Skip to content

STAY UP TO DATE. Join our email list »

First Things First First Things First

First Things Blog

Information and inspiration for parents and caregivers of babies, toddlers and preschoolers

Pool safety for young kids

Keeping young kids safe around pools

  • health and nutrition

The Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona has three main safety tips for parents and caretakers of kids under 5: block, watch and learn.​

Have a flexible birth plan

Have a birth plan? Stay flexible

  • infants

Things may not always go as you envision, and that’s okay.

A father of three boys

A father’s reflections on the first year with three boys

  • parenting

​The best advice for the challenges of parenting newborn twins and a toddler? Patience.

Oral Health Podcast Oral Health Podcast

Podcast: Caring for your child’s teeth

  • health and nutrition

​A conversation with pediatric dentist Dr. Jeanette MacLean about what parents of young kids should know about preventing tooth decay.

When kids get stressed

Keeping the peace: helping a toddler reduce their stress

  • toddlers

Loving communication and a clear process for dealing with stress can help prevent things from getting out of control.

Check out my crib safety

Check out my crib

  • safety

​Having a safe place for your baby to sleep is something to take seriously. ​

Supermom is a myth

There’s no such thing as the perfect parent

  • parenting

​Eighty percent of millennial moms think it’s important to the be “the perfect mom.” It’s an unrealistic aspiration.

Skin to skin for mother and baby

The golden hour

  • health and nutrition

​Skin-to-skin contact immediately after your child is born can have important benefits for baby and mother.

Preventing Toddler Tantrums

Preventing toddler tantrums

  • child development

​A tantrum is a normal response to anger and frustration, but there are things you can do to help your toddler feel more in control.

Stay Up To Date.

Join our email list to keep up with the latest news and information from FTF

Send me:

© First Things First. All Rights Reserved. • Privacy PolicyAccessibilityWebsite FeedbackOmbudsman-Citizens Aide