Runny Yolks for Kids? What Parents Need to Know About Eggs
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Runny Yolks for Kids? What Parents Need to Know About Eggs

Eggs are a great nutrition source for kids. Parents may wonder if they’re safe for kids if the yolks are runny and undercooked. In most cases, children under age 5 should avoid runny eggs, but can enjoy them many other ways. They’re a great source of choline, iron, zinc, and protein.   Even though eggs have…

Why Do Babies Flail Their Arms? All About Newborn Reflexes
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Why Do Babies Flail Their Arms? All About Newborn Reflexes

Newborns are full of snuggles, wails, and wrinkly skin. They also have a bunch of funny movements. For example, parents may wonder why babies flail their arms out when surprised. These movements relate to the developing nervous system. Newborn reflexes are involuntary movements or positions. And, they begin to develop even before a baby is…

A Key Way to Help Language Development in Early Childhood

A Key Way to Help Language Development in Early Childhood

“Ba.” “Oh, you want to read that book?” “Yahhhhh. Ba.” “Okay, let’s read the book.” If you have a toddler, maybe this kind of conversation sounds familiar. To an outsider, it may seem a little silly. However, exchanges like this are one of the best ways to improve toddler language development.  Reading, singing, and narrating…

Physical Milestones for 5-year-olds: How Parents Can Help Kids Learn Outdoors
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Physical Milestones for 5-year-olds: How Parents Can Help Kids Learn Outdoors

Updated December 2022 For many families, age 5 feels like a huge transition from toddlerhood to “big kid” status. Children this age are still learning and developing at an incredible rate. However, they’ve moved beyond some of the toddler milestones like walking or saying their first words. 5-year-olds have a bit more finesse. Today’s post…

18-Month Motor Milestones, Achieved in the Outdoors
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18-Month Motor Milestones, Achieved in the Outdoors

Updated February 2022 This post includes the updated milestones reflecting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) & American Academy of Pediatrics‘ evidence-informed developmental milestone update in February 2022. Are you wondering which skills a toddler may be ready to master? Sometimes, having a list of 18-month-old “milestones” can be helpful for families. That’s…

Balls: An Ideal Toy for Every Stage of Development
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Balls: An Ideal Toy for Every Stage of Development

Babies and kids really need very few physical things. I always hesitate when asked what products someone “should” buy for their children, especially when it comes to toys. However, there is a toy that appeals to young babies and teenagers alike. It seems simple because it is. If someone is looking for a toy to…

Children’s Developmental Milestones: What To Do If You’re Worried & How To Help

Children’s Developmental Milestones: What To Do If You’re Worried & How To Help

Many parents worry about their child’s development. I’ve been asked to write more about children’s developmental milestones and “when to worry.” It’s a common concern and seems to cause a lot of anxiety. When we refer to developmental milestones, we’re talking about a list of things most children eventually learn. We know at which ages…

Ways to Prevent Poisoning At Home: For Young Children

Ways to Prevent Poisoning At Home: For Young Children

If your child is mobile, it’s time to think about making your home as safe as possible. Today, we’ll focus specifically on preventing accidental poisoning at home. In other words, we’ll discuss how to keep dangerous chemicals out of their mouths and bodies. I’ll focus mostly on adults modifying their behavior as well as a…