Self Feeding

Self-feeding can begin at 6mos, as soon as baby can pick up bits of mashed potato or banana, well-cooked thin carrot slices or baby peas.

Car Seats

Infant-toddlers should remain in a rear facing car seat until they reach 1 year of age AND 20 pounds. Till infant-toddlers reach both of these milestones, they are not developmentally ready to be placed in a forward facing car seat.
From: ezinearticles.com

Party Suggestion

Extend the after party fun by playing hide-and-seek with some of the gifts after guests leave. Give him easy clues to find them, such as “It’s in the room with the blue chair.”

Book Suggestion: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DayAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Kids have good and bad days. This book shows them a bit about how to deal with it in a fun story.

From: Amazon.com

Bullying

Bullying is a big problem that affects lots of kids. Being bullied can make kids feel scared, sad, worried, or embarrassed. The stress of dealing with bullies can even give kids a stomachache!
From: KidsHealth.org

Toddlers and Routines

Have regular family meals. Children need routines. Knowing dinner is served at approximately the same time every night and that the entire family will be sitting down together is comforting, which also enhances appetite, and provides a perfect opportunity for your children to share what’s on their minds.
From: HelpGuide.org

ADHD Symptoms

Symptoms of ADHD appear over the course of many months, often with symptoms of impulsiveness & hyperactivity preceding those of inattention.

Tantrums

Don’t Let Your Toddler Get Overtired. Tiredness is often the first reason for a tantrum. 
From: Mommyscape.com

Biting Issues

Toddlers bite for a variety of reasons, including teething, inability to communicate and the desire for attention & typically stops by age 3

Car Seats

Infant-toddler car seats are used for toddlers, 12-24 months old and up to 40 lbs. Did you know 98% of car seats are installed incorrectly?

Book Suggestion: There’s a Wocket in My Pocket!

There's a Wocket in My Pocket!There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! Dr. Seuss’s Book of Ridiculous Rhymes.

In this silly Bright and Early Book classic by Dr. Seuss, a young boy goes exploring in his house and finds an array of fun characters!

From: Amazon.com

Vital Records Charts

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) offers vital records charts for where birth, death, marriage, or divorce occurred.
From: The Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Good Nutrition Tip

Good nutrition means eating a well-balanced and varied diet of foods in as close to their natural state as possible.
From: La Leche League.

Breast Milk and Allergies

Breast milk reduces the risk of allergies.
From: Mommy Tips.com.

About Night Terrors

Night terrors are relatively rare — they happen in only 3–6% of kids, while almost every child will have a nightmare occasionally.
From: KidsHealth.org

Thumb Sucking

It’s very normal for older babies to suck their thumbs. In fact, this practice is considered normal until children reach 2 1/2 years.
From: YeahBaby.com

Colic Tips

Research shows that babies who are held or carried more (both during the colic spells & other times) are less susceptible to colic.

Book Suggestion: Everyone Poops

Everyone PoopsEveryone Poops by Taro Gomi is part biology textbook, part sociological treatise and all celebration of a very natural process.

From: Lil’ Fingers Storybooks and Games

When it’s time for a toddler bed

Once your toddler is climbing out of his crib, it is usually time to move to a toddler bed.
From: About.com: Pediatrics

Diagnosing ADHD

Children with ADHD show signs of inattention, hyperactivity, &/or impulsivity in specific ways.Pediatrician can compare children his own age