Decorating a toddler’s bedroom

When decorating a toddler’s bedroom use paint instead of wallpaper because it would be easy for a toddler to rip down.

Toddler attention span tip

Don’t expect your toddler to sit still for a book. They may be moving, but they are listening.

Common items can be bathroom dangers

Keep items like mouthwash, toothpaste and other kid hazard items away. Plungers can make a fun (if not disgusting) play toy to a toddler; don’t leave one by the toilet.

Avoiding sharing issues with todders

If you know that it is going to be an issue to share a special toy then try to leave it at home. Don’t expect other kids not to want to play with it.

Toddlers and paying attention

Though it may be hard to believe, toddlers are not purposefully disobeying to get you mad. They have a very short memory & are highly impulsive.

Travel seats with toddlers

Airline regulations require that large travel seats (past the edge of the airplane seat) must be in the window position. This is to prevent it from blocking easy exit.

Estabishing boundries

The first step to toddler discipline is to establish boundaries. Your child needs to know what is and what is not acceptable.

Getting on all fours for baby

Play crawling ‘tag’. It can be great fun for babies who are learning to locomotive.

Explore with crayons

Toddlers love to explore and learn new things. You can read books to the child, color with crayons, do simple puzzles or play with learning toys.

Bribery and children

There is a reason that little kids get lollypops after a trip to the beauty salon. It’s bribery. The good kind of bribery that gets little boys and girls to behave and do as they are supposed to.


Exploring with writing implements

Allow older toddlers to begin exploring writing instruments (pens, markers and crayons).

Provide them with other toys and activities (e.g., pouring water) that develop the hand-eye coordination and fine motor skill necessary for writing.


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Set the stage for success

Offer age-appropriate toys and games. Start with something simple before moving on to more challenging tasks.

How to manage diarrhea

To manage diarrhea: BRAT: Banana, Rice, Applesauce, Toast, Yogurt.


Is your child being bullied? Reassure your child there is no weakness in leaving the situation, to keep away from the bully.

Selecting toddler books

Select books that appeal to infants and toddlers. Look for bright colors, sharp contrasts between the picture and the page, rhythmic writing, and plots that are simple but engaging.

Responsibility for your son’s own messes.

Hold your child accountable for her own messes. Do it kindly, do it supportively, but do it, even when it’s easier to do it yourself.

Let your toddler try to do it themselves.

Rein in your own impatience. That doesn’t mean abandoning him to it. Stand by, smiling, ready to be helpful in whatever way actually helps your toddler.

Improving hand-eye coordination

The best thing you can do when trying to improve hand-eye coordination with your child is to let your child play with the toys on her own.

You may feel the urge to show your child how it works. But part of the fun with hand-eye toys is figuring out how they fit together and work.

Food clean up tip

After mealtime while your child is still in the high chair – give them a warm washcloth to play with and you’ll be amazed at how much they will have cleaned themselves up after about 10 minutes of playing with it!

When in doubt, empathize

Your empathy and acceptance helps your child accept her emotions.