Bath Time Help: Singin’ The Bath-Time Blues?

While most children look forward to bath time, many kids develop an aversion to the tub at one point or another Unfortunately, bathing is not optional! So, how can you make bathing easier and less stressful for you and your little landlubber? Start by identifying the source of your child’s discomfort and taking steps to […]

7 Potty Training Tips That Make Life Easier

We’ve all heard horror stories about how difficult and stressful it is to start potty training a toddler But it doesn’t have to be! Once you’ve determined that your child is truly ready (see our companion article), do yourselves a favor and set yourselves up for success. These simple potty training tips can make things […]

5 Ways To Help Fidgety Kids Focus

Some Kids Just Can’t Sit Still!      Is your child the one who is always in motion, whether tapping his feet or twirling her hair? The one who can’t stay seated for any length of time? Lots of kids fidget. The problem is when it interferes with learning, school, or social development. It used to […]

15 Tips For Soothing A Fussy Baby

Bundle of joy? Or bundle of noise? During the first few months of life, most babies cry a full two or three hours each day! Needless to say, many new parents are unprepared for the amount of time their newborns spend fussing. In most cases, crying is normal and healthy—although admittedly not much fun for […]

12 Real World Tips For Traveling With Kids

Where do parents get their best ideas? Often, from other parents! That’s why we’re sharing a dozen clever travel tips provided parents in our online community. These ideas work for them…maybe they’ll work for you. Be a “travel fairy” Purchase small, inexpensive toys to use as rewards during long car trips. For each segment of […]

10 Tips: Easing The Move From Crib To Bed

Goodbye, Crib…Hello, Toddler Bed! Transitioning out of a crib and into a bed is one of childhood’s major milestones. Some toddlers take to the big-kid bed with ease. But many need a little help adjusting. Either way, here are the best tips we’ve found for easing the move from crib to bed.  1. Avoid Pressure […]