Can Morning Sickness Actually Help Your Baby?
Suffering through morning sickness might take its toll on you, but it could have a silver lining for your baby. Up to 85 percent of pregnant women feel queasy during their first trimester. Morning sickness can be brutal on your body and on your morale, but a study published in the "Journal of Reproductive Toxicology" shows it's all worth it because it's beneficial for your baby.
Here are 19 ways to get ready for your child's pending toddlerhood.
- Stock up on yoga pants and running shoes. You’ll need to dress like an athlete to keep up with your half-naked 25-pound track star.
- Purge anything smaller than a Ping-Pong ball. To a toddler, her mouth is like a pocket for her face.
A national survey shows most parents believe their toddlers have the capacity for more control of their emotions than is developmentally possible at their age.
Later, after the crisis moment passes, and her head stops spinning around like she's in an exorcist movie, and I've jumped through hoops to appease her (she got the chocolate after time-out failed), I'll remind myself, "She's only 3." And it turns out I'm not alone in expecting too much from my little one.