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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 Play: Read to Your Toddler

Want to encourage rapid language development? Read to your toddler! Start out with one book and expand his selection every month for variety. Some good selections to start with include:

Another good choice for your toddler is any Dr. Seuss board book. Be sure to get the board books, because they hold up better and they are often shorter and more to the point than books with regular paper pages.

Make book time a regular nightly event at your home, perhaps after bath time. As he grows, he will really look forward to this and you will find that it is a great time for bonding. As he grows, he will start to bring you books to read, and will have a strong preference for his favorites.

Another good tool in teaching your child about reading and books is the Leapfrog Little Touch Leap Pad. You can use this in babies as young as 6 months up to preschool age. It has three levels of interaction and pages that don’t tear. It is a great way for your baby to interact with your reading.

Another good way to encourage interaction during story times is to buy touchable books and pop up books. This allows your older baby and toddler to get more involved.

Don’t wait! Start reading to your baby today, to build strong reading habits tomorrow.


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