Drooling and teething

Excessive drooling is part of the teething process. To prevent skin irritation, keep a clean cloth handy to dry your baby’s chin.

Traveling with young kids

When traveling with young kids break the trip into smaller, one-day or half-day segments. End each drive at a mini-destination such as a special meal stop, tourist attraction or park. You’ll add fun as well as instill a feeling of progress.

Renting cariers at the airport

Families who travel by air should consider buying or renting a CARES airplane child harness for their toddlers. Significantly less bulky than a car seat, the CARES (it stands for Child Aviation Restraint System) child harness is easy to pack and unpack from carry on luggage.

Early baby talk

Before 12 Months of age it’s important for kids this age to be watched for signs that they’re using their voices to relate to their environment. Cooing and babbling are early stages of speech development.

Sock puppet activity

Make sock puppets. No need to make this an elaborate craft project. Simply put a sock over your hand and pretend to talk to your toddler. Encourage your toddler to talk back!

Chalenge your child

Build on your child’s strength by encouraging him or her to play with a challenging toy.

Coming clean about shots

When getting a shot, kids really DO want to know why immunizations are required, and school-aged children will benefit from learning about childhood illnesses and what vaccines can do.

Power of broccoli

Broccolis are rich in vitamin A and C and with every bite, your child will get healthier and stronger. Many kids like it raw or lightly steamed. You can use the vegetables in other dishes as well.

Interest in playing

Shortly after your child’s first birthday cake, he will most likely show an interest for ball play. Initially, he will throw the ball around, waiting for someone else to pick it up and give it to them or picking it up on their own.

Choking hazard

Children can choke on small things. If something is small enough to fit in a toilet paper tube, it is not safe for little children.

M&M bribes

Use Mini M&Ms ad bribes – Promise that each time your kid goes potty, she gets two or three, but if she wipes herself then she gets four or five.

Children and technology

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education has recognized the importance of “children’s active use of technology in making decisions, technology resources in writing and drawing, and logical thinking programs to solve problems and illustrate ideas.

Recycling with kids

Recycling and reusing are the basics of green living and it is quite easy to introduce toddlers to these two eco-friendly practices. Sorting is a favorite toddler activity. Have your toddler sort paper from plastic and put it into boxes or carton.

Hair grows back

Let your child know that the hair will grow back and that cutting hair doesn’t hurt. Snip a piece of your own hair to prove it.

Consistency

Children need time to calm down and prepare for sleep. Having a consistent bedtime routine can be useful in giving the child cues that sleep time is coming.

When kids play with electronics

60% of little people aged six months to two years (as well as 1 in 10 babies under 6 months) were found to play with devices around the home like laptops, computers, phones and tablets.

Wetting young ones hair

Many little ones are terrified of having their hair sprayed with water. So instead of a squirt bottle, ask the stylist to wet their hair using water in their hand.

When to see the dentist

Experts agree that you should bring your child to the dentist by her first birthday.

Getting ready for bed

Thirty minutes to an hour before bedtime, start a calming ritual that may include giving a bath and reading a story or two.

Toddler and Cherrios

How many things can you do with your Toddler using Cherrios? Some activities include counting, stringing them together and combine them with M&Ms for a treat.