babies

Baby & Child Sleep During Lockdown – Q&A – Parents Article

I thought I would run a little Q&A answering some of the most common sleep questions that have been posed to me over the last couple of weeks while the world is in lockdown, due to Covid-19. Q: My baby will only nap if we are out walkingA: I think the answer to this depends on how old your baby is and how many times per day they need to nap. If you have an older baby who only naps…

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2020 Twinnie Award Winners – Best Baby & Kid Gear – Parenting Twins Article

The second annual 2020 Twinnie Award winners have been selected and we are thrilled to present them to you! Dozens of twin parents nominated their favorite baby, kid and personal products they have used and loved, with the products receiving the most mentions taking home the top prize. The 2020 Twinnie Award winners list includes everything a twin parent could need for babies, growing toddlers, and for mom and dad too.  From twin strollers to car seats to backpacks and more, the…

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Tips for Supporting Your Kids During the Pandemic. COVID-19 – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Tips for Supporting Your Kids During the Pandemic The news about COVID-19 can be frightening, a major pandemic that has spread to almost every country around the world. The good news is that kids are affected differently than adults. Under 1% of cases have been recorded in children 9 years-old and under, and many of these have mild or no symptoms. There may be no fever, no…

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Why You Should Change The Way You Think, To Change the Way Your Child Behaves! – Parents Article

Expectations are the Enemy of Parents. I would say over 90% of the parenting dilemmas posed to me daily have one very simple answer; “you’re expecting too much of them”. Our expectations of child behaviour are totally warped in society today. We just expect too much of kids (and no age or behaviour is immune). We expect them to sleep like adults. We expect them to control their impulses like adults, regulate their emotions like adults, manage their time like…

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How to Encourage Reluctant Children to Brush Their Teeth – Parents Article

Do you have a reluctant tooth-brusher? There are several reasons why young children don’t like having their teeth brushed, but the top three in my opinion are: 1. Because it makes them feel completely out of control (imagine how you would feel if somebody brushed your teeth for you?)2. Because it disrupts what they would rather be doing/something that is way more fun3. Because there is something about the sensation of it they dislike. The answer then is to come…

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Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) A Parent Resource – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff On this page, we will present Coronavirus information and resources as they become available to us, Available Downloads: From the Pennsylvania Association for Infant Mental Health (PA-AIMH), some general COVID-19 guidelines. While there are reasons to be concerned, know that there are very few cases of the Coronavirus in our state and country at the present. Everyone is working hard to be sure very few people get…

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Developmental Delays and Disabilities, Early Intervention – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Developmental Delays and Disabilities According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developmental disabilities affect 1 in 7 children in the United States, or about 15%. As a child grows, they develop new physical, cognitive, and social skills at every age. From smiling and paying attention to faces at two months to playing make believe and dressing themselves by three years of age, a host…

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Container Baby Syndrome: What is it and how to avoid it – Parenting Twins Article

What exactly is Container Baby Syndrome? We’ll explain what it is, how it can affect your babies, and how to avoid it, especially with twins. When new parents ask the question, “What will I need for my baby?”, there is a wide spectrum of answers and opinions. However, nearly all are filled with lots of “equipment” or “baby container” recommendations. Of course, you’ll need a car seat and stroller for safe transportation, oftentimes multiple strollers – a stroller for everyday…

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Indoor and Outdoor Activities to help with Fine and Gross Motor Skills – Parents Article

Like it? Share it, or post a comment below!By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Outdoor Games and Indoor Crafts During your child’s first years of life, there are a variety of outdoor activities and indoor crafts that encourage the development of both gross and fine motor skills. From finger painting and working with homemade playdough indoors to playing with a ball or coloring with sidewalk chalk outside, there are many fun activities that strengthen muscles, help develop fine motor coordination, and…

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