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Health and Safety in Child Care: What to Look For

Health and Safety in Child Care: What to Look For

More often than not, there are numerous questions a family might have when visiting a center, especially if this is their first experience with child care. The process can be overwhelming if you don’t know ...

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Baby Sign Language: 11 Signs to Try at Home

Baby Sign Language: 11 Signs to Try at Home

Babies start thinking before they develop language, so they can become frustrated when they’re unable to tell you what they want. How can you bridge the communication gap? Many parents are turning to signing, which ...

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5 Easy Dinner Ideas for Busy Parents

5 Easy Dinner Ideas for Busy Parents

When my friends and family learn that I’m giving any sort of cooking advice, they’ll surely chuckle because it’s well-known that I’m not much of a cooking fan. But we do need to eat! As ...

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Becoming a Father: An Identity Shift

Becoming a Father: An Identity Shift

Today’s post was written by Bright Horizons Client Engagement Manager, Sean O’Brien. “Tell me a little bit about yourself.” I started working at Bright Horizons just a month after my son, Oliver, was born. As ...

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Understanding 7 Challenging Toddler Behaviors

Understanding 7 Challenging Toddler Behaviors

Editor’s Note: This post was first published in 2014 but has since been updated. At two years old, my son is hitting his stride with the terrible twos and there are a few toddler behaviors that ...

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Dining with Kids: How to Take Your Baby to a Restaurant

Dining with Kids: How to Take Your Baby to a Restaurant

This article was first published in 2013 but has since been updated. It is courtesy of Alexis Barad-Cutler. Sometimes when I look back at what it was like to take my son to a restaurant ...

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Transitioning from One to Two Kids

Transitioning from One to Two Kids

Just as you learn to navigate your new life with your firstborn, your second comes along and shakes things up (in the best way possible, of course). We asked new parents of two what made ...

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3 Things to Prepare for When Transitioning to the Toddler Classroom

3 Things to Prepare for When Transitioning to the Toddler Classroom

So the day arrived when our son was finally ready to move on up and out of his infant classroom. At first, this was really exciting news, as it was a big step for him ...

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A Parent’s Guide to a Center or Preschool Open House

A Parent’s Guide to a Center or Preschool Open House

Are you looking for the perfect child care center or preschool for your little one? You’re in luck — it’s open house season. Open house events can be incredibly helpful, but they can also be ...

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6 Tips to Introduce Your Baby to Music

6 Tips to Introduce Your Baby to Music

Have you been singing to your baby since pregnancy? Or, are you just starting to introduce music in the nursery before nap time? Either way, you’re on the right track — music is great for ...

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