Your toddler may develop habits such as thumb sucking and hair twirling, but according to CVS Health Resources, nail biting is the most common. It is also the habit that is most likely to be carried through into adulthood. Your toddler may be nail biting for a number of reasons such as to pass the time, boredom, to relieve stress or out of habit. Although most children will grow out of nail biting, there are a number of steps you can take to help stop a toddler from biting her nails.
Temper tantrums come with the territory for parents of toddlers. Your child might show signs that he is about to throw a tantrum or suddenly melt down into a massive fit. Understanding what triggers your toddler's temper tantrums helps avoid or control the fits, no matter how they typically progress. While you might feel your anger or frustration rising with your toddler's, staying in control helps keep the situation from worsening.
Your perfectly happy toddler can be singing your praises one minute, then thrashing around on the floor in a full-blown temper tantrum the next. Even the best parents have to deal with tantrums. At the heart of your child's blow-up really lies frustration, according to Mayo Clinic pediatrician Jay Hoecker. Children become frustrated when they perceive their needs aren't being met or when they can't communicate what they think and feel effectively. Understanding their frustration in advance can help alleviate yours when you prevent a future tantrum.
You may be tackling styling fine baby hair on an infant, a toddler or a preschooler. Baby hair tangles easily, doesn't hold barrettes or clips well, and typically belongs to an often uncooperative child. Finding quick, easy styles that you and your little girl like can keep her hair neat and reduce morning tears for both of you.
Your toddler's urination problem could be a minor condition or a sign of something more serious. Unfortunately, her limited communication skills can make it difficult to tell what's really going on. Take all problems seriously -- you may be able to solve the problem with slight modifications to your child's routine or your child may need a visit to her pediatrician.
If your toddler is sleeping longer through the night, it can mean that a regular diaper isn't enough to hold all his urine. Even if he is potty trained during the day, it can still take a few years before he is able to stay dry during the night. Look for the overnight diaper that's right for your toddler.
Healthy habits start from a young age, so teach your toddler the basics of personal hygiene early on. At first, help her perform the task of brushing her teeth and hair and soaping those hard-to-reach body parts and shampooing. Make personal hygiene a fun activity during the toddler years and she'll keep those habits throughout her life.
From the day your baby is born, it's an ongoing search--you need mommy friends and he needs baby friends. TV characters and their moms just don't cut it. So when you find that perfect family, the ones you just know you can be friends with, you have to handle the playdate well to guarantee you will get another.
When my daughter was born, two major things happened. My body became an alien spacecraft, brought to the edge of destruction and back again (with some collateral damage, of course). But more importantly, I uncovered a limitless supply of patience that even Gandhi would admire.
Walking is the milestone that turns your little one from a baby to a toddler. You need to safely encourage her efforts to walk. Though you may find her easily cruising around by holding onto the furniture, taking those first real steps may require a bit of additional help. Baby walkers can help her step out on her own.