If Your Baby Isn't Walking by This Age, You Should Talk to Your Doctor

The first milestones your kids experience are too cute for words, aren't they? The first time your baby coos, rolls over, or sits up makes your proud-parent neurons start firing. But the biggest one of them all? Walking! When you look forward to your little one's first steps, it's normal to wonder when they should do it, what's normal, and at what age you should consider intervention of any sort. These questions plagued my husband and me with our first child, who didn't walk until 18 months. Her preschool didn't take this lightly, not-so-subtly implying that she was going to fall behind and get preyed upon by other children. After a frenetic round of examinations and appointments with specia

Cotton On sleep sack recalled due to choking hazard

Cotton On Baby Summer Bundler Style No: 771718-07 PO 299357 and PO 299358 On sale: October 2017 – December 2017 Identification: Baby Summer Bundler Sleep Sack (style number: 771718-07). Sold at Cotton On Kids stores and online between October 2017 and December 2017. The style number and PO number can be found on the reverse side of the care label. The affected style numbers and P/O numbers are identified above. Defect: The shoulder press studs may detach from the fabric following wear and tear. Hazard: If loose, the stud may be considered a choking hazard for young children What to do: Customers should cease using the product and return it to any Cotton On KIDS or Cotton On Mega Store for

Parent-Child Activities That Promote Self-Confidence

Give your child lots of chances to do “real” jobs Preparing meals—tossing lettuce into a bowl, pouring milk into cereal, breaking eggs—offers many opportunities for your child to take on responsibility and feel successful. Your toddler can help you with chores like doing laundry and gardening. He can match socks or separate shirts from pants, or water plants in the garden outside. Encourage friendships Making and keeping friends nurtures a toddler’s growing self-confidence and self-esteem. Create plenty of opportunities to meet and play with children her age. Always be close by so you can help your child learn to share and work out problems that will surely come up. This will help her feel c

Woolino Recalls Children’s Pajamas Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

Name of product: Children’s pajamas Hazard: The children’s pajama sets fail to meet flammability standards for children’s sleepwear, posing a risk of burn injuries to children. Remedy: Refund Recall date: November 21, 2017 Units: About 4,100 Consumer Contact: Woolino toll-free at 844-882-8080 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, email at contact@woolino.com or online at www.woolino.com and click on “Product Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information. Description: This recall involves children’s 100 percent merino wool one-piece, long-sleeve, footed pajamas. They have a blue, gray, lilac or lilac gray horizontal stripe print and a zipper that extends from the center of

Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital celebrates first baby of the New Year

Sweet baby snuggles, big sister hugs and an assortment of presents greeted the first baby of the new year born at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. Theon Aiden Grove was born to Nikole Widenoja and Trevor Grove, of Newport, at 5:46 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 3. The healthy boy weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. When big sister Maraya, age 5, met her baby brother for the first time, she asked, “Can I hold him?” With help from Daddy, she settled onto a sofa with Theon safely tucked on her lap for a few moments. But it wasn’t long before Theon was back in his mother’s arms. To celebrate the first baby of the new year, it is tradition for the North Lincoln Hospital Foundation to p

Happy New Year, Spot!

Spot isn’t old enough to stay up until midnight, but he finds a way to celebrate the New Year early with his family. Bring your party hats and noisemakers as you join Spot in celebrating the new year! ​​

The History of the New Year's Baby

All expectant parents want nothing more than the birth of a healthy, happy baby. But what if that birth happens to be moments before or after the New Year? Many hospitals world-wide recognize the birth of a New Year’s baby with a showering of gifts from local business as well as a bevy of media attention.“In my hospital, we deliver 40 babies a day so there’s usually more than one family in the running for having the first baby,” said Dr. Karen Nordahl of her private practice in Vancouver, British Columbia. “It’s exciting if they’re in the running and potentially close. The hospital has a media contact that is there that night and helps take care of everything. [The birth announcement] goes o

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