The holiday season brings joy, laughter, and (for many families) lots and lots of presents. If you have friends, neighbors, or relatives with kids, it can be difficult to come up with something appropriate to give the little ones. When giving gifts to kids, follow these rules to ensure that whatever you come up with will be a blessing rather than a burden. Rule #1: Avoid Large Gifts Room in one’s home is a limited resource, and most families with kids already have attics and garages full of bikes, trikes, and outgrown toys. A large gift is difficult to accommodate,… Read More

Babies go through a lot of diapers, for sure. But just how many? According to The Real Diaper Association, one baby in disposable diapers generates at least one ton of trash to the landfill. One diaper can take up to 500 years to fully decompose, making this a serious environmental issue. Landfills are running out of space and disposable diapers aren’t being recycled or composted. There’s also a financial component to it. According to a report from Consumer Reports, it can cost $1,500 to $2,000 or more to keep one child in disposable diapers from birth to… Read More

September is Baby Safety Month, so we’re going to focus on keeping your baby safe during one of the most thrilling milestones – when Baby learns to crawl! For parents, this moment is both exciting and scary. Suddenly, you see danger lurking everywhere. But don’t worry. It isn't hard to babyproof your house, although you will have to get used to some of the changes. These guidelines will ensure that your new little explorer can crawl around safely. Read More

It might be hard to understand why a mother would continue to breastfeed beyond the first year. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding for at least a year but states that, “…breastfeeding should ideally continue beyond infancy.” Read More

Two words have the power to invoke dread in every parent: potty training. June is National Potty Training Awareness Month (yes, really), so what better time than the present to talk about it? If your little one is around two or three years old, you’ve probably been wondering when to start potty training, or at least started thinking about it in general. Read More

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