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Kids' safety

Care.com and Scams: How to Avoid Babysitting Scams

Protect yourself when you're looking for a nanny, babysitter or caregiving job. Unfortunately, online scams and fraud are becoming more common. And among those that fraudsters are targeting are people who are looking for nanny jobs, babysitting jobs, and senior care jobs. Online safety is extremely important to us... more

6 ways to deal with the guilt of leaving your child in someone else's care

It was five years ago, but I still remember the pit in my stomach, the sweaty palms, the feeling that this just wasn’t right. I was crying, my mom was crying, even the dog was whimpering. The only one not crying was my son, blissfully asleep in his crib. Even... more

The 6 most common ways kids get injured — and how to prevent them

Getting hurt is part of being a kid — and we all want to stick to minor bumps and bruises worthy of a Band-Aid and not a hospital stay. Injury is the number one cause of death in kids and teens in the U.S., according to the Centers for... 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

These are the 13 steps you need to take to become a great babysitter -- and land an even greater 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... 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

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