Baby & Toddler

Listen To Your (Kid’s) Gut!

By Sarah Herndon, November 2018 For two long years, Annette Shilling listened to countless advice from her pediatrician, other parents and even a psychologist on how to make her young daughter have regular, pa...

Breaking the Container Baby Syndrome with Tummy Time

By Kimberly Bradley, MS, LOTR Tummy time continues to be an activity pushed by pediatricians as babies are spending less time on their tummies and more time in containers such as car seats, strollers, bumbo se...
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The Importance of a Language-Rich Home

How verbal interaction with babies and toddlers leads to a lifetime of benefits. 10-month-old Sasha sits on the living room floor, playing with her toys.  Dad looks at her from the couch where he is folding la...

Hiring the right Sitter

It can be a leap of faith, trusting that you've hired the right sitter.  When Lori Coulter of Mid-City first left her nine-month-old twins with a sitter, she was calm, albeit a bit anxious. “I either had my ph...

Traveling With Tots

Don’t Be Unnerved When Traveling with Tots by Nina Wolgelenter This feature article from 2011 helps show parents that careful planning, managing expectations (theirs, and their children's) and some creativity...
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Vaccinations

  Written by April Capochino-Myers       Today’s vaccines offer unprecedented protection against a myriad diseases   New Orleans mom Sarah G. Fischer was adamant abo...
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Your Child’s Mental Wellness

  Because parents are the first in line to help their children, it is important for them to be aware of the warning signs for possible issues. And those differ, depending upon the age of the child.  ...

Teaching To Brush On Their Own: 3 Great Tips

  Practicing good oral hygiene is very important for children during the summer time, especially when away at camps.  As kids venture away from home for the first time or any time, it is important ...
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Tips For Helping Your Baby Sleep Well

Research shows that sleep is crucial for replenishing the body’s energy and processing learning and memory. Some parts of our brain are more active during sleep than when we are awake. It doesn’t take a super-a...

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