Have you just been blessed with a chubby bunch of happiness? Many many CONGRATULATIONS!!! to the newly blessed parents! This article plans to talk about few do’s and don’ts with your toddler that will help you to ease your life with the below mentioned hacks
However, taking care of them can be stressful and at times exhausting. Don’t worry!
Here are 15 do’s and don’ts with your toddler that can ease off this task!
1) GET A CRIB
Always put your baby in a crib. Give them the space they need. Decorating the crib with toys and especially those which make sounds can keep your toddler distracted when you are feeding milk and changing diapers. However, stuffing them with too much stuff toys can cause them skin allergies. So be careful!
2) TRIM THEIR NAILS
Trimming nails is of paramount importance. Big nails get dirty easily. Moreover, the toddlers can hit their hand anywhere and get an injured finger. Also, they can hit themselves. Make sure you trim their nails regularly.
3) FEED AND NAP
A new born baby should not be exerted by carrying them unnecessarily. In the early weeks, avoid taking her/him anywhere out. Feed the toddler and just let her/him be on the bed/crib. Play with them, take care of them and let them be relaxed.
This is important not just for your toddler but you as well!
Here are some ways in which you can ensure that your toddler is spic and span.
1) Bathing – however it is not necessary to bathe them daily. Thrice a week will work.
- a) Bathe your child with an unscented baby soap/shampoo
(PRO TIP : Give your toddler a bubble bath and see her/him toothless and smiles and laughters make your day)
- b) Dry your toddler with a soft towel. Don’t use their same towel for yourself. Keep a separate one for them
- c) Moisturise them with baby cream
- d) Put on clean diaper and clothes
2) Always keep a handkerchief attached to your toddler’s clothes in case she/she spills something
3) Place them on clean bedsheets and cusion covers
5) WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE HOLDING THEM
Always hold them with clean hands. This prevents any unnecessary germs to transmit. In the early stage of a toddler’s life, their immunity is not so strong to fight back. If you believe precaution is better than cure, then you must wash your hands!
6) MONTHLY DOCTOR APPOINTMENTS
Visit the doctor regularly for check – ups to keep a tap on your toddler’s development. Sometimes they are unresponsive or throw excessive tantrums. This can be because of some internal thing irritating them which they are unable to communicate to you! Also, her/his motor/emotional/physical developments need continuous evaluation.
7) PEACEFUL ENVIRONMENT
When you have brought a baby home try to minimise or eliminate any fight between your husband and you or your family and you. Growing your child in a loving, affectionate and supportive environment will make them grow up imbibed with these virtues.
8) THE RIGHT POSITION TO HOLD YOUR BABY
Always hold your baby with two hands. Don’t try to be a stunt ninja, your baby does not have that endurance presently. Keep one hand on her/his back and with the other support their head.
9) LAY YOUR TODDLER ON HER/HIS BACK
Always make your toddler lie down on their back and not on their belly. This will give her/him a good sleeping posture and prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
10) CARRY DIAPERS – EVERYWHERE
Carry diapers everywhere – you don’t know when your child needs it.
11) KEEP YOUR CHILD SECURELY FASTENED
Keep your child securely tied to you – EVERYWHERE.
Swaddling is wrapping the arms and legs of your toddler to give her/him some warmth. This exercise should be stopped after 2 months as the toddler might learn to roll in swaddling and fall down.
13) DON’T THROW THE TODDLER LIKE A BALL
If you are playing with her/him don’t throw her/him like a ball. This might crack her/his spine/neck bone or get them some other injury.
14) DON’T SMOKE/DRINK NEAR THEM
Smoking/drinking near your children can be equalled to transmitting the worst of vibes as in the early stages of a toddler’s life, physical intimacy is everything. So, DON’T smoke/drink near them.
15) DON’T OVER FEED YOUR CHILD
Don’t insist upon finishing the entire bottle of milk from your toddler. If she/he is full, stop it there.
So, here were 15 do’s and don’ts with a toddler.