All Topics

Special Needs

Filter by: Adoption, Advocacy, Assistive Technology, Schools for the Blind, Support

Development, Special Needs

Understanding Cognitive Developmental Delay in Children

Written by Linda Downey, MSW, LCSW

Cognitive developmental delays occur when a child’s thinking and reasoning are significantly below the expected average. Learn the signs and best ways to help.

Braille and Literacy, Special Needs

How to Teach a Child With Dyslexia

Written by Ilona Bannister

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.

Support

3 Things All Special Needs Moms Need To Do Now To Maintain Their Sanity

Written by Shiri Ronen-Attia

It’s natural for special needs parents to go above and beyond for their children, but we need to remember that it's important to take a break as well.

Special Needs, Support

10 Tips for Grandparents of Visually Impaired Children

Written by Amber Bobnar

What can you do when your grandchild is born with a disability? Here are tips to help you relate to your family and give them the support they need.

See all Special Needs >>

Behavior

Behavior

Help! Why Is My Baby Chewing on His Tongue? 

Written by Tiffany Griffith

If you're asking why your baby is chewing on their tongue, rest assured that it's a normal habit that most babies outgrow quickly.

Behavior

How to Deal With Sensory Overload in Children

Written by Lydia Mockensturm

You can help your child manage their symptoms and even prevent future meltdowns by learning how to deal with sensory overload.

Behavior

How to Discipline a Child With ADHD

Written by Ilona Bannister

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

Behavior

How to Discipline a Child With DMDD

Written by Sarah Villavicencio, BSN, RN

Having trouble disciplining your child with DMDD? There are many strategies a parent can use.

See all Behavior >>

Education

Filter by: Braille and Literacy, IEPs, iPad Apps and Accessibility, Math and Science

Math and Science

How To Make a Solar Oven: Step By Step

Written by Amber Bobnar

Building a solar oven is a great way to teach your child about heat, insulation, and the scientific method.

Braille and Literacy, Special Needs

How to Teach a Child With Dyslexia

Written by Ilona Bannister

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.

iPad Apps and Accessibility, Math and Science

Sonokids Apps Introduce Space, STEM, and Sonification to Kids Who Are Blind

Written by Amber Bobnar

These iPad apps from Sonokids feature the astronaut character CosmoBally who teaches blind children about space and sonification.

Braille and Literacy, Education

11 Word Games to Help Kids With Dyslexia Recognize Sight Words

Written by Holly DiBella-McCarthy, MEd

Children with dyslexia have difficulty remembering words that don't follow conventional rules, such as high-frequency sight words.

See all Education >>

Development

Filter by: Communication, Fine and Gross Motor, Orientation and Mobility

Development

Developing Visual Motor Skills in Children

Written by Natasha Combrink

Combined with fine and gross motor skills, visual motor skills help children perform small and large tasks.

Development

12 Fun Hand-Eye Coordination Games for Kids

Written by Lydia Mockensturm

Encouraging your child to play and explore is one of the best things you can do to improve hand-eye coordination.

Development, Special Needs

Understanding Cognitive Developmental Delay in Children

Written by Linda Downey, MSW, LCSW

Cognitive developmental delays occur when a child’s thinking and reasoning are significantly below the expected average. Learn the signs and best ways to help.

Development, Feeding and Eating

Developing Oral Motor Skills in Children

Written by Ashlee Kasten

Oral motor skills develop throughout your child’s first two years of life. Wondering what to expect? Our list of skills by age will help keep you informed.

See all Development >>

Health & Nutrition

Filter by: Eye Conditions and Syndromes, Feeding and Eating, Research Studies

Health & Nutrition

Is It Normal for a Newborn’s Eyes to Roll Back in Their Head?

Written by Ilona Bannister

If your newborn’s eyes roll back in their head how do you know if it’s something to worry about or just one of those things that babies do?

Development, Feeding and Eating

Developing Oral Motor Skills in Children

Written by Ashlee Kasten

Oral motor skills develop throughout your child’s first two years of life. Wondering what to expect? Our list of skills by age will help keep you informed.

Health & Nutrition, Parenting

Can I Drink Ensure While Pregnant?

Written by Sarah Villavicencio, BSN, RN

While Ensure can promote health, you’ll want to make sure you understand the ingredients and the quantities that are right for you.

Health & Nutrition, Parenting

Drool Rash vs Eczema: How to Tell the Difference

Written by Ashlee Kasten

Drool rashes are common among teething babies and cause irritating red patches on the face and neck just like eczema, but there are key differences.

See all Health & Nutrition >>

Parenting

Filter by: Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding

How Long Is Warmed Breast Milk Good for?

Written by Matt Murphy, DNP, RN, CEN, TCRN

The facts around storing, thawing, and knowing how long to keep warmed breast milk are important to keep your baby safe. We’re here to support you in knowing those facts.

Parenting

What Ages Are Safe for a Bumbo Seat?

Written by Hayley Chalkley

While the suggested Bumbo seat age is between 3 and 12 months, we dig a little deeper into why it might be better to wait until your baby is a...

Breastfeeding

How Many Calories Are in Breast Milk?

Written by Donna Reese, MSN, RN, CSN

Learn all about breast milk. We break down the nutrients and how many calories are in breast milk, along with tips on how to make your milk even more nutritious!

Breastfeeding

Do You Need To Make Your Breast Milk Fattier?

Written by Sarah Livelo, MD

Breast milk fats are essential for your baby’s growth and development. Find out how much fat is in breast milk so your child will always get the right amount of...

See all Parenting >>

Play

Filter by: Holiday Crafts and Ideas, Light Play, Music Play, Sensory Activities, Tactile Art, Toys

Light Play, Product Reviews

The 5 Best Light Up Sensory Toys of 2022

Written by Ashlee Kasten

Light-up sensory toys have become a popular choice for helping children calm down. With our list of the best, you’re sure to find a toy your child loves!

Sensory Activities

Body Socks: 10 Fun Sensory Play Activities for Kids

Written by Gemma Clare

Body socks are incredibly versatile and can be both calming or stimulating, depending on how you use them.

Sensory Activities

Scooter Board Activities: 18 Sensory Play Ideas for Kids

Written by Tiffany Griffith

Scooter boards provide sensory input and limitless options for play. They promote cognitive, speech, and motor development while encouraging self-regulation.

Sensory Activities

21 DIY Sensory Activities for Infants

Written by Tiffany Griffith

We've gathered some effortless, inexpensive ways to create a variety of sensory play activities for you and your little one to enjoy.

See all Play >>

Product Reviews

Filter by: Giveaways

Light Play, Product Reviews

The 5 Best Light Up Sensory Toys of 2022

Written by Ashlee Kasten

Light-up sensory toys have become a popular choice for helping children calm down. With our list of the best, you’re sure to find a toy your child loves!

Product Reviews

The 5 Best WiFi Baby Monitors of 2022

Written by Ashlee Kasten

If you’re searching for the best WiFi baby monitors, your search stops here! We’ve gathered a list of the top Wifi baby monitors so you can shop in confidence.

Product Reviews

The 12 Best Organic Crib Mattresses of 2022

Written by Ilona Bannister

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.

Product Reviews

5 Best Baby Carriers of 2022

Written by Ilona Bannister

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.

See all Product Reviews >>

Potty Training

Potty Training

The Ultimate Potty Training Kit: Everything You Need to Start

Written by Ashlee Kasten

Ready to start potty training? Don’t start before you’ve assembled your potty training kit! We’ve outlined everything you need to potty train with success.

Potty Training

Potty Training Regression: 5 Tips to Get Back on Track

Written by Linda Downey, MSW, LCSW

Potty training regression occurs when a potty-trained child suddenly has consistent accidents. These tips can help parents get a child back on track.

Potty Training

A Guide to Elimination Communication Potty Training

Written by Ashlee Kasten

Looking to go diaper-free with elimination communication? Follow our guide to successfully potty-train your little one using these tips!

Potty Training

The Best Pull-Ups for Older Bedwetters

Written by Amber Bobnar

Pull-ups usually fit toddlers weighing from 15 to 50 pounds, but it is possible to find pull-ups in larger sizes for older bedwetters.

See all Potty Training >>

Sleep

Sleep

Why Is My Newborn Grunting and Squirming While Sleeping?

Written by Linda Downey, MSW, LCSW

Newborn grunting and squirming while sleeping is completely normal. Several factors contribute to the noise and movements your baby exhibits at night.

Sleep

What Should a Baby Wear Under a Swaddle?

Written by Gemma Clare

There are clear signals for what your baby should wear under a swaddle, so you can sleep easy knowing your baby is both snug and safe.

Sleep

Gentle Sleep Training: No-Cry Methods for Better Sleep

Written by Leeann Pennington, M.ed, LPC

Are you awake again at 3 am to soothe a crying baby? Are you ready for a good night’s sleep? Gentle Sleep Training could be just the answer you need!

Sleep

How to Help Your Congested Baby Sleep

Written by Hayley Chalkley

Humidifiers, saline nose drops, a steamy bathroom and upright snuggles can help clear your baby’s stuffy nose and help you both get the sleep you need.

See all Sleep >>