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Kids' safety

What caregivers need to know about online scams

For Virginia nanny Kattia Morales, it all seemed a little too good to be true. When she was searching for a child care job, a guy reached out and told her his family was moving in from out of state. Not only did they want to hire her as a... more


12 child care training courses and certifications that will boost your career

While there is no formal training required to become a nanny, these specialized classes will turn you into a more professional and knowledgeable caregiver. If you're looking for a nanny job, they'll also make you stand out from the crowd as someone who takes your career seriously. Additionally... more


How to get a teen babysitting job

Allowance not cutting it anymore? Are your parents after you to learn about responsibility and get a job? Babysitting could be the answer. Babysitting is a great job -- especially for teenagers. You can make quick cash while looking after and playing with kids. You've probably had to watch your... more


Follow this checklist for your nanny’s first day on the job

Once you’ve found the perfect nanny for your family, you know it. It’s an exciting time, and sometimes important tasks can get lost in the mix. It’s easy enough to remember background checks and pay negotiations, but have you explained all the specific rules, like screen time guidelines, or showed... more


Mold in Your Kids' Toys: How Dangerous Is It and What Can You Do About It?

Finding mold in your kids' toys or sippy cups can be scary. Here's what you need to know.     Bath toys, such as bright yellow rubber duckies, help lure your kids to the tub, but they also attract something darker: mold. If you've ever squeezed a bath... more


17 fun outside games kids will love playing

Sometimes all kids need is a fun outdoor game to release built-up energy and have a blast. Plus, the health benefits can't be beat. Players get to run around and yell, and nannies and parents love outdoor games because they stave off boredom and help create tired kids for... more


10 Breastfeeding Supplements Every Mother Should Take

Increase and maintain a great breast milk supply with the support of breastfeeding supplements. Establishing a great breast milk supply in the first six weeks postpartum is essential to breastfeeding success, and there are some really amazing breastfeeding supplements that every mother should take to ensure optimal health. But not... more


15 Best Pacifiers -- How to Find the Right One for Your Baby

Babies love their binkies! Here's a list for finding the perfect one.Pacifiers. Binkies. Dummies. Soothers. No matter what you call them, "the best pacifiers are the ones your baby will take," says Dr. Natasha Burgert, a pediatrician, blogger and speaker. With so many choices of pacifiers out there... more