A Healthy Little Note: Issue #9
We've crossed another holiday weekend off the calendar, and I imagine you may be dealing with the sugar-induced aftermath of the Easter Bunny hopping through town.
In this week's newsletter, I share some handy tips for our older babes who now have lots to say and protest about, a great article on being a parent and keeping up with friendships, tricks for supporting your kiddos' independence, and more.
Grab some of that leftover Easter candy and let's do this!
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1. HOW TO SURVIVE THE ATTACK OF YOUR THREE-NAGER
Twos and threes are nothing like your 4-12 month olds. They bring on a whole new meaning to happy hour.
These older babes have lots to say and protest about... even something as simple as brushing teeth or throwing dinner on the floor can be a whole new struggle.
If you're veering into the three-nager stage, don't worry - I've been through it and have some advice for you.
Here's a hint: Your new three-nager mantra will be:
- Establish Boundaries
- Be Consistent
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2. HOW TO STAY FRIENDS WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE KIDS AND YOUR BESTIES DO
A quick shout out to all my friends who have come by over the years and still continue to do so - you guys rock!
If you're trying to figure out how to maintain friendships when little ones pop into the equation for one of you, this great article divulges the secret.
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3. THE SINGLE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT YOUR LITTLE ONE'S INDEPENDENCE
We always want to set our littles up for success, and it can be hard to step back sometimes. But that’s exactly what we need to do - even if things will get done so much faster if we do it ourselves.
Otherwise, our kids may miss out on that sense of self-mastery. This encouraging article gives you tips to help you allow them to succeed and feel proud of their accomplishments in the process.
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4. TO CO-SLEEP OR NOT TO CO-SLEEP - THAT IS THE QUESTION (SORT OF)
Your health is just as important as your little one's health.
I personally believe if co-sleeping works for you and is done safely (which is another story), then by all means co-sleep.
However, if it's not working, you might want to rethink it.
This article breaks down a new study on possible negative health effects on parents who practice co-sleeping.
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5. A HEALTHY LITTLE RECOMMENDATION: THREE THINGS I RECOMMENDED TO CLIENTS THIS WEEK!
Here are this week's top three recommendations:
Dyson Hot + Cool Fan
It may be a little pricey, but I've had mine for more than six years and it's still working like a charm. Better yet, I keep the cool air circulating all night and it acts like a white noise machine (not that my kids need it anymore!) to help drown out any in-home or street noise.
Baby Care Play Mat
This adorable mat is perfect for playtime with your little one, and looks nice for your home too!
Select Kids Booster Pads
These are essential for those leaky overnight diapers.
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That wraps up this issue!
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