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SAMi-3 Seizure Monitor Review (& Giveaway!)

Written by Amber Bobnar

The fully customizable SAMi-3 seizure monitor can alert you when your child has a seizure while also minimizing the number of false alarms you receive.

Special Needs

Your Child’s First SLP Evaluation: What to Expect

Written by Nicole Lampi, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-language pathologists will conduct an initial evaluation to determine how a child is using language, understanding language, and interacting with others.

Visual Impairment

Developing Multisensory Skills in Blind Babies

Written by Amber Bobnar

Multisensory play, combining sounds and touch, and encouraging reaching and exploration can help your blind baby develop better spacial awareness.

Special Needs

14 Tactile Input Activities, Toys, & More

Written by Gemma Clare

Tactile input is important for the healthy development of every child. Try these activities and toys at home to engage your child's tactile system.

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Behavior

Behavior

Toddler Won’t Listen? Try These 11 Behavior Tips

Written by Fiona Peacock

Toddler won’t listen? Stay calm, be consistent, and model good behavior. Here are strategies to help you when your toddler doesn’t listen to you.

Behavior

Why Is My Baby So Clingy All of a Sudden?

Written by Linda Downey, MSW, LCSW

When a baby becomes clingy all of a sudden it can be exhausting. Remain calm and learn ways to support your child through this normal phase of development.

Autism, Behavior

How to Discipline a Child With Autism

Written by Linda Downey, MSW, LCSW

Disciplining a child with autism involves using consistent, gentle discipline techniques and understanding your child’s specific needs and behaviors.

Autism, Behavior, Visual Impairment

Managing Difficult Behaviors in Children Who Are Blind and Autistic

Written by Amber Bobnar

Parents of children who are blind and autistic often face unique challenges when it comes to managing behavioral issues. Many traditional behavioral management techniques rely on visual supports, which can...

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Education

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Education

Waldorf vs Montessori: Choosing the Right Method for You

Written by Ashlee Kasten

Montessori and Waldorf might seem like the same things. Learn the differences between Waldorf vs Montessori so you can choose the right one for your child.

Education

Daycare Pros and Cons: What Parents Should Know

Written by Leeann Pennington, M.ed, LPC

When deciding whether to send your child to daycare or not, there are many things to consider. Find out the pros and cons of daycare to help you decide.

Education

Is There a Best Age to Start Daycare?

Written by Ilona Bannister

Find the optimal age for your child to start daycare, whether you’re working, need child free time in your day, or want your toddler to socialize.

Education

Daycare vs Montessori: The Difference for Your Child

Written by Ilona Bannister

Good daycare programs and Montessori preschools will be staffed by caring adults who prioritize your child's safety every day.

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Development

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Development

The 5 Stages of Language Development in Children

Written by Nicole Lampi, MA, CCC-SLP

Children go through five stages of language development starting at birth. Babies practice with simple sounds, which will quickly turn into their first words.

Development

25 Cognitive Activities for Toddlers to Boost Development

Written by Jaimie Florio, MPS, BS

Are you overwhelmed by all the cognitive milestones your toddler needs to reach? Check out this list of fun activities to boost your toddler’s development!

Development

The Babbling Stage in Childhood Language Acquisition

Written by Linda Downey, MSW, LCSW

Babbling is cute and silly, but it also plays an important role in your infant’s language development. Learn how you can encourage your child to babble more.

Development

Pediatric Feeding Therapy: Everything You Need to Know

Written by Gemma Clare

Is your child a picky eater? If you’re concerned about your child’s eating habits, pediatric therapy can help with eating difficulties and find the underlying cause.

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Health & Nutrition

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Health & Nutrition

Help! Why Is My Toddler Coughing at Night?

Written by Jessica Holbrook, MSN, RN, CCRN

Viruses, smoke, or asthma can cause nighttime coughing. You can help your toddler by using a cool mist humidifier or giving them the correct medications.

Feeding and Eating

What’s a Montessori Weaning Table (and Do You Need One?)

Written by Amber Bobnar

Wondering if your baby should use a weaning table or high chair? Learn about the benefits of using a Montessori weaning table when introducing solid foods.

Health & Nutrition

Can Teething Cause Congestion? What Parents Should Know

Written by Jessica Holbrook, MSN, RN, CCRN

Teething can cause gum pain, drooling, and rashes in babies. However, congestion, fevers, and diarrhea are not typical teething symptoms.

Feeding and Eating

8 Organic Baby Snacks Every Parent Should Know About

Written by Fiona Peacock

Organic foods are free from chemical fertilizers and preservatives. Here are some of the best organic baby snacks for your little one to try!

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Parenting

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Parenting

The Back to School Checklist: An Ultimate Parent’s Guide

Written by Kelly O'Lone

Wondering if your kids have everything they need for school? Take the stress out of preparing for the new school year with a back to school checklist.

Parenting

10 Playroom Organization Ideas to Keep Playspaces Tidy

Written by Fiona Peacock

Here are some simple playroom organization hacks to keep the playroom neat and tidy to encourage your child’s independence.

Parenting

130 Mom Hobbies (Including Some That Pay)

Written by Jaimie Florio, MPS, BS

Are you looking to make some time for yourself again but not sure where to start? Check out this list of mom hobbies, including some that pay!

Parenting

13 Beach Essentials for Babies Not to Forget This Summer

Written by Ashlee Kasten

Headed to the beach with a baby in tow? Make sure you have these beach essentials for babies packed with you!

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Play

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Play

9 Kiddie Pool Games to Keep You Cool This Summer

Written by Ashlee Kasten

Looking to keep your kids busy outdoors this summer? These fun kiddie pool games are both fun and cool!

Sensory Activities

Sensory Input: Everything a Parent Needs to Know

Written by Jaimie Florio, MPS, BS

Your child’s challenging behaviors may have to do with their senses. Learn why they may act out and what you can do to help with fun at-home activities!

Play

Unoccupied Play: Everything a Parent Needs to Know

Written by Ilona Bannister

Unoccupied play is your newborn's way of learning about the world, and you, through play. Find out everything you need to know about this stage of development.

Sensory Activities

Tactile Sensitivity: What Parents Need to Know

Written by Leeann Pennington, M.ed, LPC

Worried your child may have tactile sensitivity? Here is all you need to know.

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Product Reviews

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Product Reviews

7 Best High Chair Mats of 2023

Written by Sarah Claywell

Don’t waste your valuable time cleaning up messes that could easily be prevented. Check out the best high chair mats and make mealtime a breeze.

Product Reviews

7 Best High Chairs for Baby-Led Weaning in 2023

Written by Sarah Claywell

Start your baby’s solid food journey off on the right foot by picking the best high chair for baby-led weaning from our list of tried and true options.

Product Reviews

7 Best Slim & Narrow Car Seats of 2023

Written by Ilona Bannister

Did you know you can find slim and narrow car seats for just about any car for just about any family? Check out our list of the best narrow car...

Product Reviews

7 Best Beach Bags for Moms of 2023

Written by Ashlee Kasten

Looking for the perfect beach bag for your next family vacation? The best beach bags for moms are all right here!

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Potty Training

Potty Training

Cloth Diapers for Beginners: A New Parent’s Guide

Written by Tiffany Griffith

Find everything you need to know in this guide to cloth diapering for beginners—when to start using them, how many you need, and how to use, wash, and maintain them.

Potty Training

13 Benefits of Cloth Diapers Every Parent Should Know

Written by Sarah Claywell

There’s no shortage of benefits when it comes to using cloth diapers. Check out the reasons you should make the switch today!

Potty Training, Product Reviews, Special Needs

Peelaways Disposable Bed Sheets Review

Written by Shiri Ronen-Attia

Changing sheets and cleaning up after bedwetting can be a challenge. Peelaway disposable bed sheets are waterproof and make changing sheets easy!

Potty Training

How to Clean Cloth Diapers

Written by Ashlee Kasten

Cleaning cloth diapers doesn’t have to be difficult! This easy guide on how to clean cloth diapers will simplify your routine.

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Sleep

Sleep

A 2-Year-Old Sleep Regression Guide for Tired Toddlers

Written by Kelly O'Lone

The 2-year-old sleep regression causes disruptions to otherwise solid sleep patterns because of teething, developmental milestones, separation anxiety, and significant life changes.

Sleep

How to Keep Your Cat Out of Your Baby’s Crib & Bassinet

Written by Ashlee Kasten

Cats love warm and cozy places like your baby’s bassinet. Using a cat cover for your bassinet and these tips will keep your baby safe.

Sleep

The One Nap Schedule for Toddlers: Making the Switch

Written by Ashlee Kasten

Making the switch from 2 naps to 1 doesn’t have to be difficult! Follow this simple one-nap schedule to help your toddler transition smoothly.

Sleep

A 6-Month-Old Sleep Schedule for a Well-Rested Baby

Written by Tiffany Griffith

How much sleep and how many naps does a 6-month-old baby need? Here’s how parents can set up a consistent healthy sleep schedule for a well-rested baby.

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