Toddlers

Top Tips for Transitioning a Nursery to a Toddler-Friendly Bedroom

Amanda Blakley | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Style
Amanda Blakley

Nurseries and children's rooms are an excellent place to have fun with your home's décor. Thankfully, in 2014, traditional children's colors of pink and blue are no longer de rigeur for cool kids rooms. The modern nursery or toddler room is gender neutral, mixing unexpected textures, clean lines, and artwork to create a space that is as unique and fun as they are.

Avoid Tantrums and Discipline Your Toddler Like a Pro

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 08.03.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

We have two toddlers in my house nowadays. It is fun and exciting watching them grow, but quite a pain at times as well. For those of you with toddlers, here are some tips for managing two-year-old tantrums, three-year-old tantrums, four-year-old tantrums... well, you get the point!

Spring Cleaning For Your Child

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

This time of year we all need some personal spring-cleaning. The winter is a time when we get too little exercise, eat more comfort foods (remember those unhealthy holiday meals?), spend too little time outside, and often gain weight. Our kids do the same, following our behaviours.

WATCH: Babies, Toddlers React To Music With All The Feelings

HuffPost Canada Music | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Music

Music is known to soothe the savage beast, but it's pretty good at soothing savage babies, too. When my son was still crawling, the first piano cho...

Why Do Moms Judge Each Other?

masalamommas | Posted 09.08.2013 | Canada Living
masalamommas

Having a child can be overwhelming, in every possible way. Especially if the child is your first born. You see, kids don't come with a manual. You have to mostly trust your gut, take some advice when needed and sometimes rely on the Internet for a huge chunk of information. I used the internet to Google "How to bathe a three-day-old" because I didn't have much help after my child was born.

SavvyMom Roundup: Toddlers, Kids at Camp, and Family GPS

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

The July long weekend is always busy at my house because it's when we get the kids ready for camp. This year they'll be away for six weeks without any parents, homework, city pollution, cell phones, TVs or computers. They are off the grid at camp. I love knowing this.

Practicing for Three

Darlena Cunha | Posted 08.04.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

Before your children get to three years old, you may want to practice, you know, so you don't accidentally eat them at some point during that rewardin...

SavvyMom Roundup: Talking with Toddlers and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Our crack team at City Hall wasn't all that caught my attention this week. Funny parenting videos, more viral ads from Kmart, technology in sports and a great bike for families, all the way from Denmark, made the list. Sorry Rob, you've had too much air time already.

That's Right: I Yell at my Kids

Heather Korol | Posted 06.04.2013 | Canada Living
Heather Korol

Some families have a chore board or a swear jar -- we have a yelling chart. Some days I have the most blocks on the yelling chart but some days I win the best mommy ribbon. I know my mothering isn't prefect but I'm not failing either. I'm trying.

My Brave Little Toddler Does Disney

Vicki Murphy | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada Living
Vicki Murphy

You never really know what kind of youngster you've got until you test him out in the real world. Our recent trip to Orlando confirmed that our little junior is quite the joiner. We shouldn't be surprised by his courage, I suppose. His nickname is Turbo Ginger for god sakes.

SavvyMom Roundup: Strangers Slapping Babies?

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

This past week was both busy and relaxing -- what with V-Day, a short work week and a four day weekend to keep the kids busy. Oscar shocking, strangers slapping babies and some great new snack ideas were all things that caught my attention this week.

Do You Have a Destructive Child?

Jenna Em | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

I began putting together the pieces of the puzzle: new toys broken -- no, decimated -- in under 60 seconds; clothing cut up with scissors; unfinished food smashed with a toy "hammer"-- my children had been displaying destructive behaviour. Here are some steps I put in place to get my house back, which I call SCABS for short: Supervision, Consequences, Activities, Boredom and Segregation.

How To Help Your Toddler Get A Good Night Sleep

Natacha V. Beim | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Alberta
Natacha V. Beim

The curtains are drawn, lights are dimmed and the books are ready to go back on the book shelf in exchange for a night of happy dreams. Instead, your little ones are full of stories of their own. You just know the road to dreamland is at least another hour away. Falling asleep is difficult for many toddlers and pre-school children. Research shows approximately 21 percent of pre-schoolers deal with at least two sleep challenges, including nightmares, difficulty falling asleep, repeated night waking or daytime tiredness.

Cheap Toys For Toddlers Who Don't Know the Difference

Vicki Murphy | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada Living
Vicki Murphy

Christmas. The birth of Jesus. And the crucifixion of your credit card. In spite of these uncertain economic times, we're spending more than ever on crap for our little crappers. You give your youngster a big, expensive gift only to watch him toss it aside to play with the wrapping paper. This year, save yourself money with homemade gifts...

Six Benefits of Hanging Out with Toddlers

Kathryne Grisim | Posted 01.13.2013 | Canada Living
Kathryne Grisim

You might think that with my husband and I being as close as we are to becoming empty-nesters, we would be done hanging out with little ones. Actually the opposite is true. As we get older, we crave our time with the youngest members of our family and the young families that are our friends.

The Germy Side of Toilet Training

Jason Tetro | Posted 11.23.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg The process of convincing a 18- to 36-month-old child to give up the freedom of a diaper and learn to use the strangely shaped porcelain bathroom furniture is not for the faint of heart. While the problems may seem humourous to many, including parents who have already gone through the nightmare, there are potentially germy consequences that need to be considered.

Tips for Surviving the Dreaded Playdate

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Having kids means having playdates -- events for which there are no guidelines, and a lot of potential problems. Here are some basic rules for making it through a playdate with your bases covered, the little ones happy and best of all: your sanity.

Nutella is More Bitter than Sweet

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Every week Minnow picks five things that have caught her attention. This week, moms are really into the Nutella lawsuit, videos that are pulling on parental heart strings, design-your-own-shoes sites, and more.

Smells Like Teens Dispirited

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

As a mom who has brought up a few toddlers through to their inevitable teenage stage, I know that there can be some great things about having these older kids in the house. So here are the great qualities today's teenagers have, supported by words from their own brace-laden mouths.

Parenting: The Ultimate Workout

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Living
Kathy Buckworth

If you are the parent of a child between the ages of one and four, you will spend a torturous amount of time squatting ungracefully in front of them in order to zip up coats, tie shoes, wipe noses and scrub away crusted-on ketchup. Stand in your front hallway and squat. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.