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Special Needs

7 Winter Must-Haves for Kids in Wheelchairs

Written by Amber Bobnar

Winter can be challenging for parents of kids in wheelchairs. Luckily, there are things you can do to keep your child warm and safe in the winter.

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.

Special Needs

Your Child’s First PT Evaluation: What to Expect

Written by Alexandra Inman, PT, DPT

Preparing for your child’s first visit to a physical therapist? Find out what happens in an initial physical therapy evaluation!

Special Needs

10 Vestibular Input Activities and Toys

Written by Alexandra Inman, PT, DPT

The vestibular system helps us to maintain postural control, balance, and coordination. Try these fun vestibular input activities and toys with your child!

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Behavior

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...

Behavior

Common Sources of Cognitive Distortions for Kids

Written by Linda Downey, MSW, LCSW

Does your child worry a lot? Cognitive distortions in kids can negatively impact mood and behaviors. Learn how to help your child overcome negative thinking.

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Education

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

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.

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.

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Development

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Development

11 Fine Motor Activity Ideas for Infants and Toddlers

Written by Alexandra Inman, PT, DPT

Is your child struggling to play with toys and use small objects? Read on to learn about fine motor activities for your infant or toddler!

Development

Social-Emotional Activities for Toddlers

Written by Danielle Cotter, MA, LMFT, PMH-C

Learn about social-emotional activities that will help your toddler develop the social and emotional skills needed to thrive in early childhood and beyond.

Development

Crossing the Midline Activities & Exercises for Your Child

Written by Alexandra Inman, PT, DPT

The ability to cross our hands or feet over the midline of our bodies is important for many skills. Learn activities to help your child cross the midline with ease!

Development

What Are “Baby Leaps” and Are They Real?

Written by Ilona Bannister

We decode the baby leaps of the popular Wonder Weeks book to see if this theory might help you and your baby get through those fussy times.

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Health & Nutrition

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Health & Nutrition

Treating Teething Rash: Advice From Experts

Written by Donna Reese, MSN, RN, CSN

Teething rash is a common issue that most babies develop when their teeth erupt through the gums. Learn how to spot this unsightly rash and stop it in its tracks.

Feeding and Eating

9 Healthy Baby Breakfast Ideas for Hungry Munchkins

Written by Ilona Bannister

Whether you’re using traditional or baby-led weaning, these healthy baby breakfast ideas will give your hungry little one a great start to the day.

Health & Nutrition

What Is RSV and Should You Be Concerned?

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

RSV is a common and very contagious respiratory virus. Learn about the signs and symptoms of RSV and what can put your child at risk.

Health & Nutrition

Does Treating Baby Acne With Breast Milk Work?

Written by Jessica Holbrook, MSN, RN, CCRN

You may have heard about treating baby acne with breast milk. Baby acne is caused by hormones in your baby’s system and usually clears up on it’s own.

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Parenting

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Parenting

Pacifier Weaning: Tips, Steps, & the Right Time to Start

Written by Ashlee Kasten

Pacifier weaning doesn’t have to be difficult. Using these pro tips will make the experience much easier!

Parenting

Exersaucer Age Ranges: The Right Ages to Start & Stop

Written by Natasha Combrink

Knowing exersaucer age ranges and weight limits is important for using this piece of baby gear safely. Find out the right time to start and stop using an exersaucer.

Parenting

When Is It Time to Stop Using a Baby Monitor?

Written by Ilona Bannister

The decision to stop using a baby monitor is personal for each family. We share some advice to help you decide when to leave the baby monitor behind.

Parenting

How Often Should Kids Bathe?

Written by Hayley Chalkley

Your child doesn’t always need a bath to get clean. For some kids, too many baths can do more harm than good. So, how often should kids bathe?

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Play

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Sensory Activities

7 DIY Sensory Bottle Ideas for Calm Down Time

Written by Gemma Clare

Sensory bottles are wonderful for calming children and giving them sensory input. Learn how to make an easy DIY sensory bottle at home!

Play

13 Fun Car Activities for Toddlers

Written by Ashlee Kasten

Planning a road trip with a toddler in tow? These 13 fun car activities for toddlers will make your road trip enjoyable!

Parenting, Play

33 Fun Airplane Activities for Toddlers

Written by Ashlee Kasten

If you’ll be flying with a toddler, you’ll want to be prepared. Our list of fun airplane activities for toddlers is all you need to make the flight more enjoyable.

Toys, Visual Impairment

10 Cortical Visual Impairment Toys for Kids With CVI

Written by Leeann Pennington, M.ed, LPC

It's important to choose toys that are relatively simple in design, as complex patterns can be overwhelming for children with CVI.

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Product Reviews

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Product Reviews

Nanobébé Pacifier Review: Active Flexy Pacifier

Written by Amanda Brandt

The Nanobébé Active Flexy is great for babies because it’s flexible, breathable, and made of quality materials.

Product Reviews

Mama Bear Diapers Review [2022]

Written by Ashlee Kasten

We gave Mama Bear diapers a thorough test! Our Mama Bears Diapers Review will let you know if they’re worth purchasing.

Product Reviews

7 Best Potty Training Seats of 2022

Written by Sarah Claywell

With tons of potty training seats to choose from, we did the research for you! Check out this list to find the best potty training seat for your little one.

Product Reviews

Parent’s Choice Diapers Review

Written by Ashlee Kasten

Parent’s Choice diapers are inexpensive, but do they work well? This honest Parent’s Choice diapers review will give you the scoop!

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Potty Training

Potty Training, Product Reviews

Our 5 Favorite Potty Training Apps of 2022

Written by Ilona Bannister

Potty training apps can be fun and educational for toddlers and helpful potty progress trackers for parents. Here are the best apps around for potty training success.

Autism, Potty Training

Autism and Potty Training: A Parent’s Guide

Written by Donna Reese, MSN, RN, CSN

Potty training an autistic child comes with certain challenges. We break down toilet training for kids with autism to guide parents.

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.

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Sleep

Sleep

When to Transition to One Nap From Two

Written by Ilona Bannister

If your baby is ready, we’ve got everything you need to know about making the shift to one nap from two. Checkout our nap transition guide to make the switch.

Sleep

Do Preemies Sleep More Than Full-Term Babies?

Written by Sarah Claywell

Preemies sleep more than full-term babies but may have trouble getting good sleep due to their underdevelopment. Learn what you need for successful preemie rest.

Sleep

5 Surprising Benefits of Using a Sleep Sack

Written by Danielle Cotter, MA, LMFT, PMH-C

Sleep sacks are a safe and convenient sleep option for babies and young children. When used correctly, they can help baby sleep more soundly and comfortably.

Sleep

Contact Napping: What It Is & How to Transition Out of It

Written by Sarah Claywell

Contact napping can come with both benefits and risks for your baby. Find out what contact napping is and how to transition away from it when you’re ready.

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