Unique Party Invitations

For unique party invitations buy bag of balloons. On each balloon write out all of the party information, seal them in envelopes with confetti & give out as invitations.

Millions with food allergies

If your child has a food allergy, they’re not alone. It’s estimated that up to 5 million children in the US have a food allergy.

Recharging the parental battery

Being a parent of a toddler takes lots of time and energy. Make sure you have some time for yourself to do something you enjoy to recharge your batteries regularly.

Book Suggestion: Look, Look!

Look, Look! is a sturdy board book, full of high-contrast black-and-white cut-paper art perfect for staring at, is just the thing for the eyes of the youngest babies.

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Multivitamins

Don’t call multivitamins candy – this will have your toddler begging for more. The multi’s cartoon-character shapes are tempting enough without being told they’re a treat.

Allergies and family history

If one parent has allergies, your child has a 25% chance of having them.

When tantrums occur

Children are more likely to have tantrums when they are bored, tired, hungry, unwell or overwhelmed by events.

Antibiotics and colds

Don’t be tempted to push your doctor for antibiotics to treat the cold. Antibiotics won’t help and the overuse can cause resistance in the future.

Have fun while reading

Not having fun? Reading with a very young child is primarily about building positive experiences with books, not finishing every book you start.

Respect your toddler’s likes and dislikes.

Respect your toddler’s likes and dislikes. Gently encourage your toddler to try at least one bite of a new food. You may have to offer a new food 10-20 times before your child likes it.

Book Suggestion: Blue Hat, Green Hat

Blue Hat, Green Hat provides serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books.

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Play and social situations

Group games offer a chance for kids to be social, though toddlers will more often play alongside their friends rather than with them.

Why toddlers vomit and get diarrhea

Vomiting and diarrhea are common in toddlers because they tend to put everything (including fingers) in their mouths.

Encourage your child to ask questions.

Encourage your child to repeat what you say or comment on it. Provide models of interesting questions and examples of possible answers like “I wonder what is going to happen next?”

Dust mites

Dust mites congregate where moisture is retained and food for them (human skin scales) is plentiful. They are especially numerous in bedding, upholstered furniture, and rugs.

Positive attention and kids

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

Tots and stairways

Keep your wobbly walking tot from stairways by installing sturdy safety gates at the top of the stairs and at the bottom.

Book Suggestion: Pooh Library original 4-volume set

The Pooh Library original 4-volume set deserves a prominent place on your bookshelf.

Winnie-the-Pooh and his friends–blustery old Owl, bouncy Tigger, clever Christopher Robin, glum Eeyore, and the rest – have been a staple of children’s literature for over 70 years.

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Getting girls to wear things in their hair

If you want to put something in her hair, put it in yours first, she’ll howl for you to share and then proudly wear it the rest of the day.

Fun and fine motor control

Finger painting is just one of the ways your toddler begins to gain fine motor control.