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How to Empower Your Toddler’s Speech With Words

by Tania Cowling October 20th, 2014| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Bet you can't wait to hear your child speak? I went through this with my children and now I'm amazed by what my 2-year-old grandchild can convey. Although toddlers may not yet be speaking clearly, he/she is stockpiling words and will one day burst into speech. Here are a

Parent & Child Health – Toddlers Moving From Cot to Bed

by Editorial Team October 7th, 2014| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Raising a child is not an easy thing, and parents can often feel frustrated and be at their wits end. The good thing is, you are not alone! Parents everywhere go through the same issues, concerns and questions as you and probably feel equally frustrated at times.

Which is why

Does Your Baby Have the Diaper Rash Blues?

by Tania Cowling October 6th, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Does looking at your baby's red bottom make you wince? How do you think it feels? Unfortunately, this is one of the most common problems in newborns and babies. I've used both cloth and disposable diapers with my three babies and it seems it just depends on the child's

The Best Homemade Books for Babes

by Tania Cowling September 22nd, 2014| Development, Infants/Toddlers
The best books for young children have large, realistic pictures of items the child sees every day. These may help early toddlers who are just beginning to talk to learn new words. And children really enjoy using books made especially for them. They like to help choose the pictures

How to Handle Baby Sleep Issues

by Tania Cowling September 8th, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Back in the day when I had my children, I didn’t have the luxury of swings, baby wraps, and a car to drive baby until he fell asleep. My days boiled down to feeding and rocking until my children fell asleep and I put them into their crib. But
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Sand Play Develops Skills in Toddlers

by Tania Cowling August 25th, 2014| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Sand play presents a new world for toddlers to conquer. It becomes an all year recipe that combines the components of tactile experimentation and a wonderful opportunity to “make a mess.” But, parents don’t fret – this messy play helps the child learn new concepts, develop their motor skills,

Can the Family Pet Make Your Child Sick?

by Tania Cowling August 11th, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Recently I read an article on how a toddler is fighting Salmonella disease after the family pets ate contaminated food; this news via the Charlotte Observer really struck me. This poor two-year-old child has Salmonella and continues to be a carrier. She periodically has relapses of the symptoms.
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Coping as a New Parent

by Editorial Team July 31st, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Whether you’re a first time parent, or you’re becoming a mom or dad for the second (or third!) time, you have plenty of exciting, new adventures to look forward to. Even if you’ve already experienced the wonders of parenthood before, no two children are ever the same, and there’s

Wet and Wild Water Play For Toddlers

by Tania Cowling July 28th, 2014| Development, Infants/Toddlers
During the summer months, let your toddlers engage in wet and wild water play with activities that are excellent sources of learning, exploration, and problem solving. And, think how water play is easy on the budget as most activities are free.

Begin with time in the backyard. Play with a

Death By Heat: Babies Left In Hot Cars

by Tania Cowling July 14th, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Every year about this time we hear the horrifying news about young children left in hot cars that ended in death. Just recently we have heard about several incidents that hit the national news, one even premeditated. Why? As parents we should know that these deaths are preventable. Is
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Toddlers Learn With Their Fingers and Toes

by Tania Cowling June 30th, 2014| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Toddlers are still learning about their world and one way to promote their joy of learning is through movement. They never sit still and they look at their fingers and toes as wonderful tools. Think about all the ways you can promote learning. There are activities that use repetition,

Fever and Thermometers: What Are the Options?

by Tania Cowling June 16th, 2014| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Fever is an elevation of the normal body temperature. It can be caused by an infection, though sometimes not. A normal body temperature can range from 97 degrees F to 99+ degrees F and varies from person to person. Oral temperatures above 99.6, or rectal temperature above 100.4 degrees