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QT30: Safe Trick-or-Treating Tips for Parents and Little Ones

October 30, 2015

A parent taking their son or daughter Trick-or-Treating is a great way to spend quality time and teach them safe Halloween lessons. What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Halloween? Is it carving pumpkins, wearing Halloween costumes and or eating lots of candy? Halloween is about all of those activities,[…..]

QT30: Halloween Costume Ideas for Dad and Little Ones

October 24, 2015

Set time aside to spend 30 minutes quality time with your son or daughter a day. One quality time activity you can do with your son or daughter is create a handmade Halloween costume together! What child doesn’t fantasize about flying through the air? Handmade superhero costumes are an easy way to save money, bond[…..]


October 19, 2015

A Child’s brain rapidly grows and constantly transforms. The first 1,000 days of a child’s life are a period of super-fast changes in their bodies, their brains, and their emotions. Spending quality time with kids is important to support their development. You help children learn with each moment of eye contact, each new word you[…..]

Safe Sleep: All You Need to Know as a Babysitter –

October 12, 2015

Are you ready to be the best babysitter out there? Well, that means becoming a Safe Sleep champion! Being a babysitter is big responsibility and an even bigger responsibility when taking care of a newborn. It is important to be as informed as possible, so you know exactly what to do in any situation. Here[…..]

Safe Sleep: Putting a Baby to Sleep in a Noisy Environment

October 5, 2015

Whether you live in a full house, on a main street, or in any noisy environment it may seem impossible for your baby to sleep. However, it is possible to give your baby safe sleep even in those not-so-quiet settings. Here are some helpful tips on how to do just that: Your baby should sleep[…..]