Behavior & Development

Your little one is growing quickly. It’s time to discuss developmental and behavioral topics like teething, starting solids, and weaning your toddler off of the pacifier.

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TODDLERS

How do I encourage my toddler to be active?

What are some “active” playtime ideas I can do with our 4-year-old? We’re in an apartment without a yard, so ideally indoor-friendly unless we’re at the park. Want my son to start building good habits because his older brother is way too into video games.

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PARENTING HACKS

How do I get my picky toddler to eat healthier?

My toddler is a picky eater and I want her to eat more than chicken nuggets and mac & cheese. But when it comes to veggies and fruit, she tends to shut down very quickly and refuse to eat. What are some fun ideas to encourage kids to eat healthier?

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BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT

What is the best milk for toddlers to be drinking?

I want to ween my baby off of breastmilk since I will be going to work soon and would love to see what other parents think the best milk would be for a 6 month old?

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TODDLERS

Tips for traveling alone with a toddler!

Looking for tips on successful solo travel (basically free of a meltdown) with a 2 year old. I’ll be flying with him alone for the first time - my husband is deployed overseas and we’re going to visit his parents on the east coast. I’m pretty terrified of the 5 hour flight with zero help.

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BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT

How do I get my toddler to begin speaking in full sentences?

My son is about 18 months, and he knows quite a few words, but he uses few full sentences and pronounces most of the words wrong. Should I try to find him a speech pathologist, or am I just worrying about nothing? Is there any reason not to take him to see one just in case?

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THINGS TO DO

Suggestions for the best Mommy and Me classes?

I’m looking for a popular Mommy & Me class in Gardena. I’d like one that isn’t too small because I want to meet lots of other parents! Suggestions, pretty please! Thanks in advance, mommas.

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INFANTS

When do I start introducing solid foods to my baby? She's 4 months.

Do I have to start feeding solid food to my baby at four months? We’re almost at that mark and I’m hesitant. She is breastfeeding well and on a great schedule now, but it took us a few weeks to get her there as a newborn - don’t wanna disrupt our good flow now.

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BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT

My son hates sharing! How can I teach my toddler to share?

Our (nearly) 3 YO is supposed to start daycare in a few weeks. He is pretty easy going compared to some children - not too picky or stubborn in most situations. The big issue we have right now though is that he hatesss sharing. My sister and her kiddos just moved down the street so he’s had a lot of cousin time all of the sudden (2 and 4 YOs). He’s not down for them to play with his toys at all. He hoards them and fully loses it if the other kids try to even touch his toys. How do we tackle before daycare starts?

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BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT

At what age do kids learn how to spell their own names?

At what age do kids usually pick up on writing and spelling out their own names? My stepson seems to have it down but his twin sister, not so much. They are 4.

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BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT

When should I start taking my toddler to the dentist?

Hi, moms! My daughter’s first teeth are starting to come in and now I’m wondering when and how we’re supposed to start caring for her teeth! When do we start needing to brush her teeth? When should we take her to the dentist? Thank you!

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