Local outside activity

Looking for an outside activity the kids will enjoy? The local pet store has hamsters, dogs, fish… Take your time and stroll approximately let your tot decide what he wants to gaze at.

Best travel time with toddler

Travel in the morning. Toddlers get grumpier as the day wears on. Pediatric dentists schedule morning appointments for the same reason.

Protect your child’s eyes

No toddler likes to get anything in their eyes. Consider putting a visor on her forehead or rinsing her hair while she’s leaning back to avoid getting water in her face.

Disciplining through redirection

Redirection is a wonderful technique when it comes to toddler discipline. If your toddler is about to do something wrong, or is throwing a fit, simply try to redirect them to something else.

Know your child’s height when visiting the mouse

When visiting Disney, know your child’s height and the rides’ height restrictions before you go. They will be enforced.

The differences of teething and why some teeth hurt more.

The first eight teeth that appear are almost always incisors: the relatively thin, flat, and sharp front teeth used for biting rather than chewing.

Book Suggestion: The Little Mouse and the Red Ripe Strawberry

What’s a little, strawberry loving mouse going to do to keep a big, hungry, strawberry loving bear from eating his fruit? Especially when “the big, hungry Bear can smell a red, ripe strawberry a mile away… in The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

Tags:

When to start on solid foods

In nearly all healthy children, the recommended age to start solid foods is 4-6 mos. Baby’s motor skills and stage of development will also help determine when he is ready.

Meals and distractions

Do not let other activities get in the way of meal times. Turn off the TV, & keep toys away from the table. This will let your child focus on eating, rather than playing.

When kids interests in books begins

Between 4-6 most baby may begin to show more interest in books. He will grab & hold books, but will mouth, chew, and drop them as well.

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.

Using the bathroom at Disney

When visiting Disney, note that changing tables are in both women’s and men’s restrooms.

Craft sand that’s edible

Take a box of Fruit Loops and sort by color. Put different colors into baggies and crush to powder. Then let them use them like colored sand.

Book Suggestion: The Monster at the End of this Book

Many, many adults name The Monster at the End of this Book as their favorite Little Golden Book. Generations of kids have interacted with lovable, furry old Grover as he begs the reader not to turn the page – for fear of a monster at the end of the book.

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

Tags:

Timing for snacks

Try to set times for snacks and meals. Do not serve snacks when it’s almost time for a meal. If a child has a diminished appetite during a meal, he may not be too willing to eat during meal times.

Toddler haircuts

With the right haircut, your toddler’s hair should be relatively easy to care for. If your child has curly hair, you may want her hair all one length with no bangs.

Estabishing boundries

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

How to avoid hair knots

Comb wet hair. As soon as you’re done washing and conditioning her hair, comb it with a wide-tooth comb and get the little knots out before they become big knots. Never use a brush on wet hair.

Teaching kids to pick up after themselves

Picking up their toys is a great chore for young children. They can learn to perform this task as soon as they can walk. Teaching to clean after themselves is crucial to future success.

Poison Control hotline

Post the national Poison Control Hotline (1-800-222-1222) and other emergency numbers next to every phone.