Your baby's abilities are constantly changing. That will make your job all the more challenging. Here are the key safety points to keep in mind.
Those intriguing magnetic ball desk toys for adults can be dangerous for kids. What should you do if you've seen your child swallow a magnet or notice some are missing?
An object -- like a button, penny or piece of food -- can block the flow of air from mouth to lungs. If your baby is choking, knowing what to do may allow you to save your child's life.
Reading to your child, snuggling together and getting excited about the story helps build a bond between you and encourages a love of books. Experts suggest that explicitly teaching a baby to read may not be in your child's best interest -- see why!
Most babies and toddlers end up with a smashed finger at some point. The accident causes bruising and swelling of the soft tissues or the bone underneath and might be accompanied by minor cuts and blood blisters. Learn when your child needs medical attention and when the injury can be treated at home.
A baby rolls a couple feet off the couch or falls from a chair and the injuries are mild. In rare cases, head trauma can directly injure or cause bleeding around the brain. When your baby hits their head, you can ask these two questions to help you decide the risk of serious complications.
It's not hard to imagine this as a common scenario. The baby finally fell asleep in her car seat. Mom or dad just needs to run into the store for "a minute." A minute turns into 20. That’s all it took for their baby to die of heat stroke. Hard to believe this can happen? Believe it! Three children died last week in this same scenario.
Following some friend requests, and just aiming at sharing information in case someone finds it useful, I finally created a blog with ideas about maternity and children: games, baby science, useful purchases, travels..
This isn't part of a "Mad Men" script but it certainly could be! Couldn't you just see Don Draper and crew sitting around, smoking their cigarettes, drinking their scotch, when someone says, "Reclaim Your Wife!" and they all shout, "Yes!" and toast to that.