Baby and Toddler Development/ Milestones

Should I Be Concerned About the Way My 15-Month-Old Baby Talks?

Should I Be Concerned About the Way My 15-Month-Old Baby Talks?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her 15-month-old baby. She says her baby talks a lot for her age, but she has potential concerns about how her daughter is talking. She says her daughter really only uses certain consonant sounds and avoids others. Is this normal?

What Age Should a Child Be Dressing Themself?

What Age Should a Child Be Dressing Themself?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her four-year-old stepdaughter. She says this little girl refuses to dress herself at all. Like, won’t even put shoes or a coat on herself. She will throw a temper tantrum if asked to do it herself This mom has a two-year-old of her own, who can dress herself and likes to. She says that the four-year-old’s family (her boyfriend and his family) continue to dress her and avoid the issue.

My 8-Month-Old Baby Is Grinding Her Teeth: How Can I Get Her to Stop?

My 8-Month-Old Baby Is Grinding Her Teeth: How Can I Get Her to Stop?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her 8-month-old daughter. She says her daughter has two teeth, which she is constantly grinding. This mom suspects her daughter does this because it feels good as she is still teething, but she doesn’t want her to damage her teeth. She especially does not want the teeth grinding to become a habit that follows her daughter as she gets older and her permanent teeth come in.

My Two-Year-Old Toddler Holds His Breath for Long Periods When He's Upset: Is This Normal?

My Two-Year-Old Toddler Holds His Breath for Long Periods When He’s Upset: Is This Normal?

A mom writes in asking about her two-year-old toddler, who she says has “breath holding spells” that have started to worry her. She says her son will hold his breath until his lips turn blue. It often happens after he gets hurt or is upset. It has not yet gotten to the point where her son has passed out, but her doctor warned that it could eventually happen. Is this normal behavior? Should she be worried? Do you have any advice for this concerned mama?

How Do I Stop My Two-Year-Old Toddler from Hitting His Parents When Angry?

How Do I Stop My Two-Year-Old Toddler from Hitting His Parents When Angry?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her two-year-old toddler. She says her son has taken to hitting her (or someone else) when he’s angry, mad, and/or annoyed. This mom has tried to stop the behavior by telling him “no” when he hits, but that tends to make the hitting worse, and she says he even will hit himself. Any advice for this mom on how to get a toddler to stop hitting his parents or relatives?

My 10-Month-Old Won't Hold His Bottle — or Really Bring Anything to His Mouth: Should I Be Concerned?

My 10-Month-Old Won’t Hold His Bottle — or Really Bring Anything to His Mouth: Should I Be Concerned?

A first-time mom writes in asking for advice about her 10-month-old baby. She says her son won’t hold his bottle or sippy cup himself, won’t bring food to his mouth, or even put his pacifier in his mouth. This mom is concerned that something may be wrong and wants to know if this behavior is normal.

The Best Tips for Potty Training Boys: Advice?

The Best Tips for Potty Training Boys: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about potty training boys. She says her 1-year-old son has shown a lot of interest in the potty, but she can’t get him to actually use it. He hates having a dirty diaper, often sits on the potty “like mommy,” but ultimately he does not complete the act. Though this mom is not in a rush to potty train her son, given his interest, she is wondering what it might look like to start the process. Any advice?

What Is the Right Age to Let Kids Start Having Sleepovers?

What Is the Right Age to Let Kids Start Having Sleepovers?

A mom writes in asking for advice about sleepovers and age-appropriateness. She wants to know what a good age to start letting her kids have sleepovers might be. Specifically, she is curious about letting her kids go stay with in-laws or other extended family for an overnight.

Would It Be Wrong to Stop My 6-Month-Old Baby from Learning to Crawl?

Would It Be Wrong to Stop My 6-Month-Old Baby from Learning to Crawl?

A mom writes in asking about her 6-month-old baby, who has started crawling. She says that, in her current living situation in her mother-in-law’s trailer, there are no carpets. She worries that the baby crawling in this environment is dirty and dangerous. She asks our community of moms whether it would be bad to stop her baby from learning to crawl.

My Toddler Has Started Smacking Me — Just Me! — Quite Hard: Advice?

My Toddler Has Started Smacking Me — Just Me! — Quite Hard: Advice?

A mom writes in asking for advice about her 14-month-old daughter. She says that her daughter has recently started smacking her hard. She doesn’t do it to her father or anyone else. She has tried to curb the behavior on her own, but she needs some help.

Jessica Simpson Shares Precious Photo of Baby Birdie Just Before Her First Birthday

Jessica Simpson Shares Precious Photo of Baby Birdie Just Before Her First Birthday

Just ahead of her baby turning 1, Jessica Simpson posted a photo of the little birthday girl to her Instagram feed on Wednesday night, featuring little Birdie Mae in a pair of white pajamas in a gold star pattern.

My Friend's Four-Year-Old Refuses to Potty Train: Please Help!

My Friend’s Four-Year-Old Refuses to Potty Train: Please Help!

A mom writes in asking for advice about her friend’s four-year-old son. She says her son refuses to potty train, despite different several attempted methods. How can she help her friend and her friend’s son?

My daughter isn’t crawling yet: Advice?

She will be nine months old on Feb 10th. She gets from point A to point B by scooting around on her belly. She’s meeting all her other milestones. I know not all babies crawl, but my other two did, but I feel like it’s important for her to get the balance and strength. Every time I try to get her up on her knees, she flattens out. She is ALWAYS on her belly- so the amount tummy time isn’t an issue. I try several times a day to try to get her to balance on her hands and knees. My other kids just “did it” Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

I'm Worried My Baby Isn't Hitting Her Milestones and May Be Delayed: Am I Being Needlessly Anxious?

I’m Worried My Baby Isn’t Hitting Her Milestones and May Be Delayed: Am I Being Needlessly Anxious?

A mom is in need of some advice and guidance regarding her five-month-old daughter hitting certain milestones. Amber Temerity Lozzi weighs in with some expert advice. A Mamas Uncut Facebook fan wrote in asking for advice from the community about her daughter, 5 months, who is not yet rolling or sitting up. This mom worries her baby isn’t hitting the milestones she should be. Should she be concerned? Read Amber’s response below. A Mamas Uncut Facebook Fan asks: “I am concerned about my child’s milestones: Thoughts? She will be five months old the day after New year’s day, and she still isn’t rolling over or sitting up.. I’ve tried propping her up using a boppy pillow and tried getting her to roll over by showing her how and doing tummy time. She also REALLY hates tummy time. I’m lost on what to do. Please help! Any advice would be appreciated, please.” – Mamas Uncut Community Member YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: My Two-Year-Old Barely Talks: Is It Possible She Has a Speech Delay? Advice from Amber Temerity Lozzi While 5 months is at the upper end of what we would consider to be a “sitting-up” milestone, it’s still within a typical range. All babies develop differently and though …

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