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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.
When Can I Give My Baby Chocolate?
Learn when you can safely introduce chocolate into your baby's diet when starting solids.
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.
Toddler
There are different opinions about when this stage of childhood actually begins and ends. Some believe it's from your child's first birthday to the third
Treat Thrush in Babies with These Tips
Answers to frequently asked questions about health. In this answer learn about what thrush is in babies and how it can be treated.
How Old is My Child in Weeks?
Calculate your child's age in weeks.: leapyear gdate m 151 parseint yy
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.
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.
14 Household Items You Can Turn Into Bubble Wands
How to make bubble wands with common household items.
When Can I Give My Child Peanut Butter?
Answers the question about giving children peanut butter, including allergy information and when it's safe.
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.
When Can I Give My Baby Eggs?
When to introduce eggs into your child's diet.
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.
Make Homemade Playdough with This Recipe
Have indoor fun with your toddler with these playdough recipes that you can make right at home.
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.
Before you get a family pet get the facts about...
Find out the facts about choosing a pet for your family.
Gross Motor Skills
Definition of gross motor skills.
How Old Should My Toddler Be to Play with...
Learn when your toddler will be ready to play with playdough.
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.
The Skills You Can Expect Kids to Learn by Age 2
Your child will begin to play imaginative make-believe games as he turns two and will make amazing strides in cognitive development.
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.
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)
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Birthday Photo Gallery
A photo gallery full of pictures of birthday parties and cakes for babies and toddlers.
Painting Toddlers' Nails
Is it okay to pain a toddler's nails? Get the facts.
What You Should Know About Rotovirus
Tells what rotovirus is and how it can be treated in young children.
Baby Pictures
Thanks so much to these parents for submitting baby pictures of their newborns.
Chapped Lip Tips
If your child is suffering with chapped lips, here are some quick tips to help treat and prevent the problem.
Fine Motor Skills
Definition of fine motor skills.
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 Stop Using a Baby Bath?
A mom asks when to move her child from the baby bath to the regular tub.
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.
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Learn when to introduce the spoon to your toddler.
The Complete Hub of One Year Old Milestones
By you child's first birthday, he'll have significantly better dexterity, allowing him to feed himself, manipulate objects, and start scribbling.
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.
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.
Is Your Newborn Ready to Go Outside?
Learn when it's OK to take your newborn or young baby outside.
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.
Post-Childbirth Perineal Care
How to care for your perineum after giving birth to maximize healing.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
What Are Swine Flu Symptoms?
Learn what symptoms your toddler might exhibit with swine flu.
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 Babies Eat Fish and Shellfish?
Learn when you can safely introduce fish and shellfish into your baby's diet when starting solids.
Toddler Walkers
These toddler walkers give toddlers assistance and confidence when learning to walk.
Physical Development
Definition of physical development.
Physical Activities for Toddlers
A weekly activity plan for toddlers on movement and physical activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jacob Brown, 1 year
A photo gallery full of pictures of birthday parties and cakes for babies and toddlers. Page 3.
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 to Take Birth Control While...
Describes the safety of using the birth control pill or other hormone methods while breastfeeding your baby.
How Can I Keep My Toddler from Taking off Her...
What to do when your toddler keeps taking off her diaper and clothing.
What Are the Most Common Food Allergies?
These are some of the most common food allergies and those that are most likely to cause a reaction when you introduce them to your baby.
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.
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.
Why Does My Baby Have an Outie Belly Button?
Answer to why babies have either an outie belly button or an innie.
5 Fun and Easy Homemade Musical Instruments
Here are a variety of musical instruments you can make at home for your toddlers and preschoolers.
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.
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.
Functional Play
As toddlers explore objects around them and learn how to use those objects to entertain themselves, they are participating in functional play.
Photo Galleries
Thanks so much to these parents for submitting pictures of their children for the baby photo gallery.
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?
Brianna Elizabeth, 3 Years
A photo gallery full of pictures of birthday parties and cakes for babies and toddlers. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
Photo Gallery
Thanks so much to these parents for submitting pictures of their children for the baby photo gallery.
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.
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.
Save Money By Making Your Own Baby Wipes
Save money by making your own baby wipes at home.
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.
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.
Age-appropriate
definition of age-appropriate. 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.
The Complete Guide for Moving Your Toddler from...
Tips on how to move your toddler from crib to bed.
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.
What is Cat Scratch Fever?
An answer to the frequently asked question - what is cat scratch fever? Includes testing, treatment and prevention ideas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sucking Reflex
Definition of sucking reflex, a reflex present in newborns.
How to Make Baby Food at Home
Step-by-step instructions on how to prepare baby food for your infant right at home.
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.
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.
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.
Infant Vision Development
What's happening with your infant's vision development in the first couple of months of life.
How Long Does it Take to Potty Train a Toddler?
Learn how long it will take to potty train your toddler.
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.
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.
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.
What is Acute Gastroenteritis?
Definition of acute gastroenteritis and medical resources for treating this illness in toddlers.
What Are Pull-Ups?
Describes what Pull-Ups are including different varieties and how parents use them with their toddlers.
Why Your Baby Isn't Sleeping Through the Night
Find out what is keeping your baby from sleeping through the night and learn effective ways to handle this common problem.
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.
Startle Reflex
Definition of startle reflex, a reflex present in newborns.
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.
Attention Span
definition of attention span. Toddlers and Twos.
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.
When Can My Child Start Walking up Stairs?
Learn when children begin walking up stairs.
Causes of Toddler Speech Delays
What are some of the reasons toddlers may have delayed speech?
Books for Infants and Young Toddlers
Top Books to read with your infant or young toddler.
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.
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.
Exploring Art and Developing Fine Motor Skills...
An introduction to collage and how to get started doing collage with your toddler.
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.
When You Can Introduce Soy to Your Baby
Learn when you can safely introduce soy into your baby's diet when starting solids.
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.
Checklist for Safe Co-sleeping
How to keep your child safe in an adult bed when you share sleep together.
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.
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.
Fencing Reflex
Definition of fencing reflex, a reflex present in newborns.
Sanitizing Toys
Are you sanitizing your toys? Learn how you can cut down on childhood illnesses by keeping toys clean and sanitary.
Combatting Bad Breath
How to help alleviate bad breath in your toddler or preschooler.
Is There a Difference Between Hand, Foot and...
A reader describes symptoms in her grandchildren and wonders if they might have rotavirus.
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.
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.
Constructive Play
Constructive play is a phase of child development when young children begin to build things with their toys.
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.
How to Change a Diaper
Step-by-step instructions on how to change a newborn baby's diaper.
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.
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.
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.
Best Sand and Water Table for Toddlers and Twos
The ideal sand and water table is safe, durable, and guaranteed to entertain and engage young kids for long stretches. How does the sand and water table fromo One Step Ahead measure up? See what we think.
Battling the Baby Blues
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Redirection
Discipline your toddler using the method of redirection.
Make a Quick Dry Erase or Chalk Board
Make a quick and inexpensive chalk board or dry erase board with any wall.
Should I Be Worried About Yellow Discharge from...
A little discharge is normal, but when there is a lot or it is accompanied by other symptoms, it's time to call your health care provider.
Family Bed Safety Checklist
How to keep your child safe in an adult bed when you share sleep together. Page 2.
Cute Mother's Days Gifts Toddlers Can Make for...
Find crafts projects for Mothers' Day that you can enjoy with toddlers and two-year-olds.

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