Your 6-month-old is still growing rapidly and may have a wonderful new skill on the horizon: sitting up! This visit will likely include lots of immunizations, so it may help to know what to expect. Find out more about the 6-month visit.
Help! What does my baby really need? Having a checklist of basic items is a great way to make your way through the scores of cute baby items on store shelves and web sites. Get more information on layette basics.
Cooking together can be a great activity for you and your toddler or preschooler — as long as you take the right steps to keep your child safe in the kitchen. Follow these guidelines to cook up some fun with your little one.
That special day is quickly approaching—the day you'll bring your newborn home from the hospital. You may be wondering what this transition will be like, and how you'll manage your new role as a parent. Check out these homecoming tips.
You may not be planning to have another baby right now. But there are some simple, commonsense steps you can take now that can help get you set for when you are ready to become pregnant again. Find out more.
Setbacks during the potty training process can be frustrating for us as parents and for our kids, too. With a little knowledge and some practical tips, we can make it past the difficult times and move things forward. Learn more.
Mac and cheese, PBJ's . . . Our children love eating their favorite foods, day after day. Turns out that we can make these kid-pleasers even more healthful — and not affect the taste — by just switching an ingredient or two. Learn more.
Your baby's skin is so soft and smooth, you just can't resist touching it! To help keep it that way, take a look at a few tips for preventing dryness and avoiding sun damage. Get more information on baby skin care.
Is your child eating only a few foods these days, or not eating as much as before? Try not to worry, as this is a normal pattern for kids at this age. Check out these smart mealtime strategies for a picky toddler.
We all want to keep our children as safe as possible. A good way to start is to keep a close eye on their environment, inside and out, paying attention to the gear we use in their daily lives. Find out more about safety.
Our new little walkers will very likely take a few falls. If a tooth gets bumped in the process, we can help by following a few simple first aid tips, starting with applying pressure to stop any bleeding. Get more helpful tips.
Time to hit the road (or board a plane) with your little ones? Whether it's trains, planes, or automobiles, traveling with more than one child takes some planning, patience, and ingenuity. Here are some parent-tested ideas for your journey.
Many of us have wonderful childhood memories of time spent with Grandma and Grandpa. We can share this gift with our own children by keeping them in close touch with their grandparents. Learn more about celebrating grandparents.
There's nothing like a fresh-out-of-the-bath baby. And it can be tempting to bathe our little ones every night. Two or three baths a week are fine, though — our babies just don't get that dirty (wait till they're toddlers!). Get more tips.
It seems as if your baby went from crawling to walking in the blink of an eye. Here’s how to maintain safety around stairs as your little one moves on to another important developmental milestone, stair climbing.
Your child's smile brightens your day. To keep that smile bright, nothing beats early dental care. Picking a child-friendly dentist is a great start, along with teaching your child to brush twice a day. Get more great tips.
Seeing your baby's hair snipped off at the first haircut can be a bittersweet experience for you. And your child may find the whole thing unsettling and even scary. Here's how to create a tear-free trip to the hair salon.
Looking for ways to add some artsy creativity to your toddler's play? Try out some activities that involve craft supplies. These toddler craft ideas can be fun and educational, and will keep your tot happy and busy.
Ready for your first family trip? Have your little one sleep in the portable bed for a few nights before the trip, to get used to it. Also, bring plenty of water (for you) and lots of baby wipes. Get more travel-with-baby tips.
Now that your baby has arrived, everyone wants to celebrate with the newest family member. The solution: Have all the relatives come to your house! Find out how to plan a stress-free holiday gathering.
Finding gifts for everyone on your list can take a huge chunk of time — which you don't have enough of during the holiday season. Learn how to streamline your shopping, get it all done, and start relaxing.
Turn your family photos into activity cards you can use to entertain your child. Looking at family pictures will not only engage your baby but also help him learn more about his world and the important people in his life.
What could be more fun than exploring the great outdoors with your baby or toddler. Grab a stroller (or your little one's hand), lace up your walking shoes, and head out for some time with Mother Nature. Learn more.
Got the phones and cameras ready? Sometime soon, our babies will officially become toddlers, taking those teetering first steps! This independent mobility opens up a whole new world for our children. Get more information on first steps.
Being a mom, we all know, takes a lot of energy and strength. Not to mention that we're on call 24/7. So it makes good sense to learn how to move properly and use the correct muscles in our daily activities. Find out more.
Our babies are learning, growing, and changing every day, and watching this happen is one of our chief joys as parents. Questions about what your baby is up to these days? Get some answers by using this tool.