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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