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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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What to do when your toddler won’t stop hitting

Photo: istock The scene: You’re at the playground, watching your child happily play in the sandbox when suddenly—whack. Your little angel hits the kid next to him for no good reason. You turn red, and you freeze for a second: Should you apologize profusely, scold your child or hightail it …

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Why do toddlers want to read the same book over and over again?

Photo: istock How many times in a row can you read the same children’s book without wanting to tear out your hair? I’m not sure, but I think I’m pretty close to answering that question. If you have a toddler, there’s a good chance you are, too. If you’re like …

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