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Tag Archive: toddlers

Halting Houdini (or at least slowing down little escape artists)
May 19, 2009 12:15 pm | by

Some babies never try it. Once their diaper is on, they toddle off to resume their normal activities. But some… you never know in what condition you will find their diaper – or if you will ever find it at all. These little engineers have busy fingers and figure out how to take anything and everything apart. On of my friends had a child like this. When they put her pajamas on they had to put a safety pin in between each of the snaps or they would find her in the middle of the night, buck naked. My Lily

 
Diaper Houdini
July 31, 2008 10:29 pm | by

There comes a moment in most babies’ lives when they realize they have a special power: the power to remove their own diapers. Fear shoots up and down a parent’s spine to consider the possibilities that exist now. The look of realization on a child’s face when they realize they can strip down on their own is priceless. This is suddenly a huge step towards their independence. They get to decide if their clothes stay on or not. Lily will brush up against the velcro of her diaper and realize that it has been left uncovered and suddenly her face

 
One Step at a Time
July 21, 2008 10:15 pm | by

Watching a child learn how to walk is fascinating. I recently had the privilege one more time as Lily moved from all fours to running on two legs. Babies do best learning to walk barefoot. It allows them to use their toes to balance. Often new walkers who are first put in shoes will have a hard time for a few hours as they learn to use their feet differently. Shoes like Robeez allow a baby to have some (very cute) foot protection while still giving them full freedom to use their toes and flex their feet as they should.

 
Lunchtime! Part 2
June 29, 2008 11:28 pm | by

An easy, healthy meal/snack idea for little ones. Frozen mixed vegetables. Served while frozen. Really! Even the child whose nose often turns up at veggies will like them now because they don’t taste like veggies, they just taste like ice. Lily hates peas. She is the only one of my kids who doesn’t like them. But she will happily sit in her high chair and eat frozen peas. To round out and make a meal with some protein and carbs, you can add in some cheese or some browned ground meat of your choice. Rice or some favorite crackers round

 
Lunchtime! Part 1
June 19, 2008 2:26 pm | by

Toddler Lunch of the Week:Black beansMozzarella CheeseAll Bran Crackers (or other family favorite) Once baby has tried out several kinds of foods and is getting to the “Me Do It!” stage, meals can get messier, but they can also be more fun. In an effort to sneak in a little more protein for Lily I have been putting some beans on her high chair tray while we eat lunch. At the start of the week dumped out and rinsed a can of organic black beans and put them in an easy to reach container. Lunch could hardly be easier! Her

 
It’s Easier Now!
February 2, 2008 7:48 pm | by

While I was in the throes of cloth diapering my newborn this time around, I realized I had forgotten how much babies pee. I think I must have blocked it out from the last few times, or maybe it is because I didn’t have it written in a blog somewhere. But now it will be saved forever for posterity. Babies pee a lot. And they pee often. Newborns pee almost continually, I think, at least it seems that way sometimes! But then with Lily there came a day, at around 3 months, when I realized that cloth diapering had just

 
Toilet paper defense
November 8, 2007 6:07 pm | by

This is a little off topic, but hey… it’s a blog. Why is the toilet paper roll a toddler magnet? I don’t know how many times I’ve rewound the toilet paper roll after our little one unrolled it onto the floor at 5,000 rpm. It usually ends up looking like a bird nest stuck on the wall. So the other day I noticed the toilet paper was put on with the end going down the back and against the wall (as opposed to the easier-to-access over the top and in front position) . Andrew came in and started pawing at