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Babies & Toddlers

Swim Smart: Water Safety Tips for Families

Children’s Hospital of New Jersey and the USLA offer the following swimming safety tips for children and families:

6 Guidelines for Reading to Your Baby

A new research study found that reading age-appropriate books to your baby before he learns to talk not only establishes a reading habit later on, but correlates with later expressive language abilities at 12–16 months of age. In other words, reading to your infant helps grow his brain.

New Crib Law Will Keep Babies Safe

The new safety standards for cribs aim to prevent injury or death resulting from cribs with dangerous drop-sides or defective hardware.

5 Hysterically Funny Baby Videos

Bet you can't keep a straight face! Here are 5 very funny baby videos from YouTube. Let us know your favorites!

Stop the Diaper Changing Battles!

Elizabeth Pantley offers suggestions to turn diaper-changing time into bonding time.

Phone Conversations: An Activity from Productive Parenting

Play with toy phones to teach your toddler how to have a phone conversation.

5 Secrets To Get Your Kids to Behave

It’s hard work to teach your children to listen and behave, but well worth the effort.

Top 10 Books for Babies

Our Facebook Fans Pick Their Favorite Children's Classic Books

We asked our Facebook fans what classic children's book they would like to pass onto their kids.

Top Baby Names for 2010

Here are the top 10 boys and girls names for 2010:

Games To Develop Baby's Brain

Loving interactions and some simple exercises and games will go a long way to help develop your baby’s brain. Here are some ideas:

The Miracle of Your Newborn's Brain

Your newborn doesn’t seem to do very much other than eat, sleep, and cry when she needs something. But, there's a lot going on!

Transferring: An Activity from Productive Parenting

Developing eye/hand coordination is an important pre-reading skill. Show your child how to open and close the tongs.

8 Quick-and-Easy Tips to Prepare Your Pet for a New Baby

Before you welcome a new baby into your home, prepare your dog. Here are eight quick-and-easy tips to make the adjustment go smoothly.

Babywearing: Soft-structured Carriers, Wrap Carriers, Ring Slings, and Pouch Slings

Babywearing is safe if done correctly, with well-designed carriers, including soft-structured carriers, wrap carriers, ring slings, and pouch slings.