Ilona Bannister

Ilona Bannister is a mother of two energetic young boys who have dyslexia and ADHD. She is the author of two novels, When I Ran Away and Little Prisons, and she has contributed to The Guardian, Literary Hub, and Moms Don’t Have Time to Write.

Happy middle-aged man and his pregnant wife arranging baby bed with mattress at home.

Product Reviews

The 12 Best Organic Crib Mattresses of 2023

There are a lot of organic and non-toxic crib mattresses on the market now for parents to choose from, and we’ve found some of the best.

Mother teaching her child to read.

Braille and Literacy, Special Needs

How to Teach a Child With Dyslexia

Dyslexia can be challenging for kids and parents, but there are ways to teach a child with dyslexia to help them achieve their literacy - and life - goals.

Woman with her son in baby carrier at home.

Product Reviews

5 Best Baby Carriers of 2023

Know the difference between a sling, a wrap, a structured carrier, and a hybrid? How about when to use a baby backpack? No? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Baby monitor and camera on table near crib with child in room.

Product Reviews

The 7 Best Baby Monitors for Deaf Parents of 2023

Finding the right baby monitor, particularly one that’s useful for deaf or hearing impaired parents, can be overwhelming, but we found some great ones.

Tired stressed single mom having headache feeling annoyed about noisy active kid jumping on sofa

Behavior

How to Discipline a Child With ADHD

Disciplining a child with ADHD is about setting clear expectations and giving simple instructions to help them learn to behave and make better choices.

A young woman with her child playing with her teeth

Sleep

How to Help a Teething Baby Sleep

Is your baby’s teething keeping everyone in your house up at night? Find out how to soothe teething pain and help your teething baby sleep with these tips.

Young girl with down syndrome playing with toy blocks alone and wearing noise cancelling earphone.

Autism, Product Reviews

13 Best Noise Canceling Headphones for Autism of 2023

Here are our 13 best noise canceling headphones for autism to help your child cope with loud noises, sound sensitivity, and sensory overload.

Asian millennial mother breast feeding her baby.

Breastfeeding

When Does Cluster Feeding End?

Cluster feeding can seem like a never-ending cycle of baby feeding and sleep deprivation. Fortunately, it's only a phase and does pass eventually.

Sensory experiences for autistic boy.

Autism, Toys

The 10 Best Sensory Toys for Autism of 2023

There are many sensory toys for children with special needs that will help develop their sensory systems as well as being fun. Here are a few of the best!

Toddlers sitting on chamber pot and playing with toys.

Potty Training

Potty Training Boys: 6 Strategies That Work

Here are some strategies that should make potty training your little boy a rewarding experience for him and for you.

Mother breast feeding daughter.

Breastfeeding

Does Breast Milk Stain? Yes! But Here’s How to Remove It

There are specific oxygen-based bleaching products for baby clothes that work on milk stains and claim to be gentle on the skin.

Cute little baby in a stroller outdoor.

Product Reviews

The 10 Best Bassinet Strollers of 2023

The best bassinet strollers are ones that will last through the stages of your child’s development, from newborn to toddler.