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How to Get Started Swimming With Your Baby

by Tania Cowling June 15th, 2020| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
Getting your baby into a pool is one of the smartest things a parent can do. It’s never too early to teach swimming, keeping safety in mind of course. Most of my tips below are about taking your little one into a full-size pool with you, but do keep in
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Is It Possible to Teach Toddlers Respect?

by Tania Cowling May 11th, 2020| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
It’s never too early to teach respectful gestures, but you must understand that toddlers have limited vocabulary and attention spans. As you try to lecture your little one, he may just in turn stick out his tongue, yell “no”, and hit you. Now, this behavior will not last forever, but
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Teaching Toddlers About Sharing and Caring

by Tania Cowling April 6th, 2020| Infants/Toddlers, Social
Toddlers aren’t born with the knowledge of sharing and caring about others – it’s acquired as they grow. To egocentric toddlers the world revolves around them – and yes, they are in the MINE stage. I think the awareness of sharing and caring begins with the sense of self and
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Conventional Versus Organic Milk

by Tania Cowling March 2nd, 2020| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Organic has been trending these days especially when we talk about fruits and vegetables – but what about milk? There are several reasons that concerns us about buying milk for our youngsters, and believe me children go through a lot of milk per day. We have to consider the cost,
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5 Tips for Creating a Healthy Toddler Schedule

by Marnie Bii January 27th, 2020| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
Toddlers of all personality types, from outgoing to reserved, thrive on routine. A stable daily routine helps eliminate constant anxiety from expecting the unexpected. Toddlers are taking in new information a mile a minute, so it is important to keep some areas of life stable and calm. You do not
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4 Ways to Help Toddlers Stop Throwing Food

by Marnie Bii December 23rd, 2019| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
Just when you think you are safe to eat your own meal with your toddler eating in a highchair nearby does the food throwing begin. As you quickly grow exasperated by these messy antics, your toddler is likely just starting to really enjoy this new game. You do not have
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4 Ways to Teach Your Toddler Empathy

by Marnie Bii November 18th, 2019| Infants/Toddlers, Social
Toddlers are just beginning to realize that their feelings and experiences are separate from everyone else's. As a parent, you must help your child better understand this phenomenon by exploring feelings that people and animals potentially feel in a variety of situations. Through discussions, pretend play and behavior modeling,
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Tooth and Gum Care Tips for Infants and Toddlers

by Marnie Bii October 14th, 2019| Care, Infants/Toddlers
Preventative care is key when it comes to dental health. For kids, this means starting dental care as early as possible to give them the best chance at avoiding cavities and other dental problems in the future. Regular tooth and gum care can also make the teething process much
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4 Unexpected Movements in Your Baby’s 1st Year

by Marnie Bii September 9th, 2019| Development, Infants/Toddlers
As you eagerly await your baby's first movements, you may be surprised at the way the learning process transpires. Your child may throw you a curveball by inventing his or her own interesting ways to move around. Since the traditional movements will quickly follow suit, you can sit back
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Getting Your Toddler Interested in Sports

by Jessica B. August 5th, 2019| Development, Infants/Toddlers
It can start to feel a little isolating if you are spending your days caring for a young toddler, and you may start to think it is important to hang out a bit with kids the same age as your child. While toddlers don’t play well together, they often
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5 Ways to Protect Your Infant From the Sun

by Jessica B. July 1st, 2019| Infants/Toddlers, Safety
Summer is a great time to be outdoors with your little one, but sun exposure can be harmful to a young baby. But don’t worry, you don’t have to spend your entire time indoors. With a few special precautions, you can enjoy a bit of time outdoors, even if
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5 Ideas for When You Have to Wait

by Tania Cowling May 27th, 2019| Behavior, Infants/Toddlers
Whether it’s the doctor’s office, a restaurant, the bank, or long lines at the grocery store, there are times of waiting and this is probably very difficult for your young child. There’s a good reason why quiet activities without a lot of movement only last a short while. It’s
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