Understand your growing toddler's development. Get tips from our experts on potty training, discipine (time-outs, spanking), vaccines, and toothcare.
Back to School: Fashion for Girls|
descriptionGet your daughter ready for school with these great back to school fashions for girls.
Back to School: Fashion for Boys
Your boy's style changes with his grade. Here's how to shop the coolest back to school fashions for him.
Back to School: Call of the Wild
What's the call of the wild? This fashion trend is where all the folksy-woodsy details are coming in. It's related to the hipster trend with birth tones, vintage vibes, and animal details. This trend is all about denim paired with sweaters, lots of textures and forest friends such as wolves, bears,What's the call of the wild? This fashion trend is where all the folksy-woodsy details are coming in. It's related to the hipster trend with birth tones, vintage vibes, and animal
Back to School: British Rock
The British Rock and Rol lookl will be right on trend this back to school season.and white. It's big on rock and roll motifs. Skinny jeans and leopard prints relate to this trend as do graphic Ts. Boys might add a cheeky tie and girls can rock some crazy tights.
Back to School: Metropolis
The Metropolis trend will have kids heading back to school in gear that's both cool and comfy.
Back to School: Save on School Clothes
Shopping for school supplies can be hard on your wallet. Here's how you can save on back to school clothes.Here's parents' advice on how to save on back - to - school clothes. Buy only a few new items for those first weeks of schools, and save your big shopping trip for mid-September. First, prices will be better once school gets started, and your kid will have a chance to scope out what the other kids are wearing, and maybe have a better idea of what he or she definitely wants. Second, work your discounts. Stores such as Gymboree and the Children's Place have customer loyalty programs . So, take advantage. Finally, take your kid with you. Shopping is slower that way, but you won't risk buying something that he
Vaccines for Babies and Older Kids
I'm Dr. Ari Brown and I'm here to talk about vaccines. What shots do your kids need and why are they important? Vaccines provide protection or immunity to certain viral and bacterial infections that can cause serious illness and death. Vaccines work by revving up the body's immune system to makething. Even though the number of shots has gone up, a child's immune system actually has less work to do to mount a protection response. That's because today's vaccines are smarter and safer. A vaccine like any other medication has a small chance of causing an adverse reaction. Most side effects are minor like a slight fever, fussiness, or temporary redness of the skin. The risk of having a serious event like an
The Vaccine Schedule
Should parents follow a strict vaccine schedule or is there room for flexibility?even though the total number of shots has gone up, a child's immune system actually has less work to do to mount a protective response because of the way newer vaccines are made. Today's vaccines are smarter and safer and our children are getting better protection than we ever got as kids. Vaccines are researched for an average of 15 years before being approved for use, and new vaccines are always given with other existing vaccines as part of the testing process. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention then recommends a vaccination schedule working with top doctors and infectious disease researchers to make that decision. In short, the schedule is thoroughly tested and studied. A child receives a vaccine as early as it will be safe and effective such as the Hepatitis B vaccine shortly after birth, the Whooping Cough vaccine at 2 months of age, and the Measles vaccine at a year of age. The diseases the vaccines protect against are often the most severe in infants and young children. That's why the timing is so important and why a staggered or delayed vaccine schedule is a dangerous idea. Giving several shots at once does not damage, weaken, or overload the immune system . Vaccines boost the immune system . There is no research that shows that delaying certain shots is safer. In fact, a 2010 study showed that there is no
When to Start Potty Training
There are three signs of readiness to determine if your child is ready for toilet training.
Solve Potty-Training Problems
Learn how to spot four potty-resistant personalities to avoid regression during toilet training.of little children who say, toilet monster, go away. Number 3. The control freak . Some kids are less concerned about sitting in soiled diapers and more concerned that their parents are telling them what to do. The solution? Just play it cool. Take away the diapers and put the child in-charge of using the potty and helping to clean himself up and avoid the power struggle. Number 4. The withholder. One painful experience with constipation and a child may never want to poop again. Withholders try to hold the poop in instead of letting it come out. It comes a vicious cycle because holding on to the poop only makes it firmer and more painful when it does come out later. The solution? Make a plan with your child's doctor about using a gentle laxative and a high-fiber diet. A child needs regular soft stools before potty training begins. Don't worry. No one gets on the school bus in diapers.