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January 10, 2020

  Toilet training your toddler can be an exhaustive, stressful process.  Every child can be different in how easy or hard it will be.  Even though you might be driven to open up a few bottles of wine over tackling this step in your child's life, try to stay patient as much as possible.  Some toddlers are ready and willing to comply right away, whereas others not so much, which can take months or even years to be fully ready....

October 11, 2019

    The AAP recommends starting solid food from 4-6 months.  I always recommend starting it at 4 months.  Besides it being fun and cute, I feel babies usually are ready by 4 months and I truly feel the longer it takes to try solids, the greater the chance that child can have some food aversions since they've only been used to liquids their short life.  It's important to get used to different textures younger.  And not from a b...

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Potty Training Tips

10) I hate hate hate the small potties that go on the floor. You can then be potty training them TWICE!!

9) Use a fun character insert to put on your toilet that your child picked out from the store.

8) The average age a child is potty trained is 2.5-3.5 years of life

7) Make the bathroom a cool, fun, non-threatening environment.

6) When it's a novelty to them, is ideally the best time to be attempting this, since they will be excited about it.

5) I do recommend pull ups to help with potty training because it's a good transition to underwear,

4) I recommend the unwritten 3 to 7 day rule. That's when you get them on the potty on the hour, every hour.

3) Obviously, make a big deal about it once they are successful each time, where they might receive a M&M or a sticker.

2) Some kids are just strong willed and will do it when they are ready.

1)Remember Rome wasn't built in a day. No child has ever went to college, let alone kindergarten, still in diapers.

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10) Fruits with letter P make you poop

9) If making your own food, can use an ice cube tray to measure how much to give. Usually start with one ice cube worth to start.

8) If the baby keeps spitting the food out, angle it towards the side of the mouth. Some babies don't know yet how to laterilize the food from the center to the side of the mouth.

7) Use different spoons to see which one the baby likes. Most like the rubbery baby spoons.

6) If needed, mix a food with a food they already liked to get them to eat it

5) If baby rejects a specific food, keep trying. Might be on the 17th or 37th try, and then might be their favorite food.

4) Always do a new food in the AM to make sure someone is awake to look for any reaction

3) Wait 72 hours before trying a new food

2) Get the video camera out

1) Most importantly, have fun!

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