7 Jul · Linda Searles · No Comments

Taking Toddlers to the Beach

First, find a beach that fits your style. Meaning, does the area have a boardwalk just in case your toddler tires of the sand and water and needs to take a walk in the stroller. Also, the beach should not be more than an hour drive from your home. Everyone is tired on the way …

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30 Jun · Linda Searles · No Comments

Camping with a Toddler

A first camping trip, with your toddler, will depend on where you choose to go. You may want to choose a site that is more local to you so your trip is not too long. Check your state’s Department of Natural Resources website for a full list of available campgrounds. Many site will let you …

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27 Jan · Linda Searles · No Comments

Language Milestones

Language milestones mark various stages of language development. They are small constant successes.  In addition to being able to make sounds and words, your baby also needs to be able to hear and understand. Most children speak their first work between 10 to 14 months of age. They may say “ma ma” or “da da” …

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1 Dec · Linda Searles · No Comments

Vitamins for Toddlers? Good or Bad?

A varied diet is the key to a healthy toddler!   The diet includes three meals a day, one to three snacks of healthy whole foods. Offer four servings a day of fruits and vegetables, especially dark green  and orange ones. Three servings of grain products, one serving of meat or a meat alternative day …

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14 Jun · Linda Searles · No Comments

11 Signs Your Baby Will Be A Genius

A genius child is a rare occurrence so ideally you want to recognize these signs early. The Obvious Mile stones:  Beginning to read, walk and talk early. You can tell if you observe your infant interacting with other children around the same age. They will talk baby talk and may try expansive muscle movements like …

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24 May · Linda Searles · No Comments

8 Signs Your Child is Smarter than Average

    When it comes to intellectually gifted children, it’s common that they begin showing signs very early on. But that is not the only factor. Much of how they act is tied to birth order or is family related.  Smart doesn’t necessarily mean successful, and science tells us that parental influence is much more …

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13 Sep · Linda Searles · No Comments

How to Manage The Risks of Child Care During the Pandemic

  Everything is about risk mitigation right now,” says Anne Rimoin, a UCLA Fielding School of public health epidemiologist. “so you have to think carefully about where you’re putting your kids and who’s taking care of them and make the bet decisions that you can based on the options available to you. Remember, children between …

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13 Sep · Linda Searles · No Comments

How Much Water Should Your Toddler Drink?

What is the recommended water intake or toddlers? The USDA recommends that children in the age group of 1 to 3 should drink around five and a half cups of water every day.  The American Association of Pediatrics advises parent to limit juice/flavored milk to just 4 – 6 ounces a day.  Parents’ should use …

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25 Aug · Linda Searles · No Comments

How to Teach Your Toddler to Swim

If you want to teach your child to master swimming, the first thing to do is teach them to LOVE the water. Do not abruptly dunk your child in the water or underwater. Also, when it comes to safety issues with babies and toddlers around water, take extra precautions including never leaving buckets of water, …

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12 Jul · Linda Searles · No Comments

Babies Need Exercise

Regular exercise in babies causes the kind of development that may be critical for health in later life. Infancy and the toddler years are the time that the brain is developing pathways and connections to the muscles.  The pediatric experts at the National Association for Sport and Physical Education want to hear more parents saying …

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