Childcare

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What to Expect With a Newborn

What to Expect With a Newborn

Even the most perceptive parent takes a moment to realize that she has gone from a pregnant woman to a mother with a few not-so-simple pushes. It might even take you a few hours or even days to get used ... - test

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What to Expect From a Young Baby

What to Expect From a Young Baby

Most parenting books and articles will jump from birth to four months in terms of developmental milestones and important factors such as eating and sleeping. While a lot does happen around four months, there is a lot that happens before ... - test

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What to Expect From a Toddler

What to Expect From a Toddler

Toddlers are a group that will keep you on your toes, but also warm your heart more than any other age. The term toddler can be applied as early as a year, or sometimes sooner depending on when your child ... - test

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What to Expect from a Baby

What to Expect from a Baby

In the first four months of life, you have likely learned how challenging it can be to become a parent and have worked tirelessly (or tiredly) at fulfilling your child’s every demand. Fortunately for you the payoff is coming as ... - test

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5 Ways to Help Your Sensitive Child

5 Ways to Help Your Sensitive Child

A sensitive child can be both a blessing and a curse – although truly no child is a curse, his fears and sensitive nature can grate on even the most patient parent from time to time. A sensitive nature can ... - test

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7 Common Developmental Concerns for Parents

7 Common Developmental Concerns for Parents

All parents worry about something, and their child’s development is a great area to focus all of that nervous energy and anxiety – especially with so many experts on the topic around every turn. There are easily hundreds of topics ... - test

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5 Ways to Encourage Your Baby’s Physical Development

5 Ways to Encourage Your Baby’s Physical Development

Babies develop at their own rate, and parents want their little one to do well on the developmental charts and at the doctor’s appointments. While the little ones do take their time and work at their own pace, you can ... - test

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Five Common Complaints about Childcare

Five Common Complaints about Childcare

It’s hard to find a childcare solution that feels perfect. Most parents have a hard time believing someone else will enjoy and care for their child as well as they can, and it’s common to have to sacrifice childcare arrangements ... - test

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Complicated Childcare Solutions

Complicated Childcare Solutions

When you work a nine-to-five job, you can easily find solutions to childcare. Nannies are available during working hours and many preschools and childcare centers are open. But when your hours are variable or you have unusual hours to work, ... - test

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The Top Ten Nappy Bag Essentials

The Top Ten Nappy Bag Essentials

Caring for a baby is a full-time job, and it is even more cumbersome when you’re out and about. Not only are you toting along a baby and a stroller, you have your own purse and then the infamous nappy ... - test

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Ten Things to Ask a Caregiver

Ten Things to Ask a Caregiver

Selecting a caregiver for your children can be a tedious and emotionally draining process. You don’t want to leave your baby with anyone less than the best, but finding that individual can be challenging if you don’t know the right ... - test

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Cloth v. Disposable

Cloth v. Disposable

In our new green movement, and for years before that, many mothers have opted for a more natural approach to diapering. Disposable diapers are outrageously convenient, but are also expensive and wasteful. Cloth diapers have gotten easier to use and ... - test

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Choose the Right Babysitter

Choose the Right Babysitter

If you’ll be leaving your child with a babysitter during the day, be sure you’ve picked one that not only meets the needs of you and your child, but exceeds them as well. The caregiver for your child is extremely ... - test

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Childcare for Infants

Childcare for Infants

When your maternity leave is over in just a few short weeks, you have to face the inevitable childcare options. But selecting a childcare option for infants is more difficult than for an older child. Older children flourish in the ... - test

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Basic Childcare Options

Basic Childcare Options

When it comes to childcare, there are many different options and most parents try a few before determining what is best for their family. The prices and availability of various options can vary quite substantially by location, so always fully ... - test

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Baby Baths

Baby Baths

Giving your baby a bath is one of the most endearing aspects of parenthood. There is something soothing and sweet about your little one experiencing his first bath and later kicking and splashing joyfully in the tub. Baby bath time ... - test

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Baby Carriers and Slings

Baby Carriers and Slings

Long a favorite of mothers, carriers and slings are finally getting the recognition they deserve. Using a front baby carrier or sling has become even more popular than ever thanks to books on attachment parenting, providing womblike environments, and general ... - test

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10 Tricks for Easier Diaper Changes

10 Tricks for Easier Diaper Changes

It’s almost amusing how little you really know about basic baby care until you’re thrown into parenting. Changing a diaper seems simple, and once you know what you’re doing it is, but sometimes getting that diaper on the baby is ... - test

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Celebrating Your Child’s Birth

Celebrating Your Child’s Birth

Your child’s birth is a mumentous occasion and should be celebrated. How you choose to celebrate your child’s birth is up to you and should be done in a way that is meaningful yet appropriate for the hospital or birthing ... - test

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Play Time, Quiet Time, Rest Time

Play Time, Quiet Time, Rest Time

In a child’s life, there should be zones of activity. This means that not everything runs at one speed at all times. Instead, there is a time for everything, even if it doesn’t occur at the same exact clock time ... - test

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Surviving a Car Trip with Young Children

Surviving a Car Trip with Young Children

When you decide to take the family on the road you need to be prepared. You need to pack the endless supply of bottles, finger food and sippy cups, but you also need to figure out your plan for entertaining ... - test

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When Your Normal Goes Awry

When Your Normal Goes Awry

Children are amazing creatures. So much of what they do can be predicted – another bedtime battle perhaps, but so much of life with children is unpredictable. The most common victim of living with children is your daily routine. When ... - test

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The Top 10 Mum Myths

The Top 10 Mum Myths

There is more than a bit of mistruth running rampart among mothers. Ignoring the outside world and the huge amounts of pressure that come from family members and society, mothers seem to put the most pressure on themselves in an ... - test

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3 Things You Should Know About Your Toddler

3 Things You Should Know About Your Toddler

Toddlers are tricky animals. One of the biggest areas of surprise is exactly how long the toddler years last and how varied your child can be through that time. Your little one was a baby for less than a year ... - test

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20 Things to Use as Rewards for Children

20 Things to Use as Rewards for Children

Have you struggled to find the perfect reward system for your household. Do you want to avoid food prized, but have children turned who aren’t interested in stickers? Rewards can be tricky, and you might find your best success mixing ... - test