Month: December 2018

A dog can be an ideal companion for a child, as it offers unconditional love and can teach the child about empathy and what it means to have responsible behavior. But, as a parent, you probably want to make sure that the dog you are choosing is not only a suitable dog, but also one
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Savannah Guthrie knows exactly how to sum up life as a mom. The “Today” show co-anchor and her husband, Mike Feldman, are parents to 4-year-old Vale and 2-year-old Charley. Guthrie has repeatedly shared sweet sentiments and funny takes about raising her daughter and son. For her 47th birthday on Thursday, we’re highlighting some of our
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Some parents deem baby hammocks as the most comfortable alternative for their child. While their coziness is undeniable, many safety concerns have been raised over the years as to whether or not they are the right option for infants. In this article, we will discuss the suitability of baby hammocks to help you decide if
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There comes a time when you long for a supple softness and sleep-inducing comfort making you feel like royalty every time you slumber. Well, that time is now. The best mattress topper for 2019 is here! Whether or not you own your own Puffy Mattress (which we highly recommend), you can always use the Puffy
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After the chaos of the holidays, the new year feels like the perfect time to slow things down and reset.  The house and our minds can feel full from the hubbub of gifts, decor, and food. Try to simplify and declutter, starting with a clean house and clean slate. Involve the entire household in this
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Image: iStock Common cold can make bedtime quite annoying. It makes your nose stuffy, gives you a headache, and eventually makes it impossible for you to sleep. In such situations, you might have the urge to pop in an over-the-counter cold medication such as NyQuil to alleviate the irritation and sleep better. But can you
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Image: Shutterstock Whether you are a teacher or a parent handling a bunch of energetic kids, you’ll need ways to engage them. Children tend to get bored and distracted soon, so one or two games that span over an hour may not retain their attention that well. What you need are a number of games
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The names lead the baby name site’s rankings for the second year in a row. New arrivals include Genevieve and Rose for girls and Finn for boys. Seven of the top 10 girls’ names end in the letter “a.” Nameberry’s year-end popularity list is based on which names attracted the most page views in 2018,
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Contrary to what Instagram may have you believe, putting together a picture-perfect holiday card is not easy. It takes effort to get a good photo when you’re dealing with uncooperative siblings, crying babies and excitable pets. And sometimes there’s the unexpected photobomb. Fortunately, this tradition provides some truly hilarious outtakes. We asked the HuffPost Parents
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We moved my grandmother (Mom’s Mom) into an assisted living facility yesterday. It is a beautiful place filled to the brim with Christmas trees, holiday signs, twinkle lights and ornaments, overflowing with warmth and Southern charm. There are always activities for people to enjoy and the delicious smell of the next meal wafts through the
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Parents take many factors into consideration when choosing a baby name ― from trendiness to family history to cultural significance to sound. Now even domain name availability is a point of consideration. The domain name aspect exemplifies a broader trend that’s influencing the world of baby names today: technology. Technological advancements have expanded parents’ worldviews
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Have you ever thought about the amount of time your family spends indoors, at work or school, in the car, and at home? It’s estimated that people spend up to 90% of their time indoors. Now imagine it’s winter when there are times you need to stay indoors to protect yourself from the dangerous elements
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A peritonsillar abscess is a painful, pus-filled collection of tissue that forms in the back of the throat near one of the tonsils. Peritonsillar abscesses, also called quinsy, often appear as a result of tonsillitis. These abscesses are uncommon because doctors tend to treat strep throat and tonsillitis with antibiotics. In this article, we provide
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Every week, we round up funny tweets from moms and dads. Now that 2018 is coming to an end, it’s time to put the spotlight on the most hilarious tweets of them all. Check out the 50 best parenting tweets of the year below, and follow HuffPost Parents on Twitter for even more laughs.
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Exclusively pumping, pumping and nursing combination, formula feeding, or exclusively breastfeeding. There are several ways to feed your baby, and it depends on the mom (and baby) to decide what is best for them. In the end fed is best as they say.  Those moms who decide to exclusively pump or pump and nurse are their own
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La varicela es una infección bastante contagiosa causada por el virus varicela-zóster. Aunque resulta muy incómodo, la mayoría de las personas la superan en 1 o dos semanas. Se produce una erupción parecida a una ampolla que primero aparece en la cara y en el tronco y, luego, se extiende por el cuerpo. Aunque no
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With my first baby four years ago, breastfeeding was a slog from the start. My nipples blistered and got infected. It took weeks of pumping after every excruciating feeding to get my supply up. I went to breastfeeding “circles,” met with four lactation consultants and never went anywhere without a nipple shield. For 8 1/2
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Parents know that music is important in a child’s development. Research has shown that music aids in a child’s development as early as within utero, and can help a child develop intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Music is all around us, and giving children adequate exposure to listen to and to learn how to play music
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Image: iStock Your usually calm boy gets inquisitive; your little princess no longer likes her pet name. The once mama’s boys and daddy’s princess are now teenagers, who have several questions and are eager to know the answers. It is that phase in your kid’s life where your parenting needs to shift gears as your
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With a chill in the air and warmth in our fuzzy-lined boots, the winter solstice is upon us! Marking the shift in the seasons, winter solstice is one of the original catalysts for winter celebrations. It is both a mystical time that represents change and an astronomical event that reminds us that we’ve reached the
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Intestinal worms, or parasitic worms, are simple organisms that feed off the human body. Many people recognize the more common varieties, such as tapeworms and hookworms, but may be less aware of the others. Intestinal worms can cause many symptoms in the body, some of which are similar to the symptoms of other gut disorders.
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