First Year

From infancy to the first year, information on growth and development to help you and your new family member.

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5 Tips for Happy, Rested Kids While on Vacation

July 22nd, 2014 posted by Amanda Formaro

The final month of vacation season is here and you’re planning to travel with young kids. Many family vacations are tainted by babies crying, toddlers that miss their naps, and […]

Helping Baby Beat the Summer Heat

Helping Baby Beat the Summer Heat

June 7th, 2013 posted by Rebecca Brea

With bright, sunny days and warmer weather beckoning us outdoors, excursions to the park, beach – even our backyards – are as welcome as a frosty pitcher of lemonade on […]

The family bed, also called co-sleeping, is an extremely common practice in which babies and young children sleep with one or both of their parents. It’s estimated that approximately 1/3 […]

Transitioning to the Sippy Cup

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

by Elizabeth Pantley Question : “My seven-month-old baby is breastfed and just starting on solids. Does he need water or juice? When should I teach him to drink from a […]

Helping Your Child Say Bye-bye to Ba-Ba

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

“Mommeeeeeee! Ba ba!” It’s the third bottle already today for your two year old, and it isn’t even lunch time yet. Did you wait too long to take the bottle […]

Hotel Stays With Small Children

February 12th, 2013 posted by Laurie Neal

Packing up and flying or driving with small children can be stressful enough. You certainly do not need to add hotel hassles once you arrive at your destination. Staying in […]

In Search of the Perfect Playgroup

February 12th, 2013 posted by Carren W. Joye

Many parents these days are seeking playgroups for themselves and their children. Although the perfect playgroup does not exist, one will likely be better suited for you and your child […]

Kids and Dogs: When Your Baby Learns to Crawl

February 12th, 2013 posted by Colleen Pelar, CPDT, CDBC

by Colleen Pelar, CPDT, CDBC You’ve read all the books about introducing your new baby to the family dog. You’ve played a CD of noises to help Scooter become accustomed […]

Let Your Sleeping Baby Sleep!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

When your baby wakes in the middle of the night, you probably have a routine to get him back to sleep. For Coleton and I, it was breastfeeding. I used […]

On Fast Food and Silver Bullets

February 12th, 2013 posted by Deborah Mitchell

by Deborah Mitchell When I sat down to write “What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You About Childhood Vaccinations ,” I vividly recalled how, when I was a small child, my […]

Reading to Very Young Children

February 12th, 2013 posted by Betsy Gartrell-Judd

Sure, reading is critical to a child’s success and development and we know experts advise us to start reading to babies as early as six months. But no one said […]

First Born Jealousy

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: Our first-born is showing extreme jealousy towards the new baby. She’s obviously mad at us for disrupting the predictable flow of her life with this new challenger for our […]

Saving Money With Baby

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gregory Thomas

by Gregory Thomas Here are five money saving tactics that can really come in handy if you have newborns or young children and would like to save money off a […]

If you are expecting a baby and already have one or more children, it’s wise to solve their sleep problems before the new baby arrives. Remember, a newborn typically awakens […]

Starting Solids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Tammy Rome

Your baby is six weeks old and still not sleeping through the night. The pediatrician says this is normal, your nosey neighbor warns of SIDS and your mother is pushing […]

Babysitter Safety Tips

February 12th, 2013 posted by Harlyene Goss

‘Tis the season parents need their baby-sitters. Whether it is the busy season at work, holiday shopping or parties, they rely on their baby-sitters to keep their children safe. Whenever […]

Surviving a C-Section

February 12th, 2013 posted by Lee-Anne Robert

After 42 weeks of pregnancy, two days of undergoing inducement and physical stress on the baby, my daughter was delivered via an emergency C-section. Oh, it was music to my […]

Chicken Pox Vaccination or Not?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Paul

Q: My family physician has suggested that we have our 18-month-old daughter vaccinated with the chicken pox vaccine. Is there enough information out there to support this recommendation? A: Chicken […]

Taking a Road Trip with Your Baby

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

by Elizabeth Pantley To Grandmother’s house we go! And you’ll be in the car for five whole hours how can you make the trip enjoyable with a baby along? Learn […]

Child’s Play is Anything But

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

Child developmental experts have studied children at play for over a century. Their research shows that play is a child’s most important work, a way of learning, growing, and understanding […]

The Big Sibling Book

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Reviewed by FamilyCorner Staff Great news – you’re going to have another bundle of joy! As every mom knows, this is truly a wonderful and exciting time in your life. […]

Cow’s Milk During The First Year

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Paul

Q: My daughter is almost one year old and has been on baby formula all of her life. When should I stop giving her formula? I am also feeding her […]

The Dangers of Shaking Young Children

February 12th, 2013 posted by the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse

Many well-intentioned, responsible people who would never dream of hitting a child, think nothing of giving a small child a “good shaking.” But while such punishment was generally considered harmless […]

Despite Some Mature Moments Kids Will Still Be Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gwenn Schurgin O'Keeffe, MD, FAAP

Whenever we get together with family and friends who have small kids I can’t help but to think to myself “I’m so glad we’re out of that stage!” I recall […]

The Family Dog & Your New Baby

February 12th, 2013 posted by Growing Up

Bringing that first child into the home is a joyous occasion for any parent, but it may give your “other baby” a serious case of sibling rivalry. The presence of […]

Do You Have the Baby Blues?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

I remember when I was lying in my hospital bed after the birth of my fourth child, Coleton. I had endured a full day of labor and a difficult delivery […]

Motor skills in which an object is typically manipulated (usually by the hands or the feet) are known as manipulative skills. Throwing, catching, and kicking fall into this category – […]

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Orange Carrot Less-Drip Ice Pops

Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]