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The 14 Best Bottles for Breastfeeding Babies

Eventually, every breastfeeding mom needs a bottle her baby can happily use. This tried-and-true list is mom-tested and breastfeeding baby approved. Though there are a million options, choosing the best bottles for breastfeeding babies may be easier than you think. Letting your baby breastfeed exclusively for the first three weeks... more

101 Things to Do When Kids Say 'I'm Bored'

'I'm bored.' Kids love saying it; parents hate hearing it. Banish boredom forever with these 101 kid-tested fun activities. "I'm bored!" No matter whether you're a parent, babysitter or nanny, chances are good that you're all too familiar with this phrase. The question is: How do you handle it? When... more

8 Ways to Help Your Congested Baby Breathe

Nothing can make a baby crankier than a stuffy nose. Here's how to make it better -- fast.Has your little one come down with a stuffy nose? She's not alone. In fact, according to Dr. Andrew Hotaling, a pediatric otolaryngologist at Loyola University Medical Center, children typically get six... more

Baby Clothes Sizes -- What You Need To Know

Here's how to outfit your little sweetie in the cutest styles -- and in sizes that fit!   From tiny jeans and flowered tights to knit caps and adorable PJ's, buying clothes for your baby is super fun. But determining baby clothes sizes take a bit of practice. Choosing... more

How to Potty Train Your Child at Night

Help your child wake up dry with these simple tips on nighttime potty training.     Let's face it, one of the best moments in a parent's day is when their child finally falls asleep. Staring at that angelic little face can give you the utmost joy, especially... more


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What age is a "toddler" considered to be?

I was talking with one of my friends the other day and referred to her 4-year-old child as a "toddler." She told me that he was too old to be considered a toddler, which confused me. I'd always thought that toddlers were 2- to 4-year-olds...am I wrong?

25 Best Games for 2-Year-Olds

Your 2-year-old loves games, but playing games designed for bigger kids can be tough for them. Here are 25 games designed specifically for 2-year-olds. You'll get a kick out of playing them, too!Two-year-olds are starting to master their own bodies and just beginning to learn to cooperate with... more

51 Mexican Baby Names for Boys and Girls -- and What They Mean

Here's a list of 51 popular Mexican baby names and their meanings to help you with this important decision! It seems like everyone has a pretty strong opinion about what you should and shouldn't name your child. In addition, tradition and family connections play a big part in... more