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Dear Santa Claus: Guidelines on how to choose the best toys this Christmas

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We are nearing that special time of the year when children all around the world begin writing letters to Santa Claus with their Christmas wishes. It is also the time of year when parents begin to feel uncertain about which toys are appropriate for their children.

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Skip the bells and whistles; traditional toys are best for babies!

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A common question among parents is what toys are best for baby. Parents want to protect, care for, and give happiness to their children. The best way to do this is to follow the natural development of the child. By focusing on the tasks that each child must develop to move to the next stage, parents can protect the natural evolution of their baby, care for their unique process of development, and give them toys that support that natural development without creating frustration because it is too advanced or interfering with the process.

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When can my child return to school? Part Two – Need to stay home from school

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When children are ill, it can put a strain on the family. Parents may have to miss work, children are missing important contact time with teachers and often homework piles up rapidly. Parents can struggle to make wise choices that take into account all of these factors. This post can help you better understand what is important and how to make informed decisions.

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Does swaddling increase the risk of SIDS in infants?

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News reports have been citing a new study* about the increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in infants when swaddled. SIDS is a sudden, unexplained death of an infant less than 12 months old and usually occurs during sleep.

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