Toddlers: 2 yrs – 5 yrs


Common Childhood Fears (and How to Help Conquer Them)

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 By Cheyenne Bell
Common Childhood Fears (and How to Help Conquer Them) | Baby Chick

From a very early age, children will start to exhibit some common fears and anxieties. This is not only normal, but it can also be a good thing. Fear can help children to behave in a safe way, and handling fear and anxiety in a healthy way will help prepare your child to manage bigger […]

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5 Mom and Kid Approved Toddler Cartoons

Friday, May 4, 2018 By Nicole Brunner
5 Mom and Kid Approved Toddler Cartoons | Baby Chick

After recently getting cable installed (I know, we are behind the times) we were thrilled that our toddler would now be able to watch all the super popular kid’s cartoons that she had been deprived of. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed to find that the few shows my picky daughter would actually watch were not […]

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Keeping your Kids Water Safe: Tips for Moms of Babies and Toddlers

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 By Quinn Kelly
Water Safety Tips for Moms of Babis and Toddlers | Baby Chick

I thought I was doing my first son a service when we taught him to be scared of drowning. Every time he would get near a pond or pool, we would warn, “You better not go near that! You might drown!” This method proved effective for keeping him away from water, but when he turned […]

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6 Toddler Chores Your Little One Can Actually Help With

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 By Nicole Brunner
6 Toddler Chores Your Little One Can Actually Help With | Baby Chick

Upon returning home from work to find my home in its usual disastrous state, my heart sank. As is her usual ritual when I get home, my toddler was tugging at my hand to play and I was left reeling about how my house would ever actually get cleaned! Then it hit me, my 18 […]

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Easy Ways to Get Your Kids to Talk to You

Thursday, April 26, 2018 By Lauren McKinley
Easy Ways to Get Your Kids to Talk to You | Baby Chick

Conversations with our kids are the BEST, right? The little things they say can brighten up even the most stressful of days. Hearing their thoughts, concerns, and joys helps us to understand them more deeply and to build a trust that can last a lifetime. Whether they’re 3 or 13, it makes a mama’s heart […]

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5 Ways Parents of Preschoolers Can Raise a Body-Positive Kid

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 By Sierra Filucci
5 Ways Parents of Preschoolers Can Raise a Body-Positive Kid | Baby Chick

 Originally published on: How do you help your kid be happy and secure in a media-heavy, appearance-obsessed culture? How’s this for a scary statistic: Studies show that kids as young as 5 say they don’t like their bodies. Common Sense Media’s survey of body-image research shows that parents play a huge role in shaping how kids think and […]

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How to Teach Your Pre-Schooler about Consent

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 By Lauren McKinley
How to Teach Your Pre-Schooler about Consent | Baby Chick

I heard and read lots of discussions about consent before my babies were born. Lots of creative ways to frame conversations with kids. Lots of child-friendly words to help them understand. All of which I was (and still am) committed to implementing as they got older and could understand those things. But, as my kids […]

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How to Have a Morning Routine Without Tears

Monday, April 23, 2018 By Lauren McKinley
How to Have a Morning Routine Without Tears | Baby Chick

Real talk. We have had our fair share of crazy mornings in our house. You know the kind . . . at least one of the kids is screaming and as soon as they calm down another one starts. You’re trying to pack lunches and feed breakfast simultaneously. You finally get everyone dressed only to […]

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How to Teach Your Kids to Stay Quiet and Calm in Quiet Settings

Friday, April 20, 2018 By Lauren McKinley
How to Teach Your Kids to Stay Quiet and Calm in Quiet Settings | Baby Chick

Taking my three kids to quiet places like conferences, church, or the library has been incredibly overwhelming for me at times. It never failed that one of them would start running around the room like a crazy person and the other one would follow suit . . . since apparently that was the cool thing […]

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Babies and Toddlers: The Definitive Answers to Screen Time Questions

Thursday, April 19, 2018 By Caroline Knorr
Babies and Toddlers: The Definitive Answers to Screen Time Questions | Baby Chick

Originally published on: When it comes to TV, movies, games, apps, and general screen time for your little one, how much is OK, what kind is best, and when do you introduce everything? Next to formula vs. breastfeeding, the amount of screen time to give infants and toddlers has to be one of the most controversial issues […]

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