Behavior + Development

Experiencing Parental Anxiety? You’re Not Alone.

When it comes to worrying, here's how to lighten the load.

The layers of worry that come along with parenting can be overwhelming.  We can talk about it, cry about it, and meme about it (we love those, too) but the Read more.
Has Screen Time Replaced Family Time?

Diane Sawyer just put screen time on blast. And your phone habits will forever be changed.

Last week, Diane Sawyer shared the findings on her six-month investigation of screen time across the US via a 2-hour, primetime 20/20 special.  Diane’s team traveled the country for six Read more.
Your Most Important Chat Of The Day

Beyond baby talk.

Talking to infants is critical for language development, but it’s a topic that’s generally not covered in early pediatric visits. We turned to Hamptons-based speech therapist Elise Duryea for an in-depth Read more.
Setting Up Baby For Sleep Success

3 elements that could be missing from your bedtime routine.

Sponsored by Crane. Bath, book, lullaby, bed.  Pretty solid routine you have there, but have you checked the humidity level in your nursery lately?  Cue the collective hmmm.  A successful Read more.
The Art of Baby Burping

Brace yourself... Spit happens and it's totally normal.

Looking back to the time when my husband and I brought our first-born home from the hospital, I remember my first-time mother feelings of inadequacy and nervousness whenever I attempted Read more.
The Amazing Benefits of Bedtime Stories

Family bonding, better sleep, and a happier brain? Yes, please.

 When dinner starts a half hour late and bathtime is a total battle, it can be a challenge to muster up the motivation to settle into a bedtime story before Read more.
Could Vitamin B3 Be the Future of Postpartum Care?
Anytime we hear the words “groundbreaking” and “postpartum recovery” in the same phrase, we’re all ears.  In January, a groundbreaking study was conducted on the effects of vitamin B3 on Read more.
So You Got an Autism Diagnosis. Now What?

How one family navigated the challenges of getting services and help.

Guest written by By Elizabeth Varela, publisher of Macaroni Kid Lakewood, Calif. April is autism awareness month. Macaroni Kid publisher Elizabeth Varela, who lives in Lakewood, Calif., shared her family’s Read more.
You CAN Get Your Kids To Eat Their Veggies

A compelling case for savory foods on baby and toddler plate.

In the world of parental banter, nothing makes its way around the playground circuit quite like the old yes-my-kid-is-refusing-to-eat-the-seaweed-snack-I-packed-her-but-she-could-down-strawberries-all-day.  You’ve heard it, or maybe even used it before.  It’s cool. Read more.
Preemie Baby Massage: A Comprehensive Guide

The do's, don'ts, and tried and true techniques for massaging baby.

Guest written by Kim Walls, Activist and Founder of BEB Organic skincare products. Baby massage abounds with amazing evidence-based benefits: from improving sleep to enhancing immunity, circulation, and digestion; to Read more.