The Ultimate Guide to Getting Rid of Lice in Adults and Children

I had a dream last night that I was covered in head lice. No one in my family had it but me, and I couldn’t get to the store to buy medicine to kill the suckers. So I was running around my house trying to remember what home remedies work for lice. In my dream…

How to Get Your Child to Take Medicine- Without Vomiting, Tears, or Fighting

Now that cold and flu season is upon us, let’s talk about how to get your child to take medicine. I frequently get calls from parents who say: My toddler won’t take medicine without throwing up. My toddler spits out medicine. How can I disguise the taste of medicine? How can I get a baby…

My Number One Trick for Getting My Toddler to Brush Her Teeth

Toddlers have almost zero control over their lives. We tell them when to eat, when to sleep, and even when to go to the potty (have you seen the potty watch?). It makes sense that they decide to draw the line in the sand somewhere, and that somewhere is tooth brushing (and often taking medication)….

Help Your Child Conquer Bedwetting with the 10 Best Bedwetting Alarms

If you read about how we were able to stop our daughter’s bedwetting in just one week, you know that I am a big proponent of bedwetting alarms. We used the Malem alarm with our daughter and were very happy with it, but there are many more options available now. Here is a round up…

The Best Books to Help Your Child Overcome Bedwetting

Books can be a great addition to bedwetting alarm therapy to help your child stop wetting the bed. The following books can help you as a parent understand how to better treat your child. There are also many books you can read with your child to let them know they are not alone on the…

How I stopped My Child’s Bedwetting in Just One Week

How I stopped My Child’s Bedwetting in Just one Week When our daughter was almost six, she was still wetting the bed every night. She wet the bed during even the shortest of naps. We talked with doctors, read parenting books, and tried everything we could to help her stay dry. We suffered through advice…

The Best No Fear Rectal Thermometer

The Best Rectal Thermometer for Babies Is it possible that I have found the perfect rectal thermometer for scaredy cat parents? Parents who dread taking a rectal temperature second only to having their toenails pulled off or being water boarded? I believe I have. Allow me to present…   Vicks Baby Rectal Thermometer So what…

Top 5 Best Digital Thermometers for Baby

Top 5 Best Digital Thermometers for Baby This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase an item or service through any of my links, I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  Digital thermometers can be used orally, rectally, or axillary (underarm). While most parents are choosing temporal artery or…

Kinsa smart ear thermometer

This post may contain affiliate links. If you purchase an item or service through any of my links, I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.  The Kinsa Smart Ear Thermometer isn’t just any thermometer. It’s a smart thermometer. What makes a thermometer smart?  A smart thermometer has the ability to connect with…

How to Treat Your Baby’s Cough

How to Treat Your Baby’s Cough It can be very scary watching your baby suffer with a cough. I have three children who have suffered with asthma and a baby who had RSV at just eleven days old. I know firsthand how frightening it can be. I also know how even a mild cough can keep your child…