After a newborn period of all-day napping, babies eventually settle into a regular two-nap-a-day routine. Sometime between the ages of 12 months and 24 months most toddler switch to one nap. How does your little signal readiness for just one nap?
After having already had three children and a houseful of dogs and cats I pretty much thought I was prepared for our fourth baby, Kelsyann. I'm an experienced Mom right?!? This should be easy.
Well boy was I wrong! From the beginning Kelsyann has been a needy baby. Nothing that worked with the others seemed to work for her. This has been interesting, frustrating and challenging at best!
Parenting toddlers and preschoolers can be a challenge. Learn how the proper tools can empower you and improve your relationship with your little one.
Encouraging healthy eating for your toddler is about balance -- even when it comes to taste. Here are a few tips that can help you expand or improve the balance in your child's taste buds.
My 2-year-old does not separate well from me. In the past I've left her for short periods of time with her grandparents and at my gym's daycare, but she just cries the whole time. I'm worried what it will be like if I leave her for longer periods to go to work. Please help!
When our children are upset, we want to soothe them. By habit and by memory our own childhood experiences, we may be tempted to soothe with food.
Picky eater? Toddlers by definition are often on the move. They frequently become skeptical of new foods and reject foods that they formerly seemed to enjoy. They may love something one day and reject it the next. How do you know if your picky eater is just exhibiting normal picky behavior or if you need professional assistance?
An important point to remember is that while our kids are born with the potential for empathy and generosity, those traits aren't guaranteed.
Tantrums are sure to be in the top of parents' list of "obnoxious kid behaviors" and when your kid uses this routine in public it's just plain humiliating.
The real secret here is to try and minimize conditions that break down sibling relationships that can cause long-lasting resentment.