Toddlers vary in size based on a number of factors, including diet and frame size. Some are naturally slender, while others are considered underweight. If your toddler falls into the underweight category, helping her gain weight leads her to a healthier situation. Many toddlers stay busy and don't stop to eat or have picky tendencies. A strategic approach to deal with these stumbling blocks helps your child gain weight.
Never again. Never again will I step foot in a restaurant with my three-year-old. If you even hear me utter the words, “we’re going out to breakfast, lunch or dinner with the kids”, tie me up and lock me in a closet. Make sure I have some water though, as I tend to get thirsty quickly. Only five ounces though, anything more and I’ll be sure to wet myself.
Every mom has experienced them, and if you're not at that stage yet...just wait! The stroke of the clock that ushers in your child's toddler years also starts the ruthless era of the temper tantrum. Patty Onderko from Parenting.com helped us figure out the rationale behind your child's emotional explosions.
While some toddlers are willing to greet anyone with open arms, others shy away from anyone other than mom and dad. It can be challenging to deal with a tyke who seems fearful of everyone, because relatives and friends may feel slighted by this hesitancy, and the toddler herself may appear to suffer extreme emotional distress. Although it may seem a serious problem, however, stranger anxiety is often nothing to worry about and is, instead, simply a part of normal child development.
My three-year old has just hit the prime of the terrible two’s (I guess he waited to make a grand entrance), with the strength of the Hulk, the charm of Hugh Grant, and the speed of Superman. My house is child-proofed for Hannibal Lecter. All kitchen chairs are tied to the table, there are no knick-knacks or picture frames around the house, cleaning supplies are above the sink, any other piece of furniture that can be moved is in storage and we don’t use any knifes, we cut our food with lasers.
It may seem strange when your friendly, outgoing baby suddenly turns into a clingy toddler who seems permanently attached to your legs, but separation anxiety is a normal part of growing up for many kids. Your toddler's separation anxiety may cause challenges for both of you, however -- especially at bedtime.
Parents often wonder when to introduce new items to young toddlers. Your baby's first experiences are milestones in his development. While some things, such as sippy cups and big boy pants, are reasons for celebrating, introducing other items too early can lead to health risks. For instance, giving your baby a pillow before he is ready for one can pose a hazard.
Some babies are born with luscious locks, while others are born without much hair, if any. Many mothers of bald babies long for the day when they can pick up a brush rather than plunk a hat on their baby's head. They may have to wait quite a while -- some babies remain relatively thin on top until well into their toddler months.
Toddler girls' hair can range from long and thick to short and baby fine, but keeping it looking neat and cute can be quite a challenge. Many little girls don't want to keep clips or headbands in place and may not tolerate complicated styles. Others simply don't have much hair. Try these styles to make your little one look her best for playtime or dressy occasions.
Toddlers are often set in their routines, but sometimes those routines aren't what's best for them and their family. You might need more alone time in the evening or you may need to start waking your toddler up earlier to go to school or day care. Whether your toddler is getting up too early or going to bed too late, you can change her habits if you do it gradually and don't expect an overnight miracle.