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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3. Chicken Parmesan Meatloaf Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. In a large bowl, mix together all Ingredients: to thoroughly combine.
3. Pack greased mini muffin cups with the mixture. Fill to the top as they will shrink a bit during cooking.
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.

Note: For a full size meatloaf, press mixture into a 9x5 loaf pan and bake for 50 minutes.

Photo by Catherine McCord, Weelicious.com

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