Dressing tot

Dress older babies & young kids in one more layer of clothing than an adult would wear in the same conditions. source

When he’s done

Allow your toddler to identify when they have had enough – this teaches them to listen to their body. source

think ahead

Think ahead. It is better to prevent trouble than react angrily later. source

Book Suggestion

What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

Creative Play

Children up to age 3 benefit from creative play, which can involve toys or just imaginative play between you and your toddler. source

Refusing to eat

Be realistic about the amount of effort you put into making your child’s meals. Don’t feel resentful when they refuse to eat. source


Until your toddler gets the hang of toilet paper try flushable wet wipes. source

Drink pleanty of water

In colder seasons you still need to drink plenty because you don’t sweat as much. Staying hydrated is important at any age. source

good stuff

Notice the good things. Toddlers like to please the people they love, and they love attention source

Sensory Play

Sensory play allows a toddler to use 1 or more of the 5 senses (touch, smell, taste, sight & hearing) to learn more about his environment source

Book Suggestion

Ritalin-Free Kids: Safe and Effective Homeopathic Medicine for ADHD and Other Behavioral and Learning Problems is a book targeted to alternative methods of ADHD treatment.
From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games


One-third of parents worry that their child isn’t eating enough. Unless they are ill, a young child will never voluntarily starve themselves. source

Nite time potty

If your four or five year old still wets the bed, a night light or potty in his room can make it easier for him to get up to go during the night. source

Nighttime bath

A night bath is a great toddler sleeping tip to soothe your child before bedtime. This relaxes his tired muscles and helps him sleep better. source

Wiping noses in the cold

Toddlers don’t care if noses run & left unwiped, this can lead to freezing, chappy patches on face. Have a handkerchief ready to wipe. source

Make learning fun

If children feel coercedinto learn they’ll start to dread learning instead of loving the process source

1000 hours

It takes most babies about 1,000 hours of practice from the time they pull themselves upright to the time they can walk alone. source

Book Suggestion

Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs: The Definitive Pop-Up. This dinosaur pop-up book contains fun pop-ups with explanatory text.
From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

Fine motor skills

Provide opportunities for tot to explore, ask questions, use his imagination, & practice fine motor skills, such as stacking blocks or coloring source

Hide the remotes

Store remotes where prying fingers can’t get to batteries – which might seem like enticing objects for your child to put in his mouth. source