Thumb-Sucking: When Is It Time To Stop?

Pros And Cons Of Thumb-Sucking For infants and toddlers, thumbsucking is a natural, beneficial form of self-soothing. Sucking is, after all, one of a newborn’s first reflexes. But as kids mature, the detriments start outweighing the benefits. When does that “thumbs up” become a “thumbs down?” Here’s what experts have to say about why, when, […]

Six Fast Sun Facts For Kids

Teach Sun Protection At An Early Age! One of the greatest gifts you can give your child is to follow healthy sun protection habits from the start. Because the more we learn about UV exposure, the more dangerous we know it is for babies and kids. Know the facts! The effects of UV exposure are […]

Simple Sun Protection Tips For Parents

Don’t Let A Sunburn Ruin Your Day You know the dangers of UV exposure, especially for kids. The good news is, practicing good sun safety is really a matter of taking some simple precautions. Eventually, these will become second nature for your family. And in the meantime, you’ll teach your child good sun protection habits […]

SID’s Information Every Parent Should Know

Every new parent needs to learn about SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. And while the numbers are decreasing, about 2,500 infants in the United States still die from SIDS each year. Scientists don’t yet know how to prevent it, but there are specific precautions you can take to reduce SIDS risk. What Is SIDS? […]

Pretend Play: The Magical Benefits Of Role Play

Children Love To Role Play “Let’s play castle! I’ll be the princess—you be the knight!” “Mommy, can I help wash the dishes?” “When I grow up, I want to be a fireman.” Sound familiar? If you have a child, you probably hear these things all the time. Children are naturally drawn to role play—the magical […]

Pool Safety: 13 Steps To A Safer Backyard Pool

Is Your Pool Safe For Children? A backyard pool can be wonderfully beneficial for kids. Swimming is not only fun, it’s terrific exercise. In addition, a pool can set the scene for hours of quality family time, as well as playtime with friends. However, having a pool is also a huge responsibility. According to the […]

Playgroup Power: Secrets To Planning Successful Playdates

Playdates Are More than Just Fun For Children For most kids, playdates are one of their favorite activities, but there’s more going on here than just having fun. When it comes to building social skills and forming first friendships, playdates are powerful learning tools. Playdates help kids develop a range of interpersonal skills, including communication, […]