Help Your Toddler Welcome Their New Sibling

help your toddler welcome their new sibling

Welcoming a new baby home is exciting, but toddlers may not be so thrilled. Whether the toddler at home will like the new addition is a common concern. How do you explain to your child there will be a new baby to take care of that everyone will need to help care for? Sammy’s mom…

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Are Crazy Toddlers Normal Toddlers?

crazy toddlers are normal toddlers

If you have a toddler at home, you’re probably sleep deprived and just this side of crazy yourself.  But maybe it will help you survive the phase if you know crazy toddlers ARE normal toddlers. The best advice I ever heard about parenting toddlers, was “Just try to keep them alive.”  I laughed until I…

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Protecting Your Toddler’s Health

Protecting Your Toddler's Health

Toddlers Get Sick Toddlers get sick. All of us do, but when it’s our child, we lose sleep worrying over just how serious their illness is.  There are lots of sources and opinions on when to take your toddler in for medical care.  Since your pediatrician is the best trained source familiar with your toddler’s…

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Why Toddlers Laugh

Why toddlers laugh

Need a Good Laugh? So Does Your Toddler.  In general, toddlers and infants love to be silly, and they absolutely love to laugh.  According to Dr. Gina C Mireault, understanding “why toddlers laugh” provides insight into toddler thought process around the world.  Regardless of culture or language, children learn to laugh in the first four…

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5 Benefits of Reading to Your Baby

reading to your baby

March is Book Reading month, but what does that mean to you? We’ll cover five benefit of reading to your baby that may surprise and delight you. Last fall, we listed our favorite books, but now it’s reading month, and there are more books to read! Stories you are reading to your baby teaches them…

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Toddler’s Fun Learning Activities

Fun Learning Activities for Your Toddler

Fueled by Sammy’s Milk goat milk formula, your year old child has an incredible capacity to learn. A child’s brain develops at a faster rate between birth and three years old than at any other phase in their life.  Studies show a toddler’s brain forms 1 million neural connections per second, twice as many as…

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How to Make Toddler Routines Fun

how to make toddler routines fun

From the moment babies crawl, then walk, then run, they crave independence and control over their own selves.  I really want to offer choices, but worry about the ones they make.  Luckily, there is a way to make toddler routines fun with the limited choice game.  Best of all they each give your toddler a…

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Valentine Fun With Toddlers

valentine fun with toddlers

As I write this, Valentine’s day is only two weeks away! Though even babies need time outside, the weather doesn’t always make that workable. I started thinking about indoor fun with to share with babies and toddlers instead. Here are some fun activities I thought would kick off your valentine fun with toddlers and baby…

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Toddler Winter Fun, Safety Tips

Toddler Winter Fun

If you live in a northern state, especially in the Midwest or northeast, winter is definitely here.  Brrrr!  So maybe you already have decided to just stay inside with your little one until daffodils pop through the snow, or maybe you’re waiting for memorial day.  If your child is warm and safe indoors, why go…

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