Children's Hospital Colorado

Tips for Parents of Babies and Toddlers

Babies observe, learn, and grow every time they interact with others. Their brains have more potential for development now than at any other time in their lives. Parents play a big role in babies’ lives, and sometimes it’s easy to know what that role should be. Sometimes it’s not. With so many competing voices and options, how’s a parent to decide?

Babies don’t come with manuals, true. But our child experts at Children’s Hospital Colorado do offer loads of advice on many popular topics. In this section, we tackle the challenges of the early years, from calming a crying infant to, well, calming a crying toddler — or at least dealing with tantrums effectively. You’ll find answers on vaccinations, sleep issues, breastfeeding and more.

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