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5 Tips for Creating a Healthy Toddler Schedule

by Marnie Bii January 1st, 2024| 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

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How to Teach Toddlers About Winter

by Tania Cowling January 16th, 2023| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
To young children, there is no big difference between reality and fantasy. Toddlers believe everything they see, touch, and hear. They basically learn by their senses and experience. So, how do you teach toddlers about the winter season?

The first snowfall of the season deserves to be celebrated. For many
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Holiday Survival Guide for Parents of Infants

by Marnie Bii December 12th, 2022| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
Despite wanting to share your bundle of joy with family and friends, the arrival of your infant may tempt you to find an excuse to stay home for the holidays. Traveling and visiting with an infant in tow is a whole lot of work, after all. Thankfully, you can

How to Get Started Swimming With Your Baby

by Tania Cowling June 20th, 2022| 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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Turn Off the TV and Play Some Baby Games

by Tania Cowling April 26th, 2021| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
Some parents use the television as a baby sitter ,and I admit I have done this myself when trying to tidy up the house. Yes, the noise and conversation sometime soothe a baby, and kiddie shows stimulate toddlers. Now, I’m not saying your little one can never watch television, but

Air Travel With Infants and Toddlers

by Tania Cowling May 14th, 2018| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
Taking an airplane ride with an infant or toddler alone can be frustrating and cause a bit of anguish. Mothers have been seen in airports carrying their babies in one arm and dragging a piece of luggage in the other. With some, this has led to tears. If you must

Morning Routines: It’s Not Too Early to Start

by YPI Editors September 20th, 2016| Infants/Toddlers, Preschool, Seasonal, Seasonal
Mornings- depending on your sleep pattern, you may love them or despise them. Of course, despising them doesn't make them go away or change the time that school or work starts. Regardless to your opinion on this time of day, it's good to get your little ones used to the

Biking with Infants & Toddlers

by Michele August 22nd, 2016| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
With a little one, aged two or younger, you obviously know that she can't pedal her own bike, or at least well enough to keep up with a family bike ride. However, at what age can you bring your infant or toddler along as a passenger? Based on research from

Back to Daycare: Are You Ready?

by Tania Cowling August 15th, 2016| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
As the school bells ring for most children, so does daycare for the younger set. Your child may attend daycare year ‘round, or only during the school year, but in any regard there are necessary items that babies and toddlers need. So, as you transition from home to school, packing

Simple Gardening Fun For Toddlers

by Tania Cowling June 13th, 2016| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
Gardeners are not born with “green thumbs” as legend says. You have to learn about plants and how they grow first. You and your toddler can engage in some fun gardening activities. Stimulate interest by reading stories about gardens, and participate in these projects that will let your tot get
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Family Dinners With Babies and Toddlers

by Tania Cowling March 14th, 2016| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
By the end of the day, both parents and young children are tired, hungry, and possibly cranky – not the best scenario for stress-free dining. First of all most babies are usually on a demand feeding cycle so they may have already been fed and sleeping when the family is
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Healthy Lifestyles for Toddlers

by Michele February 15th, 2016| Infants/Toddlers, Seasonal
I'm sure there are many books and apps that you can buy to guide you, but let me offer you some simple (and free) advice. Teaching your toddler how to live a healthy lifestyle is common sense. Like anything else in parenting, that doesn't mean that it's simple, but the