Inspecting Halloween Candy

Talk with your children about eating candy before they get home.  You should inspect the candy before they eat it.
From: TheFamilyCorner.com

Cooking Safety

When you are cooking, turn pot handles to the inside so that baby can’t accidentally grab handle & pour hot contents on himself.
From: essortment.com

Common Poisons

The most commmon poisons for small children are Cosmetics, Cleaning Substances, Pain Medicine, Coins, Thermometers, Plants, Diaper Care products, Cough/Cold Medicines, Pesticides and Vitamins.

Photography Tip

Photograph babies when they are the most alert. Just after nap time works well. Be patient and wait for the moment when their eyes go wide.

Protecting clothes from stains

To set colors when washing new clothes for the first time, add half a cup of white vinegar and half a cup of salt once the water is in. Wash with regular laundry detergent in cold water.

Loose Toys

Child Safety First, check toys often for loose or broken parts.

Potty Tip

Use cheap coffee filters to line the potty and then just dump it in the commode after use. This way the potty is always clean.

Spanking

Use age-appropriate discipline: distraction, reasonable limits, redirection. Don’t unwittingly teach your toddler that might makes right by spanking her. And if you yell at her, you’re teaching her by example that tantrums are ok.

Book Friday: Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners

Do Unto OttersDo Unto Otters: A Book About Manners is a guide to manners that anyone would be delighted to follow.

Here beloved children’s author Laurie Keller brings the “Golden Rule” to life in the form of Mr. Rabbit and his new neighbors, the Otters, who animate every page with their well-behaved hi jinks, showing kids that a simple “please” or “thank you” goes a long way in making friends.

From: Amazon.com

Sippy Cup Tip

If child is unwilling to tip up a sip cup try a reusable straw drink container. Small children tend to suck more readily than tip up a cup

Learning to Talk

Nursery rhymes appeal to kids because they are simple, lyrical and rhyme. Use rymes like patty-cake and peas porridge hot and rub-dub-dub.
From: Families.com

Going to the Supermarket

When going to the supermarket try to avoid items you don’t want the kids to have, like sweets and cookies.

Acting Up

A hungry, tired, off-schedule or starved-for-attention toddler is more likely to act up.
From: essortment.com

Food Tip

Use a cookie cutter to make interesting shaped sandwiches.
From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

Sharing Tip

Remember the rule of three: your child can only really hold one thing in each hand; so will be more willing to share the third with others.

Book Suggestion: I’m a Big Brother

I'm a Big BrotherTold through the eyes of a new older brother, this simple story lays out all the good things about being an older sibling, in I’m a Big Brother.

From: Amazon

Stimulating Senses

Stimulate baby’s other senses of smell, touch & taste with variety of stimuli- Flowers to smell, velvet to touch & foods to taste
From: YeahBaby.com

Diagnosing Autism

Diagnosis of an Autism takes two steps. The first step is developmental screening and surveillance during well-child doctor visits.

Talking

By 24 months your baby should say at least 50 words and use two-word phrases (“Doll mine,” “Daddy go”).

Self Feeding

Self-feeding can begin at 6mos, as soon as baby can pick up bits of mashed potato or banana, well-cooked thin carrot slices or baby peas.