Toddler

8 Ways Your Potty-Training Toddler Is Trying To Say "Hang In There"

I’m not going to sugar-coat things: potty training is the goddamn worst. In fact, not only is it one of the worst parts of parenting, it's the worst thing you'll ever experience in your entire life. But when I stop and think about the experience, co-…
By Steph Montgomery

7 Red Flags Your Kid Needs Less Screen Time, According To Experts

Screen time is kind of a thing, in case you haven't noticed. Even those of us with the best of intentions — "I will never just sit my kid in front of the television!" — have discovered that a little iPad or television every now and then isn't the end…
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

8 Ways Your Potty-Training Toddler Is Trying To Say "Hang In There"

I’m not going to sugar-coat things: potty training is the goddamn worst. In fact, not only is it one of the worst parts of parenting, it's the worst thing you'll ever experience in your entire life. But when I stop and think about the experience, co-…
By Steph Montgomery

10 Creepy Things Kids Do At Night

I've always loved to watch my kids sleep. When they are sleeping they are so quiet and peaceful. It's as if they transform into otherworldly faeries or mythical beings. But just like mythical beings, kids are creepy AF, you guys, especially at moment…
By Steph Montgomery

Here's How Extended Breastfeeding Affects Your Child's Teeth & Oral Health

I don't think anyone likes going to the dentist. It's not high up on the list of fun ways to spend an afternoon. Therefore, the best way to avoid added trips to the dentist is prevention. That's tricky when it comes to a wiggling baby who has no inte…
By Cat Bowen

These 7 Dog Breeds Are Great Around Kids & OMG They're So Cute & Cuddly

Not every dog is cuddly and kid-friendly. If you make the big decision to get a dog, it's important to understand the different breeds and how they could relate to your children. There are lots of reasons to get a pet, including teaching responsibili…
By Shari Maurer

These 9 Instant Pot Recipes Will Make Even The Pickiest Eater Happy At The Table

Like any parent, I've had my share of parenting hits and misses, but one of my favorite "wins" is my daughter's diverse palate. I don't even know if I can take credit for it, but I would like to think I had something to do with her love for lentils, …
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

Here's The Deal With Toddlers & Cavities In Those Baby Teeth

Sometimes a long day with a toddler can mean a bedtime routine completely goes by the wayside because you are only operating on one mode: Must. Go. To. Bed. In our house, that sometimes means my husband dry brushing our daughter Claire's teeth while …
By Caroline Shannon-Karasik

This Ridiculously Cute & Fluffy Breed Won "Best In Show" & You're Going To Want One RN

With Flynn, an adorable Bichon Frise, winning "Best in show" at the 2018 Westminster Dog Show over 2,800 other dogs, it's hard not to consider adopting one of these doggies yourself. Watching Flynn trot around at the dog show made him seem like the p…
By Shari Maurer

Should You Ask Other Parents If They Have Guns? 8 Moms Reveal How They Do It

Irresponsible gun use is something we have to think long and hard about, especially as parents. It’s our responsibility to do everything we can to keep our kids as safe as possible. For some, that means keeping our kids away from guns entirely. For o…
By Priscilla Blossom

5 Red Flags Your Toddler Isn't Eating Enough

Toddlers are notoriously picky eaters, at least in my experience. You offer mashed potatoes, they want french fries. You give them crackers, they scream for chips. It's frustrating, to be sure, but it's usually their way of vying for independence. It…
By Candace Ganger

Can We All Just Agree That Playing With Toddlers Is The Goddamn Worst?

I love my child. Truly, madly, deeply adore her. She's my sun and stars. She's the funniest, most charming, weirdest, best 2-year-old I know. I enjoy spending time with her reading books, sharing a bowl of popcorn, or talking about our day before bed…
By Kimmie Fink

If You Still Let Your Kids Share Your Bed, Here's What Experts Want You To Know

Not everyone can manage to get a good night's sleep, or any sleep for that matter, with a child's knee in their ribs. But for many parents, sharing their bed with their kid for all or part of the night works for the whole family. However, if you have…
By Emily Westbrooks

9 Ways To Get Your Little One To Stop Sucking Their Thumb

Babies usually pick one of two oral-based self-soothing methods. One is using a pacifier, and the other is sucking their thumb. And while both habits are difficult to drop, I think thumb-sucking is damn-near impossible to get your kid to ditch. I mea…
By Priscilla Blossom

Just Because Your Kid Seems Over The Flu Doesn't Mean They're Out Of Danger

Just over a week and a half ago, I came down with the flu. It was pretty awful, and from what I understand, I only had a very mild case. I was achy, exhausted, feverish, and my head felt like a freshly cracked walnut. It's just today that I'm really …
By Cat Bowen

Kids Are Dying From The Flu: Here's What To Do Right Away If Your Child Gets Sick

This year’s flu epidemic is turning out to be one of the worst in recent history, and it’s all due to the intensity of the season’s predominant influenza strains. People all over the country, children and adults alike, are falling ill, being hospital…
By Mishal Ali Zafar

8 Reasons I Let My Toddler Play Outside Unsupervised

I'm not a helicopter mom, but I'm not exactly a free-range parent either. I like to think of myself as safely ensconced somewhere in the middle. I insist on certain safety measures, like car seats and helmets. I prefer to keep my 2-year-old in my sig…
By Kimmie Fink

7 Low-Key Ways Your Toddler Is Trying To Say "Hey Mom, You're Doing Great!"

The moment your child becomes a toddler your patience, ability to adapt and overcome, and mostly, your sense of humor, are tested. And with so much change and frustration and boundary-pushing, it can be easy to miss the little moments. You know, the …
By Candace Ganger

Some Of Korea's Most Popular Toys Might Look Familiar To You

Obviously, kids love to have fun no matter where they grow up. But how do the types of toys differ between countries? With everyone's eye on South Korea this year for the 2018 Winter Olympics, it's easy to wonder how those children's play time differ…
By Abi Berwager Schreier

13 Moms Share How They Eradicated Their Kid's Fear Of The Public Restroom

Potty training is one of the worst parts of parenting. And just when you think it couldn't get more shoddy than trying to teach your child how to use a toilet at home, you're forced to brave the outside world with your potty-training child. And that,…
By Steph Montgomery

Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Are Already Teaching Their 2-Year-Old About Sex

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are a pretty reserved couple. They don't share photos of their 2-year-old son, Silas' face on the internet and rarely open up about aspects of their personal life. But when they do open up, the things they reveal ca…
By Casey Suglia