Baby Speech Development: Here’s Everything First-Time Parents Need to Know

Speech and language are a significant part of a child’s development. As new parents, we eagerly await that first, magical word and how the parent-child bond that will flourish as their speech and language skills grow. We’re also anxiously assessing our child’s progress in these skills and wondering what we may or may not be …


Teaching Your Baby Sign Language: Another Tool to Help You Communicate With Your Little One

Perhaps you’ve seen the flyers for “storytime with signs” at your local library or notices of “Baby Sign Language Workshops” at local clinics, but still, aren’t sure what the fuss is all about or whether you and your baby should give it a try. Baby sign language has become an increasing trend in parenting over …


Toddler Speech Delay: What Is It? How Does It Affect Your Child? What Can You Do About It?

Being a parent means a dozen new questions with each new phase of your child’s growth. It’s exciting and daunting! When it comes to their speech development, the questions seem to multiply. You find yourself asking:  Does he know enough words? Does she sound like other children her age? Am I reading to him enough? …


Ten Simple Strategies to Help Your Baby Develop Speech

How to develop speech in babies

Our babies start communicating with us from the moment they’re born. First with cries, then with coos and gestures. But we all long for the day they start speaking to us. While we cannot rush them on this journey, we can certainly encourage their language development and provide an environment that makes learning speech fun.  …


Baby Talking Milestones: A Guide for Parents With Kids Aged 1-2 Years Old

baby talking milestones

Hearing your baby utter his or her first word is a magical moment, for both of you! But when is that supposed to happen? And what happens next?  The period between ages one and two is an exciting time in your child’s overall development, but especially when it comes to speech and language. In this …


When Are Babies Supposed to Talk? 3 Times Parents Shouldn’t Panic!

when are babies supposed to talk

From the moment your baby is born, you start waiting for the moment when you will hear your baby’s first words. Cooing turns into babbling and you think that the moment is near. Soon, you see that other children of the same age are confidently saying “mama” and “dada” and you start to wonder. When …

bowel movement, Diarrhea

The Real Scoop on Diarrhea

By: Dr. Lyndsey Garbi and Mollie Lobl Everybody poops, but how many bowel movements per day is considered normal for my child? The answer varies by age. Babies often have more than four bowel movements per day, and by age two, most children will have one soft but solid bowel movement per day. Every child …

Eczema, skin

What do you if you think your child has eczema?

Itchy, flaky, dry skin: it’s uncomfortable and painful, and something no one wants to watch their child experience. Often, this is caused by a condition called atopic dermatitis, more commonly known as eczema. We don’t know what causes eczema, but we have figured out trends in the disease and ways to manage it.   Eczema tends …

Constipation, stomach

Constipation in children

What is a normal amount of times for a child to have a bowel movement per day? What is considered normal is different for every age! Babies often have more than four bowel movements per day, and by age two, most children will have one soft but solid bowel movement per day. Every child is …