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Parenting a toddler can be challenging, to say the least. From the depths of separation anxiety to the joys of learning new words, this can be an anxious and exciting time. Finding the perfect balance of showing love and enforcing boundaries will result in your toddler's ability to thrive.
Every age is a great age, but the time your child is a toddler is special. This is the age he learns to walk, he learns to talk, and he begins to explore the world around him. You're all sure to have a great time watching him interact with the world around him. Enjoy!
Notably, many toddlers take a dive in the quality of their nutrition after introduced to finger foods. Many toddlers today are consuming high sugar juices and high fat, low nutrition foods. Find out how to get your toddler the vitamins and minerals he needs to thrive.
Toddlers love to play, especially with their mommies! You're their favorite playmate, because you're their favorite person. So go outside, or get down on the floor and play with your toddler. The memories you create will last forever.
Potty Training

Is your toddler ready to be rid of diapers? More importantly, are you ready?

Keeping our children safe is top priority of moms everwhere. Yet, sometimes it is difficult to know what resources are out there to help us accomplish our goals.
Toddler’s Health
Now that your toddler is mobile, it is sometimes harder to gauge his colds, viruses, and the seriousness of injuries. He is often too busy to notice. Luckily by now, you know your child well enough to determine when he's ready for a time out.
Toddler Health: Constipation


A firm or hard stool. Stomach pain. Anal fissures (or anal tears) may result in a little blood in the stool.


Many toddlers become constipated when they are moved to consuming solids. This is due to the baby’s intestines adjusting to a new type of food. Once your toddler is consuming solid foods, constipation could result due to dehydration.

Constipation can cycle as the pain of constipation can cause some toddlers to hold back their bowel movements, resulting in a buildup in the intestines and more constipation. This can cause pains in your toddler’s stomach.


  • Massage your toddler ’s stomach. Infant massage of the stomach can relax baby’s tummy and intestines and promote digestion. Start at baby’s belly button and massage outward in clockwise circles.
  • Move baby’s legs in a cycling motion as your baby lies on her back. This can cause movement in the baby’s stomach muscles which stimulate the intestines to move.
  • Give your baby a warm bath. Combine massage with the bath to relax baby.
  • Apply some petroleum jelly around the outside of the anus in the bath to cause a movement.
  • Introduce more fruits and vegetables into your toddler's diet, especially prunes. Fruit juice works as well. Fiber will decrease constipation.


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