The Flat Head Helmet – Our Story

By: Beth Nativ, Guest Blogger Hi. My name is Beth, and my daughter wore a helmet. Zelda, my wonderful-in-all-ways eight-month-old daughter, just finished wearing a STARband, which basically looks like a foam helmet with the top cut off. Why did…

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Treating Torticollis and Plagiocephaly

Question: “My three-month-old has mild torticollis and plagiocephaly…We are in physical therapy, but would love to know what others’ experiences are, as I know flat head is quite common. Thanks!” Editor’s Note: Torticollis is an asymmetrical head or neck position (below),…

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One-Year-Old Temper Tantrums

Question: “How should I handle my 13-month-old screamer? She screams and throws tantrums anytime the slightest thing doesn’t go her way…What can we do to keep our sanity? Help!” Top 7 Answers:   1. Jennifer Dodson  Our little one was like…

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Making a Will

Question: “I saw your post about proofreading your will and it reminded me that my husband and I haven’t done one! Do you have recommendations for doing a simple legal will yourself (online, software, etc.)?” Top 7 Answers:   1. Danielle…

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Weaning an Older Baby or Toddler

Question: “I’m desperate to wean my 19 month old daughter, but I just don’t know how. Everything I read says to drop one feeding at a time, but with a toddler, nursing is so erratic, that doesn’t apply anymore. I’m scared that cold turkey…

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Best Infant and Toddler Helmets

It’s particularly hard to find helmets that are small enough for infants and young toddlers, as most “children’s” helmets are made for school-aged kids with MUCH bigger heads, but here are some that should fit the bill. Remember, these age…

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Baby Jogger VUE Review

An umbrella stroller that can rear-face too? Impossible! My friends, may I introduce you to the Baby Jogger Vue.  For the complete video review, see below. This stroller is a love child between a nice umbrella stroller, like the UPPAbaby…

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Best Insect Repellents for Kids – 2014

Insect bites can wreak havoc on summer fun, especially in places where mosquitoes and other biters are plentiful (like, ohhh… everywhere?). At worst, mosquito and tick bites can transmit nasty diseases like West Nile Virus, St. Louis Encephalitis, Lyme Disease…

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