If you have ever visited the toy store, it can be very overwhelming especially if you are searching for the perfect gift for your toddler. If fact, I feel that some of the toys available on the market are geared either for babies or older children. I decided to create a list of my favorite toys for toddlers this Holiday season and take some of the guess work out of your holiday shopping. Check out these great ideas to make finding that perfect gift easier for toddlers.
Added by Christy Garrett on November 17, 2013 at 5:53pm —
Change is difficult for everyone. Whether you are starting at a new school or moving across the country, it’s natural to be apprehensive about what is ahead. Preschoolers starting school for the first time have the same fears.
From dealing with worries about using unfamiliar toilets to fears about a scary poster in a classroom, parents may need to use one or more of the following strategies to ease their little ones' fears:
Visit the school ahead of time. One of the… Continue
Added by Lynda Way on November 13, 2013 at 6:51am —
With Easter just a few days away why not add something more than candy to your kid’s basket. Check out some of your ideas for making your child’s Easter basket fun, creative, and unique.
Gift Baskets for Toddlers
Toddlers are just beginning to learn about Easter and what it means to receive an Easter basket. Keep it simple with brightly colored plastic eggs. In the case of toddlers, you… Continue
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on March 29, 2013 at 6:04pm —
As a Mother, navigating the toddler years can be a daunting task from time to time.
While your child undergoes one of the greatest developmental stages in their lifetime, let the experts at Ultra Quirky Tot
assist you in making the toddler years both easy and fun! …
Added by Megan Card on August 2, 2012 at 1:58pm —
We travel….a LOT. But if you are a regular reader of Pardon My Poppet you already know this. I find it chaotic to try to pack for a Toddler as well as myself. Often I wake up in the middle of the night the day before we leave in a panic. ”I forgot to pack the diapers!” or some other such necessity. Yesterday, Poppet only slept for 40 minutes. This did not leave a lot of “me” time in the day, let alone wrapping my mind around packing for our trip to Sudbury in the…
Added by Elizabeth Oo on January 20, 2012 at 2:17pm —
I wanted to share something with you today that our family has been dealing with for the past year and a half. Ever since I started Izzy on solids we've had a love/hate relationship with the potty. Initially, it was just constipation but now it's developed into a psychological problem. She was so afraid of it hurting that she started holding in her poop as long as she could. It just made she problem worse because by the time she would finally poop it was hard as a rock. Continue
Added by MamaTalesBlog on December 26, 2011 at 2:29pm —
Okay, I'm been MIA from my blog. I hope it isn't a case of outta site outta mind with those of you and are following me. I have an excuse though, really. My family has been living out of our suitcases for the past month while we were taking a road trip to our new home. It was a long road trip with stops at both of our families. Continue
Added by MamaTalesBlog on November 2, 2011 at 5:30pm —
As luck would have it, as a BzzAgent I signed up for a Nature's Own
campaign and was chosen to participate. They sent over a coupon to try out a free loaf to see what our family thought about it. What? Free food and it's something I have to buy for Izzy?!? Umm, yes I'll try it out. One of the breads they offer is a 40 calorie 9-Grain bread made with no artificial preservative, colors or flavors. …
Added by MamaTalesBlog on September 26, 2011 at 10:41pm —
A guest post by Amanda Lehrman from The Momma Files. Amanda Lehrman has a background in education and is a mother to her son Jack. This is her final post in the September Education Series as a guest writer for Mama Tales. With the various spelling strategies taught in school, many parents struggle with which one to use at home. Some of you tell your child to sound out the word, some say to look it up in the dictionary or refer to spell check on the computer. I believe that a combination of… Continue
Added by MamaTalesBlog on September 26, 2011 at 1:04am —
Personally, I think today's toys do too much. Walking through the aisles at the toys store most of the toys I see are battery operated and play music or make some sort of sound. When I was a kid, the toys we had made us use our imagination. They didn't do anything special unless we invented a story ourselves. As a parent, I try to balance the "old school" toys with the "new school" toys. The ironic thing is that at her age she easily grows tired of them.… Continue
Added by MamaTalesBlog on September 3, 2011 at 2:59pm —
I've been writing about my adventures in weaning my almost two year old daughter from da Boob. It's her most favorite thing ever! She gets so excited when I whip that sucker out. She loves it so much that she will volunteer "more boo boo peess mama" (translation - more boob please mama) without any coaching from me. I started the process of weaning her about two weeks ago starting with the middle of the night feedings. Things were going pretty good. By the end of that first week I could say… Continue
Added by MamaTalesBlog on August 31, 2011 at 1:53am —
Last night was the best one yet. I hope I don't jinx myself. We had the same bedtime routine, milk, snack, diaper change and a story before bedtime. She had a little bit of nursing and was out in about 10 minutes. The only time she woke up was for about 5 minutes around 11:45pm because she was cold. After a little bit of back rubbing and a warm blanket she was fast asleep until 4am.
Added by MamaTalesBlog on August 20, 2011 at 2:28pm —
This past week I've been focused on one thing. No, that's not entirely accurate. My focus with Izzy has been on one thing. My goal is to wean her completely from nursing. She is turning two the second week of September and I would like for her to no longer be nursing for any amount of time by then. That might be an unreasonable deadline so at the very latest before we relocate to WA in October.…
Added by MamaTalesBlog on August 20, 2011 at 2:53am —
Are you wondering if your little one has reached some of the more typical milestones of toddlerhood
? Do you want to help your child reach his or her reach important points in development? See if your little one can do the following and, if not, use some of the household items below to help him do so!
Parents place a lot of importance on milestones…
Added by Ellie on March 26, 2011 at 10:59am —
Added by Heather Jones on March 1, 2011 at 4:44pm —
As you moms know going from the zippy cup ( even those with the pop straw) doesn't seem like s big deal to non parents but to us it means someting greater... It me and they are growing up. :(
Today while I was at Target picking up s few things, I walked down the sippy cup wall in… Continue
Added by Rebecca on January 11, 2011 at 10:50pm —
You can choose from a Toy Story Apron for your little Buzz or Woody fan, or a cute little pink apron for your little princess!
Added by Vicky Hadley on October 23, 2010 at 8:58pm —
Sleep sacks and sleeping bags are sending traditional swaddles packing, and for good reason. While nothing says snug like a tightly-executed baby burrito, those mummy wraps can be quick to unravel once baby starts rolling about.
Thanks to some very bright folks at HALO ("The Original Sleep Sack"), parents can stop losing sleep over loose sheets, instead zipping their little ones… Continue
Added by Mama_Gaga on April 21, 2010 at 1:30pm —
I thought that maybe on this Toddler Tuesday, I would travel off the beaten path of cute baby pics and
videos, to bring you a few tips regarding making your own baby food at
home. You see, somewhere along the way I got it into my head that I
would never serve Riley any store bought baby food. I had always heard
how expensive that stuff was and how easy making your own baby food
really is. Also, I…
Added by Melissa Cleaver on April 13, 2010 at 2:40am —
Yesterday, a funny thing finally occurred to me…my baby is officially past the baby stage! It is a melancholy realization for me because I think all parents hang on Continue
in some form or fashion, to that tiny, precious, helpless little
creature that you helped bring into this world. I know that, to me,
part of my daughter Riley will always be that little baby, no matter how
old she gets. But, where do you actually draw the line between a baby
and a toddler? Some…
Added by Melissa Cleaver on March 25, 2010 at 1:26am —