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Nap Terrors

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Have you introduced your kids to live action versions of their favorite characters?

Hi, fellow moms! I'm conducting a survey about how kids understand characters like Elsa, Elmo, and...

October 2012 Playroom

Update on baby Katie :(

Ladies, I have not had a chance to update you all and its 5:30 a m and I just got home so I am gonn...

October 2012 Playroom

Some new photos

On 09/22 we had what's called a "end of summer" playdate with my mommy and me group. I have also her...

October 2012 Playroom

Guess what??

Well finally after a scheduled induction little "Miss. Katie Belle" Finally came out.It was a long a...

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New Car Seat Guidelines from the AAP & NHTSA

By JustMommies

The AAP and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have recently released new car seat guidelines.  The guidelines are no longer based on the type of car seat but instead are based on the child’s age.  Both the AAP and the NHTSA are now recommending that parents keep their infants in a rear facing car seat as long as possible before moving them to a forward facing » Read more

Guidelines for Keeping Children Safe at Every Stage

As parents, we have many responsibilities and worries-and child safety falls into both categories. While we are entirely responsible about keeping our crawling babies safe from electrical outlets, we must also remember to teach our tweens and teens about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and other challenges they face. » Read more

How to Teach Your Kids to be Safe from Predators

Many generations of parents have told their kids not to talk to strangers. But awareness of “stranger danger” is not enough. Experts say that “authority figures” account for 50 percent of child molestation cases today and the offenders are often known to the child. » Read more

Pros and Cons of Extended Rear-Facing Car Seat Use

Many parents can’t wait to move their kids to the forward-facing position in the back seat. After all, it’s easier to keep an eye on the kids when they’re facing forward; plus the kids have something more interesting to look at. » Read more

Rear-facing Car Seats are Safer for Older Children

According to a new report published in the British Medical Journal, children under the age of four are safer riding in a rear-facing car seat than a forward-facing seat.  » Read more

Summer Safety Tips For Children

By Nicole Dean, www.ShowMomtheMoney.com

Summer is a fun time, but it’s also a time when a lot of accidents happen. Here are some ways to keep your children safe this summer. Water safety If you have a pool or plan to be around the water at all, then make sure you’ve got all security devices in place. All gates must be locked, and alarms installed, especially if you have non-swimming children at home. » Read more

Child Snatching: How to Teach Your Kids to Stay Safe

Child abduction is one of the most terrifying things any parent can imagine (it’s almost certainly one of the top fears of new moms) and yet many parents are still not sure about the best ways to help their children stay safe. What can you teach your child to minimize the chances that they will be victims of a child snatching? » Read more

Three Steps for Meeting a Dog: Instructions for Parents

By Colleen Pelar, CPDT, CDBC

It is very important to teach kids how to interact with dogs they are interested in. Childish excitement could be interpreted as a threat by inexperienced dogs. » Read more

Holiday Toy Safety Tips

By Jodie Lyn, www.parenttoparent.com

When it comes to purchasing toys and games for the Holiday season, well meaning parents and relatives go crazy when it comes to buying “cute” or “hot” items for their kids. With all of the excitement surrounding the holidays, many disregard basic safety guidelines in age appropriate gifts for infants and toddlers. » Read more

Childproofing Your Home

By Armin Brott, www.mrdad.com

Dear MrDad: What should we do to childproof our house? » Read more