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Is Your Child Orally Fixated?

June 23rd, 2014 | By: Sydney Loney
Why some kids just can't stop putting things in their mouths
Is Your Child Orally Fixated?

For infants and toddlers, there’s no such thing as the three-second rule – anything on the ground, whether it’s a fallen morsel of food, the dog’s gnarled chew toy or an old gob of gum, is fair game. And while it may not exactly meet your preferred standards of hygiene, the tendency small children have to put random objects in their mouths is, for the most part, completely normal.

Stop Diaper Changing Battles

June 13th, 2014 | By: Elizabeth Pantley
Why a simple change can turn an angry, squirmy baby into a happy one during diaper change time.
Stop Diaper Changing Battles

Babies are little bundles of energy. Most simply don’t want to lie still to have their diapers changed. They cry, fuss or even crawl away. A simple diaper change can turn into an epic tug-of-war between parent and baby. Here’s how to make your baby’s diaper changes go more smoothly:

Does Hiding Vegetables Help?

June 13th, 2014 | By: Sydney Loney
Our experts weigh in on whether the stealth approach is the best way to deal with picky eaters
Does Hiding Vegetables Help?

It’s frustrating when your baby turns her nose up at sweet potato puree, or your toddler pushes his peas and carrots off the plate. But is it okay to hide vegetables, just to get your child to eat them?

Your Toddler’s Language Skills are More Advanced than you May Think

May 11th, 2014 | By: Nancy Ripton
A new University of Toronto study shows that your toddler’s understanding of languages may be more sophisticated than they’re letting on.
Your Toddler’s Language Skills are More Advanced than you May Think

Your toddler may only be able to say a few words, but you might be surprised by how sophisticated her understanding of language really is. A new study from the University of Toronto found that children as young as 15 months can quickly learn to understand accented speech that they’ve never heard before.

What Is Baby Acne?

April 3rd, 2014 | By: Sydney Loney
Pimples can plague you from infancy to adulthood. Here's how to beat blemishes at any age
What Is Baby Acne?

Contrary to popular belief, babies don’t always have the best skin. A rash often mistaken for acne can appear in the first few weeks after birth, says Dr. Miriam Weinstein, a pediatric dermatologist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. And, in some cases, baby acne does exist. Here's how to treat your child's spots (and maybe even your own!).