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Toddlers: Learning through Play

Toddlers: Learning through Play

I am three toddlers into this motherhood journey and can attest that children come into this world needing to learn pretty much everything. They must learn how to eat, sit, stand, walk, talk, wave, stack, color, jump, open a book and so on. Playing is the natural way in which young ones learn and, as Albert Einstein said, “Play is the highest form of research.”
An Autumn Rainbow of Fun

An Autumn Rainbow of Fun

Autumn leaves crackle. Vibrant colors glow. Laughing children race to select pumpkins, and crisp air calls for snuggling with a favorite blanket. Celebrate the season with your little one with favorite fall traditions inspired by autumn colors.
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Fall Editor's Letter

Fall Editor's Letter

Archive »Child Health & Wellness

Life after the NICU

Life after the NICU

You’d think that once a family got home with their neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) baby, they would be home free, right? After all, their baby isn’t hooked up to multiple monitors, doesn’t have IVs sticking out of every part of his body, and the parents don’t have to travel to and from the hospital every day anymore.
Calming a Fussy Baby

Calming a Fussy Baby

There’s no way around it: Babies cry. And while a cry signals parents to come to aid, nothing can be more frustrating than trying to soothe an irritable infant when you don’t know why he’s crying in the first place.

Archive »Pregnancy

Supporting a Mom During High-Risk Pregnancy

Supporting a Mom During High-Risk Pregnancy

My first three pregnancies were easy. I felt great, barely had morning sickness, remained active and was able to maintain all my pre-pregnancy activities. Then I experienced a triplet pregnancy. Everything I knew about pregnancy went out the window.
Guide to Fighting Through Morning Sickness

Guide to Fighting Through Morning Sickness

Sometimes getting to the baby finish line is tougher than it needs to be because of a pesky little side effect called morning sickness that, according to the American Pregnancy Association, affects nearly 50 percent of pregnant women.

Archive »KC Baby Craft Corner

Sensory Bottles

Sensory Bottles

For an easy and free toy that will keep your baby occupied, try making a sensory bottle! These little bottles are perfect for small hands to hold and explore different shapes, colors and textures. Older children will love helping find different trinkets to put in the sensory bottle too!
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