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How To Get Your Toddler To Eat Better
Nov07

How To Get Your Toddler To Eat Better

Yummy Toddler Food is one of our absolute favorite resources online for, well, really yummy toddler food. Whether it’s mini pumpkin muffins ortenders, baked chicken  recipe developer, blogger and mom of two Amy Palanjian takes foods most kids like—like muffins and chicken fingers—and puts her healthy spin on them (for example, by boosting nutrition with hidden veggies or nut butter, and baking instead of frying). She’s also written...

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How to Raise a Bilingual Child
Nov07

How to Raise a Bilingual Child

Much like learning to swim or ski, it’s a heck of a lot easier to learn a second language when you’re young. But did you know the other benefits to growing up bilingual? “Learning a second language has lifelong benefits from cognitive to social to health,” says Caryn Antonini, founder of Early Lingo, a foreign language learning system for children ages 0 to 9. It also may open up their world view without getting on a plane, says...

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Halloween Safety Tips For Safe Trick or Treatin’
Oct31

Halloween Safety Tips For Safe Trick or Treatin’

You’ve already made sure that the house is decorated, the candy is bought, and costumes are made/purchased/cleaned; it is never too late to discuss some tips with your kids on how to be safe while out Trick or Treating. Here are few tips before the spooky fun begins: Always have a responsible adult accompany smaller children Older kids going alone should always Trick or treat in groups; never alone! Bring a flashlight with you; it...

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Sleep Hacks for Babies – Improve Nighttime Sleep for You and Baby
Oct16

Sleep Hacks for Babies – Improve Nighttime Sleep for You and Baby

Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in life! Amid all the congratulations and excitement, it is inevitable that people will also offer the advice to “get as much sleep as you can now!” as if you will never sleep again!! All of that advice gave me great anxiety before we had our first son. Thankfully, I learned that babies can be taught how to sleep– it takes work and consistency, but it can be done! As a professional...

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September is Baby Safety Month – 7 Cost Free Child Proofing Tips
Sep12

September is Baby Safety Month – 7 Cost Free Child Proofing Tips

Do you have a curious little one at home? Rick Levinton, founder and owner of  Precious Baby Protectors, shares his top 7 childproofing tips you can do yourself. Need extra help? September is baby safety month and Precious Baby Protectors is running a special purchase: Get two gates installed and receive 15 free cabinet and drawer locks, a $125 value. 1. FINGER PINCHING IN DOORS: Ouch! Take a bath towel, throw it over the top of the...

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5 Tips for Getting Your Child’s Sleep Back On Schedule
Sep01

5 Tips for Getting Your Child’s Sleep Back On Schedule

by Hillary Catherine, Hillary Catherine Sleep Consulting There is nothing like a rainy, cool week (and the kids going back to school) to remind us that summer is over. Done right summer is care-free and full of play dates, beach excursions, and pool days that leave your kids smelling like sunscreen, with sand in their hair and smiles on their faces. There aren’t many things I can think of that are more beautiful. I know that all this...

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