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10 Tips for Parents of Children with Sensitive Skin

Apr 26 2013     /     , , , ,

Guest Blog Post by: Au Pair Care While the soft, silky skin of all children tends to be a bit more sensitive than that of their adult counterparts, some kids’ skin is so sensitive that caring for it can feel like a full-time job. Kids have thinner, more delicate skin that’s more prone to irritation and […]

Caring for Your Baby’s Teeth and Gums

Mar 5 2013     /     , , , , ,

Rory Mycek is a guest contributor from www.TopDentists.com, the dental resource site in the same network as What To Expect. It’s important for your child to develop a good oral care routine while they are still young. The best way to ensure that they carry these habits into the future is to establish a routine […]

Eating Out with Kids: Restaurant Behavior

Dec 16 2012     /     , , , , , , ,

You don’t have to give up dining out, and you don’t have to skip a date night if the babysitter cancels. There are ways to teach children how to behave appropriately in a restaurant so that it is a fun evening out for everyone in the family. Children can be both excited and bored when […]

5 Crafts You Can Do Using Broken Crayons

Nov 16 2012     /     , , , , , ,

Guest Post Written By: Young children often love to color, but since they are still developing their hand-eye coordination they sometimes end up pressing down too hard on their crayons, accidentally breaking them. Most parents hate to throw the broken pieces away, and instead end up tossing them into a bucket so the kids can […]

The Hush Hour

Nov 13 2012     /     , , , ,

Every child can benefit from a daily nap, but sometimes there is nothing you can do to get your child to actually sleep. But day after day, week after week, without a rest break can result in a fussy child prone to tears, temper tantrums and whining. A Hush Hour can provide a wonderful substitute […]

8 Fun Activities to Do with Balloons

Oct 27 2012     /     , , , , ,

Written by: Balloons are airy globes of wonder that every kid loves to have and to play with, and can be used in so many ways. You can use balloons to decorate a room or yard, play a game, or even function as props to teach science. By taking something as inexpensive as a balloon […]

How to Prevent Crying When Taking Away the Pacifier

Oct 9 2012     /     , , ,

  Despite its diminutive size, the pacifier has been the subject of some pretty big debate; some parents and caregivers theorize that pacifier use, even during infancy, can negatively affect the formation of teeth and mouth shape, while proponents hold steady on their value as a soothing device. The American Academy of Pediatrics has even […]

10 Things Nannies Can Do To Give Working Parents More Family Time

Sep 30 2012     /     , , , , ,

One of the great things about hiring a nanny is that you can create a job description that meets your family’s unique needs. By having your nanny take on tasks that you normally do, you can free up your time so that you can connect with your family in new ways. While typical nanny duties […]

10 Chores Toddlers Can Do

Sep 13 2012     /     ,

It’s never too early to start teaching children responsibility and good habits; even toddlers can benefit from pitching in. While they may be a bit too young to grasp the concept of regular chores, chore charts, or an allowance system, they are still capable of offering assistance with many household tasks, and can begin to […]

Children Love to Work and Play

Aug 30 2012     /     ,

by Tim Seldin President, The Montessori Foundation Chair, The International Montessori Council Small children want to be part of your world. For them, work is every bit as much fun as play if they are given the chance to do it. The best way to encourage your child to try new skills is to demonstrate […]