SmartMomma HomeChannels - Preconception, Pregnancy, Baby, Toddler, and MoreSmartMomma Baby & Pregnancy CommunitySubscribe to Our Infant Development & Pregnancy NewslettersShop SmartMomma Baby & Pregnancy!
Toddler Nutrition Your Toddler - SmartMomma pregnancy, baby, toddler
  Shop SmartMomma Baby & Maternity  
Shop SmartMomma Baby & Maternity
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: Teething


Teething usually starts when your baby is 6 or 7 months old, but could start as early as 2 months and as late as 12 months. The normal teething pattern is four new teeth every four months until your baby gets all of his 20 “baby” teeth by age 2 ½.

Symptoms include:

  • Drooling
  • Chin rash
  • Cough
  • Chewing on or biting objects
  • Low appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Low grade fever
  • Red gums
  • Pulling on ear or rubbing cheek
  • Irritability
  • Wakefulness

Mistaken For



Your toddler is cutting new teeth.


  • Rub your baby’s gums.
  • Let your todler chew on a cold washcloth.
  • A cool teething ring does the trick.
  • Let your toddler suck or chew on something cold (popsicles).
  • Give your child something cold to drink.
  • Some OTC teething pain medications are available, but are temporary relievers.
  • Ask your doctor about administering acetaminophen.


Do you want to be caught up on all the latest happenings with your baby? Join SmartMomma Advantage for free! You'll receive your choice of e-mail newsletters, from monthly updates on your baby's development to weekly sales alerts. Stay up to date with the SmartMomma advantage! Join today!

Related Articles

Toddler Health: Caring for Teeth
Toddler Health: Viruses/Flu
Toddler Health: Colds

Home About UsOur Friends Join For Free UnsubscribeAll Articles Contact Us
Terms of UsePrivacy PolicyAdvertisingPress MaterialsLogin to Update Membership
©2007 Smart Momma. All rights reserved.