Toddler Articles

  • Is your baby monitor a safety threat by hackers?

    As parents, we do whatever we can to keep our children safe. We baby-proof the home, investigate caregivers, research everything from cribs to car seats for the highest safety ratings and more. Did you know, however, that one of the very products designed to keep watch on your little one(s) may instead be making your family vulnerable to predators?

  • Valentines! What fun!

    Valentine's Day is not about what you buy -- but a celebration of love you have with your family! Kas Winters, The Mother of Family Ideas™ presents these family friendly ideas for making Valentines, planning a special meal and fun activities to round out your night.

  • Encourage Children to Give to Other Children

    This time of year is perfect for teaching kids lessons in charity and thinking of others! Remember, even Santa has helpers!

  • Pumpkin Bell Wind Chime

    This is such a fun time of year, with fall festivities, Halloween, visits to the pumpkin patch and more! Let your little ones capture those special memories in a craft that can be treasured for years to come!

  • Celebrate Fall with Family

    Celebrate the season of Autumn! From bright fall leaves, crafts, and adventures - your family will find ample opportunities to enjoy this wonderful season!

  • Make your own ice cream concoction party

    Hosting a "make your own ice cream concoction" party is a perfect way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July. Learn how to make this event a success from first lick to last drip!

  • Toddler safety -- Prevent five fatal home accidents

    Our homes are always safe and secure for our loved ones...right? As much as we'd like to believe this statement to be true, a good percent of the time, it isn't. How do you prevent fatal household accidents?

  • Teaching your tot the reason behind the season

    With so much commercialization of the holidays surrounding our kids, the season's real purpose can be easily lost in the shuffle. Here's how you can push that aside and show your tot the real "reason for the season."

  • Holiday countdown activities for tiny tots

    Toddlers have a short attention span and a limited ability to understand a time line -- especially yours! Probably you've replied to the question "Is it Christmas yet?" at least 42 times since breakfast. Let this simple holiday countdown calendar answer for you!

  • 10 terrifically fun holiday toys for toddlers

    The key to successful toddler gift giving is presenting something that the child will not only be "wowed" by, but the parents appreciate as well!

  • Sick Kids and Daycare: When to Send Them

    Your child has been sick. You need to be at work. When can he return to daycare? Do siblings need to stay home? Since illnesses are transmitted differently, answer can vary. Find out for these common diseases (listed in alphabetical order:

  • Top Ten Ways to Keep Kids Cool in Summertime

    Hot summer weather getting to the kids? Looking for a way to cool everyone off? How about our top ten activities to lower the temperature and raise the fun factor?

  • Summer Safety: Keep Your Child Safe and Happy

    It's time for summer fun! Before your kids toddle off, be well-versed in these summer safety tips.

  • 10 terrifically fun holiday toys for toddlers

    The key to successful toddler gift giving is presenting something that the child will not only be "wowed" by, but the parents appreciate as well!

  • Zeroing in on Childhood Obesity

    The urgency of the childhood obesity problem is forcing researchers to take new and innovative approaches to tackling this issue.

  • Babies Going Swimming

    Swimming classes can be a pleasurable way to introduce your baby to the fun of being in the water and to meet other parent-baby pairs.

  • When There's Too Much Stuff for the Kids

    The kids' toy cupboards and dresser drawers are already spilling over, but every week you're presented more huge bags of stuff from your friends and family. How do you end this madness without hurting their feelings?

  • The Play's the Thing (Playing With Baby)

    Your toddler hasn't shown any interest in playing with other children. In fact, you've noticed that he'd rather play quietly with his blocks in the corner than join in any group activities. Should you be concerned? Read on for the answer and a list of important milestones to watch for on the play front.

  • A Babysitter for Toddlers

    If the question is "Can I leave my toddler with our twelve-year-old daughter?" the answer is No! Babysitting has not received the attention it truly deserves. Remember, you are entrusting your child's life with this person.

  • Children's Behavior and Diet

    Does what my child eats affect how he acts day-to-day? Find out more!