How to Get Your Home Toddler-Ready

There’s a huge difference from that little baby we used to have who could barely sit up and just reaches for things to the energetic firecracker of a toddler whose goal is to explore each and every inch of our home while leaving a disaster in her tracks.  Our 1 …

Best Unique Gifts For Your Toddler That Aren’t Toys

At this age, your 1 or 2 year old probably hasn’t completely grasped the concept of presents.  For my 1 year old, I could wrap an empty box up and she would have a blast playing with the wrapping paper and box without a toy even in sight! Since my …

Best Developmental Toys for 1 Year Olds

As an occupational therapist mom, I’m always on the look out for toys that are geared toward learning and fine motor skills.  Although pretty much all toddler toys (and even household objects) are going to provide numerous avenues of learning because children are little sponges at this age, absorbing all …

6 Good Habits You Should Be Teaching Your Toddler Early On

Toddlers can definitely be a handful, but we can’t blame them.  They still haven’t learned the rules of the world yet.  However, their little brains are so pliable at this age and we need to take advantage of that by molding them into good humans now. You can start teaching …

How To Introduce New Foods To Your Picky Toddler

I started my daughter on solid foods at 6 months old, following the Baby Led Weaning approach to feeding.  This is a more natural, independent way for babies to learn to self feed by offering regular table foods, instead of pureed baby food.  Despite the fear that many parents may …

Simple Activities You Should Be Doing With Your 1 Year Old

If you’re like me, it’s always on your mind- Am I teaching my child enough? Am I giving her enough attention? Should I be doing more to help her learn? Could I be a better mom?? The mom guilt is REAL and it’s totally normal. We always feel like we …

How to Make Meal Time Less Messy

If you’re like me, you don’t look forward to meal times with your toddler because of the clean up afterward.  It seems like all we do all day is feed them and clean up since it happens so often. My 1 year old loves to swipe food on her tray …