Toddler and Cherrios

How many things can you do with your Toddler using Cherrios? Some activities include counting, stringing them together and combine them with M&Ms for a treat.

Positive attention

Positive attention tops the list of parenting tips for toddlers. Make sure your displays of affection for your child outnumber any consequences or punishments.

What is Parentese?

Parentese, or baby talk, exaggerated qualities help children’s brains discern discrete sounds.

Cause of allergies

Allergies happen when your toddler’s immune system overreacts to a normally innocuous substance. Common allergenic substances include mold, dust mites, pet dander, and pollen.

Redying a child to get a shot

Some experts suggest applying an anesthetic cream about 20 minutes before a shot, which can help numb the skin. Ask your doctor which brand she recommends.

Paying attention

Cuddle on the couch and sing a few songs together, read a book or two, play together on the floor for 10 minutes- this bit of time gives your little one the attention she is looking for before she even knows she needs it.

Autism tip

For many kids on the spectrum, routine is very important. Build conversational routines to help encourage language.

14 month milestones

By 14 months more advanced babies will: use a spoon or fork, Matches lids with appropriate containers and pushes and pulls toys while walking.

When to potty train

In the 1950′s, 92% of children were potty trained by 18 months old. Today, roughly only about 4% of toddlers are potty trained by 18 months. In fact, only 60% are trained by 3 years old!

Choking hazzard

Reduce the risk of choking by avoiding small hard foods such as nuts, raw carrot, hard lollies and popcorn. Offer lightly steamed vegetable sticks instead.

First haircut

If the first haircut is a ceremonial occasion in your family, make sure to have someone there to take some video footage or at least snap some cute “Before” and “After” shots.

Bathing young children

Some parents choose to bathe little ones every day at this point, but unless your toddler has spent the day getting messy, sweaty, or dirty, a daily bath isn’t really necessary. A full bath should be given at least twice a week.

Food Allergies in young children

According to figures released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2011, based on the agency’s National Health Interview Survey, 4.5 percent of children younger than 18 years of age have a food allergy.

Non-verbal connection

In a non-verbal child, try working on animal noises, rather than words. Many children with autism have an affinity for animals, and this can build an emotional connection.

Tooth decay danger

Early childhood decay is usually caused when babies are put to sleep with a bottle filled with milk, formula, juice, or other drinks that contain sugar, even natural sugars.

60 minutes of activity

Schedule at least 60 minutes daily for active free play. Toddlers need more than an hour of unstructured physical play in a safe place every day.

A special Valentine’s dinner

Have a special celebration on Valentine’s Day by having banana splits for dinner! Make sure to have anything a person could desire for toppings and make the meal extra special for the kids.

Creating silhouettes for Valentines Day

Silhouettes are a very personal thing as no two are identical, so toddlers will love creating this unique card for their loved ones on Valentine’s Day.

Teaching colors and shaped for Valentine’s Day

Toddler activities for Valentine’s Day naturally lends itself to reinforcing the color red, understanding that there are different shades of red and teaching the heart shape.

Scrapbooking 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.