Why Does my 2 Year Old have an Imaginary Friend?

Why Does my 2 Year Old have an Imaginary Friend?

Meet Bobby: he is approximately 2 inches tall, has grey hair, blue eyes and wears train pajama pants. Bobby likes to run fast and he also like to hide in things – like pillows, snack cups and avocados. He can even go into other people’s 

Pandemic Babies and Their Social Development

Pandemic Babies and Their Social Development

Babies who were born shortly before or after the COVID-19 pandemic are now wild little toddlers! But while completely wild at home, some of them exhibit some social apprehensions. People often use the term “COVID babies” or “pandemic babies” for these kiddos who hide behind 

Do 2 Year Olds Need Naps?

Do 2 Year Olds Need Naps?

Around the time my toddler turned 2 years old, his nap schedule went a little haywire. Just before turning 2, he had a nap regression that lasted a couple of weeks. And now at 25 months old, he is again having trouble settling down for 

Iron Rich Foods for Toddlers

Iron Rich Foods for Toddlers

According to the CDC, sufficient iron intake is important for children’s neurological development and hemoglobin production (hemoglobin delivers oxygen throughout the body). And for toddlers, the Mayo Clinic states that children aged 1-3 years old need 7 mg of iron daily.  Ever since learning about the importance of iron for child 

Helping Toddlers Deal with Big Feelings

Helping Toddlers Deal with Big Feelings

Toddlers have lots of big feelings, and they often need help managing those feelings. It can be hard to know just what to do when a 2 year old is in the midst of a meltdown, but when we understand a little bit about toddler 

How to Create a Toddler Friendly Home

How to Create a Toddler Friendly Home

Toddler-friendly homes are curated to give toddlers access to furniture, tools and resources that support their growth and development. Creating a kid friendly home gives toddlers opportunities to do things for themselves. They learn that they are capable. And they become confident in their ability 

How to Encourage Independent Play

How to Encourage Independent Play

Babies and toddlers require A LOT of attention, so it’s easy to forget that they need some freedom and independence too. So let’s talk about ‘independent play’. A time that our children get to be fully engaged in their own play experiences without our interference 

Shy Toddlers and 5 Ways to Support Their Social Development

Shy Toddlers and 5 Ways to Support Their Social Development

Because I have a very clingy 2 year old when it comes to unfamiliar social environments, I was prompted to write this post on shyness and how to support shy toddlers.  It’s normal for toddlers to be shy. What to Expect explains that this is because they have 

How to Potty Train a Toddler

How to Potty Train a Toddler

As a first time parent, the thought of potty training was always a source of confusion and dread. I had no idea when or how to start. Because I think many parents can relate, I was inspired to write this post on how to potty 

Pacifier Use: When To Start & When to Stop

Pacifier Use: When To Start & When to Stop

Pacifiers are wonderful tools to help soothe babies and young toddlers. Some children never take to them, but for those that do, pacifiers become their prized little possessions! At some point though, the question arises, when to stop pacifier use?  Sucking is a natural reflex