Big Kids

10 Ways to Keep Your Kids Active

Kids naturally want to move. They are born wanting to explore, to test themselves, to climb higher and reach farther and run faster.

The Storybook Shoppe opens its doors in Bluffton

The boxes are unpacked and the paint is dry, which means The Storybook Shoppe is set to open its doors on Wednesday.

The Little Dolphin That Could

After being elected mayor in 2008, Billy Keyserling began handing out copies of “The Little Engine that Could” to “naysayers” in the community as a way to encourage them to do what is necessary to build a better Beaufort. But he says the children’s classic wasn’t truly expressing what he wanted to say.

Meet the child whisperer

You’ve heard of life coaches for adults—but life coaches for kids? Yes, they do exist, and more and more parents and schools are turning to them to help children of all ages work through emotional and academic issues.

Have children, must find playgroup

Not outgoing enough to playgroup pick-up? 
Don't worry. Lowcountry Child has you covered.

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Being a new mom is a daunting job. During those first couple of months, you’re preoccupied with how to feed and how to get this little baby to sleep while trying to fit in shut-eye for yourself. But after a while, when you settle into the role of motherhood, you begin to crave the company of other moms.
Before having my son, Cole, I went to work and interacted with 10 to 20 people every day. Once I became a mom, all of that changed. I suddenly found myself cooped up in the house, just me and this little thing that cried and spit up all the time (and I mean all the time). After a while, I was desperately seeking some social interaction. But where do you turn?

Backpack safety

Chiropractors, pediatricians and orthopedic surgeons alike agree that backpacks are a problem for your child’s spine. While they may not cause major problems, overloading and improper carrying of a backpack can lead to neck and shoulder pain as well as lower back pain.

Check-ups and Immunizations

Routine exams and screenings help you and your kids prevent, identify, and treat health problems when they arise. Vaccines greatly reduce your child's risk of serious illness (particularly when more and more people use them) and give diseases fewer chances to take hold in a population. Unfortunately, misinformation about vaccines could make some parents decide not to immunize their children, putting them and others at a greater risk for illness.

Prevent eye injuries

"You'll poke your eye out!" Remember that saying just when the fun was about to begin?

Well, it turns out that's pretty good advice. Preventable trauma is the leading cause of blindness in teenagers and older children. Dr. Richard Akers of Atlantic Ophthalmology in Beaufort offers some rules of the road:

Helpful Links to Get you Going

Never fear! Lowcountry Child is here to help with your school efforts. From bus locations to lunches, we have you covered!

First-time school jitters (and how to cope!)

Experts say separation anxiety sets in before babies are a year old. Those experts clearly haven’t been at a bus stop with a kindergartner and her parents on the first day of school.

Starting school can elicit excitement and anxiety for both parent and child. Here are a few things you can do to make sure everyone survives the first-day jitters.