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What Does It Mean When a Baby Stares at You? Here are 5 Reasons Why

Have you found yourself in a staring contest with an infant? It’s the cutest thing in the world. But wait, what does it mean when a baby stares at you? They’re so young, what could possibly captivate their attention? The baby’s attention and gaze are good signs of developing cognitive skills. For the first few months of their life, everything is new to them, thus they are curious about the world. Keep reading to learn more about your baby’s vision and the reasons why they stare at you. Image [...]

By |2022-03-13T04:03:13+00:00March 13th, 2022|Child Development, Parenting Tips|Comments Off on What Does It Mean When a Baby Stares at You? Here are 5 Reasons Why

When Do Toddlers Learn Colors? Here’s What You Should Know

Here’s a fun fact: Toddlers learn best during fun and play! Teaching colors can also be fun and interactive. Toddlers are naturally attracted to bright colors and teaching them how to recognize these colors can be effortless. This article will serve as an easy guide on how you can help your little ones learn and identify basic colors and shapes.   Image from Piqsels When Do Toddlers Learn Colors According to the American Optometric Association, an infant's vision can significantly improve during the first few months after birth. Babies can already see [...]

By |2022-05-28T08:24:10+00:00March 11th, 2022|Child Development, Kids Activities|Comments Off on When Do Toddlers Learn Colors? Here’s What You Should Know

Are Exersaucers Bad for Babies?

Exersaucers, also called activity centers, are a convenient way for busy parents to keep their infants and toddlers happy and entertained. The concept is simple: an enclosed play area where little ones can bounce, spin, and grab onto toys with their hands and feet. But are these stationary activity centers safe? That’s the controversial question that has been hotly debated among pediatricians, child development experts, and parents. To help you make the best decision for your family, we’ve collected information about exersaucer safety concerns and how to use them properly. [...]

By |2022-05-31T15:07:28+00:00February 26th, 2022|Child Development|Comments Off on Are Exersaucers Bad for Babies?

Symptoms of ADHD in Toddlers: Advice for Parents and Caregivers

In the United States, approximately 6.1 million children ages 2 to 17 had received a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in 2016, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). While it's true that ADHD can be difficult to diagnose in children under the age of 5, it doesn't mean that toddlers can't suffer from this condition.  The key is to know the warning signs and how they might manifest in a child so young. If you suspect that your little one could suffer from ADHD, [...]

By |2022-05-31T15:01:00+00:00February 20th, 2022|Child Development|Comments Off on Symptoms of ADHD in Toddlers: Advice for Parents and Caregivers

Sleep Apnea in Babies: What Parents Need to Know

Have you ever noticed your baby breathing through his mouth? Is he sleeping at awkward angles? Has he been irritable or yawning excessively? If so, then your baby could have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can be dangerous for adults, and even more for babies and their underdeveloped bodies. Still, don't panic just yet. With early diagnosis and treatment, babies can recover from sleep apnea and enjoy happy, healthy lives. Key Takeaway: Sleep apnea is when your baby's breathing is interrupted during sleep. There are 3-types of sleep apnea in babies: [...]

By |2022-05-31T14:54:17+00:00February 15th, 2022|Kids Health|Comments Off on Sleep Apnea in Babies: What Parents Need to Know

Co-Sleeping With Your Baby: How to Make it Safe

Co-sleeping is ok and normal. Know the safest way to co-sleep and bed-share with your baby to reduce the risk of SIDS/SUID Key Takeaways: Co-sleeping is when you sleep in close proximity with your baby, either you sleep on the same bed, or you sleep in the same room. The decision on how and where your baby will sleep is the sole right of you as parents. It is the responsibility of the government agencies and healthcare professionals to inform parents of the risk, and how to mitigate it. Bed-sharing [...]

By |2022-05-31T14:43:34+00:00February 7th, 2022|Parenting Tips|Comments Off on Co-Sleeping With Your Baby: How to Make it Safe

Fun, Easy Recipes to do with your kids

Kids love creating and getting their hands dirty. The sense of pride children have for something they have done is truly remarkable. And such a sense of accomplishment fuels their desire to create and accomplish more. That is why it is important to indulge and feed this curiosity at a very young age. What better way to do this than to create tasty, delicious recipes your kids (and you) will surely love! See our list of fun recipes with only a few ingredients that the whole family will truly enjoy! [...]

By |2022-05-31T13:29:53+00:00January 31st, 2022|Kids Food|Comments Off on Fun, Easy Recipes to do with your kids

When Can Your Baby Eat Baby Food?

Key Takeaways: Your baby can eat baby food / solid food when he or she reached 6 months old, but not before 4 months old. Feeding him or her solid food before reaching 4 months is dangerous and may induce choking. From 0 to 4 Months, only feed your little one breast milk, formula milk, or both. You will know when your baby can eat baby food. If you see that he can sit up straight or is able to swallow, then you can start introducing solid foods. Start by [...]

By |2022-05-31T13:25:04+00:00January 24th, 2022|Child Development, Kids Upbringing, Parenting Tips|Comments Off on When Can Your Baby Eat Baby Food?

When Do Babies Stop Drooling | Drooling Questions Answered

Babies usually start to drool around 2-3 months of age and stop drooling when they reach about 2 to three years old. Usually, toddlers stop drooling when they're done with teething.  Moreover, there are several causes of drooling, and most of them are normal and are not a cause of alarm. However, this may cause drool rash, which is very typical for excessively salivating babies. Drool rash can be treated at home, but when it starts to cause severe discomfort or drool rash is not going away, you may want [...]

By |2022-05-31T13:20:46+00:00January 16th, 2022|Child Development, Parenting Tips|Comments Off on When Do Babies Stop Drooling | Drooling Questions Answered

Are Daycares Costs and Tuition fees Tax-Exempt in Ohio

If you paid for someone to take care of your child, you might be eligible to claim a child care tax credit called Child and Dependent Care Credit. This program has been in place for years, but for 2021, as part of the American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law on March 11, 2, 2021, the IRS has made changes to the amount you can claim as credit and the qualifications of those who will claim. Listed below is the information that you need to know if you will [...]

By |2022-02-26T12:01:44+00:00January 9th, 2022|Parenting Tips|Comments Off on Are Daycares Costs and Tuition fees Tax-Exempt in Ohio