Breast-Feeding: Weaning a Toddler - Topic Overview
You may choose to wait until your child is a toddler (age 1 to 2 years) or older to wean him or her from the breast. You may feel that your toddler is not ready for weaning until later or that you both are not ready. You may want to initiate it or just let your child stop breast-feeding on his or her own (self-wean). One way to let a toddler control his or her own weaning is through the "don't ...
Choosing Child Care - Other Concerns
Paying for high - quality child careBudgeting for child care takes work. Plan ahead and think about your future child care expenses as far in advance as possible. Keep in mind that it may take time to process applications or there may be a waiting list, especially if you are trying to qualify for financial assistance.Child care referral agencies or other experts (such as some state or federal ...
Bottle-Feeding: When Baby Doesn't Want to Stop - Topic Overview
Some babies grow attached to the bottle and do not want to give it up. Here are some common behaviors and suggestions on how to deal with them. Your baby always wants to have a bottle in his or her mouth. Do not let your baby crawl,walk around,or go to bed with a bottle. This will make him or her more prone to dental cavities (caries). Offer a stuffed toy or blanket for comfort instead. ...
Choosing Child Care - Group Child Care Providers
Narrowing your searchWhen you start looking for child care, narrow down your selection by considering practical issues as well as your child's needs.Do you need part - time or full - time child care?What days of the week do you need child care? Are the days always the same, or do they change?During what hours do you need child care (include your travel time if appropriate)?What are you willing to
Choosing Child Care - Topic Overview
What is child care?In basic terms, child care is temporary care by someone other than a parent. Child care should offer a healthy, safe, and secure place for children to develop and grow. In the United States, approximately 75% of children younger than 5 are cared for on a regular basis by a person who is not their parent.1The high demand for child care is a reflection of many cultural and ...
Baby Developmental Milestones: By 12 to 15 Months
See how your baby is growing and developing with WebMD's child development milestone list for 12 to 15 months.
Baby Developmental Milestones: By 15 to 18 Months
See how your baby is growing and developing with WebMD's child development milestone list for 15 to 18 months.
Baby's 18-Month Checkup: What to Expect
Find out from WebMD what to expect during your toddler's 18-month checkup: what your pediatrician will look for and questions you'll want to ask.
Baby Developmental Milestones: By 3 Months
Learn more from WebMD about how your 3-month-old is growing and developing.
Baby's 4-Month Checkup: What to Expect
Find out from WebMD what to expect during your baby's 4-month checkup: what your pediatrician will look for, the vaccines your baby will get, and questions you'll want to ask.