Dorothy Sebez

Dorothy Sebez is a mother to one incredible boy and swears by positive parenting principles. As a freelance writer, she has crafted resumes for job-seekers and has written articles for home decor, local community, and lifestyle magazines. When she’s not researching the best crawling toys for babies, she can be found running amuck in a field with her son, husband, and giant dog.

African American mom hugging her cute kid at home while checking his teeth.

Health & Nutrition

How Long Does Teething Last?

To get an idea of what to expect from your baby’s teething journey, it’s helpful to become familiar with the stages and symptoms of teething.

A little boy outside playing with water beads.

Sensory Activities

Water Beads: 7 Fun Sensory Play Activities for Kids

Water bead sensory play is ideal for children 5+ years old and can help kids develop fine and gross motor, language, and social skills.

Newborn throwing tantrums in bed.

Behavior, Sleep

Bedtime Tantrums: 22 Tips for Taming Tired Toddlers

Bedtime tantrums are stressful, especially at the end of a long day. Perhaps you've even ended up throwing tantrums of your own.

Baby with pacifier resting in its mother's arms.

Breastfeeding

The 5 Best Pacifiers for Breastfed Babies of 2022

Mommy’s breast may not always be readily available for your baby. What’s a fussy baby and busy parent to do? Enter your sanity savior: the pacifier. 

Baby scratching face.

Health & Nutrition

My Baby Scratches Their Head a Lot: Should I Be Concerned?

It’s normal for babies to scratch their heads, but if your baby’s constant scratching causes skin irritation here's what to do.

little girl in time out

Behavior, Parenting

9 Alternatives to Time Out for Toddlers

Alternatives to time outs include positive discipline techniques that focus on communication and development of real life skills.

baby boy crawling toward a plush ball

Fine and Gross Motor, Product Reviews

Best Crawling Toys for Babies in 2022

The best crawling toys for babies not only serve as encouragement for crawling, but also provide entertainment and opportunities for exploration.

yawning baby

Sleep

How to Help Your Overtired Baby Fall Asleep

Overtiredness sets your baby’s body into overdrive and becomes a cycle that is difficult to break. We'll give you tips to break the cycle!

happy boy potty training

Potty Training

Potty Training Age: When’s the Right Time to Start?

Resist rushing your child into potty training. Children show signs of potty training readiness between 24 and 36 months old.

Baby crawling on carpet.

Development, Fine and Gross Motor

How To Encourage Crawling: 10 Creative Tips for Your Baby

Tummy time is one of the greatest forms of encouragement you can give to your baby as she learns how to crawl. Now learn what the other nine are.

crying baby

Sleep

How to Help Your Overstimulated Baby Fall Asleep

Learn how to recognize if you have an overstimulated baby and find strategies to help them calm down and fall asleep.