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Why Babies Smile

April 2nd, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
Is your baby happy to see you, or does she just have gas? Find out what your baby's smile really means.
Why Babies Smile

It’s hard not to feel overjoyed when your baby gazes adoringly into your eyes and flashes a brief, but unmistakable smile. But is she really trying to communicate her joy at seeing you, or does she simply have gas?

Helping Your Toddler Make Friends

March 20th, 2015 | By: Sydney Loney
How to teach your toddler to forge healthy first friendships
Helping Your Toddler Make Friends

Studies show that children with friends have a greater sense of well-being, higher self-esteem and fewer social problems than children without friends. Here’s how to help your child find healthy, fulfilling friendships.

Baby's Developmental Milestones

February 6th, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
From crawling to saying his first words, learning when to expect your baby's milestones can help you adjust to his changing needs.
Baby's Developmental Milestones

We all want our kids to have the brains of Einstein, the coordination of Michael Jordan and the grace of a prima ballerina, but just because your baby reaches a milestone ahead of schedule doesn't mean he's headed for greatness. (If he's a little slower getting there, that's usually no biggie either.) Tracking milestones can be helpful in gauging appropriate playtime, providing a safe environment and exposing potential problems. Here's how to monitor your baby's progress:

Tummy Time for Babies

February 2nd, 2015 | By: Nancy Ripton
Why it's important for your newborn to spend time on her tummy.
Tummy Time for Babies

Tummy time is important because it prevents flattening of the head and enhances motor development. “Tummy time teaches babies to push up on their arms,” says child development expert Lora Lesak. Motor development occurs from head to toe, so if a baby is slow to develop shoulder strength, delays will trickle down to rolling, sitting and crawling.

Turn the Terrible Twos into Something Terrific

January 8th, 2015 | By: Joanne Baum
Eight tips for maintaining your sanity with a toddler
Turn the Terrible Twos into Something Terrific

You're no longer operating in a totally sleep-deprived state and rarely have spit up on your clothes, but now your child is beginning to voice her concerns, needs and wants with actual words–and sometimes more forcefully than others. Occasionally, you find yourself wishing she came equipped with a "pause" button.
    Not to worry–all parents find themselves in the same position: loving most of it and wondering, at times, what they've gotten themselves into. Here are eight tips to help see you through those tricky days of toddlerdom: