Toddler Related Articles & Blog Posts
What do the Early Childhood Experts say about Screen Time for Toddlers?
Are you confused about whether you should let your toddler use a touchscreen? It’s understandable if you are because the experts have varying views on the subject as well. Here’s what some of the early childhood experts say: *The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) discourages media use by children younger than 2 years. *The White [...]Read full story
IPAD in Nursery School
My Kid’s Teacher is Using an IPAD in his Nursery School Classroom. Will That Hurt Him? Many early childhood classrooms around the country are beginning to introduce technology into their curriculums. Some parents have reservations about exposing their children to digital devices so early in their educations. Will their children only be interested in activities [...]Read full story
My Child Has a Tantrum Whenever I Take The IPAD Away. What can I do to Stop this Behavior? This is a question we hear frequently. In fact, we named our book Toddlers ON Technology to emphasize the addictive appeal of digital devices. This is true for all ages, including teenagers and grown-ups. (I have [...]Read full story
HELP! My Child Wants To Know About Digital Technology – and He’s Only 2!
As we sat by a computer, my 22 month-old granddaughter uttered her first complete sentence to me. It was: “Grandma, you have to double click.” That’s when I knew I was in a different universe. And now it is clear: our digital toddlers, whom we call Digitods, are here to stay. Why? It’s not surprising. [...]Read full story
A MOM’S STORY: Go Ahead, Judge Me
To say that I was slightly irritated by my under-caffeinated and over-jostled condition that wet winter morning in the overcrowded coffee shop would have been an understatement. Working types elbowed aggressively past me, perhaps assuming from my disheveled appearance and whining 3 year-old toddler in his stroller, that I somehow had fewer responsibilities than they [...]Read full story
From Omnivorous to Picky Eater – What Changed?
Ever wonder why a 9-month-old will put anything in her mouth and the same 19-month-old refuses to eat anything new? This activity is so common that there’s even a name for it – neophobia or “the fear of new things”. After observing my patients go through this over and over again I had to ask [...]Read full story
Why toddlers have sleep issues, and how to solve them
As your baby becomes a toddler, chances are they will give you some sleepless nights. In this week’s post I’ve got your solution. But first a little fun fact. Strange but true: whether or not your toddler awakens you, each night you’re almost certainly waking up about every hour or so – nearly everybody does. [...]Read full story
Cowboy Cookies for Breastfeeding Moms (and Little Ones, Too) Recipe
Cowboy Cookies are traditionally huge. I suggest sticking with smaller cookies since they build in portion control for kids and breastfeeding moms for whom it’s especially important to eat regularly and maintain a super balanced diet. But, of course, do as you like! These are your cookies now, m’am.Read full story
3 Simple Ideas for Nurturing Your Child’s Independence
If you have a toddler, you’ve likely heard this phrase many times before: “Mommy, I do it.” They are four simple words that can be the start of a thrilling moment of development or the prelude to a power struggle. Throughout their lives, our kids want and need our support, but they also need to [...]Read full story
5 Smart Tips for Letting Toddlers Use Smartphones
It’s becoming an ever more common sight: babies and kids playing with smartphones. According to NPR’s Health Blog, one recent survey found that as many as 1 in 4 toddlers has used a smartphone and for many young kids, it’s become the toy of choice. Yet, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that kids [...]Read full story