby wipes at home.
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.
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.
Infant Vision Development
What's happening with your infant's vision development in the first couple of months of life.
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 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.
Painless Adhesive Bandage Removal
A quick tip on how to remove an adhesive bandage without causing any pain to your child.
Physical Activities for Toddlers
A weekly activity plan for toddlers on movement and physical activities.
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.
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.
Weekend Away: What You Need to Tell a Toddler's...
Ready to recharge with a weekend away from your toddler? Use this list of 10 items to ensure you’ve covered all the bases with your overnight sitter.
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 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.
5 Fun and Easy Homemade Musical Instruments
Here are a variety of musical instruments you can make at home for your toddlers and preschoolers.
Make a Quick Dry Erase or Chalk Board
Make a quick and inexpensive chalk board or dry erase board with any wall.
How Can I Keep My Toddler from Taking off Her...
What to do when your toddler keeps taking off her diaper and clothing.
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.
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.
Fencing Reflex
Definition of fencing reflex, a reflex present in newborns.
How Long Does it Take to Potty Train a Toddler?
Learn how long it will take to potty train your toddler.
A Day at the Beach: 5 Tips for Your Toddler&rsq...
Planning and preparation help ensure successful beach day with toddlers. Use these tips to make sure you’re ready to take your toddler to the beach.
10 Spots to Find Free Toddler-Friendly Fun This...
Summer has arrived — you and your toddler are thrilled to get out of the house. Use these tips to find free and cheap toddler-approved entertainment.
What is Cat Scratch Fever?
An answer to the frequently asked question - what is cat scratch fever? Includes testing, treatment and prevention ideas.
What Are Pull-Ups?
Describes what Pull-Ups are including different varieties and how parents use them with their toddlers.
How to Make Baby Food at Home
Step-by-step instructions on how to prepare baby food for your infant right at home.
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.
Books for Infants and Young Toddlers
Top Books to read with your infant or young toddler.
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.
Checklist for Safe Co-sleeping
How to keep your child safe in an adult bed when you share sleep together.
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.
The Complete Guide for Moving Your Toddler from...
Tips on how to move your toddler from crib to bed.
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.
Is There a Difference Between Hand, Foot and...
A reader describes symptoms in her grandchildren and wonders if they might have rotavirus.
Causes of Toddler Speech Delays
What are some of the reasons toddlers may have delayed speech?
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.
Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Here's a step by step guide to make stuffed chicken breasts with pictures for each step. It may sound difficult, but the recipe is very easy and it's a good one to surprise guests or make a special meal for your significant other.
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.
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?
Photo Galleries
Thanks so much to these parents for submitting pictures of their children for the baby photo gallery.
Combatting Bad Breath
How to help alleviate bad breath in your toddler or preschooler.
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 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.
Tips on Starting Physical Activities for Your...
Toddlers should be getting at least 90 minutes of physical activity each day. Here's how to start planning so that your toddler gets the physical activity she needs for optimal development.
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.
How to Enjoy the Beach with Your Toddler
Discover fun, safe ways to enjoy the beach with your little one.
Fourth of July Food Activities
Cooking together is great for so many things - language, science concepts, math concepts, learning cause-and-effect, getting practice following directions... I could go on and on. Many families celebrate the Fourth with a picnic or cookout, too, so cooking activities are a natural fit. Give some of these holiday recipes a try. Even if your toddler doesn't seem to be helping much, just remember to go slowly, be patient and keep talking!
How to Get Playdough out of Hair
How to get playdough out of hair without resorting to scissors or other drastic measures.
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.
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.
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 to Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk
Plan for day eight - make some sidewalk chalk and color your sidewalk. No sidewalk? Make your own chalkboard at home!
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.
When You Can Introduce Soy to Your Baby
Learn when you can safely introduce soy into your baby's diet when starting solids.
Age-appropriate
definition of age-appropriate. Toddlers and Twos.
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.
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.
Functional Play
As toddlers explore objects around them and learn how to use those objects to entertain themselves, they are participating in functional play.
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.
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.
Popular Baby Names Containing a Form of Lynn
Baby naming trends among girls include the use of some form of the sound lin or lynn. Here are some examples that made the top 1000 recently.
Attention Span
definition of attention span. Toddlers and Twos.
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.
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 My Child Start Walking up Stairs?
Learn when children begin walking up stairs.
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 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.
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.
Family Bed Safety Checklist
How to keep your child safe in an adult bed when you share sleep together. Page 2.
Sanitizing Toys
Are you sanitizing your toys? Learn how you can cut down on childhood illnesses by keeping toys clean and sanitary.
Healing Diaper Rash by Going Diaperless
Use this quick tip to help heal baby's diaper rash.
How to Change a Diaper
Step-by-step instructions on how to change a newborn baby's diaper.
Manual Breast Pumps
Here's a listing of manual breast pumps for those moms who only need to pump breast milk occasionally.
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.
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.

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