Baby and Toddler

First Foods For Babies Four to Nine Months

Rice Cereal: Combine 1 teaspoon of rice cereal with enough breastmilk or formula or boiled water to produce a thick consistency. Oatmeal: Combine 1 tablespoon rolled oats and 1 tablespoon cold water. Stir in 1 1/2 tablespoons hoit water. Bring to a boil, stirring, and then reduce the heat and simmer for 1 minute. Puree’

Cooling Down Prickly Heat

by Karla Davis Your three-month-old baby awakens from her afternoon nap. You pick her up and discover her sweat soaked hair. Upon further investigation you notice a patch of red bumps, located behind your baby’s neck and underneath the collar. What is this mysterious rash? Prickly heat. Because blocked or swollen sweat glands produce these

Babyproofing Your Home

The first twelve months of a baby’s life is an exciting time for parents who will witness their baby’s first smile, first laugh and even its first steps. The next twelve months can be equally exciting, but also dangerous if safety isn’t foremost in the parent’s minds. The national S.A.F.E. (Smoke Alarms For Every) Home

The Naked Toddler

Toddlers are, by nature, exhibitionists. More than one family has been embarrassed when, during a dinner party, junior strips down to his birthday suit and runs around the dining room table, while mom and dad race to get a towel around him. It is extremely common for a baby or a toddler to want to

How Soon is Too Soon for Potty Training?

Most children in the United States are potty trained between the ages of 18 months and three years old. Many, however, believe that early potty training can be accomplished at a much younger age. The main argument against early potty training is that babies don’t have the physical muscle development needed for real toilet training

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