Curious hands: Childproofing
There is no question coming home with a newborn is an exciting and busy time. But it also means a whole new set of responsibilities, including babyproofing your home for the baby and you. While newborns spend most of their time in
Research connects sleep and social competence
Researchers at Keio University recently reported in the journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health the results of an in-depth study on the importance of sleep for children’s health and social behaviour. The main findings showed that the sleep onset time
The rollercoaster ride of divorce and hope
By Karen Kaye I was blindsided. I did not see this coming. Sure, we had our issues, but I was not prepared for the volcano that would erupt and continue to overflow for a solid decade. I was a stay-at-home mom.
Decode Your Child’s Cold
By Sandra Gordon As miserable as a cough or stuffy nose can make your child feel, it’s helpful to know that cold symptoms can often seem worse they actually are. “Congestion is a normal, healthy response to a virus or an irritant.
Hassle-free Trip Tips for Travelling with Tots
By Sandra Gordon Whether you’re road tripping it to Grandpa and Grandma’s, getting your passports stamped—or something in between–travelling with a little one is always a big adventure. With their love of a set schedule and the familiar, plus loads of gear,
Goat’s Wool Wooden Baby Hairbrush Introduce even the youngest children to hair care with this super soft goat’s wool hair brush. It’s ideal for delicate infant hair and promotes such benefits as: stimulating the scalp, preventing cradle cap, generating blood flow
Baby’s first haircut
By Christine Davis There’s something about cutting your baby’s hair for the first time that’s rather emotional. Whether you’re worried about changing the way he or she looks, or don’t want to lose those beautiful baby curls forever, like I did
Potty Training On the Go: You Can Do It
When you first make the transition to underwear, you may feel tempted to stay at home for the rest of your life. But at some point, you will have to conquer public bathrooms and toilets. The following tips and ideas
Prepped for Potty Time
By Sara Marchessault When it’s time to potty train many parents learn the hard way that it’s not nearly as cute as when their toddler takes a step, not as endearing as the first time they hear “Mama”, and nowhere near
How to doggy-train your toddler
For many when they picture their “perfect” family, they envision a partner, children and the family dog, a loveable, happy-go-lucky four-legged family member who will be a best friend to the children.
Take the time to notice and celebrate your family's achievements, however big or small they might be.
Teaching toddlers how to share
An important lesson every child learns one way or another throughout his life is how to share with others.
Smoother shopping with your toddler in tow
Are you tired of going grocery shopping with a pokey, whiny toddler in tow? Check out these fast and fun ways to keep junior out of trouble while you happily tick items off your list.
Parting with the pacifier: How to break the habit
Ready to help your child give up a pacifier? Here are some tips for navigating the tricky transition.
A toe jam obsession
My daughter is completely obsessed with her toe lint. Each and every time she pulls her socks off, she grabs her foot, hunches over and starts picking through her little wiggly toes.
Getting Ready for Potty Training
Apart from early newborn care, a topic parents frequently lament is potty training their toddler. Some children potty train themselves while other children require much more patience and guidance
Toddler timeouts get thumbs down
Australian Researchers Give Toddler Timeouts A Thumbs Down: They Don't Change Toddler Behavior or Ease Maternal Stress – Sending your toddler for a timeout so he can reconsider his behavior doesn't increase the odds that he'll behave any
Choosing the right gate for your home is very important. Install it before your child starts crawling and don't be shy about mounting gate hardware on your wooden stair posts.
Your six-year-old's LEGO creations are eye-catching and intricate and he budgets his allowance to the penny. It's no wonder his relatives are already placing bets about the math future he's bound to have ahead of him. (Naturally, he's offer
Art tools for toddlers
Crayola outgrew its crayon stage years ago, coming up with countless products that appeal to the imagination and creativity of children. Just so kids don’t have to wait to grow into all that Crayola has to offer, a new line