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Why does my toddler drink dirty bathwater?

Photo: iStockPhoto My toddler likes to pretend she’s a mermaid when she’s taking a bath. It’s adorable to watch her little body wriggle around in the tub and her long, dark hair fan out behind her in the water. It’s a lot less adorable when she drinks the water, like …

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How to tackle double bedtime when you’ve got a toddler and a baby—and there’s only one adult home

Photo: Stocksy United One of the most daunting moments in my four-plus years of parenting thus far was the first time I had to tackle bedtime alone, with both kids. I was lucky—my husband was almost always home before 7 pm to help with our three year old, while I …

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Why toddlers put stuff up their nose

Photo: istock Pomegranate seeds. They seemed like a good idea at the time. They were a new food that my toddler was trying. (Score!) They were nutritious. (Hello, vitamins B and C!) And even better, they were tiny enough not to be choking hazards. (My biggest worry!) My toddler was …

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What to do when your toddler won’t eat anything but snacks

Photo: istock Man cannot live on bread alone…but toddlers are ready and willing to test that theory. Mine certainly is, though she’d also like to add Cheerios, Goldfish and cheese to the mix. The really frustrating part is that I tried to do everything right, and it seemed to be …

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RECALL: Skip Hop Tuo Convertible High Chairs

PHOTO: HEALTHYCANADIANS.GC.CA Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Skip Hop have issued an update to the January 9, 2018 recall of the Skip Hop Tuo Convertible High Chair, in which the front legs on the highchair were found to detach from the seat, posing a …

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What to do when your toddler says the f-word

Photo: istock When it happens—and it will happen—part of you will want to laugh, part of you will want to cry, and all of you will wonder how in the heck it happened. I mean, you did say the word, but you also said a million other words along with …

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Why your toddler insists on watching you poop

Photo: istock To our toddlers, we’re like rock stars. They follow us, they watch us, they mimic us and they want to be just like us. It’s pretty flattering when you think about it. Still, there’s one place we really don’t need or want a rapt audience: the bathroom. It’s …

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18 adorable gifts for kids from the One of a Kind Show

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Is there something more serious going on with your picky eater?

Photo: iStockPhoto Stephanie Elliot’s daughter, McKaelen, was always finicky about food. As a toddler, she subsisted on a diet of dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets, French fries, peanut butter sandwiches, peeled apples, cake and pizza (with the cheese and sauce scraped off). McKaelen’s two brothers, one older and one younger, would eat …

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Why your toddler is obsessed with being naked

Photo: istock When you get a toddler dressed without too much fanfare and freaking out, it’s pretty fantastic. Even when there’s a lot of fanfare and freaking out, it’s still fantastic in the end because they’re finally dressed and you’re finally done…until they’re suddenly, inexplicably undressed again. While a toddler’s …

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