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Babysitting Rates – How they Have Changed and Why


Fifty years ago or so the average babysitter was a high school girl from don the block who parents paid a couple of dollars to to watch the kids on Saturday night so that they could spend and evening at the movies or go to dinner.

A lot has changed in half a century. Now with so many households being two income families a babysitter is required on a lot more frequent basis than that. And that is not the only thing that has changed – babysitting rates per hour are very different now too. Read more on Babysitting Rates – How they Have Changed and Why…

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Easing the Misery of Infant Constipation


The medical definition of infant constipation is rather different than it is for adults. Infant constipation is is the passage of hard, dry bowel movements — not necessarily the absence of daily bowel movements. Infant constipation can be chalked up to a number of different reasons but commonly occurs when there is a transition in Baby’s diet – from one formula to another, from formula to strained foods, from strained foods to table foods for instance. Read more on Easing the Misery of Infant Constipation…

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Info on When to Begin Potty Training Toddlers


Potty training your toddler can be a rewarding experience as it shows they are getting more self-sufficient and grown up, but it can also be a maddeningly difficult one.  For the first two to three years of your toddler’s life, they’ve simply gone to the bathroom in their diaper, as it is all they’ve ever known. Read more on Info on When to Begin Potty Training Toddlers…

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