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Updated Articles and Resources

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    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Why Won't My Toddler Use the Potty? Created: Monday, August 24, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      A reader asks about her toddler refusing to use the potty and learns that there are lots of reasons why her child might be afraid or apprehensive about going.
    • What is a Toddler Serving Size? Created: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Learn how much food constitutes a serving size for your toddler.
    • Manual Breast Pumps Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Here's a listing of manual breast pumps for those moms who only need to pump breast milk occasionally.
    • Can I Increase My Breast Milk Production with Garlic? Created: Saturday, January 27, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Mothers sometimes use foods or herbs to help boost a dwindling milk supply. Find out if garlic can help.
    • What is a Toddler Serving Size of Milk? Created: Sunday, November 09, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn how much food constitutes a serving size of milk for your toddler.
    • Is Anesthesia Safe for Toddlers? Created: Thursday, September 13, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Unfortunately, toddlers and young children do sometimes need to have surgery. Before your child is operated on, be sure you know the facts about anesthesia and discuss them with your doctor.
    • How to Get a Toddler to Sleep Alone in His Own Room Created: Saturday, January 09, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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 lea...
    • When Can a Toddler Start Giving Up Naps Created: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      How to handle things when your toddler seems to be less in need of or willing to nap.
    • What Are the Most Common Food Allergies? Created: Thursday, October 09, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      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.
    • Should I Let My Baby Cry it Out? Created: Monday, March 15, 2004 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Answers to frequently asked questions about your baby's sleep. In this answer, find out if "crying it out" is right for you and your baby.
    • Playing with Dolls and Figures Created: Saturday, December 26, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      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 ski...
    • St. Patrick's Day Toddler Activities Created: Thursday, February 26, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Here are some toddler activities you and your child will enjoy this St. Patrick's Day.
    • Homemade Paints Created: Thursday, December 25, 2003 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Have fun with your child using these paint recipes using items you probably already have at home." itemprop="description"> Monday, August 04, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A reader is experiencing stomach pain after giving birth. Find out what's normal and what's not.
    • Causes and Treatment of Anal Itching Created: Thursday, May 20, 2004 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Learn what causes anal itching in young children and how it can be treated effectively at home." itemprop="description"> Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Even though nearly 70 percent of people burn fuel to heat their homes, more than two-thirds don't have carbon monoxide detectors.
    • Time for a Potty Training Break Created: Wednesday, August 03, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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 ...
    • Bubble Wands Created: Thursday, April 01, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      How to make bubble wands with common household items.
    • Introducing Eggs - When Can I Give My Baby Eggs? Created: Thursday, October 09, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      When to introduce eggs into your child's diet.
    • Should I Sterilize My Baby's Bottles, Nipples and Pacifiers? Created: Monday, June 16, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Some books and even health providers recommend sterilizing your baby's bottles, but in most cases it is no longer necessary.
    • Toddler Discipline Created: Monday, February 25, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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.
    • Introducing Chocolate - When Can I Give My Baby Chocolate? Created: Monday, November 17, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Learn when you can safely introduce chocolate into your baby's diet when starting solids.
    • When Can I Give My Child Peanut Butter? Created: Wednesday, October 26, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Answers the question about giving children peanut butter, including allergy information and when it's safe.
    • Playdough Recipes Created: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Have indoor fun with your toddler with these playdough recipes that you can make right at home." itemprop="description"> Friday, February 19, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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.
    • My Child Won't Go Potty in Public Restrooms Created: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      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.
    • Valentine's Day Gifts for Mom Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      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.
    • Toddler Proofing Your Home Created: Monday, March 31, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Get tips on how to ensure your child is safe inside your home even when you're not watching her like a hawk.
    • Toddlers and Pets Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      Find out the facts about choosing a pet for your family.
    • Should I get a pet for my toddler? Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      Can families with toddlers have pets? What should you know before you get a pet for your toddler?
    • Product Reviews for Todders Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
      Read reviews of toddler toys and other products.
    • 10 Things Toddler Parents Need to Know Created: Thursday, April 11, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
      As your child moves through the toddler years, be sure you know what to expect and how to handle each phase of development.

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