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Activity Objectives To Toddler Lesson Plans
Can physical activity @ warm weather raise a temp to a fever level if a toddler plays outside when hot, & if it goes back to normal once calmed down?
Yes- warning sign: Being active outside on a hot day can raise body temperature so much that it can cause heat stroke, a very serious condition. Stay well-hydrated with water and avoid prolonged exertion outside on hot days. See http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/heat_exhaustion_and_heat_stroke/page10_em.Htm#heat_exhaustion_and_heat_stroke_prevention. ...Read more
9-18 months: From your spoon to her spoon: You can help your baby extend her interest in spoon foods while she is learning finger foods by 1) giving her a small spoon of her own; 2) Alternating bites (she feeds herself and then a separate spoon you are holding; 3) Putting some food on the spoon for her - so she can get to the good part fast. Learning a spoon may take months, but looking back it will seem quick. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Be persistent: The new found freedom of a toddler bed often leads to middle-of-the night visits to your bed. If you persistently return your child to his bed, he will learn to stay in his bed. If you sometimes allow him to sleep with you, he will continue to seek your bed. Deep sleepers unintentionally reinforce co-sleeping, because they fail to awaken. Put a bell on your door, alerting you to visitors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Remove any tv from the toddlers room. Limit the child to their room from bedtime 'till morning, leaving their door open as a reward only if they stay in the room. Permit quiet play if they don't disturb anyone.Confiscate any remotes & disable any tv if the problem persists. There are power cord locks available. After 3-4 wks of effort your child should develop a more acceptable night routein. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Provide food: As a parent this is really hard to do. Your job as a parent is to provide the food options and meals. It is the baby's decision what they are going to eat! The best way to get a toddler to eat veggies is to emphatically eat them yourself! Toddlers really don't gain much weight compared to babies, either, so it is normal for them to not eat much. His growth curve will let you know if hes on track ...Read more
Picky eaters: Picky eating will drive most parents crazy.At 2-3y their growth rate has slowed to ~5lb/3inch/yr which is much slower than earlier.Feeding matches need. Most feed well 4days a month & nibble the rest.Single item days are common(breads, vegies, etc) & a balanced week is more common than a balanced meal. If you only offer nutritious choices, they will get what they need.Vitamins are seldom needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I get my toddler to give up the bedtime bottle? He has a hard time going to bed otherwise.
Just give it up: You are the one having trouble giving it up. Give it up, you already know it is not a good thing to continue. Usually your toddler will learn very quickly and adapt to the new routine you create (no bottle) be strong don't give it back , it is for his own good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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