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Healthy Lifestyles for Toddlers

by Michele February 15th, 2016| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
I'm sure there are many books and apps that you can buy to guide you, but let me offer you some simple (and free) advice. Teaching your toddler how to live a healthy lifestyle is common sense. Like anything else in parenting, that doesn't mean that it's simple, but the
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4 Infant Behaviors to Expect in the Beginning

by Marnie Bii February 1st, 2016| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
Within the first few months of life, infants often exhibit a number of curious behaviors that tend to surprise new parents. Infants might scratch their face or body, kick their legs, cross their eyes and root with alarming immediacy. As parents navigate their new caregiver roles, questions might arise about

5 Awesome Apps for Infants and Toddlers

by Marnie Bii January 25th, 2016| Entertainment, Infants/Toddlers
If you just cannot afford to (yet again!) leave the grocery store or restaurant due to a cranky, crying baby, you may be desperate for a solution that works to quiet your child for just a few more minutes. You may try singing, dancing, holding, feeding or making silly faces,
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4 Smart Ways to Follow Safe to Sleep Guidelines

by Marnie Bii January 11th, 2016| Infants/Toddlers, Safety
The Back to Sleep program changed its name to Safe To Sleep several years back, but its message remains the same. All babies need to be placed on their backs for sleep during naps and nighttime hours to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome. Unfortunately, some babies absolutely
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4 Tips for Easy Infant Nail Care

by Marnie Bii January 4th, 2016| Care, Infants/Toddlers
As you cuddle your perfect bundle of joy for the first time, you might be surprised to see that his or her nails are already in dire need of a trim. Infants often grab onto their face and body due to incomplete spatial development, which can result in deep scratches
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Holiday Survival Guide for Parents of Infants

by Marnie Bii December 14th, 2015| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
Despite wanting to share your bundle of joy with family and friends, the arrival of your infant may tempt you to find an excuse to stay home for the holidays. Traveling and visiting with an infant in tow is a whole lot of work, after all. Thankfully, you can
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Expression Mimicking: Infant Socialization

by Marnie Bii December 7th, 2015| Infants/Toddlers, Social
Infants carefully observe their parents to begin learning social skills immediately upon entering this world. Infants take in a ton of information each day just by observing interactions between people in the room. Whenever possible, their attention is zeroed in on their parent's facial expressions and body language. Infants
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4 Ways to Help Toddlers Push Past Picky Eating

by Marnie Bii November 30th, 2015| Development, Infants/Toddlers
With the terrible twos comes the incredibly frustrating picky eater stage. Your toddler may refuse to even try the smallest bite of food that looks, smells or tastes different from expectations. If you give into this stage, your child may remain a picky eater through adulthood. Thankfully, you can
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5 Cooking Tasks to Assign to Your Toddler

by Marnie Bii November 16th, 2015| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
Toddlers love to be included in the fun of cooking meals and desserts for the family. Cooking teaches your toddler a number of important skills, including counting, measuring and fine motor control. Mixing up meals and desserts can even have an impact on picky eaters. You may notice that
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5 Safety Tips for Holiday Travel With Your Infant

by Marnie Bii November 9th, 2015| Infants/Toddlers, Safety
With the holiday season well underway, you may be looking at a ton of drive time with your infant in tow. Driving long distances with an infant can be safe and stress free by taking the proper precautions. The time you take readying the car and planning your route
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4 Types of Exercise Even Toddlers Can Enjoy

by Marnie Bii November 2nd, 2015| Entertainment, Infants/Toddlers
As a parent of young kids, you may feel like you never have enough time for a proper workout. Exercise sessions are more important than ever at this time in your life, however, due to their ability to mitigate stress and keep you healthy. You can adopt new exercise
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4 Benefits of Infant Tummy Time

by Marnie Bii October 26th, 2015| Development, Infants/Toddlers
Infants benefit from tummy time far before they start gearing up to scoot or crawl at around six months of age. In fact, you can start holding regular tummy time sessions as soon as your infant can hold up his or her head for a few seconds at a