Babies (3-24 months)

Toddler Tantrums after Daycare

Toddler Tantrums after Daycare: A Guide for Struggling Parents

When you start your first child in any sort of care situation (nanny, care facility, preschool), emotions can run really high. Fear, guilt, stress, anxiety. It is the conundrum of working parents: how to be the parents we want to be while also paying the bills and advancing our careers. Like many of you, being …

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My Toddler is Scared to Go to Sleep Alone: What Can a Parent Do?

I’d barely left the room when my son’s cries started. Again, like the previous night, another meltdown when the lights were turned out. We had followed our routine. First, a nice bath. Then a few of his favorite books. We read them together, laughing and letting our imaginations bring the stories to life. Yet, my …

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When is it safe to feed baby rice cereal?

Wow, this is a challenging question to get a definitive answer on. You will find multiple thoughts, opinions, and perspectives on this question. Further, you’ll see that most of these thoughts, opinions, and perspectives….ALL DIFFER! 4 months? 3 months? 6 months? 7 months? Seriously? What is a first time parent supposed to do? I can …

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How to Teach My Toddler Not to Hit Me

Toddler hitting is a challenge, no matter who they are hitting. The baby sitter, their little baby brother or sister, dad, mom, grandparents. For the parent, toddler hitting brings out a lot of feelings. Hurt/pain (especially when you really get nailed), frustration (because the behavior won’t stop) and also embarrassment, as other people see your …

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Babies Are Awful: 50+ Reasons Not To Have One

Babies are awful. They are. More and more, people are choose voluntary childlessness, not from infertility but because they just DON’T WANT CHILDREN. In this day and age, announcing to your parents or friends that you don’t want children of your can can be met with varying degrees of shock and skepticism. They don’t believe …

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