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Toddler discipline methods that ACTUALLY work, according to a data-obsessed economist mom

Photo: iStockphoto In Emily Oster’s previous book, Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong—and What You Really Need to Know, the award-winning economist used data to disprove common pregnancy misconceptions (the dangers of consuming sushi, for example). With her latest title, excerpted here, she’s graduated to the toddler and preschool …

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What to do when your toddler won’t stay in the stroller

Photo: Getty Images As a mom of three, Terrie Malcolm has experienced pretty much every toddler phase—the good and the bad—at least once. The “hating the stroller” period—where a toddler just won’t stay in the stroller—is one she’s lived through three times. Her daughter Rebekkah was especially anti-stroller for a …

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Should you be worried about your clumsy toddler?

Photo: Getty Images Rose Neale*, a mom of two from Toronto, noticed her four-year-old daughter, Elodie*, was kind of clumsy. “When she first started walking, she’d fall down frequently while running or playing,” says Neale. Elodie often bumped into other kids or furniture and had little bruises on her legs. …

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An age-by-age guide to skin rashes and conditions

Photo: iStockPhoto A self-mending covering that automatically adjusts to changes in body shape, maintains a comfortable temperature, fends off bacteria and even senses environmental changes — no man-made fabric can match the fantastic feats performed by your child’s skin. But even this amazing material can fall prey to problems. Here’s …

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19 kids’ books about poop (and farts!)

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6 best toddler travel beds to tote on your next vacation

Photo: BedBox by Stokke JetKids Yes, travelling with toddlers can be a wild ride. Some parents may choose to stay close to home for fear that travel will interfere with the schedule of a tot who is finally sleeping through the night. But with the travel gear now available to …

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Weird toddler self-soothing habits: When to worry

Photo: iStockphoto My three-year-old daughter fiddles with her belly button. She has been doing it since she was two and a half. It would happen randomly—she would reach for her navel, just casually poking around, while she was getting dressed, playing or chatting. While it’s not quite as gross as, …

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How to deal with toddler constipation

PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO Let’s face it, dealing with kids and their poop is never a fun experience, and it can be particularly tricky with toddlers, whether they’re in diapers or potty training. However, if your toddler is not pooping, that’s especially challenging for both you and your kiddo. Here’s what you need …

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My 17-month-old twins still aren’t walking—go ahead and judge

Photo: Courtesy of Jessi Cruickshank My twins are 17 months old and they can’t walk. I’ll give you a moment to judge. I don’t blame you. Most babies walk around the one-year mark. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, it’s normal to walk between nine months and 15 months. …

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10 no-snow winter activities

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