Tag Toddlers

9 Things Your Toddler is Trying to Say to You

Most children are able to say their first word by the time they are 14 months old. By their second birthday, they are chatting up to 50 words, although they may not be able to communicate in direct sentences. You

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4 Reasons Why Your Toddler Won’t Nap

Toddlers are little adorable creatures aren’t they? However, a cranky sleepy toddler who refuses to nap is a different ball game entirely. You can almost be certain that they will refuse to sleep on the days that you absolutely need

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How To Discipline Your Toddler: 1-3 Years

Your toddler will naturally be curious about a lot of things in life, that will occasionally get her into trouble. Don’t get upset all the time, because they are learning about the world they live in, and it is called

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Beware: These 5 Things Can Hurt Your Kids

There’s no shortage of unusual ways a child can get hurt. You can safely child proof your house, or keep your children under strict supervision, and they would still find ways to get injured. Here are 5 strange ways that children

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8 Things To Expect When Baby Number 2 Comes Home

The love and care you have for your children is priceless. There is however something magical about having your first child. Then before you know it, another soldier joins the army. Every child is different in their own way, but

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How To Help Your Toddler Handle Their Separation Anxiety

Toddlers can turn from care-free and happy to anxious, scared and shrieking children suddenly and without warning, especially when you need to be away from them for any reason. It can be a flattering feeling to know that your child

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8 Things Not To Worry About When You Have A Toddler

When we were younger, I remember my grand-mum telling us repeatedly ‘worrying is like a rocking chair that gives you something to do, but gets you nowhere’. I never really understood it, until now. Having a toddler, a very active toddler

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Parenting Your Toddler: Top Dos & Don’ts You Should Note

One of the most defining stages in a child’s life is the toddler years. These are ages between 1 to 3 years and are usually called the terrible twos. As your child reaches this milestone, you discover he can actually

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6 Simple Ways To Boost Your Toddler’s Brain Power

Children learn a lot from their immediate environment and the people they are surrounded by, therefore, creating a stimulating environment which enables them make lots of brain connections (synapses) on a daily basis is vital. Though there are no guarantees

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8 Common Illnesses In Toddlers & What To Do

Toddlers are prone to bouts of illnesses as they grow and their immune system develops. Find 8 common ones and home remedies you can apply. 1. Diarrhoea This can be caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Parasitic infections, too

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Nanny To The Rescue: How Do I Make My 3-Year-Old Stop Taking Me For Granted?

Our in-house nanny answers your baby, toddler and preschooler questions… Q: My 3-year-old daughter behaves well when I’m away at work but the minute she sees me, she’ll usually start misbehaving. It’s so embarrassing when I have guests. Are there

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Nanny To The Rescue: How Can I Make The Transition From Our Room To His Easier For My 3-Year-Old?

Our in-house nanny answers your baby, toddler and preschooler questions… Q: My son who recently clocked three years has been sleeping in our room since he was born. I’m currently thinking of moving him to his own room. How can

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10 Things Not To Do When Your Toddler Throws A Tantrum (Part 2)

Dolapo Marinho Continued from part 1. 6. Do NOT dismiss As tantrums usually occur with children between the ages of 1 and 3, parents tend to view them as babies, with not a lot to share! This is not always

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Nanny To The Rescue: How do I wean my daughter off the pacifier?

Our in-house nanny answers your baby, toddler and preschooler questions… Q: How do I wean my daughter off the pacifier? She’s almost 16 months old. See if these tips help: *Gradually, reduce how long she gets to use it during

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5 Simple Ways to Groom Your Toddler’s Language Skills

Eyinade Eweje Children are born with innate language skills. Notwithstanding, there’s need to make conscientious efforts to groom these skills from as early as babyhood, as they are generally most receptive to learning in the first 5 years. For preschoolers

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Nanny To The Rescue: How Can I Make My Daughter Drop Her Nose-picking Habit?

Our in-house nanny answers your baby, toddler and preschooler questions… Q: My 2-year-old daughter is addicted to picking her nose. She laughs when I tell her it’s yucky and repeats the word. How can I get her to stop? I

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Sexual Education: What To Teach Children Between 2 – 5

Ololade Hector-Fowobaje Our maid who had lived with us for several years left and my uncle from the village came to live with us in Lagos. He was funny and used to play a lot of games with us (my

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Dad Gets Unexpected Results After Trying To Make His Baby Triplets Smile

An Australian father of five in Melbourne, Bart Paino who tried to make his triplets smile with a ‘daddy monster’ impression ended up with the opposite of what he bargained for. In the video the dad filmed and shared online, Paino is seen

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Diarrhoea in Toddlers: Home Remedies & When to Call the Doctor

Diarrhoea entails the passage of loose or watery stools and may be accompanied with other symptoms such as vomiting and fever. It can be deadly in children below 5 if not promptly managed or treated as it may lead to

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10 Things Not to Do When Your Toddler Throws a Tantrum (Part 1)

Dolapo Marinho My sister came visiting recently and told me about how her daughter had thrown an epic tantrum in public. “Dolapo…that child wanted to disgrace me at the American embassy.  But you know what, I showed her who was

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9 Fun Ways to Keep Your Toddler Distracted Apart From TV

It’s common these days to find toddlers endlessly glued to TV screens as parents capitalize on its alluring effect to keep their energetic tots calm and entertained while they do something else or get some ‘me’ time. Though toddlers are

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Photos: How Three Toddlers Escaped from Home & Wandered the Streets of China

According to ECNS, a police officer found and sent three barefoot toddlers back home after they were found wandering around a backstreet in the eastern Chinese city of Jiande. The officer identified as Chen, spotted the three toddlers standing in

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8 Things Every Parent Goes Through When Dealing With Toddlers

One of the biggest desire of your toddler is to control you. While you cannot allow your toddler be the boss, you will have to make some room for occasionally rationalizing with your toddler but you must choose your battles

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6 Possible Reasons Your Child Is Easily Constipated And What To Do

Ireyimika Oyegbami For many mothers it is NOT funny when their toddler quips, “mummy, my bumbum is hurting” when they want to make a poo, rather it calls for some apprehension especially when it occurs frequently. You should not be

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A-Z STYLE PARENTING

A-Z STYLE PARENTING What does STYLE mean to you? Fashion and beauty is great, lifestyles decorated with posh cars and houses are fabulous.  For us at MIS, style transcends beyond the display of wealth and an expression of all the

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