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Farmers' Almanac's Best Days for Parenting
September 25 to November 23

Here is a list of the Best Days for the next 60 days for Parenting tasks as published in the Farmers' Almanac.

For a calendar of Best Days for the entire year, pick up a copy of the Farmers' Almanac at a store near you , or order a copy in our online store.

October 2018

October 12th
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October 13th
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October 14th
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October 15th
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October 16th
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October 17th
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October 18th
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October 19th
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October 20th
Wean, Potty Train
October 21st
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November 2018

November 8th
Wean, Potty Train
November 9th
Wean, Potty Train
November 10th
Wean, Potty Train
November 11th
Wean, Potty Train
November 12th
Wean, Potty Train
November 13th
Wean, Potty Train
November 14th
Wean, Potty Train
November 15th
Wean, Potty Train
November 16th
Wean, Potty Train
November 17th
Wean, Potty Train
Best Days Explained...

According to Farmers' Almanac tradition, when the moon is in the appropriate phase and place in the zodiac, it's widely believed that activities will be more fruitful or lead to improved results. The period between the new and full moon (first and second quarters) is considered as the best time to perform tasks that require strength, fertility and growth. The period between the full and new moon (third and fourth quarters) is best for harvesting, slowing growth, etc. Consideration is also given to the relationship the moon has with the 12 ruling signs of the zodiac.

More on signs of the Zodiac »

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

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