Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Childrens
How To Make The
Transition To A Toddler Bed
Useful information on easing the transition to a toddler bed for your child.
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Once you have decided that it is time to move your child to a toddler bed how you go about doing it is very important. This is a big change for a child and can be very stressful. Here are some ideas and tips that will hopefully help you to make it as painless as possible for your toddler.
If at all possible allow your child to be involved in the decision to move into the new bed and to help pick it out. If you already have the bed and purchasing a new one is not an option then consider letting your child pick out new sheets and covers for it. This will make it more their bed in their mind and make the change more positive for them.
Once you have the toddler bed set it up in the child's room for several weeks before you actually move them into it. This will give them an opportunity to get used to it so it will not seem so new. If you need to you can even start having the child get into the toddler bed each night as part of the bed time routine and lay in it for a little while. Maybe while you read them a story, and then move into their crib when to actually sleep. Move everything possible from the crib into the toddler bed to reduce the actual amount of change. You can try having them take their day time naps in the bed but still sleep in their crib at night. When you are actually ready to start using the toddler bed full time you should take down the crib and move the toddler bed into the same location in the room to ease the transition.
Patience is the order of the day especially if your child is reluctant to give up their crib. Some children take to their new big boy or big girl bed without any qualms but for many it is a very trying change. Try to avoid doing it at the same time there are any other changes happening in your toddlers life. If they are just starting potty training, changing day cares or the addition of a new family member.
No matter what you do your child may just not be ready for this change in which case you just need to be patient and wait a few months and try it again.
Make Cleanup Time
Fun For Moms And Toddlers
Each day, toddlers everywhere enjoy playtime activities that engage their natural curiosity and allow them to demonstrate their fun-loving enthusiasm. But as every parent knows, when the playtime ends, the much-needed task of cleanup begins.
Make Cleanup Time Fun For Moms And Toddlers
Each day, toddlers everywhere enjoy playtime activities that engage their natural curiosity and allow them to demonstrate their fun-loving enthusiasm. But as every parent knows, when the playtime ends, the much-needed task of cleanup begins. Moms can help toddlers ease cleanup time hesitation by incorporating engaging games, fun and imagination into the process.
A nationwide survey revealed that 98 percent of moms would like to team up with their toddlers to be actively involved in the cleanup process and help them learn good hygiene habits.
Because they are working together as a team, 9 out of 10 moms agree that bath time can be a special one-on-one bonding time. In fact, 92 percent of moms make a point to engage in playful bath time at least three or more times a week. So it is no surprise that today's moms are on the lookout for fun products that help them teach their toddlers how to take part in the cleanup process.
Based on these consumer insights, Kimberly-Clark recently introduced Huggies Cleanteam- a line of toiletries for toddlers that has been developed to make cleanup time more fun for mom and toddler-and help toddlers learn about hygiene. The line, which includes cleansing cloths, body wash, bath mitts, shampoo, detangler, and hand soap, features fun and interactive letter-shaped characters called Alphamals.
"It's more than just a line of toddler toiletries-Huggies Cleanteam provides a bonding experience for mother and child," said Steve Kalmanson, group president, North Atlantic Consumer Products for Kimberly-Clark. "The toiletries keep toddlers engaged through the use of characters, bottle shapes and fragrances and help teach cleaning habits to children that will last a lifetime."
The products help make clean-up time more like playtime by pairing a toddler's love of animals, learning and imagination with mom's need to make mealtime, potty time, on-the-go cleanup and bath time easier.
Widely available at major retail locations, Huggies Cleanteam products feature a unique Blue Melon Splash fragrance, formulated specifically for toddlers in 9-oz. and 15-oz. bottles.
Tips to Help Make Cleanup Time a Fun Experience
Interactive Bath Time Games:
• Suds it up. Use tear-free, all-over body wash to clean up and have fun. Soap suds are perfect for "drawing" on the bathtub wall and watching the bubbles slide down.
• Make bath time an adventure! Mix hypoallergenic shaving cream with a few drops of food coloring to create a fun paint to use on little toes, legs, arms and bellies.
• Think of creative ways to encourage cleanup. An old set of measuring cups are great to fill and dump into one another while in the bathtub. Little ones can even use them to help you rinse the shampoo out of their hair.
Easy Cleanups Keep
• Be prepared for any mess. Being prepared for messy situations will allow you to let your toddler play and learn by getting dirty. With cleansing cloths that are perfect for "on-the-go," you'll be prepared for any mess and your child will lea
rn from your example.
• Just for them. Giving children a product made just for them makes cleanup time extra special. Use fun, foaming hand soap to encourage hand washing and put your child on the path towards a healthy habit.
• Help your child grow. By letting your toddler begin to clean up by themselves, he or she will start to feel a sense of pride and independence. Flushable, moist wipes are a great way to help your little ones finish up by themselves.
Today's moms are on the lookout for fun products that help them teach their toddlers how to take part in the cleanup process.
There are so many adorable costumes for Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Childrens that it is nearly impossible to choose just one. Whether you have a newborn or whether your little one is a toddler there is definitely a great dress up outfit for your child. Some parents like to create their own costumes for Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Childrens as well and this has endless options as well.
Right now the newborn dress-up outfits are too cute. You can dress your little one up like a Tootsie Roll and make him the talk of the neighborhood. I saw this among a bunch of costumes for Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Childrens that I was browsing through online. The Tootsie Roll costume is a real winner but it is for children under 6 months old.
I have a toddler so this is one of the costumes for Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Childrens that I had to reluctantly pass up. The Tootsie Roll outfit is so cute that it makes me want to have another baby. There is something about the get-up that makes me smile from ear to ear. My husband got a kick out of it, too.
Too bad I didn’t find that one last year. We dressed our baby up as Humpty Dumpty. These are great costumes for Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Childrens because they are easy to put on and the egg head is made out of material filled with soft stuffing. No make-up or masks are required.
The only complaint I have about the costume is that the baby’s face would disappear when she moved her head. She didn’t fuss in the outfit, though. She was warm and comfortable and pretty darn cute. It was just hard to get a picture of her face in this outfit.
That was a borrowed item, too. Sometimes it is better to just go out and find a brand new item rather than borrowing them. Costumes for Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Childrens seem like good things to borrow but they can get stained or damaged and you may not get what you really want if you compromise.
I have also thought about buying these items in a consignment shop. This might be a great way to find a deal on costumes for Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Childrens. However, the selection will be limited and the quality of the items could be a little less than perfect.
This year I am finding a brand new dress-up outfit for my toddler. This should be no problem if I spend a little time browsing on the Internet. There are a lot of costumes for Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Childrens but I think I’ll know the perfect one when it surfaces.