The timing and severity of autism symptoms vary wildly. Some children show potential symptoms at six months old. But in other cases, symptoms aren't obvious until the children are almost two years old. A few children seem to develop normally until they’re 12 to 18 months old before seeming to regress. However, there are a few signs of autism that are fairly consistent. Here … [Read more...] about How to spot the early signs of autism – and how to prepare for them
Child-friendly Cars Many people find that when they have kids, they need to give up their sporty car and choose something a little more child-friendly. Some cars are designed to be more suitable for kids with special features and a spacious backseat area. While these cars might not be your first choice, there are plenty of child-friendly cars that are stylish and perform … [Read more...] about How to choose a child-friendly car that you can still learn to love
You've taken parenting classes, you have a plan in place for going to the hospital, you've even taught yourself how to change a diaper. But are you really ready for your baby to arrive? What about your family? You might think you're ready -- you're carrying your child, after all -- but both you and your family members need a fair amount of preparation in order to be ready for a … [Read more...] about 4 ways to prepare for your baby as a first-time mom
Did you know that about 87% of U.S. homes now include an air conditioning unit? We depend on that hidden network of vents and ducts within our homes to keep us comfortable and to keep our air clean. Yet even the world's biggest clean freaks don't unscrew their vent covers and clean their home's heating and cooling ducts. That's one of the reasons the air quality inside your … [Read more...] about Indoor air quality and pregnancy: Do you have to pay to clean your air ducts?
By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Nap Solution ~~~ A newborn baby has a very tiny stomach, it’s the size of one miniature fist. Before birth, in the womb, babies don’t need to think about eating, their nutritional needs are continuously met — they never feel hunger. After birth, however, babies must adjust to a different reality. Hunger is a new sensation. … [Read more...] about Baby Waking Frequently? Hint: It’s Normal