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In Honor of Baby Safety Month — Here Is a Guide to Choosing the Safest Baby Crawling Barrier for Your Little One

Parenting becomes a whole new challenge once your baby begins crawling and exploring. From the excitement of their first steps to the many new adventures ahead, you’re sure to enjoy this fun time in your baby’s life. With a mobile baby in your future, it’s important to know a few babyproofing basics when it comes […]

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For Baby – Ways to Preventatively Teach Your Infants and Toddlers About Safety

Written by Dr. Kim Van Dusen, LMFT, RPT Owner/Founder of The Parentologist w/ Dr. Kim July 2018 As a mom, it is imperative for me to teach my children about safety. And teaching them preventatively and as early as possible in their development will help minimize risk and negative outcomes before they happen. Anytime we […]

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For Pet – On-The-Go With Your Pet

We live busy lives. We multitask, both at work, and at home. We have multiple devices that we are constantly using throughout our day. We enjoy living in the fast lane most of the time. For those of us with pets, they tend to live the busy life too. They can travel with us. They […]

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For Baby – 3 Simple Outdoor Safety Tips for Summer Adventures With Your Toddler

Summer is the season of barbeques, loud family reunions, and splashing in the pool. It may feel slightly overwhelming when you begin to think about keeping your little one safe while they explore the outdoors, especially with every weekend packed full of summer activities and plans. Whether you’re going to the park or on a […]

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For Baby – How To Deal With Temper Tantrums: 9 Effective Tactics to Handle Meltdowns

Temper tantrums are the nightmare of parents (and expecting parents) everywhere. Just hearing the word can give you chills, and you may even start to imagine the shrieks and screams in your head. Although temper tantrums are absolutely stressful and unfortunately inevitable, when you are prepared, they can be manageable. When it comes to dealing […]

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For Pet – Pet Disaster Preparedness Checklist

What you need to know to help keep your pet safe during emergencies. Many places all over the world have suffered from natural disasters, and here in the U.S. many states have found that same fate. Hurricanes, tropical storms, wildfires, earthquakes, and floods have affected over 23 states in the past two years. With the […]

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For Baby – How to Handle a Curious Baby: Tips for Dealing With Adventurous Babies

Curiosity is a natural trait in all humans, but it is especially present in babies. Everything is a new experience for them, so it’s hard to blame them for wanting to explore the world around them. But, with this new world comes potential dangers. How do you strike a balance between keeping your baby safe […]

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For Pet – Pet Travel Tips for Your Summer Adventures

Raise your paw if you want to go on a vacation! It’s time for a summer vacay with your pet. The sun is out, temperatures are warming up, and you’re thinking of your first summer getaway for 2018. As pet owners, being able to bring our fur babies along for the adventure is part of […]

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For Baby — 10 Pieces of Outdated Parenting Advice You Can Ignore

From the second you announce your pregnancy, it is inevitable that you will become bombarded with tons of advice. Whether it’s you poring through dozens of parenting books or just receiving unsolicited advice from everyone in your life, all of that information can become overwhelming. How do you determine what advice is relevant and what […]

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For Pet – Puppy Proofing Your House: A Checklist to Keep Your Home (and Your Pup) Safe

Bringing a dog or puppy into your home is similar to bringing a child into the family. You have to, in this case, dog-proof. Dogs are curious by nature and their nose can lead them into some precarious situations. It’s good to have boundaries in place while you are in the training stages. A good […]

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For Baby – How to Take a Road Trip With a Toddler (and Stay Sane!)

Traveling with a toddler in tow adds a whole new level to your daily planning. Diaper bags, changing pads, baby wipes, extra clothes — it can feel like you’re packing for a trip just to go to the grocery store. This can make the thought of actually taking a trip seem overwhelming. Despite this, the […]

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For Baby – Benefits of Using Baby Gates: What to Buy & What to Avoid

Little ones grow fast and start exploring their surroundings before you know it. Once they start crawling, and even before, parents need to take precautions to keep them safe during moments when curiosity takes over. Child safety gates are best for children between 6 months and 2 years of age, and most expert advice on […]

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For Baby – The Benefits of Color and Child Development

The Benefits of Color Written by Dr. Kim Van Dusen, LMFT, RPT Owner/Founder of The Parentologist w/ Dr. Kim January 2018 As a mom and child play therapist, I often get asked questions about child development. It is very common for parents to wonder what they can do to achieve the ultimate level of mental, […]

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For Baby – 7 Essential Tips for Baby Proofing Your House

Every new parent has to think about baby proofing their house sooner rather than later. Whether it’s the nursery, kitchen, or bathroom, every room has a potential issue. As we all know, it’s essential to keep your baby safe at all times. Before the big day hits when the baby comes home, take some time […]

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