High fiber for toddlers

Offer a high fiber, easy-to-eat cereal as part of tots daily diet. Most will happily eat O’s type cereal that is high in fiber.

co-sleeping

Co-sleeping isn’t for everyone, but for a lot of families, it is the best way for everyone to get a good night’s rest.

Replacing bulbs to save energy

Replace incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent light (CFLs) bulbs. These bulbs use 75% less energy and last 10 times longer.

Book Suggestion: Big Dog and Little Dog Going for a Walk

Big Dog and Little Dog Going for a Walk will delight young readers when they go on a walk with their owner and get into some trouble.

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

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Hair washing tip

Some babies like the visors that slip over their heads when being bathed to keep water out of their faces.

What to budget

After figuring out how much you have to budget, you need to spend every dollar on paper and give it a purpose before it even makes it into your checking account.

Toddlerproofing

Anything small enough to fit in your toddler’s tiny hand going into his mouth. That is the way you need to look at surroundings when toddler proofing.

Fruits and vegetables as snacks

Fruits & vegetables always make a wonderful snack for toddlers. It is important to introduce fruits and vegetables while young to develop a taste for them.

Fire risk during the winter

As the weather turns cold, we tend to seal our homes up tightly and turn heating sources up. Both smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be placed outside of the bedrooms and on each floor.

Sneaking babies into restaurants

When going to a restaurant don’t try to sneak your baby in. Introduce your baby to the host/hostess to make you meal go smoothly.

Book Suggestion: I Don’t Knuffle Bunny

I Don’t Knuffle Bunny is a Caldecott Medal-wining story about father-daughter trip to the Laundromat and a stuffed bunny put into the wash by mistake.

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

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Thumb sucking at bedtime

Thumb sucking is a perfectly acceptable way for your child to comfort himself, although it can lead to dental problems in older children.

When toddlers learn

Toddlers learn by playing and they learn a lot between ages 1 and 3. At 1, a child may be working on a wobbly walk but by 3, most can balance briefly on one foot.

Foods can cause sleep problems

Food can contribute to sleep problems. Some babies on formula have sensitivities to certain types of formula.

Take a break

After your toddler starts to play on his/her own, keep a magazine nearby and sneak a peek at a page while she is stacking blocks. She’ll let you know when she needs some more attention.

Drooling teething babies

Drooling is a characteristic side-effect of teething. It is harmless, in and of itself; however a drooly baby often suffers from dryness or irritation from constantly wet skin.

Enhancing coordination

Throwing balls of different sizes and weights requires balance, coordination, and the use of two hands.

Book Suggestion: Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy

Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy save the playground from hairy monsters and big mean robots, and have their very own parade on the bouncy dinosaurs.

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

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Linking physical education to academic

Remember that your child’s physical education is directly linked to his academic education. Research shows that brain development is directly linked to physical activity.

Get rid of Private Mortgage Insurance

If your down payment was less than 20%, you are probably paying PMI. Once you pass 20% contact your mortgage company to remove PMI.