Christy Garrett's Blog Posts Tagged 'toddler' (19)

The Tacky Box Can Help Parents Take Charge of A Potty Mouth or Stop Kids Saying Hurtful Things

Have you ever slipped and said a tacky word in front of your child?  I know that I am guilty of this of accidentally saying something I will regret later or said something that wasn't appropriate for my children to hear.  I have always tried to be aware and watch what I say and do in front of them.  I want to make sure that my kids aren't picking up bad habits.  Believe it or…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 13, 2014 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Christmas Gift Ideas for Toddlers – Eight Ideas to Make Finding a Gift Easier

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.

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 17, 2013 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Use Your Local Library as a Resource for Preschool Teaching Tools

Today I took my son to visit the local library for the very first time.  I wasn’t sure what to expect because the library close to our house is fairly small.  When we went into the library, I was amazed by the amount of books and activities that our local library has to offer the children.  Every week our library has a scheduled…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 13, 2013 at 9:13pm — No Comments

7 Tips To Successfully Start a Preschool Curriculum At Home

As a mom, I know how important it is for your children to learn new things at an early age.  Children typically learn very quickly and easily during those early years especially their language skills.  I also knew that I needed to find some preschool teaching materials and tools to help keep him occupied and to make learning fun.  I…

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Added by Christy Garrett on September 9, 2013 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Choosing the Right Preschool Curriculum for Toddlers

Tonight I was browsing the Internet for some fun activities to keep my toddler entertained during the day so that he isn’t spending countless hours in front of the television.  I was impressed with the amount of information that I was able to find when I searched for free preschool curriculum.  In fact, I was somewhat overwhelmed by the amount of…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 29, 2013 at 11:13pm — No Comments

10 Tips to Successfully Potty Train Your Toddler

A few months ago we purchased a potty seat for my son, he was starting to show interest in potty training.  He has been watching other kids and following us to the restroom for a few months now.  After I purchased the potty seat a few months ago, I tried putting my son on the potty.  I knew that it was still a bit early and didn’t quite show all of the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 5, 2013 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Is Your Toddler Attached to a Lovey, Security Object, or Blanket?

Is your child attached to a certain stuffed animal, lovey, or a blanket?  Do they love to carry it around every where they go?  Most toddlers go through a phase where they are attached to a a stuffed animal, lovey, or blanket.  They want to take their security object with them everywhere that they go.  When my son was born he was given several of those new…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 7, 2013 at 7:36pm — No Comments

What to Expect When Your Child May Be Getting Their Two Year Molars?

Today my youngest got to spend the day with me, he started running a low grade fever last night and acted like he didn’t feel very good.  I decided that is was best to keep him home from daycare so that he could get some extra rest while I monitored his fever.  It was nice being able to spend some one on one time with my baby.  We enjoyed the extra snuggles and cuddles, we watched a few of his favorite shows on TV, and spent some time …

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 14, 2013 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Teaching Your Toddler How to Have Good Manners: Please and Thank You

Do you want your child to be polite in public?  Do you want them to say “please” and “thank you” when they are offered things?  If so, it is important that you begin teaching your child how to have appropriate manners early on.  In fact, the earlier you begin teaching your child the better off you will be in…

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Added by Christy Garrett on May 7, 2013 at 4:31pm — No Comments

13 Signs that Your Toddler Is Ready to Start Potty Training

A few weeks ago, I decided that it was time to let my son pick out a potty seat.  We choose to get a potty seat that easily fits on the regular toilet, so that I wouldn’t have to retrain him to use the big potty once he had potty training down.  Besides that the daycare he attends also uses a potty seat…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 18, 2013 at 5:24pm — No Comments

6 Things You Should Discuss With Your Child’s Doctor

My son was still running a fever all day yesterday so I decided to schedule him an appointment to go see the doctor.  We got to the doctor’s office and my son was talking up a storm and seemed happy.  He wasn’t acting sick at all and I was worried that the doctor wouldn’t find anything wrong with…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 29, 2013 at 3:09pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Keep Your Child Entertained While Sick

Yesterday I didn’t get the opportunity to write a new blog post.  My baby normally goes to daycare during the day because it is hard for me to care for him by myself due to my current medical problems.  Tuesday late afternoon I got the dreaded call from the daycare that my baby boy was running a fever and…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 29, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

Coloring is a Great Way to Spend Time With Your Child

Spending time with your children, especially, one on one time is important and makes them feel loved.  I have been trying to make sure that I spend time with my toddler because he is growing up way to fast.  I have a hard time getting down on the floor to play with him (due to my chronic back pain) so I have to be a bit more creative and find activities that work for me.  He loves to “draw”, which is his favorite thing to do these days.  So I scooped him up into my lap and grabbed the…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 7, 2013 at 11:03pm — No Comments

When Should I Transition My Toddler to A Big Bed?

Many parents wonder when is the perfect time to transition their baby from their crib into a toddler bed or regular bed.  As a mom, I can’t give you a perfect answer because each child is different and is ready to move into a regular bed at different ages.  You know your child best and can gauge when you…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 21, 2013 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Learn How to Keep Your Toddler’s Artwork off of the Walls and Furniture

A few weeks ago, my husband asked me if I needed anything from the store.  I asked him if he would pick up my youngest son a coloring book because he kept grabbing my pen from me when I wasn’t watching and kept telling me that he wanted to draw.  I took the pen away from him and he was devastated, even though…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 20, 2013 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Mom’s How Old was Your Child When You Weaned Them From the Pacifier?

When I took my son to his 18 month old check up, my son was happily sucking on his pacifier when the doctor walked him.  She took it out of his mouth so that she could look into his mouth and he kept telling her that he wanted he wanted his “paci” back.  She told him that if he could ask for it,…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 12, 2013 at 3:37pm — 2 Comments

Mom’s What Type of Potty Seat Would You Choose for Your Toddler?

My baby is showing the signs that he is getting close to being ready to potty train.  A few weeks ago, he started telling when he has a soiled diaper.  He says, “I poop” when he soils his diaper.  He hasn’t quite figured out the difference between urinating and pooping.  I am excited and nervous at the same…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 11, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments

Fever and Taking Your Child’s Temperature: When Should You Worry?

This morning my baby woke up with a fever and I knew that something was wrong since he just finished taking a round of antibiotics from his last illness less than two weeks ago.  When I took his temperature this morning, it was 103 degree using a rectal thermometer.  In the past, we have ran him to the doctor…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 24, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Tips to Ensure that Your Child’s Car Seat is Installed Properly

Car seat safety is very important.  In fact, car crashes are the number one reason why young children are injured or even killed.  Keeping your baby safe is easy with these few simple steps.

 

Find some great tips and tricks to ensure that you are installing your child's car seat properly at Uplifting…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 30, 2012 at 6:14pm — 1 Comment

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