Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

To pillow, or not to pillow: that is the question.Whether you are considering introducing a pillow to your toddler or your toddler is now magically asking for one, I recommend considering their sleep…
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What is a nap mat?

What is a nap mat?

Congratulations, your child is successfully enrolled for preschool or daycare! Most likely, either your family was looking for some childcare so the mother or father could work, or perhaps your ind…
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The connection between nap time and toddler learning

The connection between nap time and toddler learning

Who loves nap time? (I am raising my hand as you read this.) While nap time is always a much-needed mom break, it is - more importantly - a biological necessity for toddlers. Children learn by pla…
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When your toddler won't nap - tricks of the trade

When your toddler won't nap - tricks of the trade

1. Tucker them out.Kids sleep much better day or night if they have been running around, excited and engaged in fun. Make sure to get outside for a bit, get dirty or sweaty or wet, and if possible, pl…
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Top 5 tips for easy naps at daycare or preschool

Top 5 tips for easy naps at daycare or preschool

I remember dropping off my two-year old daughter at the Lincoln Park Preschool on her first day, and being frozen. I walked her into the adorable school, hung up her coat in a bite-size cubbie,…
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How To Guide: Preparing for Preschool and Daycare

How To Guide: Preparing for Preschool and Daycare

A classroom can be an important place for children to learn social skills, develop their unique personalities, and acquire basic learning and concentration abilities. With so much to gain, parents c…
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3 easy tips for traveling with toddlers

3 easy tips for traveling with toddlers

Tip 1:  Do not try to do everything. Think in terms of one quality excursion per day and "milk it." For instance, perhaps you pick one museum (if in a city) or one trail (if in a nature sett…
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