When your baby is ill and having gastrointestinal problems, it can be scary. Here’s how to take care of your sweet angel and make sure that a little diarrhea doesn’t turn into a big problem.
First of all you need to evaluate your child’s diet. If your baby is breastfed or formula-fed, their diet is not likely to be the problem. If your baby eats solids, suspect new foods or excessive fruit or juice consumption. Pay particular attention to common allergens, such as wheat, dairy, nuts, eggs, Read more [...]
Find out how you can volunteer to help find missing children by working with on-site search groups or off-site through child protection organizations.
One of the things you can do is go to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, or NCMEC, website to find online and on-site volunteer opportunities.
You can join a missing child poster program through NCMEC or the Polly Klaas Foundation. You’ll receive missing child poster e-mail alerts. Print the postersand distribute them in Read more [...]
Between 18 and 24 months, most toddlers will need to nap just once a day. Here’s how to restructure your child’s day around a new schedule.
You will know when your child is ready to quit sleeping in the mornings. They may take longer to drift off, wake up earlier, or play in their crib and not sleep at all. You may stop seeing the typical signals of drowsiness, like rubbing their eyes or yawning. However, a child who does one or some of these things one day, then naps as usual the next is Read more [...]
Make your next event fun and memorable by setting up a face-painting booth.
Find enthusiastic artists to help paint faces. If you have volunteers that are not confident drawing freehand, stencils are a great option.
Set up a table with clean brushes, water for cleaning brushes, face paints, sponges, glitter, and examples of face-painting designs that children can choose from. Face-painting supplies can be easily purchased at your local craft store.
Provide a chair for both Read more [...]
You need to convey good hygiene by teaching your young child how to clean up after using the toilet. So assist your child with wiping thoroughly after they use the toilet. Show your child that they should reach for toilet paper and wipe themselves immediately after going. It’s a good idea to supply wet wipes to make clean-up easier for your child. Youcan cut the wipes into smaller squares to avoid going through too many.
Teach a girl to wipe from front to back after peeing to decrease the possibility Read more [...]
Being a foster parent can be as rewarding for you as for the children so make sure you’re both ready and qualified for the challenge.
First of all you need to confirm that you are at least 21, that you make enough money to support a child, and that your home is stable and safe, with room for the child and their belongings.
You must fully understand the emotional risks in growing attached to a child who must eventually leave, sometimes returning to people who may have hurt them in the past.
Always Read more [...]
Toddlers are picky eaters so make these toddler-friendly recipes that are both delicious and healthy.
Make BLT turkey burgers: preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Mix 1 tablespoon of mustard, ¼ cup of ketchup, and ¼ cup of light mayonnaise in a small bowl and set aside. Form 1 ¼ pounds of ground turkey into four ¾ -inch burgers. Wrap each burger with two slices of turkey bacon.Grill them until they are completely cooked through, about 6 minutes on each side. During the last 2 minutes Read more [...]
Show off with a simple, amazing trick that will leave your friends in awe.
First of all you need to find yourself a pair of long, baggy pants. Once you have them, turn them inside out. They have to be long so that they will cover part of your shoe and there must be enough room in the pant leg for a clip and some wire.
Attach the clip with the retractable wire to the bottom of one of the front pockets in the pants. Then use one or two safety pins to attach the stopper next to the clip. The type Read more [...]
Stitch up an Easter egg surprise with this fun and easy-to-follow project.
First of all you will need a template to draw an egg shaped oval on the back of the fabric with a pen. Repeat this action four more times and then cut them out .You don’t have to stick to the same fabric. You can use a different color, style or pattern for each of the four sides of a wild, stylised fabric Easter egg.
Now put the external sides of the fabric facing each other and use your sewing machine to sew two Read more [...]
If you are a parent there is nothing worse than listening to your child screaming with the pain of earache. Follow this advice to bring your child relief from the pain and protect their hearing at the same time.
See your pediatrician as soon as possible, on the same day if you can get an appointment. The course of treatment will depend on the cause of the pain and if there is any infection. The sooner it is treated, the better.
You can ease the pain and reduce the fever with a child’s painkiller. Read more [...]