The age when children successfully transition out of diapers may be anywhere from 18 months to 4 years old. If your child can pull their own pants down, stay dry through the night and let you know when they need a diaper change, they may be ready. However, while your child may be physically ready, they may not be quite there mentally and emotionally. If they can’t sit still longer than a couple of minutes or recognize the physical signs of an imminent bowel movement, they’re not ready yet. The key to stress free potty training is getting the timing right. Teaching children to use the toilet shouldn’t be forced. Support them when they are ready and help them maintain a positive attitude. Here a few tips to guide your transition.
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Mom’s Guide to Summer
School is out be out for the summer. While we may be fantasizing about lazy days by the pool mid-January, the reality of summer can become more stressful than relaxing if we don’t put a little effort into planning ahead. Here are some tips for making this summer run as smooth as possible for kids and moms alike.
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Tantrums are a fact of life for toddlers, but with a few preventative measures the frequency and intensity can be greatly reduced.
- Follow a schedule – Routine gives toddlers a sense of security and control. Keeping regular mealtimes, naptimes, and bedtimes can go a long way towards preventing a meltdown. If you notice your child gets cranky at certain times each day, you can determine what may be their trigger. Maybe they just need a little extra downtime or a snack around those times.
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