We asked three local moms for advice on staying healthy, stress free, and level-headed during pregnancy, plus tips on how to take time to pamper yourself (a must!). Our panel: Janette Pande, mother of Maya, 8, and Avi, 4, Leandra Hutchinson, mom to Hannah, 5.5, and Lilly, 2, and Nicole Hauser, mother of Gibson, 3.5,
It may not seem like there’s a large margin for error when it comes to properly installing a car seat, yet locally, there is an 80 percent misuse rate with car seats– that’s right, four out of five kids are not as safe as they should be, according to Gina Veres, supervisor, Injury Prevention &
Preparing your child for a new baby can go miles in ensuring acceptance of their sibling and minimizing feelings of jealousy that arise from shifting family dynamics. The most important thing parents can do is to talk to children about how they’re feeling and handle behavioral issues or regressions with compassion. Clinical Psychologist Dr. Rebecca
There’s no better way to spend time with other moms and their little ones or to wear out the kids than in the fresh spring air. Toledo has some great places to play. We hope our playground roundup inspires you to hit the swings and the slides for some fun. Hook a Walleye This Spring Side
Waking in the middle of the night to change your child’s urine-soaked sheets is not unusual (it affects 20% of 5 year olds and 10% of 8 year olds), but it can be extremely stressful for both children and parents.
Your baby’s fists are clenched, her arms and legs flailing with her face scrunched up in pain, with unrelenting screams. Nothing you do seems to help. It’s heartbreaking to watch your baby suffer. Before you think “colic,” and assume there’s no cure, consider a treatable condition: acid reflux. Dr. Marianne Black of Toledo’s Franklin Park