Tree safety tip

Decorate your Christmas tree appropriately for your child’s age. Put glass bulbs, lights, tinsel and ornaments that are delicate or have removable parts out of reach.

Poison hazzards in the house

Childhood poisonings are a frequent source of illness and death during the toddler years. Keep all medications in a locked cabinet.

Reduce your interest rates

Request a reduction in the interest rate on your credit cards. Credit card companies sometimes are willing to reduce rates. It can’t hurt to ask.

Toddlers and commercials

Toddlers are influenced by commercials and ads. Commercials have the most uncanny ability to sell anything to children and make it seem like it is the best thing ever.

Whole grain pasta tip

Serve your toddler whole grain pasta and brown rice, instead of their highly refined white counterparts.

Book Suggestion: The Sweet Smell of Christmas

The air is filled with the aroma of gingerbread cookies, minty candy canes, the piney Christmas tree, and yummy hot apple pie.

Celebrate the holiday season with this classic Golden storybook which includes six scratch-and-sniff scents in The Sweet Smell of Christmas

Eating something before dining out

Feed child a little something in the car on the way to dinner, not enough to fill up, but enough to combat fussyness.

Your enthusiasm is crucial

Your child can sense your mood. If you are not interested in a toy or activity, then he’ll think that it isn’t interesting or fun either.

Dealing with teathing

One of the most popular ways of helping infants deal with mouth soreness from teething is to let them chew on cold things like a wet washcloth.

Improving hand/eye coodination

Toddlers love to sing and dance. Songs with hand motions are a great way for toddlers to learn fine motor skills.

When to wash baby’s hair

Don’t wash your baby’s hair unless they need it to be washed, their oil glands in the scalp are not that functional and you can dry out their head and hair.

Choosing children’s books

Choose children’s books with large print words and extremely clear pictures. This will help your child to understand what they are seeing and to learn to read words.

Book Suggestion: What’s Wrong with My Hair?

Lionel is going to a party today, so he must do something about his bad hair. He finds a barber who has lots of crazy suggestions for hairstyles, from dandelion hair to octopus hair!

Will Lionel find a style that suits him, and what will be the surprise ending? find out in this enchanting story What’s Wrong with My Hair?

Brushing babies hair tip

Brushing a baby’s hair helps to bring oil up to the surface of the scalp and can help comfort dry hair.

Establishing a budget

When establishing a budget get the whole picture.  Start by collecting all checking account and credit card statements for the last year. 

Christmas activities engage young minds

Keep kids in the spirit with kid Christmas activities that engage their minds.

Christmas crafts for instance, can keep them busy by turning the home into a winter wonderland. Seeing their efforts on display is always a bonus.

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Planning for safety when toddlers go mobile

When children can run and climb unrestricted child-proofing is essential – including window guards, gates on stairways, cabinet locks.

Schedule learning time into your child’s daily routine

Depending on eating and sleep schedule, active learning can be encouraged when your child is most alert & gentle play like reading & soft singing for wind-down.

Make vegetables part of a toddler’s diet

Make high fiber vegetables like broccoli, sweet potatoes, spinach and cabbage an appealing part of your toddler’s diet.

Book Suggestion: Little Oink

Little Oink is a tidy tale of a decidedly different pig. Little Oink is a neat little fellow. Clean clean clean that’s all he wants to do. But Mama and Papa won’t have it!

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

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