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18 Feb 2013

30 Blogs on Tried but True Toddler Care

Your baby is getting older and is now walking around the house. Suddenly, he seems less like a baby and more like a toddler. How do the rules change when you transition from having a baby to having a toddler?  As a toddler, your child is old enough to have some discipline because he knows and understands the difference between right and wrong. Potty training is a task that you’ll have to undertake as well, and you also will need to teach your growing child about brushing his own teeth and hair and taking on some responsibility for self care. For these topics and others check out these 30 blog posts.

Discipline
What kind of discipline works for toddlers?  Putting her in time out may work sometimes, but not others, so when you encounter that you will need to have some backup options.  These five blog posts are chock full of advice on disciplining your toddlers.  Pick and choose what seems right for you and your child.
  1. Dealing with Toddler Tantrums by Implementing Effective Time-Out Techniques
  2. Practical Discipline Techniques
  3. How to Discipline Your Young Toddlers (age 9-18 months)
  4. Consistency is Key to Successful Discipline for Toddlers
  5. No Bad Kids—Toddler Discipline Without Shame (9 Guidelines)
Choosing Childcare
Once you have decided how you are going to discipline your child, you might also want to make sure that you agree with how your childcare establishment plans to discipline him.  Here are five blogs that offer advice on choosing the right childcare provider for you and your family.
  1. Is it Okay to Suspend a Toddler from Daycare?
  2. The Key to Getting Stuff Done ‘Round Here
  3. Choosing Childcare for Infants and Toddlers—Essential Considerations
  4. Baby and Toddler—Daycare Advice
  5. Helping Toddlers and Preschoolers Adjust to Daycare of Preschool
Feeding
Now that your child is no longer a baby, her feeding needs are changing from a purely liquid diet to one containing food that needs to be chewed.  To know what to feed and what not to feed your toddler, check out these five blogs.
  1. Feeding Your Toddler or Young Child: What is Your Responsibility as Parent?
  2. A Toddler’s Nutrient Needs
  3. Feeding Your Toddler is Easier Than You Think
  4. There is Enormous Pressure to Stop Bottle-Feeding My Baby
  5. Common Toddler Feeding Mistakes Parents Make
Potty Training
One of the hardest things to do for your toddler is to help him transition from wearing diapers to using the toilet.  There are a variety of dolls and books available that can help you, but deciding where to start and what works best is sometimes hard.  Here are five blog entries to help you navigate the jungle of potty training information available.
  1. The Basics of Toddler Toilet Training
  2. Toilet Training And What Really Works
  3. Potty Train Your Toddler in a Weekend—It Is Possible!
  4. What to Do When Potty Training Fails
  5. How to Potty Train Your Toddler
Hair Care
The fine peach fuzz is gone and regular hair has replaced it.  However, just because he suddenly has a full head of hair doesn’t mean that he’s quite ready to fix his hair just like you do; there are still some differences in how you care for your toddler’s hair versus your own.  For some tips and techniques for toddler hair care check out these five blog posts.
  1. Caring for Your Toddler’s Hair
  2. Curly Toddler Hair Care: Conventional Wisdom
  3. Toddlers Need a Regimen Too!
  4. Tips for Toddler Hair Care
  5. Styling Baby and Toddler Hair: All We Need to Know
Teething
A rite of passage every child must go through is getting his teeth.  It’s not always an easy path either.  These bloggers will help you figure out what to do to lessen the pain your toddler will have to go through when teething along with other information about getting those first teeth.
  1. Kael & Kaed: Toddler Hazelwood and Gemstone Teething Necklace {Discount Code}
  2. Teething—Babies and Toddlers
  3. The Ninth Circle of Toddler Hell
  4. How to Help a Teething Baby or Toddler?
  5. Feeding a Teething Baby
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