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Articles in Infants, Summer Camp, Toddlers, Travel and Best Child Care Facilities in Greater Boston

Parents Continuing to Give Young Children Cold Medicine, Despite Warnings

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A new poll of parents finds that more than 40 percent are giving their very young children over the counter cough and cold medicines to relieve cold symptoms, despite federal warnings against this. ... Read full article

Birthing YOUR Way: Labor and Delivery Trends

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Standards of care in labor and delivery at Massachusetts hospitals have changed in recent years, from how medication is used to when doctors will induce labor to what happens to the baby immediately after birth.... Read full article

Pure Guesswork: Not Picking Up on the Signs

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Infant sign language is one of the many skills out there for new parents to learn. Here's a humorous look at whether it's necessary, from Boston Parents Paper columnist Steve Calechman.... Read full article

Babies at the Dentist!

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Today's dentists want to start seeing children for the first time before they hit age 1. Oral health is crucial to overall physical health, and finding a good "dental home" for your child and family is just as important as finding a doctor.... Read full article

Moving a Child from a Crib to a Bed

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Wondering about moving your little one from a crib to a bed? Here's how to delay the move if you think your child isn't quite ready, and how to make the transition if he is.... Read full article

Safer Winter Driving With Little Ones

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Follow these driving tips for safety when transporting babies or toddlers in your car this winter.... Read full article

Skiing With Kids

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Don't spend your winter indoors. Grab the kids and head up to one of the many ski resorts in New England. Skiing is a great way to get fit and have fun. Equipment and lessons may be much less than you think. Here's what you need to know.... Read full article

Baby Steps to Better Photos of Infants

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Babies are beautiful! Follow these tips from local photographers for taking better photos of your precious little one.... Read full article

Educators Discourage Family Vacations on School Time

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You might want to think twice about pulling your kids out of school for a family vacation. Educators are strongly discouraging it, citing class time that's hard to make up and the burden placed on teachers asked for makeup work.... Read full article

Pure Guesswork: In Need of a Vertical Couch

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New babies mean less sleep. Here, our Pure Guesswork columnist Steve Calechman proposes some inventions he'd like to see created to help parents and their infants get more shut-eye.... Read full article

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