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Your toddler: 15 months old

Photography by Nicole Duplantis/Clothing provided by babyGap and Joe Fresh Starting to get the hang of this parenting-a-toddler thing, even though your kid is changing by the second? There’s a lot to keep up with, we know. If you notice anything these days, it will be that they’re discovering the …

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Your toddler: 13 months old

Photography by Nicole Duplantis/Clothing provided by babyGap and Joe Fresh You’ve been a parent for more than a year now, so how is your baby—ahem, toddler—still changing by the minute? Maybe they’re a little chatterbox? Maybe they’re into anything and everything they can get their wee hands on? Maybe you’ve …

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Your toddler: 1 year old

Photography by Nicole Duplantis/Clothing provided by babyGap and Joe Fresh OMG, you survived the first year! Happy first birthday to your little love! How on earth do you have a toddler already? That first year with baby is officially behind you, but there’s a ton to look forward to this …

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10 ways your toddler can help in the kitchen

photo:iStockphoto It’s easy to hand your toddler a tablet or phone to distract them while you to cook dinner. But instead of letting them swipe and tap the time away, how about getting them to pour, stir and measure? Toddlers love to help in the kitchen. If they start at a …

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5 tantrum triggers for preschoolers and how to deal with them

photo:iStockphoto There’s a reason kids freak out over things adults are able to take in stride, and it’s called the frontal lobe—a.k.a. the part of the brain that regulates, inhibits and prioritizes our reactions. And it takes a full 25 years to fully develop. “I tell all of my parents …

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28 spooky (but fun!) Halloween books for kids

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How to deal with toddler sleep regressions

Photo: iStockPhoto At 18 months old, my third son started skipping naps. I put him in his room at the same time every afternoon, but instead of sleeping, he occupied himself by pulling every book off his bookshelf, scattering stuffed animals around the room and yelling for me to LET …

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4 tricks for disciplining a toddler

Photo: Cynthia Perez Photography Sophia just wanted to climb. Shortly after her first birthday, she was so excited with her new mobility that she didn’t care if it was stairs or a bookcase—if it was scalable, she wanted to try. She needed to try. And that’s the rub. Sophia was …

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How to handle a screaming toddler

Photo: iStockPhoto My toddler is going through a shrieking phase: When she spots a friend; when she doesn’t want to put on her shoes; when she’s simply delighting in the sound of her own voice. I know she’s just expressing herself, and if I don’t react she tends to tone …

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There are new guidelines about when to turn your kid’s car seat forward-facing

Photo: NHTSA IMAGE LIBRARY It’s an issue many parents grapple with: When should you turn your kid’s car seat forward-facing? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released an important new policy on this that can help guide you through this decision. Previously the organization specified that kids should remain …

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