What's the deal with baby sign language? When did families start using it, and does it have positive effects?
I'm starting a new series in honor of my all-time favorite assignment as a student: book reports. Check out my first write-up, on Carla Naumberg's Parenting in the Present Moment: How to Stay Focused on What Really Matters.
When have parents started toilet training their children?
How have they gone about training?
What have the experts said?
This article explores the history of toilet training and explains
how the timing and methods for training have changed over
How have professionals advised parents to manage temper tantrums? What strategies have stood the test of time?
What evidence exists that breastfeeding helps women return to their pre-pregnancy weight faster?
Where and when did the notion that pregnant women should “eat for two” originate? How much weight has medicine advised pregnant women to gain over time?
When did "screen time" become a thing? What has the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) had to say about screens and babies? What are the key issues and findings in screen time research? I share my top 3 "lessons learned" about using screens with and around babies, and my top 3 reasons why - despite debatable findings - I still think minimizing and delaying screen time are worthy parenting pursuits.
What does evidence tell us about the safety of swaddling?
(Spoiler Alert: It "works." And parents should feel pretty good about wrapping babies up as long as they are sleeping on their backs.)
Why do we start feeding babies cow’s milk when they turn one? Where did this practice come from and why, if at all, is it so important?
Previous and present evidence on drinking alcohol while nursing.