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Behavior
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.
Bonding
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!
Nutrition
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.
Play
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?

Safety
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 Behavior: Jealousy


Toddler jealousy is a relatively common behavior, especially when you have to share your time with two or more children. How do you minimize jealousy experienced by your toddler? Read on mom!

Jealousy of the New Baby

There are some things you can do to head off your toddler’s jealousy of a baby on the way. When your pregnancy starts to show, tell your child about the “baby in your tummy”. Remind him daily that he is going to be a big brother and that the baby will be his little sibling. Ask him if he’s excited about helping you with the baby. Tell him that he has to show his little sister or brother how to do things. Encourage him to talk to the baby inside of you.

When shopping for your baby, let your toddler help pick out the baby items. If it’s a big trip, pick something small out for your toddler as well. Have your toddler pick out his own gift for the baby once the time of birth is near. Remember that it doesn’t have to be practical; just let him have fun with it.

Get him an “I’m the big brother” shirt when he comes to visit you at the hospital. Be sure to focus on him being the big brother, rather than on the baby when he is nearby. Let him hold the baby with your assistance so that he feels the baby is his. If relatives or friends come to visit the baby, remind them to give their attention to your toddler first before turning to the baby.

After you bring home the baby, ask your toddler if he would like to help feed, diaper, and hold the baby? Chances are he will get bored after a while. While it is natural to feel protective over your new baby, having your toddler interact with her as much as possible will make your toddler feel like the baby is his, thereby minimizing jealousy.

After the baby is born, continue doing activities with your toddler on a one-on-one basis. Remember that he needs your time too. Be sure to give him choices and let him make his own decisions and choices within limit. This will empower him and make him feel like the “big boy”.

Jealousy of others

When your toddler is jealous of the time you spend with other people, it is important that you are patient with him. Remind him that you love him by touching and hugging him often. Hold him when he needs your affection and include him as much as possible. This stage will pass soon, and you’ll be wondering when your baby turned into an independent child.

 

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