Terrible twos, terrible threes, fuckin' fours...
Getting through your sweet-angel's moody nonsense with grace
Most parents can't wait until their child no longer needs diapers! There is added pressure and advice from relatives, friends and other parents that boast, but the reality is, children potty train when they are ready. Here's how to know if your child is ready, and tips to help them ace the transition from potty to big kid toilet!
This is a checklist designed to help monitor your child's development. The areas of development in this checklist include vision, hearing, gross motor, fine motor, emotional, social and communication. Check the milestones your child has reached by the end of each age stage. Take this with you and talk with your child’s doctor at every visit about the milestones your child has reached and what to expect next.
Just because it's normal for toddlers to be picky, doesn't mean you should give up and give into their bullshit. Now more than ever, it's important to help shape their healthy eating habits. Here are some strategies!
As little ones transition from babies to active toddlers, they are usually on the go nonstop from morning until night! Toddlers will actually need more nutrients per pound of body weight to fuel all this energy. But still, their tummies are still small, that is why it is more important than ever to fill each meal with nutrient rich ingredients to make every bite count. Good nutrition for toddlers includes a mix of foods containing these essential nutrients: iron, protein, calcium, vitamins A, C, and D, fiber, DHA and other omega-3 fatty acid's and pre-and probiotics.
Home-made baby food is the bomb. It's nutritious, cheap, and way easier than you might think. Follow these 10 rules to make sure your little one's chow is healthy and safe!
Steaming fresh vegetables helps to retain their nutritional value. Always remember to wash veggies, even if they will be peeled before steaming. Removing the peel from the carrots does not impact their nutritional value. Most of their nutrients lie just below the skin.
Fruits that contain pectin, such as apples, pears, peaches, nectarines and plums, should be cooked before feeding to babies younger than six months. Cooking these fruits help break down the pectin, making it easier for babies to digest. Try different combinations of fruits, such as plum and peach or apple and pear!
Well, it’s that time of year again! Back to school means loud hot kitchen sex with your partner, silence as you drink hot coffee, lunch packing, and yup- lice! Learn how to avoid, identify, and get rid of lice right here in our handy-dandy lice guide!
Did you know that babies have more taste buds than adults? Luckily, these little taste receptors are highly adaptable. In fact, research shows that the more times babies are exposed to a food or flavour, the more likely they are to except it and even develop a preference for it. It takes a baby to try a new food up to 10 times before they decide if they like it or not. TEN TIMES! so, during this stage, when your baby is learning to eat new foods and textures, you have a great opportunity to teach your child to love delicious, wholesome foods! The recipes in this section provide a wide variety of nutrient rich ingredients and fresh flavours to grow on!
The development of separation anxiety demonstrates that your child has formed a healthy, loving attachment to you. Children will naturally outgrow separation anxiety, but in the meantime, here are some strageies to support and encourage your child during this process.
Ear infections are quite common in young children, because their ear tubes are short, wide, and horizontal, giving bacteria from the nose and throat access to the ears. But don't worry. Follow our tips to identify, get treatment and prevent future ear infections.
Lots of kids bite or hurt others, and there are many different reasons, and strategies for dealing with it. Sometimes younger children hurt others without meaning to. Some children bite, push, or hit just to see what happens, or out of anger. Remember, being a young child can be very frustrating.
Unfortunately, tooth trauma in kids is very common. I guess it makes sense with all the running and jumping and horsing around. Check out our guide for dealing with mouth injuries for babies, toddlers, and older kids, too.
Most children stop their sucking habit on their own by 3 to 5 years of age. If they continue after permanent teeth start to come in, it can cause problems with the proper growth of the mouth, alignment of the teeth or even cause changes to the roof of the mouth or jaw.
Parent’s need their kids to get a good night’s sleep just as much as children do, to ensure their own needs are being met, and to get some freakin’ time alone, okay?! GOD! Just go to bed!... pleasssseeeeee. BUH!
Tantrums start when toddlers are becoming more independent. The "Terrible Twos" often refers to a time when your child is more uncooperative, demanding and stubborn. It is not just a phase, and children usually don't just "grow out of it."