How Children Play: What's Similar, What's Different

Does your child prefer blocks or board games? Hitting a ball or pretending the ball belongs to a wizard? Pick up some insights on child development as you watch your toddler or preschooler play.

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Toddler Sleep Disruptions

Toddlers work hard to master standing and walking, and pursuing those goals may upset their other routines, especially their sleeping and napping schedules. Learn how to cope with these changes.

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The 2-Year-Old Picky Eater

Many 2-year-olds are very particular about food choices and what they will eat. Find out how to avoid battles during this challenging stage.

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Potty-Training Problems?

The road to potty training success usually has a few bumps along the way, and no wonder: it's a complex process for your child to master. Learn more about potty training ups and downs.

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Temper tantrums: Dealing with baby tantrums

Is 'no' a favorite word in your house these days? Our toddlers tend to test the limits not only by saying no constantly, but by running away, or even throwing things.

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When to Start Potty Training: Signs Your Child Is Ready

Time to start potty training? Watch for certain behaviors and skills to gauge if your child is ready. No worries if not — all kids eventually become trained! Check out this list of readiness signs.

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Your Child’s First Birthday: Building Lasting Memories

Birthday parties are great, but they only last a few hours. Find out how to celebrate your baby's first birthday in ways that are more permanent and meaningful.

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Staying Safe While Enjoying the Great Outdoors

Preschoolers love outdoor adventures. Whether you camp far away or just walk in a local park, you should know what to do if anyone gets lost or separated. Learn the basics of staying safe outdoors.

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Discipline Beyond Timeout

Now that your child is almost 4, you may want to try some different approaches to discipline. Catching your child being good, for instance, is a powerful tool for changing behavior. Get more advice.

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Toddler Nutrition: Making Choices at Mealtimes

Toddlers are capable of making decisions about what and how much to eat. For parents, a good strategy is to offer a variety of foods — and then back off. Learn more about toddler nutrition and choices.

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Well Baby Visit: 18 Months

At this checkup, your toddler will receive a number of immunizations and be evaluated for growth, and you'll have a chance to bring up questions and ask for advice. Learn more about the 18-month visit.

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Halloween Safety Tips

Are you gearing up to celebrate Halloween with your family? Check out some ways to have a safe, fun-filled holiday with your little ones.

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Toddler Bike Safety and Baby Bike Seat Safety

Thinking of taking your baby for a spin, as a passenger on your bike? Or is your child ready to ride a trike or something with two wheels? Get some helpful safety guidance for your passenger or pedaler.

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Baby Food Allergies and Intolerance

What is the difference between food allergy and food intolerance? Which precautions and measures do you need to take to help your child who is having reactions to food?

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Healthy Snack Ideas for Your Toddler and Preschooler

Discover nutritious and healthy toddler snacks to feed your growing child.

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Having another baby: Helping your older child cope

Ideas to make the introduction of a new sibling easier on your older child.

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