Reduce those late-night sheet changes during potty training by layering the bed with a regular sheet, a plastic sheet, and a regular sheet. This way all you have to do is remove a layer of the regular and plastic sheets, allowing everyone can get back to sleep quickly.
Bring your child to places where he or she can learn- The zoo, museums, parks and child classes.
To improve hand eye coordination get some blocks or tower toys. Let your child build things with blocks that encourage playing and coordination. These toys help your child learn what items can fit on top of each other and stack easily.
For Valentines’ day, let your little one help you in picking out their clothes for today. See how many clothing items your child can find that are red or pink.
For Valentine’s Day, make plans to spend time alone with your toddler doing something he/she enjoys.
Lots of libraries will be doing Valentine’s day specials for Valentines.
Valentine’s Day brings the traditional hearts and flowers. If you will be scrapbooking your Valentine’s Day, plan ahead, keep in the back of your mind all the scrapbooking possibilities that come with the gifts you receive.
Teach your children to enjoy Valentine’s Day by focusing on frugal activities instead of getting caught up in consumerism.
Activities such as baking instead of buying, and focusing on free entertainment can make the day fun and unique.
Instead of using the standard shoe box for your kids Valentine’s mailbox, decorate an empty cereal box instead. It fits better in their backpacks.
Ensure that the car seats does not move more than an inch in any direction. See your car seat’s owners manual to determine what can be done about it, if they move more than that.
For children, who don’t care for milk, add a few drops of food coloring and serve with a straw.
Help your child’s language skills by speaking to her in complete sentences and in ‘adult’ language. Help her to use the correct words and phrases.
While daycare center rates are important, check for hidden fees which will add up during the year. Being late to pick up your toddler will incur some hefty overage charges!
Talk with your child about respecting others. Encourage him to help people in need.
Toddlers need to test their limits. A toddler who is being denied something may choose bullying as a way of getting what he wants.
You don’t even need a groundhog: any critter (or human) will do for the starring role. Simply have your star emerge from a hiding place, glance at the ground and scurry back.
If there’s enough sunlight to cast a shadow, you’ll have six more weeks of winter; if the day is overcast, spring is heading your way fast.
Co-Sleeping helps babies get more nighttime sleep (because they awaken more frequently with shorter duration of feeds, which can add up to a greater amount of sleep throughout the night).
You’ll know your child is ready for toilet training when he or she can express and understand one-word statements, including such words as “wet,” “dry,” “potty,” and “go.”
Bedwetting is an issue that millions of families face every night. It is extremely common among kids who are under the age of 6, and it can last into the preteen years.
On occasion, have grandparents spend time with individual grandchildren. It will give them an opportunity to bond, without competition, with that day’s companion grandchild.