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Babies & Toddlers

Sleep-Deprived Toddlers More Than Just Cranky

A new study shows daytime naps for your toddlers may be more important than you think

The Bunny Clock

Do you have an early riser? Here's my experience using the bunny clock to train my son to stay in bed longer in the mornings.

Tips to Help Get Your Kids to Sleep

To help your kids get the sleep they need to maintain their health (and your sanity), try these tips.

Number Stacks

Building stacks of blocks helps toddlers learn number quantity.

Language Games

Verbal games set the stage for new words and social skills

Your Baby's First Sounds

Most babies start blowing raspberries and bubbles between 6 and 8 months of age. 
After a few tries, they usually get it, particularly if you encourage them.

10 Best Books for Babies

Here are 10 of the best books for babies published in 2010, chosen by librarians, teachers, early childhood experts, and parents.

Parents Turning Car Seats to Face Forward Too Early

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children stay in rear-facing car seats until age 2.

Bilingual Babies’ Vocabulary Linked to Early Brain Differentiation

Babies and children are whizzes at learning a second language, but that ability fades as early as their first birthdays.

Baby Fat May Signal a Lifelong Struggle with Weight

Chubby cheeks and Buddha bellies on babies may make us smile, but those lovable little rolls can also signal the beginning of a lifelong struggle with weight.

10 Tips for Breastfeeding Success

Breastfeeding is good for babies and good for moms, but it’s not necessarily easy at first. Here are 10 tips to help you succeed at it

Circumcision: The Pros and Cons to Help Make This Decision

Whether to have your son circumcised is a decision you’ll be asked to make. Here are some arguments from both sides of the debate.

Car Seat Smarts to Keep Your Baby Safe

To keep your baby safe while riding in the car, here's what you need to know about car seats.

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.