Baby Steps A Child Development Blog

Strollers are fantastic. They carry your little one through zoos, shopping malls, festivals, and parks, they hold your bags and your purse while you shop, and they allow you the peace of mind of knowing your baby is safe and secure as you navigate through crowds or near busy streets. What happens, though, if your little one is one of the babies ...

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Breastfeeding is typically portrayed in the public in one of two ways: snuggly and cuddly moments that appear easy or discreet moments that should not be displayed in public. There are so many misconceptions about breastfeeding to sort through that it's enough to make an expectant mom a bit crazy. Here are what some of my friends had to say ...

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Most parents know that they should start brushing their toddler’s teeth as soon as they come in. What many don’t realize is that they should be thinking about keeping their baby’s teeth healthy while the teeth are still all gums. Most little ones cut their first tooth when they are between four and seven months of age, but it’s not ...

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Kids experience stress for various reasons. My kids are generally mellow little beings, but when their dad is on the road for long periods of time, the stress creeps in. Sometimes they have trouble falling asleep; sometimes they have trouble staying asleep; other times they seem to cry for no reason. And that's not the only source of stress that ...

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This just in: Winter brings cold weather to many areas, leaving families trapped indoor for long periods of time. While many parents relish the extra cuddle time by the fire for a few days, that can wear thin as cooped up kids begin to pace the house and climb the furniture.

And then they start repeating two of the most dreaded ...

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Few things are more frustrating for tired parents than a child who tests every single limit. At the end of a long day, the last thing you want is a power struggle over bedtime, TV shows, or anything else. While some kids are fairly easy going and tend to simply follow the rules without much worry, others can really push your buttons. And ...

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Contrary to popular belief, photographing your newborn baby is actually easier than you think. If you can't afford a professional newborn photography session that is so much in vogue, fear not. You can capture those early days (and years) yourself, and you don't even need any fancy equipment. All you need is a fairly cooperative baby, a decent ...

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Toddlers are self-centered, loving, opinionated, and silly little beings. One minute they are laughing and playing. The next minute they are falling on the floor and kicking, because you helped them put their shirt on (the nerve!).

Let's face it, toddlers aren't the most patient people. It's hard to be patient with my toddler when I'm ...

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Every time I think I’ve found the best possible balance of social media use for my family, something comes up and I have to rethink it. I keep my Instagram account set to private. I only share photos to “friends” on Facebook, and I don’t share a ton of photos. I tend to obscure faces a lot of the time, or share face shots if one parent is ...

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Breastfeeding is one of the best things you can do for your little one's health and there are a number of groups and organizations that exist to support women as they nurse. ...

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