Your Growing Child

Four Ways to Alleviate Whining

Children whine as a way to communicate emotions to you.

Tweet When you have a toddler, your daily routine might be consumed by one overarching sound: whining. The younger toddler screeches during diaper changes and while confined in his high chair as you cook dinner; the older toddler moans at the announcement of bedtime or your assertion that she may not stick her finger into…

How do you know when your toddler needs stitches?

When my daughter was 3 years old, she needed stitches after she hit her forehead on our coffee table.

Tweet One of the most amazing things about toddlerhood is the gross motor development that occurs: walking, running, jumping, climbing! However, since toddlers are still developing their coordination and mobility, they often fall. If a toddler falls, she is most likely to injure her head or her face. These falls can lead to cuts. Since…

Normal Toddler Interactions in Social Settings

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Tweet It’s the beginning of class. Everyone is sitting in a circle ready to begin. Suddenly, a child jumps up and takes off to explore the shoes. Another child follows suit, and soon there is a mini expedition by the footwear. Who knew flip flops and sandals could be so fascinating? Meanwhile, back at the…

The Crib to Bed Transition

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Tweet Does your toddler seem too old for a crib? He can walk and run, is talking more each day and doing so many new things. He’s certainly not a baby anymore. Why keep him in the crib? Is it time to transition to a toddler bed? Or, wait. Maybe not just yet. There are…

Choking Prevention Tips for Toddlers

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Tweet Did you know that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that each year 17,000 children are treated in the ER for choking-related injuries? More than 80% of these incidents involve children younger than four years old. Statistics show that most of these incidents occur at home, so it is important that parents (and…

Toddler Yoga – Fun, Relaxing, and No Judgment!

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Tweet One of the best classes I took with my daughter when she was a toddler was yoga. Why did I love it so much? The answer is simple – it was one of the few places I could go with my very spirited two-year old and truly relax. No one judged her bountiful energy…

Tips for Toddler Art Projects at Home

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Tweet A crayon in a toddler’s hand can become a hopping bunny, a paintbrush or a whooshing airplane sliding from side to side. It might seem risky to put such tools in the hands of these rambunctious, fun-loving creatures; but with a little know-how and preparation, you can make it happen and enjoy the magic!…

When Baby Becomes a Toddler…

As you celebrate your baby's first birthday, start to prepare for toddlerhood by taking Toddler Essentials!

Tweet I remember when my daughter was just about 15 months old. I looked at her and wondered, “who are you and where is my baby?” She was my first and I was not ready at all for toddlerhood! Now, I am in the midst of this journey again, and I’d like to think I’m…