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Riddle: Outside, orange

Guess RiddleButane bottleOn the outside, orange, inside, gas only; but with my help it heats everything.Guess, guess ... Riddles for children are a great way to stimulate intelligence, logic and creativity in children. In addition, this children's game provides a wonderful opportunity to spend time with the family.

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Gifts for 3-year-olds

Our site may earn a commission from shopping links.Children this age love to imagine and pretend. They enjoy creating new things and are excited about being more and more in control of their newfound physical abilities. Here are ideas for toys that tap into those skills.Construction toysA tower of blocks may look haphazard to you, but it& 39;s a formidable castle to a toddler.
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Relative care: Advantages and disadvantages

What are the advantages of having a relative care for my child?One of the most compelling reasons to have a relative care for your child is peace of mind. Since your caregiver is family, you can be pretty sure that she is genuinely interested in your baby’s health, happiness, and well-being. With relatives, you also have the advantage of knowing a lot about your caregiver& 39;s past and their personal habits.
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Our favorite picture books

There& 39;s nothing like a book full of bright, sharp pictures to captivate a newborn – or a toddler. To stock your baby& 39;s bookshelf with the best picture books, choose from our delightful dozen below.Toby, Where Are You?, by William Steig, pictures by Teryl EuvremerToby, a kid who is probably a weasel, is hiding again.
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Potty training: Your questions, answered

If you have a young child, chances are you have a question about potty training. What do you do if your child won& 39;t go near the potty? How do you deal with unwanted advice from your in-laws? And the number one query: When is a child ready to begin?We& 39;ve asked our two potty training experts – Dr.
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Your 22-month-old's physical development: Nimble fingers

New this month: Nimble fingersYour toddler will delight in using her ever-more-dextrous fingers to build towers of blocks, snap plastic beads together, or sew by weaving a thick shoelace in and out of holes cut into felt material or cardboard. Poking and pinching moldable compounds such as Silly Putty, Play-Doh, or clay are also favorite toddler pastimes and great activities to help finesse fine-motor skills.
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Gifts for newborns

Our site may earn a commission from shopping links.What better reason to celebrate than the birth of a new baby? Of course, along with the celebration comes the gift giving. Whether you opt for one of the classics – baby clothes, bedding, or a silver keepsake (rattle, spoon, frame, etc.) – or something a little more creative, the new arrival is sure to appreciate it, even if he may not be able to send you a thank-you note just yet.
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Gifts for 1-year-olds

Our site may earn a commission from shopping links.While 1-year-olds are likely to be as thrilled (or more) by the ribbons and wrapping paper on their gifts as they are with the presents themselves, your child& 39;s first birthday still calls for a celebration. Here are some ideas to guide your way into how fun it can be to pick out a first birthday present or something delightful for your 1-year-old& 39;s first holiday.
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Gifts for 2-year-olds

Our site may earn a commission from shopping links.A 2-year-old is bursting with energy and curiosity, so look for gifts that grab his attention. As a toddler gets more mobile, he& 39;ll take an interest in toys to push, pull, and drag around with him.He& 39;ll also get a thrill out of things that challenge his mind, like puzzles and blocks.
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Gifts for expectant dads

He& 39;s going to be a daddy! Help him get in touch with his paternal instincts with these gifts that accent, inform, and inspire the beginning of a whole new stage in his life.Books on fatherhoodHis belly doesn& 39;t grow, and he doesn& 39;t get to feel the baby moving inside him. But you can help him get into the spirit of fatherhood with an inspiring book on being a dad.
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Why journaling is good for you

What is journaling?Journaling is a form of self-expression: You capture your innermost thoughts and feelings by writing them down. Similar to keeping a diary, journaling is a powerful way to explore, record, and reflect on what& 39;s going on in your head and heart when you& 39;re pregnant or a new parent.
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Warning signs of a physical developmental delay

Children develop at different rates, but most follow a general timeline (though preemies may be off schedule by a few weeks or months). If your child doesn& 39;t seem to be meeting milestones within several weeks of the average, ask his doctor about it. It may be nothing, but if your child does have a delay, you& 39;ll want to catch it early so you can get a diagnosis and begin treatment.
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Signs of a good nanny

You& 39;ve reviewed all the résumés, interviewed the best candidates, and called references. But how do you know which nanny is really the best for you?Experience is what counts the most, says Mary O& 39;Connor, former president of the International Nanny Association, so look for it in the nannies you interview.
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Child abuse: How to tell if something's wrong

How can I tell whether my child has been abused?If your child spends any amount of time away from you – whether it& 39;s with a babysitter, with a trusted family friend or relative, or at daycare – it& 39;s natural to be concerned about his safety. And like any parent, you& 39;ve probably wondered whether you& 39;d be able to tell if your child was being mistreated.
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Growth charts: Understanding the results

What can my baby& 39;s growth chart tell me?Your baby& 39;s growth chart can give you a general picture of how your baby is developing physically. By comparing your baby& 39;s measurements – weight, length, and head circumference – to those of other children the same age and sex and to these same measurements from previous checkups, your child& 39;s doctor can determine whether your baby is growing in a healthy way.
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Doctor visit: The 9-month checkup

Find out what to expect at this well-baby checkup. Download a printable version of our 9-month checkup worksheet to take with you. You may want to read through the questions and jot down answers beforehand.What the doctor will doWeigh and measure your babyYou& 39;ll need to undress your baby completely for weighing.
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Lullaby lyrics: Brahms's Lullaby (Lullaby and Goodnight)

Lullaby and goodnight, with roses bedightWith lilies o& 39;er spread is baby& 39;s wee bedLay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessedLay thee down now and rest, may thy slumber be blessedLullaby and goodnight, thy mother& 39;s delightBright angels beside my darling abideThey will guard thee at rest, thou shalt wake on my breastThey will guard thee at rest, thou shalt wake on my breast(original German)Guten Abend, gute Nacht, Mit Rosen bedacht,Mit Naeglein besteckt, schlupf unter die Deck& 39;Morgen frueh, wenn Gott will, wirst du wieder gewecktMorgen frueh, wenn Gott will, wirst du wieder gewecktGuten Abend, gute Nacht, Von Englein bewachtDie zeigen im Traum, dir Christkindleins BaumSchlaf nun selig und suess, Schau im Traum& 39;s ParadiesSchlaf nun selig und suess, Schau im Traum& 39;s Paradies
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Your newborn's development

Our site is committed to providing the most helpful and trustworthy pregnancy and parenting information in the world. Our content is doctor approved and evidence based, and our community is moderated, lively, and welcoming. With thousands of award-winning articles and community groups, you can track your pregnancy and baby& 39;s growth, get answers to your toughest questions, and connect with moms, dads, and expectant parents just like you.
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How to find good daycare

Approach your daycare search as you would a job hunt. Be thorough, do your homework, and start your quest early – six months before you& 39;ll need it isn& 39;t too soon, especially if you live in a large city where daycare slots fill up faster than subway cars during rush hour.Once you find a promising daycare center or home daycare, you& 39;ll need to take a few steps to make sure it& 39;s one you want to stick with.
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Potty training boys

Does it really take longer to potty train boys than girls?Usually, though it& 39;s not clear why. The difference may be at least partially due to the fact that moms tend to be the primary potty-trainers in a family. Boys without a male role model to imitate in the bathroom may take a little longer to get the idea, while girls have the advantage of observing someone with the same equipment.
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Childcare options: Pros, cons, and costs

Finding quality childcare can be a major parenting challenge. If you& 39;re returning to work, start thinking about childcare soon after your baby& 39;s born — or as early as your second trimester if you live in a big city or anywhere that good childcare is scarce or in high demand. It takes time to find the right situation.
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