Wondering how best to care for your child’s teeth? Take a primer in the care of those tiny chompers. Your baby’s teeth play an important role in how your child eats and how her jaw and face grow, and will eventually influence how she speaks. Most importantly, these little teeth pave the way for adult teeth, acting not … Read more about Caring For Your Child’s Teeth: 10 Common Questions Answered
Traffic accidents remain the number one cause of death for children between 6 and 14 years of age; more than 400 deaths and 50,000 injuries could be prevented each year if all children under age 4 were properly restrained in moving vehicles. So it’s obvious why correct use of car seats, booster seats, and seat … Read more about Car Seat Safety
Feeling a little lost when it comes to booster seat rules and regulations? Take a class in booster seat protection! Joyce Brandon is in a tight spot. For now, her children are strapped safely in the backseat of the family’s sedan. But add one more child to the mix, and the Brandons may have to … Read more about Booster Seat Protection 101: Boosting Your Family’s Safety Quotient
Confused by all of the strollers out there? Look through our handy stroller guide before you buy. Buying a stroller is like buying a car—you know you need one, but all of the models, features, and options can be confusing. With my first child I chose the SUV of strollers, a travel system that included … Read more about The Ultimate Stroller-Buying Guide
Not every car safety seat can be installed in all types of vehicles or seating positions. Learn how to test the seat before you purchase it, how to install and use it correctly, and what to look for when buying a family car. Child Safety Seat Compatibility Not every car safety seat can be installed … Read more about Car Seat Considerations: How your type of vehicle can affect your car seat installation
I was sitting in my living room one night last month when I realized it was upon us again. My 6-year-old was on the sofa; she’d been throwing up most of the day. My 8-year-old was in his room; he just started throwing up. As for the toddler, she started two nights ago. It was January — … Read more about 17 Things I’ve learned about Flu Season as a Parent
Put Little L on her tummy and she starts to grunt, swing her arms, hold up her head then finally lets out a WAIL! I immediately turn her back over and call it a day. Despite being a second time mama, there are things I didn’t particularly master the first time around — this clearly being one of … Read more about 10 Reasons To Love Tummy Time!
Any time your baby is supervised and positioned on the stomach for play, that is considered tummy time! The American Academy of Pediatrics formally recommends that parents provide babies with supervised playtime on the stomach to promote growth and development and prevent flat spots from forming on the head. My research has revealed that approximately … Read more about What is Tummy Time and why is it important?
My son, W, lost his first tooth when he was 4 years old. It was one of his bottom teeth in the front row that started to get a wiggle first. As soon as he detected the movement in his tooth, he triumphantly told the world, “THE TOOTH FAIRY IS COMING!” Oh. Right. Oh. Riiiiiiiight. I was not … Read more about 8 Problems only the tooth fairy will understand
In August of this year, 4-year-old Fae suffered from anaphylactic shock on her flight home from a family vacation. She stopped breathing and lost consciousness 20 minutes into the flight, after a fellow passenger opened a bag of peanuts four rows away. The most disheartening part of the story is that this passenger, along with all … Read more about The parents’ guide to flying safely with food allergies