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Make Your Life Easier With These Toddler Hacks

Make Your Life Easier With These Toddler Hacks

Hello parents or caregivers to a toddler! Let me guess, you are losing your mind in more ways than one right?

It’s a safe to say that you are probably enamored with the thought of making your life easier at this point. Trying to be a positive ray of light  to a running, screaming, climbing tiny person can be quite exhausting! The rollercoaster of parenthood is real - and so are the grey hairs your toddler gave you.

I feel your pain! I’m not a parenting expert by any means, but I do have few tips to I’ve learned along the way. I hope these hacks will make your day run a little more smoothly and make your toddler a little less scary :-)  

Folic Acid, Folate or Methylfolate? What Does My Kid Really Need?

Folic Acid, Folate or Methylfolate? What Does My Kid Really Need?

Let me guess, you thought choosing a children's vitamin would be so easy, right?

But here you are, completely lost in the kid's vitamin aisle, helplessly fumbling through bottle after bottle, trying to figure out the difference between folic acid, folate, and … methylfolate?

A toddler screams from the next aisle over. A baby bottle crashes to the ground. The room gets dark. The store walls start to cave in. Which vitamin supplement do you choose? What does your kid really need? Can't you just run away?

Getting Your Kids Sleep Habits Back After Spring Break

Getting Your Kids Sleep Habits Back After Spring Break

One of the toughest challenges for many parents is getting their kids to stick to a bedtime routine. And when you add in longer holidays like Christmas or Spring Break, it can be tough to get them to adjust back to a school-day schedule.

We all know that sleep is crucial for a child’s growth and development. A study down by Dr. Elsie Taveras, chief of General Pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, found evidence that lack of sleep puts a child at risk for obesity, diabetes and emotional problems. Bad sleep habits are also linked to poor school performance - which means we parents need to make sleep a priority!

After coming off of nights of staying up late and days of not getting up early, you might be hearing the words “No, I don’t want to go to bed!” a lot for a while. But with a little patience and a few tips, you can get your kids into a healthy, consistent sleep schedule.