11 Jun · admin · No Comments

Prevent the Effects of Extreme Heat in Infants and Toddlers

A heat index at or above 90*F, as identified by the National Weather Service, poses a significant health risk, especially for infants and toddlers. There are several steps you can take to “beat the heat” and protect your child from heat-related illness. AIR CONDITIONING If your home does not have air-conditioning, find a nearby place …

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2 Jun · admin · No Comments

How Does Hot Weather Affect my Baby or Child?

Hot weather can affect your baby or child because their bodies cannot adjust to changes to temperature as well as adults. Babies and children sweat less, reducing their bodies’ ability to cool down, and they generate more heat during exercise than adults. They are at risk of overheating and developing a heat-related illness. Heat can …

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23 May · admin · No Comments

Will Your Toddler be Jealous of a New Sibling?

Jealousy is the emotion most evident in a toddler who finds a new BABY in the house when mommy’s and daddy’s time is shifted from the toddler to the BABY. Here are some rules that may be helpful for you in preparing your toddler for the NEW “Intruder” lol DO NOT tell the older child …

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27 Apr · admin · No Comments

Weaning Your Child off the Pacifier

“Children develop higher level strategies to manage their distress usually beginning at the age of 2”, says Dr. Dowell, a developmental psychologist in State College, PA. “They phase out their pacifiers as they develop skills to replace them. Most kids willingly surrender their binkies by age 3 or 4. Day 1: Tell your child that …

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20 Apr · admin · No Comments

The Pacifier Habit

Is a Pacifier good for my baby? Pacifiers are very appropriate for soothing your baby, experts agree but dentists feel that the pacifier should begin ending at age two years and completely ended by four years. When purchasing a pacifier please look for these safety tips: A one piece model with soft nipple (two piece …

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23 Mar · admin · No Comments

Stuck Inside with your Toddler or Young Child?

20 activites  Article by Julie Borm If you are stuck inside and can’t find something to keep your toddler or preschooler occupied besides Paw Patrol, here are a few ideas that don’t require a lot of money or creativity. Play grocery store: Find a few items around the house (spoons, book, socks, apples) and set …

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5 Mar · admin · No Comments

Taking your Toddler to a Restaurant

Your goal, when taking your toddler to a restaurant, is not so much enjoyment, but disaster mitigation!! A few days, prior to taking, your toddler to a restaurant, you may want to read him some books about eating in a restaurant and set some ground rules that your toddler will understand. You may want to, …

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29 Feb · admin · No Comments

Why Do Toddlers Run Away?

OMG my toddler bolted!!! Somebody, please stop her before she runs in the street!! I am sure this has happened to you at one time or another, or if not, it may. Toddlers love the feeling of being free to run around, if you are in a safe place where you can see your toddler, …

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19 Feb · admin · No Comments

Why Do Toddlers Throw Things?

“Wow”! “This is fun”! I can grasp this thing with my fingers, open up my fingers, and the “thing” will fall or I can lift my arm, throw and open my fingers, an 18 month to 3 years child may think. It takes fine motor skills to open and let go of an object. Your …

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11 Oct · admin · No Comments

Reasons Why Children Bite

There are many reasons why toddlers and infants bite, however it is still not known or understood why some children bite while others do not. Despite this there are six main reasons why your child or a child in your classroom resorts to biting. Exploration: Infants and toddlers are learning and growing which means putting everything …

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