Why Attachment Parenting Is So Important To A Baby?

Any new parent who has their first baby will understand that a baby desires to be loved and cared for 24/7. This shows that humans are emotional creatures that need love in order to survive. That is why attachment parenting is so important to a baby because this method of parenting is necessary to create that special bonding between you and your child immediately after birth.

Telling your baby stories every night is a nice way to develop a stronger bond with your child. If you’re looking for some stories to read, why not take a look at www.TerrificParenting.com for some of these moral stories for children.

Once a strong natural and biological attachment is formed, the infant will start to recognize the care giving qualities of the parent and will start to accepting world and life as something that is both beautiful and loving.


Toddler Bedtime – Tips For Making Bedtime Easy

By Stephen Rutherford

There are perhaps thousands of different tips for getting your toddler to sleep on time and through the night. You have probably heard many of these from family members or friends, and some you use. There are some important ones that you really should adhere to, in order to makes sure that you’re not fighting with your kids when it comes to bedtime.

One of the most important tips is starting a toddler bedtime routine as early as possible. This means that as soon as your baby starts sleeping longer and develops some sort of pattern, you need to establish a routine. The more you or your spouse, or both of you can be involved, the better. Set a time at night when it is time for sleep, and start getting them ready at least an hour before this time.

Limit their day time naps. One of the problems with getting a toddler to bed on time is that many people allow their kids to take too long of a nap during the day, and this makes them wide awake at night. Cut down their day naps to just an hour or less, and never let them nap too late in the afternoon. Even if they are groggy when the wake up, don’t let them oversleep.

Establish a routine before bed. There are many different ways you can do this. One of them is to give them a nice warm relaxing bath just before bed, massaging them gently around the neck and shoulders. The warm water will soothe them, and get their bodies to loosen up from the day. You can also read to them before bedtime, and it should be a book that is not too exciting, but will keep them engaged, rather than bored.

Don’t feed them too late in the evening because they need time to digest food just like adults. If you feed them too late, then they have to burn off this energy some how, and it is usually with wanting to stay up longer, fidgeting around, and being generally irritating. You can also play with them before you start their nightly routine, and this can do a lot to wear them out. Play mind stimulating games, things to test their eye hand coordination, because engaging their brains will not only keep them from boredom, but also cause them to get tired.

Try not to be upset before they go to bed. Toddlers sense a parents anxiety, and this can keep them from being relaxed as well. Start an evening routine yourself, like watching a little television, reading a book out loud with them and other things as a family. Doing things together as a family whenever possible will give your kids a stronger sense of security, and feeling safe is important.

One of the last but certainly not least important tips on getting your toddler to bed at a reasonable time is making sure they have a clean diaper and have used the bathroom before you put them to bed.

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Kids Bathroom – Some Useful Advice

By Debbie Simpson

When designing your new bathroom it is important to make sure that you consider WHO will be using the bathroom. Will young children be using it? If the answer is yes than there are a few things you might like to think about:

1. Is the bathroom safe?

There are some things you can do to ensure your bathroom is safe for the little ones in your household. You might like to consider fitting door handles a little higher than normal, to keep young children from entering the toilet of bathroom without the supervision of an adult.

Also think about how you would get into the bathroom if your kids accidentally lock themselves in it.
How slippery is your bathroom? Make sure flooring is slip free. Use non-slip matting in the bathtub and shower base to ensure no little accidental slips and falls.

Also consider small steps to enable your toddler to reach the basin or toilet.

2. Are there items in your bathroom you would rather not have touched or played with by little children?

Bathrooms that are decorated using precious antiques and lots of breakable accessories are probably not conducive in the family bathroom. Young children may find some of your most delicate accessories just too tempting. They pick them up (and drop them!), play with them, break them and even attempt to eat them. Save these items and decor perhaps, for your private en suite or when your children have grown up!

3. Bathrooms can be fun for kids.

There is many a child who does not like bath time! You may like to think about filling your bathroom with lots of fun and bright decor that might just entice your little one to have their bath.

You could decorate your bathroom using accessories taylored to your child/children. Choose towels and other linen that perhaps, has their favourite toy or cartoon character on it. You can also buy other accessories such as soap dishes, toothbrush stands and fancy plugs that use a similar theme.

I wouldn’t advise spending hundreds of dollars though, as children quickly grow up and move from fad to fad all too soon.

4. Include kids in the process.

Finally, what better way to make the bathroom appealing to the kids than to include them in the design stage. Ask them for ideas and have them help out where it is practical.

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