20 Jun · admin · No Comments

IS YOUR TODDLER READY FOR A BED?

Moving from a crib to his/her bed is a major milestone for a toddler. How do you insure your toddler will rest easy while you make the move? Here are a few do’s and don’ts to think about before you consider “the move” to a big boy/girl bed. Do wait until your child is developmentally …

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30 Jul · admin · No Comments

Common Toddler Feeding Problems

1. Table Manners: It is never too early to instill good habits. Table manners can begin as soon as your child begins eating for instance teaching our child not to talk with food in his mouth is not only good manners but can prevent choking or gagging. How can you do this? Be patient because …

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18 May · admin · No Comments

Toddler Eating Habits

  Your toddler is more interested in discovering new things in his new world than he is in sitting down to eat. Sitting in his high chair is step one but now you have to get him to eat. Toddlers are a bit suspicious of new foods and may have one word for them “No” …

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30 Apr · admin · No Comments

Self- Care Skills From 3 Years to 5 Years

  Self- Care Skills From 3 Years to 5 Years After you have successfully taught your beautiful child all the self-care skills until he/she is in her fifth year, woops there he /she goes off on the school bus while you stand there waving and sobbing ( not letting him/her see) into your arm pit. …

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21 Apr · admin · No Comments

Toddler Self-care

  When does your child begin to develop self-care (doing things for him/her self)? Watching your young child become independent can be “bitter sweet” but it is a crucial part of every child’s personal and social development. The first stirrings of independence can start as early as 8 months old. Your baby will begin to …

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26 Mar · admin · No Comments

Potty Training

Potty Training How do I know when my child is ready? Here are some signs for being ready for the big potty training accomplishment for both you and your child.   1. Your child is walking and can sit for short periods of time 2. Is becoming generally more independent when it comes to completing …

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28 Feb · admin · No Comments

Toddler Temper Tantrums

“Oh Nooooo”-screaming toddler –mine!!! In the grocery store-everyone is looking at me as if I did something horrible to my sweet little child. Why kids have temper tantrums: Temper tantrums are a normal part of child development and are equally common in both girls and boys. Some children have temper tantrums often and some have …

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9 Jan · admin · No Comments

Toddler Exercise

According to the National Association of Sport and Physical education, your toddler should be logging a minimum of 30 minutes of structured exercise (a planned physical activity such as a game of kick ball or a tricycle ride) and at least one hour of unstructured exercise ( like a session of free play at the …

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17 Dec · admin · No Comments

Exercising Your Baby? How much?

  Feeding is the only exercise needed for an infant. Breathing, sucking and swallowing all at once is exercise. But you can add to this by taking our baby for a walk in a stroller, put your baby on the floor beside you and practice stretching, play, talk and cuddle your baby regularly and carry …

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19 Nov · admin · No Comments

MILESTONES IN YOUR BABY’S DEVELOPMENT

MILESTONES IN YOUR BABY’S DEVELOPMENT These milestones in your baby’s development were taken from the Pathway’s web site.   6-9 Month Milestones Motor Sits and reaches for toys without falling Moves from tummy or back into sitting Creeps on hands and knees with alternate leg movement Uses both hands to explore toys Picks up head …

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