The Itsy Bitsy Spider is a book for all ages and guaranteed to induce smiles and giggles.
From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games
Keep off-limits objects out of sight and out of reach to make struggles less likely to develop.
For long car trips, sit in the back with the child because it is easier to entertain your child while next to him.
At 18mos most toddlers take at least 1 nap (usually 1-1 1/2 hours long) during the day and are able to sleep all night (for 11-12 hours)
Flavored lip balms are too tasty for kids not to lick & can make chapped lips worse!
Make sure that used or hand-me-down equipment, such as car seats, strollers and cribs haven’t been recalled for safety reasons.
Before friends come over, toddlers should have a chance to put away their most special toys if they don’t want anyone else to play with them
Does baby have allergies or a cold? If symptoms persist for more than a few days then nasal allergies may be to blame.
Fruit kebabs are a lot more fun to eat than plain old fruit. Use flavored yogurt or low-fat chocolate pudding for dipping.
When traveling, pack a cooler that sits in the backseat with you, but out of reach of your toddler.
As your toddler explores, he becomes more aware of his own skills to investigate the world, building confidence and self-esteem.
When traveling consider “labeling” your toddler with an ID bracelet. Include your child’s name, your name, destination & home address/phone
Offer age-appropriate toys and games. Start with something simple before moving on to more challenging tasks.
When traveling by plane, bring a lot more diapers /pull ups/ snacks than you think you’ll ever need. Pack 3x as much as expected.
Divvy up boxes of snack foods like crackers, pretzels, and raisins into snack-size zippered bags and keep a picnic basket of bags on the counter so you can grab a few whenever we leave the house.
Mini sized food is always a hit.Look for mini-pitas that you can stuff and sandwich wrap cut into bite-size pieces
Select books that appeal to infants & toddlers. Look for bright colors, sharp contrasts between picture and page and rhythmic writing
Allow toddlers to begin exploring writing instruments (pens, markers), and toys that develop the hand-eye coordination necessary for writing
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