Understand your growing toddler's development. Get tips from our experts on potty training, discipine (time-outs, spanking), vaccines, and toothcare.
You Know You Have A Toddler When...
Has someone ever used your pants as a paper towel? Have you ever chased someone into the middle of the street while he laughs like it’s no big deal? If the answer is yes to one (or all!) of these questions, then you have a toddler.
How to Choose a Lunchbox
Avoid brown-bagging your little one's lunch. Find the perfect lunchbox, whether your kid is just starting preschool or is a school veteran.
[MUSIC] When choosing a lunch box , look for a structured one so that fruit and sandwiches don't get squished. Some have built-in insulation in which you might wanna consider if your child wants their lunch to stay particularly warm or cold. There are some that mimic brown bags in their shape. These take up less space and can be a good choice if your preschooler only needs to take a
How to Choose a Backpack
Cute and trendy backpacks for school are great, but your child's bag should be practical as well. Here's what to consider when buying a backpack.
backpacks, for the pre-K set, fit their little bodies. As kids enter elementary school , they'll want the next size up and bigger kids with more homework, need bigger backpacks. Just make sure you pick one that's lightweight, so your child is only carrying the weight of the books. Although it seems like a cute idea, don't get your child's name monogrammed on. It's actually considered a safety hazard to have his or her name so visible to strangers. Although initials, like this, are fine. Write your child's name on the inside of the bag along with your cell phone number in case the bag gets lost. If your child has an early morning or evening walk, consider a backpack with reflective
How to Choose an Electronic Educational Toy
Learning outside of the classroom can be a ton of fun, and technology has given parents a new set of options. Choose the best, age-appropriate electronic toys for your child to keep her entertained and engaged.
our world can be verbally identified. You can make an iPad or Android tablet better for hands-on learning with toys that bring games into three dimensions. These reinforce motor skills and spatial thinking along with the learning. Some kid tablets include cameras and special effect apps for added creativity. Look for one
Horoscope for a Libra Baby
Everything must remain in balance for your Libra baby, born between Sept. 23 and Oct. 22. She’s sweet and loves her siblings, but any family rifts may cause her discomfort. Don’t worry, children with this zodiac sign always find a way to make the stars
with brothers and sisters. At least you don't have to worry about sibling rivalry . He's good at compromises, and aims to please everyone. Libra's sign is a scale after all. These traits might make him perfect for a career in counseling or human resources someday. While his ability to negotiate is certainly admirable, it can make him indecisive if he's worried about offending someone. You want
Horoscope for a Sagittarius Baby
If your baby was born between Nov. 22 and Dec. 21, be prepared to explore! Sagittarius babies’ horoscopes reveal a love for knowledge and experiences, so plan lots of hands-on activities as they grow. This astrological sign is known as the zodiac’s
outside. And you'll need to engage his mind too, so try books, field trips and spirited discussion. When he's old enough, sports will help the naturally athletic Sagittarius burn off some excess energy. The outgoing and optimistic nature of the Sagittarius child will earn him plenty of friends. He's the Zodiac scholar, so he'll likely be precocious and mature for his age. This may lead to a career as a professor or a teacher. This means he'll also ask questions on just about everything. If you don't know the answer, encourage him to seek it out himself. He'll also be very goal oriented , so step aside and watch him take off on his next adventure. [MUSIC]
Horoscope for a Virgo Baby
Organization, order, and details are what make your Virgo baby thrive. While her horoscope says she needs everything to be perfect, be sure to teach her things can’t always go her way. Virgo babies’ birthdays fall between Aug. 23 and Sept. 22.
analyst in the making. [MUSIC] Appeal to her hard working side with goal oriented toys, like blocks or shape sorters. But teach her a little mess is inevitable in life, we can't be perfect all the time. [MUSIC] Anxious Virgo children can often become negative or self critical. [MUSIC] Prevent this by giving her plenty of relaxation time throughout the day. She'll also benefit from outdoor activities , like walks or swimming. And she'll enjoy helping others. So let her lend a hand with caring for younger siblings, or your household pets . When she's old enough, take her to volunteer. Her desire to be of service. Deserves plenty of praise, so make sure to
Horoscope for a Scorpio Baby
Scorpio babies are little detectives in the making. These tiny Scorpions are naturally drawn to mysteries and may keep a few themselves! Astrology reveals that babies born between Oct. 23 and Nov. 21 are very perceptive of emotions, including their own,
out and encourage her to express her true feelings. She's good at holding grudges . So be sure to teach her the importance of forgiveness and balance. And she's perceptive of other's emotions. So be careful of how you display frustration or anger in front of her. Her strong will and intuitive nature will draw her towards mysteries and suspense. In the future, she may gravitate towards a career as a private investigator or a researcher, where she can discover answers to complex questions. Scorpio tends to be better at expressing herself through art. So encourage her to take up a musical instrument or art classes . Then watch her inner rock star emerge when you direct her towards the spotlight. [MUSIC]
Horoscope for a Capricorn Baby
What do the stars have in store for your little Goat? According to astrology, Capricorns, born Dec. 22 through Jan. 19, are very practical and driven. She’ll know what she wants and when she wants it, but be sure to let her just be a kid, too.
may already know what she wants to be when she grows up. Management , consulting , or administration will all utilize her exacting standards. Because she's so driven and hardworking, she'll want approval from others. So be sure
Horoscope for an Aquarius Baby
Aquarius babies are born between Jan. 20 and Feb. 18. Water Bearers can be quite rebellious and might find themselves in a bit of trouble, but as excellent problem-solvers, they’ll soon be able to figure out a solution. What does astrology have in store
now. Keep him busy and out of trouble with toys, books and outdoor activities . Aquarius loves sunshine. He'll want lots of freedom. So when he gets older, give him space to explore and develop his individuality.