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    So much to do and know when you have a little one!

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  • Kids and Burns — Here’s What to Know and Do

    According to the American Burn Association, almost one-quarter (24%) of all burn injuries occur in children under the age of 15, with 1,100 children dying each year from fire and burns. More than 136,000 children were seen in emergency rooms for burn injuries in 2011. During National Burn Awareness Week (observed the first full week […]

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  • FAQs About the Flu

    The flu season is still in full swing. Here’s what to know and what to do to help prevent the flu and deal with the symptoms if you catch it. WHN TIP — Check With Your Doc: As always, discuss your options and treatment with your healthcare practitioner. What is the flu? The flu is […]

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  • Tips for Conducting Child-Care Research

    List Your Requirements Start a folder or notebook to keep records of your child-care research. Think about your child-care needs and write down your preferences: What type of care would you like for your child? Does your child have special needs? Do you need full-time or part-time care? What hours/days will your child need care? Does […]

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  • 3 Halloween Costume Hazards

    When we think of Halloween, costumes and candy usually pop into mind. However, with all the fun, it’s easy to forget about safety. Here are just a few tips from Jenna B., a child life specialist at the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, to help keep your children safe during the Halloween festivities. Jenna writes: […]

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  • 20 Items for Your Emergency Entertainment Kit

    What do you do with the kids when: the power goes out? you’re stuck at the airport? you’re stranded in your car during a snowstorm? you’ve been evacuated to a temporary shelter due to a natural disaster? for whatever reason, your kids are without their usual toys and diversions? If you’re not prepared, children will […]

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  • 7 Tips for Cruising With Kids

    By Steven W., our family blogger Cruising can be an ideal way to travel with young children due to the many on-ship activities and programs for your children and the convenience of your cabin and the dining room when returning from a day-long excursion. We enjoyed a 15-day Hawaiian cruise aboard the Diamond Princess last […]

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  • 4 Recommended Adult-to-Child Child-Care Ratios

    Infants (up to 12 months): No more than eight babies per group; one adult for every four babies. Young Toddlers (12–24 months): No more than 12 children per group; one adult for every four children. Older Toddlers (24–30 months): No more than 12 children per group; one adult for every six children. Preschoolers (30 months to 5 […]

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  • 7 Sources for Affordable Child Care

    According to the Children’s Defense Fund, the average cost of child care for a four-year-old is $4,000-6,000+ a year. Some urban area centers can charge over $10,000 a year. Finding affordable child care isn’t easy. Here is a “starter” list of resources and tips to help you in your search. Programs and Resources – Local and […]

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  • 16 Ways to Evaluate Your Child-Care Provider

    As part of the final choice in child care, have your child spend part of a day in the center or home for a “trial.” Be sure you can be easily contacted during this time. Discuss the experience with your child and the caregiver or center personnel. Once you’ve chosen a center, keep visiting whenever you […]

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  • 7 Steps to Choosing a Nanny

    We researched, spoke with nannies, nanny placement agencies and parents who use nannies to find the best advice to start you off on your search for your own Mary Poppins. WHN TIP – Know What Matters to You: Our Tips for Conducting Child Care Research provides a wealth of areas to consider. Finding Nanny Recommendations/Resources Expect […]

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