6 Ways to Make a Child’s Bedtime Easy

Science has shown there's a direct correlation between the quality and amount of sleep your child gets and their ability to function properly during the day. Their sleep also affects their physical, mental and emotional development. With so much on the line, you can certainly understand the need you have to focus on finding ways to help your child sleep better. For the most part, you have a responsibility is to create an environment for your child that's conducive to helping them sleep. You … [Read more...]

Changing Your Child’s Surname: Tips to Help

There are many reasons why parents decide to change their child’s surname. This could be due to you getting married or divorced, due to adoption of the child, or even for security reasons. If you do decide to change your child’s surname, it is important that you are aware of the process and that you know what to do. This will ensure that the name change is all above board and that you and your child do not run into issues later on down the line. Making sure you are familiar with the … [Read more...]

5 Things to Know Before Going to Your First Vacation with a Baby

Traveling with a baby for the first time for a beach vacation? There are things you need to know before packing your essentials, not just the best swim diapers for your baby. A vacation with a 9-month-old baby is not as easy as you think it is and of course, your comfort is important too, so do not miss your best tampon for swimming. But, it does not mean that you will let it ruin your vacation. Let me share to you some tips to make your vacation with your baby a worry-free adventure. … [Read more...]

Baby Bottle Tooth Decay: What It Is and How to Prevent It

Contrary to popular belief, babies and toddlers can experience tooth decay, even if their diet is relatively confined to milk or baby food. It’s called baby bottle tooth decay, and it’s what happens when the natural sugar in liquids such as milk, infant formula, and fruit juice adheres to an infant’s teeth for long periods. Oral bacteria feed upon this sugar, which then creates an acid by-product that wears away at the teeth’s enamel. This mechanism eventually causes tooth decay and cavities, … [Read more...]

Should Parents Keep a Humidifier in the Baby’s Room?

Since you have taken the time to read this article, I’m assuming that you are about to set up or re-do your baby’s room. You are not quite sure whether to keep or not keep a humidifier in the room.  Well, guess what? You’re not alone to have your doubts. I too wasn’t sure if a humidifier is necessary or safe for my baby.  So I spoke to my pediatrician and read countless blogs on this topic to get an idea. As it turns out, humidifiers are a must-have in a baby’s nursery. These … [Read more...]

Signs Your Child Needs Dental Implant Surgery Syracuse

Dental implants are commonly recommended for adults, but a child also needs an implant for the absence of teeth, which may be caused by genetic factors or trauma. Implants help restore a child’s self-confidence and their feeling of being socially accepted. However, dental implants in children should have special considerations.  In this post, you’ll learn the signs to look out for if your child needs a dental implant.  Noticeable Absence or Loss of Teeth Since … [Read more...]

7 Seemingly Simple Requests From Your Children

Many times, as parents, we know that our child is about to request something. They will waddle towards us. All shy, they lift their head and in a high pitched voice, utter: “Mommy/Daddy can I have...” Sometimes it’s a strict no. On some occasions, we only have to nod in agreement. Nonetheless, in several instances, we must take a moment to consider if granting the wish is a good idea or not. I Want a Video Game Console Children have always loved video games. It was just a matter of time … [Read more...]

How Can Your Kid Go From “Hating” To “Loving” Piano Lessons?

When children begin their piano lessons, they typically have aspirations of "playing like their older cousin," or "playing like a music star." Some of them even have a playlist they want to master. Children between the ages of 4 and 10 are quite quick in learning the piano because their fingers are agile, and they are quite smart when it comes to following instructions. However, there is the odd student who "hates" piano lessons. Whether it is in Plainview, NY, or in Huntington, students who … [Read more...]