Baby's development and growth

Baby is growing by the second and keeping track of all the changes they're going through can be tricky. Here's some info about baby's development & growth.

Practical tips for how to juggle working from home and caring for a young child

Top 10 easy and healthy homemade snacks for your toddler

Baby eats from a spoon

Is your baby ready for solids? Top 7 signs to look for

Father feeds baby from a bottle

USDA guidelines on food allergies: What they mean for your baby

Best diapers of 2021

The best in diapers, wipes, and bags

best baby monitors and baby sleep products

The best in baby monitors and baby sleep products

the best baby gear

The best in baby gear

best baby bath and skin products

The best products in baby bath and skincare

best baby bottles, formula, and food of 2021

The best in baby bottles, formula, and food

best car seats of 2021

The best car seats

two men play with their son on the floor

Explaining gender and orientation to your child

Raising a gender creative kid

Raising a gender creative kid

How to support our LGBTQ+ kids

How to support our LGBTQ+ kids

11 fun and easy ways to share quality time with your kids

5 ways your whole family can find some calm 

The early days: connecting with baby

2 weeks old

illustration of mother reading to baby

A new mom finds some everyday magic: How a children’s book character taught me patience

mom and toddler playing

Clingy behaviors in toddlers

baby with mom

Helping baby reach milestones

mom holding toddler

Common fears in the toddler years

adults having fun singing

Toddlers and grown-up parties

dad with toddler on tricycle

Talking to your toddler about street safety

mom and toddler cooking

Surviving cooking with kids

toddler with baby sibling

How will I introduce the idea of a sibling to a toddler?

three toddlers smiling

Helping your toddler make friends

mom and toddler reading

Pre-reading skills in the third year

toddler on monkey bars

Teaching your toddler their own strength

toddler running

How much exercise do toddlers need?

toddler with headphones

Do they have to listen to kids’ music?

toddler working on puzzle

Your toddler’s problem-solving skills in the third year

dad and toddler

Is there any truth to the “terrible twos?”

toddler dressed up

Your toddler’s unique dress sense

toddler washing hands

Introducing your toddler to hand-washing

moms with toddlers socializing

Getting along with your toddler’s friends’ parents

toddler and mom

Your toddler and body language

three toddlers on couch

Talking to your toddler about the differences between people

toddler inspecting nature while hiking

Hiking with your toddler

toddler crying

5 tips for dealing with a temper tantrum

toddler playing with blocks

Learning toys for your one-and-a-half year-old

father and son reading

Expanding your toddler’s vocabulary

group of parents playing with children

Dealing with other people parenting your kids

happy toddler

Your toddler’s understanding of time

mom helping baby walk

The case for bare feet in early walking

toddler coloring

Is your toddler ready to hold a crayon yet?

mom soothing baby

Why do babies like lullabies so much?

kids playing

Craft kits for traveling

moms with baby

Do children need role models besides their parents?

dads with newborn

Bonding with your baby as a non-genetic parent

not happy toddler

Baby’s new favorite word: “no”

baby on swing set

Fostering your child’s self-esteem

baby throwing ball

Why do babies love throwing things on the ground?

dad helping baby walk to mom

A toddler walking timeline

mom taking pictures of baby

5 times you wish you’d had your camera

baby laughing

Why do babies laugh so much?

mom watching baby crawl

Stages of crawling

dad talking with baby

What are some common first words?

baby with book

Benefits of reading to your baby

A person feeding prepared baby food in a jar.

Let’s talk about prepared baby food

A baby in bath tub.

When can I move baby to the big tub?

A baby smiling on floor.

Why do babies need to stay active?

A smiling baby.

Smiling and newborns

A newborn baby laying on bed to represent newborn hearing development.

Your newborn’s hearing in the first month

A couple traveling with their newborn in a stroller.

8 must-packs for an outing with your newborn

A baby getting bath.

Washing your newborn with a sponge

woman standing with arms crossed

Making immunization visits less stressful

Can you spoil a baby? Image here is of a baby wearing a crown and holding a scepter to represent this question.

Spoiling your newborn

Practical tips for how to juggle working from home and caring for a young child


What is the line between toddler and baby?

What is elimination communication?

A baby laying down.

Why do some newborns lose weight?

Handling a swearing toddler

Your toddler’s understanding of space and time

Expecting: telling your kids about a new addition

Best books for babies

Help! My baby won’t self-feed

toddler repeating speech bubble

Repeat after me, or on second thought, don’t: Teach your children well, but maybe not to swear just yet

Mom and daugther doing yoga

Breaking the cycle of anxiety: How I model healthy habits for my own children so they won’t worry like I do


Boys will be boys: What it might mean to raise my son to be a good man, and brother, and person

Why it’s important for toddlers to make mistakes

Handling questions you don’t know the answer to

When should you switch Baby to a sippy cup?


Learning to talk in a multilingual household

Handling public events like a pro (with a toddler in tow!)

Celebrate Pride all year long with these inclusive LGBTQ children’s books 

2 years 6 months

Celebrating Black children in literature

How to talk to your child about race and racism

Activities for mixed-age parties

The guest list for your toddler’s third birthday party

Other kids on the playground

Helping your shy toddler make friends

How much socialization should an almost-two-year-old get?

Should I make my child hug relatives?

A parent’s guide to making friends at the playground

When your toddler is afraid around a relative

Helping your toddler bond with grandparents and other relatives

Birthday party etiquette


Talking to your child about public vs. private behavior

Playdate etiquette 

Growth spurts through childhood


When do babies start to recognize people?

A newborn playing with toys.

When can I start introducing toys?

Building social skills without daycare

woman standing with arms crossed

Making immunization visits less stressful

Talking to your toddler about the connection between meat and animals

Toddlers and pre-math

The realities of multiples’ dynamics

Opportunities to encourage your toddler’s growing sense of independence

Hiding while pooping: A step towards potty training

Making sure you and your partner bond with each of your multiples

Fear and anger in toddlers

Does your toddler mumble?

The development of toddlers’ self-control

11 weeks old

6 things your baby’s cries might mean

Socialization in the fourth year

Socialization in the third year

Should my toddler be dressing themselves?

Slaying the monster in the closet: Dealing with your toddler’s irrational fears

Modifying behavior without being mean

Does my toddler need more exercise?

Can toddlers multitask?

Art supplies and your almost-three-year-old

Activities for your toddler’s third birthday

Communicating your toddler’s boundaries to relatives

Monitoring your toddler’s screentime

The evolution of a toddler’s pencil grip

Letting your toddler win

Toddler friendships when you’re not friends with the parents

What if I started potty training too early?

Your toddler’s grasp on grammar

When you and your toddler don’t see eye-to-eye

When, how, and why I started working on numbers with my son

Crib talk and your toddler

Toddlers who look older than they are

When do toddlers start to speak in sentences?

9 weeks old

8 weeks old

Making your own family’s traditions

What to do when baby figures out how to take off their diaper

It takes a village: How community programs can enrich your baby’s life

“So, what does it do?”: helping family and friends bond with your baby

A person holding their newborn baby's soft spot.

Why does my newborn have a soft spot?

A person looking into their newborn baby's eyes to represent vision development the first few months after birth.

Your newborn’s vision in the first month

A person holding their crying baby wondering how to get the baby to sleep through the night.

Tips to encourage uninterrupted sleep in your newborn

A baby grasping their parent's finger as part of their many reflexes.

Your newborn’s reflexes

A mother putting on a new diaper.

Newborn poo: a quick and dirty guide

Helping siblings bond and cut down on conflict

Building quality time into your everyday routines

3 years

Easy read-aloud techniques to help boost language development

Staying active with your toddler

When can children start playing sports?

Five ways to help young children bond with a new baby

Potty training: What to do when regression hits

Just shyness, or a problem with socialization?

Answering the big questions

Your toddler’s sense of style

I don’t like my toddler’s friends

Educating your child about the internet

Potty training pitfalls

When will my toddler be able to run for office? A skills breakdown

Talking to your toddler about trying new things

2 years 8 months

Teaching your toddler to play nicely with younger children

Potty training resistance

Teaching toddlers about animals’ feelings 

The benefits of letting toddlers climb

2 years 7 months

Setting up your toddler’s world for independence

Why is my toddler so stubborn?

Table manners for toddlers

A toddler self-dressing timeline

Raising a confident child

When to step in to toddler arguments

Introducing your toddler to new social situations

How can I get my child to stop running?

Talking to your child about a new sibling-to-be

The importance of playing with your toddler

The right kinds of books for two-and-a-half-year-olds

Encouraging your toddler’s imagination: Beyond pretend play

Toddlers who love scary things

Toddlers who resist independence

Practical skills to teach your almost-three-year-old

Birthday gifts for your toddler’s peers

Socializing to prepare for preschool

When your child and your friend’s child don’t get along

Teaching a child to groom

2 years 1 month

Traveling with your toddler

When will my toddler learn to jump?

When to teach your toddler about “stranger danger”

Talking to your toddler about tough stuff

How to win an argument with your toddler

Help! My partner and I have different parenting styles

Your toddler’s growing understanding of ownership and sharing

When should children dress themselves?

The pros and cons of training pants

A toddler’s first lie