Caring for toddlers
Life can be very exciting for toddlers as they develop rapidly between the ages of 1 and 3. This is a time of many changes as your baby grows into a separate, independent person.
The articles below provide some tips and expert advice on how to give your toddler the very best care and guidance.
All about toddlers
Knowing what is happening for your toddler will help you be more patient and understanding.
Changes and fears
The arrival of a new baby, being sick, moving house, sleeping in a new bed or being separated from mum and dad are all things that can stress toddlers.
Keeping toddlers safe
Toddlers need to have a safe environment. They are too young to know how to behave safely.
Taming toddler tantrums
Toddler tantrums can test any parent’s patience. If your toddler is having tantrums, you’re not alone this article offers some useful advice on how to get through this period.
Teaching your toddler about good behaviour
By setting clear limits and providing guidance you can help your toddler master self discipline.
Toddlers like to choose when and what they eat. Help your toddler learn about food and eating.
Helping your toddler get a good night’s sleep
Battles at bedtime are all too common if there’s a toddler in your house. Here's some advice that may help.
Toilet training time
Learning to use the toilet is a big new step for toddlers and it can take them a while to get the hang of what to do.
Games for your toddler
Hanging out with your toddler can be fun. Here are some easy, inexpensive ways to play with your toddler. Playing is an important part of learning.
A new baby in the family
A new baby arriving in the family brings big changes for everyone, particularly for toddlers.
Learning to talk
Learning to talk is one of the most difficult and important steps that your toddler will take.
Choosing the right childcare for your child
At some stage, your toddler may need to attend childcare. This article provides some guidance on how to choose the right centre and what kind of services they can provide.
All articles provided on this page are based on the Parenting SA, Parent Easy Guides - see disclaimer and copyright.
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