Toddler Safety

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Staying with DD until she falls asleep....

DD was always great about going to sleep by herself in her crib. She now sleeps in her own full siz...

Moms of Toddlers

Tooth brushing

How long did you/are you waiting to switch to flouride toothpaste? Do you use a baby toothpaste, or...

Moms of Toddlers

hi everyone

my name is sarah and i have 2 daughters. athena is 1 1/2 yrs and vivian is 7 mos. i look forward to...

Moms of Toddlers

best remedies to help severe diaper rash?

Keegan just got off a round of antibiotics (to treat for diarrhea). he still has the diarrhea but no...

Moms of Toddlers

My 3 year still uses a pacifier HELP!

Any good ideas on how to get my little man to let go of his pacifier?!?! :( I was hoping he would g...

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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

Top Ten Car Seat Tips

By JustMommies, sponsored by Recaro

Travel safety is important, especially so when young ones are involved. Before you buckle your little one into a car seat, considering the following: » 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

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

Baby, Toddler and Child Proofing Your Home - The How-To Guide

By Jennifer Sprague, High Top Baby Designs

From the time your baby first rolls over, one of your first thoughts for them turns to there safety. Because if your like me, I did not even think about baby, child or toddler proofing my house till then. When starting to think about baby/child proofing, there is just so much to think about, and consider. » Read more

Car Seat Safety

Car safety seats play a vital role in helping to keep your child safe. When choosing the best car safety seat for your needs, always read the instructions from the manufacturer and the owner’s manual to your vehicle so you’ll be sure to properly install and use a car safety seat. » Read more