Toddler

Walking, talking, exploring new foods, and taking steps towards greater independence are just a few of the wonderful new things that you will witness as your infant becomes a toddler. Picky eating, raging tantrums, and separation anxiety are some of the less wondrous developments that you will experience. But don’t stress! We have answers to the most pressing questions that moms raising toddlers have. How much sleep does my toddler really need? How much television should I let my toddler watch? How do I potty-train my toddler? How can I keep my toddler’s tantrums under control? A toddler may test your limits but having (and consistently utilizing!) strategies that work can make a big difference. From 0-3 years old is a time of dramatic development for a child’s brain development – this is when he learns how to think, speak, learn, and reason. This early development needs to be nurtured and parents are critical to helping their toddlers get on track for developing healthy patterns that will lead to a lifetime of learning. What can you do with your toddler to foster his intellectual, social, and emotional development? What you can do to help lay down the foundation of success later in school? We have expert tips and advice that will equip you with the know-how to nurture your child’s development. No matter what your parenting style, challenges, or concerns, we can help you develop an approach that works for you and enables you to lay the groundwork for raising a healthy, happy tot.

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Top 10 Recipes for One-and-a-Half- to Two-Year-Olds

Not totally ready for big kid meals quite yet? Catherine McCord shares her top 10 totally toddler-approved meal ideas from her book, Weelicious. These will get your eater on the right track, no matter how picky she is.

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1. “Sushi” Sandwiches

Ingredients:

  • 3 pieces of whole wheat sandwich bread
  • 1 can of tuna (i use albacore in water)
  • 1 teaspoon capers, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (plus more for spreading on the bread)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 cucumber, cut into long, thin sticks
  • 1 carrot, grated

Preparation:

1. Cut the crusts off of each slice of bread and roll out as thin as possible with a rolling pin.
2. Place the tuna, capers, mayonnaise and dijon mustard in a bowl and stir to combine.
3. Place the long side of the rolled out bread closest to you.
4. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on each slice of rolled out bread.
5. Thinly spread 1/3 of the tuna mixture onto half of the bread lengthwise.
6. On top of the tuna mixture, arrange some of the cucumber sticks and grated carrot making sure not too over stuff the roll (a little goes a long way).
7. Starting at the side closest to you (the filled end) tightly roll the tuna/cucumber/carrot mixture up and press to seal into a roll (I dab a bit of mayonnaise across the end of the roll to act as a glue sealing the roll).
8. Cut the roll into 4 even pieces and repeat with remaining bread and tuna mixture.
9. Serve.

Photo by Catherine McCord, Weelicious.com

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