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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 Behavior: Help! My Toddler Stopped Napping

“From the time she was two months old, my baby was a great sleeper. She slept through the night almost every night and took great naps. Then, she turned into a toddler. Now, she hardly naps at all. She has even started to try climbing out of her crib. When she doesn’t nap, she is sometimes cranky in the early evenings, which makes it hard for me. What do I do?”

When babies become toddlers, they start to realize all the fun they’re missing when they’re asleep. They are discovering a world full of sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and textures. They feel like they have more control of their world, and sometimes its hard for them to sleep. Here are some tips for getting your toddler to get her zzz’s.

  • Establish a good nap routine. For instance, after lunch get out her blankie or stuffed animal, whatever she associates with nap time. Curl up on the couch with two or three books. Let her know after the books, its nap time. Always take her up for her nap after you read the books.
  • If she does not fall asleep after 30-45 minutes, go up and check to see if she may have pooped in her diaper. If she has, change her and put her back to bed immediately. Do not pick her up if you don’t have to.
  • If after an hour, she is still awake, try rocking and singing to her. Keep the room as dark as possible.
  • Be sure her crib is on the lowest position. If she climbs out of it, put her back in and tell her its nap time again. Repetition is key with toddlers.
  • If she is wide awake after 1 ½ - 2 hours, go in and get her. She is not going to sleep, and maybe she doesn’t need it. At the very least, she had at least an hour of quiet time with little stimulation. This may be enough to keep her happy and rested for the rest of the day.


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