Get involved in setting up for the holiday

Encourage everyone to get involved in setting up the holiday spread and take pride in creating a beautiful display. Ask kids to contribute to Thanksgiving table decor.

Rice Crispy Treat Turkey

Get ready for the Thanksgiving season and make Turkey-Shaped Rice Crispy Treats.

Feed the kids first

On Thanksgiving, feed the kids first! The last thing you want is to have to get up constantly while you are eating to supervise.

Give kids a job for Thanksgiving

Make the kids feel special and ask for their help setting the dinner table for Thanksgiving. This will give them a role to play in the festivities and keep them occupied.

Transitioning to childcare

The transition to the new childcare setting may go more smoothly if you can take it in small steps. If possible, consider bringing your child in for an hour or two the first time.

Sleeping when traveling tip

Toddlers are often used to their normal bedtime routine and may have difficulty sleeping in a new place. Don’t be afraid to bring a port-a-crib if you have room for it.

Airport security tip

When traveling, don’t forget that airport security is going to want to see any liquids in your bag.
Keep all liquids together & don’t forget any medicines you may be bringing.

attention to the tots

Paying enough attention to your child and making sure your toddler receives adequate stimulation during the time he or she is awake is also vitally important for avoiding bedtime showdowns.

Classic signs of teething

Classic signs and symptoms of teething often include drooling, crankiness, swollen gums, and chewing on solid objects.

Play dates and tot’s ages

For toddlers, the age of the other children at the playdate doesn’t really matter. Most kids will find some value in spending time with another child even if their ages don’t match up perfectly.

Exploring surroundings

Help your child to explore her surroundings by taking her on a walk or wagon ride.

Bumps and bruises

All toddlers fall as they learn to walk, run, climb & jump. Most bumps are mild & no need to worry. But if there is any loss of consciousness, call doctor immediately.

Answer tots questions

Results showed kids were more than twice as likely to re-ask their question after a non-explanation compared with a real answer.

Autism and childhood vaccines

Despite much controversy on the topic, researchers haven’t found a clear connection between autism and childhood vaccines.

Crayon Activity

Find broken crayons, put them in an oiled muffin tin, & place in warm oven to melt. Let cool & pop out for a brand new multicolored crayon.

Limiting liquids

If your toddler is drinking too much milk and/or juice, she may be too full to eat, so follow the typical recommendations of 16-24 ounces of milk and 4-6 ounces of juice.

Remembering what’s important

Many parents find it difficult to deal when your toddler is sick and also maintain regular household duties. Let the chores go for a time. Your house will be fine and the rest of your family will survive.

Allergies and hereditary

The tendency to develop allergies is often hereditary. However, just because you or your partner might have allergies doesn’t mean that all of your kids will definitely get them.

Planning the time for a party

When planning a party, time the party around naps so everyone’s freshest. Mid morning (10-11) or later afternoon (3-4) are good bets.

Quiet activities before meals

A quiet activity or a rest before meals or snacks is a good idea as a tired or energized toddler may well not be interested in eating.