Choking hazard

Children can choke on small things. If something is small enough to fit in a toilet paper tube, it is not safe for little children.

M&M bribes

Use Mini M&Ms ad bribes – Promise that each time your kid goes potty, she gets two or three, but if she wipes herself then she gets four or five.

Children and technology

The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education has recognized the importance of “children’s active use of technology in making decisions, technology resources in writing and drawing, and logical thinking programs to solve problems and illustrate ideas.

Recycling with kids

Recycling and reusing are the basics of green living and it is quite easy to introduce toddlers to these two eco-friendly practices. Sorting is a favorite toddler activity. Have your toddler sort paper from plastic and put it into boxes or carton.

Hair grows back

Let your child know that the hair will grow back and that cutting hair doesn’t hurt. Snip a piece of your own hair to prove it.


Children need time to calm down and prepare for sleep. Having a consistent bedtime routine can be useful in giving the child cues that sleep time is coming.

When kids play with electronics

60% of little people aged six months to two years (as well as 1 in 10 babies under 6 months) were found to play with devices around the home like laptops, computers, phones and tablets.

Wetting young ones hair

Many little ones are terrified of having their hair sprayed with water. So instead of a squirt bottle, ask the stylist to wet their hair using water in their hand.

When to see the dentist

Experts agree that you should bring your child to the dentist by her first birthday.

Getting ready for bed

Thirty minutes to an hour before bedtime, start a calming ritual that may include giving a bath and reading a story or two.

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.