You’ll probably notice a sharp drop in your toddler’s appetite after his first birthday. Suddenly he’s picky about what he eats, turns his head away after just a few bites, or resists coming to the table at
A comfort item or transitional object, also known as a “lovey” is a good idea to help a baby self-soothe and transition from needing Mommy and Daddy 24/7. Read Dr. Tanya’s comparison of blankies to binkies and when
I would love to hear your best tips for helping parents successfully wean their toddlers from pacifiers. I have a 21 month old girl who understands and respects that the paci is only for crib time, but isn’t having it
Chore, task, job. No matter what you call it, it’s a responsibility. And it’s never too early to begin teaching children responsibility. What you chose may vary by age from picking up toys to cleaning their room. By starting your
“I want it now!” your toddler screams. Everyone turns and stares as if you are a bad mom because your child is throwing a fit. But anyone who has had children knows that tantrums are a normal part of childhood.
Is naptime your favorite part of the day? It’s definitely one of mine. But many parents seem to struggle with getting their little one to nap. Even 45 minutes of quiet time can really make a difference
Question: Hi Dr. Tanya, I am wondering what type of milk to feed my 7 month old son when he turns 12 months. He is currently still on formula. My husband and I drink soymilk or almond milk, and prefer
Is brushing teeth a nightly battle in your home? To prevent brushing battles, here are some age-appropriate tips I’ve learned from patients, parents, and my own two boys. Read the rest of Tooth Brushing Tips on WebMD.
Question: Hi Dr. Tanya, My daughter just turned a year this July, she has had eczema since 3 months. Her doctor told me to apply lotion 2 times a day, but lately it is getting much worse. She has dry
By Tanya Remer Altmann, MD Big Macs and Big Gulps. PlayStation 2 and TiVo. Fast food nutrition and couch potato fitness are super-sizing our kids. Studies show that more than 30 percent of America’s school-age children are