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Toddler Tip Tuesday: Stop Throwing Food!

 

“Toddler Tip Tuesday” is my new weekly series I have started for 2012. I am in no way a toddler expert but since I am going through the joys of toddler hood right now, I will bring you tips that will hopefully make your life a bit easier! This week’s topic is filled with tips to get your toddler to stop throwing food!  You can read my past tips HERE.

Throwing food is completely normal and a very natural developmental stage for toddlers.  But that doesn’t make it any easier to handle! You little one’s experiments with gravity can be messy, funny, and let’s face it-at times very irritating.  Luckily this stage was short lived for my 3 year old but my 14 month old is loving every second of seeing his food go “plop” on the floors, walls, the dog, or anything within a 5 foot radius (yes, he’s got a GOOD arm)!  Here are some techniques that worked with my oldest son and others that I found while searching the net:

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Toddler Tip Tuesday: Getting Your Toddler To Brush Their Teeth

 

“Toddler Tip Tuesday” is my new weekly series I have started for 2012. I am in no way a toddler expert but since I am going through the joys of toddler hood right now, I will bring you tips that will hopefully make your life a bit easier! This week’s topic is filled with tips to get your toddler to brush their teeth!

Getting your toddler to brush their teeth can be a challenge for many parents.  We have tried many different methods to deal with this battle and I have listed them below (along with some other ones I plan on keeping in my parenting tool belt for future use):

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Toddler Tip Tuesday-Don’t Say “No”

 

“Toddler Tip Tuesday” is my new weekly series I have started for 2012. I am in no way a toddler expert but since I am going through the joys of toddler hood right now, I will bring you tips that will hopefully make your life a bit easier!

While completing my master’s degree in early childhood education, I learned many more positive ways to deal with discipline rather than the “old school” way of just saying, “No!”.  Although that word does come our of my mouth sometimes, I rely on other sayings and tools, and almost always get a better result with the more positive ones. Here are a few of my favorite:

  • When/Then: Instead of telling Will, “No you may not play with your trains at the dinner table”, I say “When you finish eating, then you may play with the trains”.
  • Redirect:  Instead of telling Zack, “No, we don’t throw our food”. We say, “Food is for eating”.
  • Refer to a posted or known rule: We have a handprint chart at our dinner table with proper table manners listed.  Instead of telling Will “No” when he stands on his chair, we simple ask him, “What does the green hand say?”
  • Offer choices:  When Will wants to play ball in the house I offer him 2 other choices instead of saying no such as “Would you like to play puzzles or color a picture?”. He often forgets about his original request!

Toddler Tip Tuesday: How Do I Get My Toddler To Sleep?

 

“Toddler Tip Tuesday” is my new weekly series I have started for 2012. I am in no way a toddler expert but since I am going through the joys of toddler hood right now, I will bring you tips that will hopefully make your life a bit easier!

This week’s tips are centered around sleep.  Many toddlers begin to figure out ways to “stay up just a little bit longer” and it’s our job as parents to ensure they go to bed and get the needed sleep to help their days run more smoothly.  We all know how much fun a sleep deprived toddler can be!  Here are some things we have found successful  + some other ways I have researched for any future issues.

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Toddler Tip Tuesday-Giving Visual Reminders

“Toddler Tip Tuesday” is my new weekly series I have started for 2012. Each week I wil bring you a little tip that will hopefully make your life a bit easier.

Raising a toddler can be quite a journey! Between tantrums, hugs, meltdowns, tears, kisses, laughs, boo boos, and everything else, toddler times are often a roller coaster of emotions.  My 3 year old can be very stong willed at times and I have found that having visual reminders around the house really help when he tries to challenge the rules. They also help to reinforce positive behavior instead of focusing on negative ones.  I utilized many of these when I taught public school full time and have found them just as effective as a parental tool.  Here are some of my favorites-

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Toddler Tip Tuesday-How To Get Your Toddler To Eat

 

Toddler Tip Tuesday” is my new weekly series I have started for 2012.  Each week I wil bring you a little tip that will hopefully make your life a bit easier. 

Raising a toddler can be quite a journey!  Between tantrums, hugs, meltdowns, tears, kisses, laughs, boo boos, and everything else, toddler times are often a roller coaster of emotions.  My oldest son is 3 and he is NOT an “eater”.  He has days where I wonder how he is surviving on what little he consumes!  We have tried all the “trickery” I have can get my hands on, plus all the tried and true techniques handed down from grandparents. Here are a few things that have worked best for me:

  • Serving food with toothpicks-Will LOVES getting samples at the store and eating them with the toothpicks they use to serve the food with.  So, recently if he is giving me a hard time about eating I simply stick a few toothpicks in his food and tell him to try the samples.  He has been gobbling them right up!
  • Unison eating-This doesn’t work so much when I do it, but if Daddy or one of the granparents say “You take a bite of chicken and I will do it at the same time” then he usually goes right along with it.
  • “Shape” it up-I am not a food artist but when I ask Will what shape he wants me to cut his sandwich, if I even come close to his T-Rex, Thomas, or pentagon requests, I can usually get him to eat about half the sandwich!
  • Use “Special” or Adult utensils/plates:  Will loves his special plate that has characters on it.  However that doesn’t always help to motivate him to eat.  Another thing we have tried is giving him an adult fork to use.  He really enjoys eating with a “Mommy and Daddy fork”.

 

What are your favorite tips to successful eating with a picky toddler?

 If you are looking for some great books that have terrific reviews on this subject, here are a couple of my favorite:

 The No-Cry Picky Eater Solution: Gentle Ways to Encourage Your Child to Eat—and Eat Healthy

Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food (I ♥ this book)

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Toddler Cups and Accessories Starting At $4.99!

I think these bands are great!  Being a member of a mommy group and having many, many sippy cups that look alike can be confusing for both moms and kids!  Sticking one of these bands on a sippy cup can make things easier on everyone!  They would also be helpful to use when dropping your child off at the nursery at church!

Zulily has these Baby Face bands on sale along with name brand sippy  cups, all at stock up prices!

Remember that Zulily is always FREE to sign up!!

Stonyfield YoBaby and YoToddler Review and Giveaway

Welcome to the 11th giveaway of the Bringing Home Baby Bash.  Be sure to enter all of the great givewaways HERE
Since Will was old enough to try out solids, he has loved to eat yogurt.  Starting out with Stonyfield’s Yo Baby Yogurt was the number one recommendation from all of the parents we knew.  Boy were they right!  Will gobbled it up faster than any other store bought item we presented to him.  I of course love the fact that it is certified organic, made with whole milk (which supports brain development), and is solid full of other nutrients. 
When I contacted Stonyfield to see if they were interested in becoming a sponsor for the Bringing Home Baby Bash, they were eager to participate and sent me a ton of cool “swag”!  Since Will is a toddler, they suggested that I try out their Yo Toddler products and sent me a couple of coupons to score some free Toddler Yogurt.  Wow did Will attack this product!  My husband and I could not believe how fast it disappeared, not to mention the complete loss of manners Will developed during the snack.  Yo Toddler also contains tons of vitamins including the ultra important DHA.
Stoneyfield has also donated a very cool gift pack for one of my readers.  One reader will win a reusable shopping bag and 8 coupons for FREE Stonyfield products that include:
(2) FREE 4-pack of Stonyfield YoBaby Organic Yogurt
(3) FREE 4-pack of Stonyfield YoToddler Organic Yogurt
(3) 4-pack of Stonyfield YoBaby Meals Organic Yogurt
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Frozen Disney-Black Friday Deals!

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Everyone loves the movie Frozen and I know lots of parents on the search for Frozen Disney Black Friday Deals!  My boys are even big fans and circled several Olaf items in the toy catalogs!  We have watched the movie countless times but don’t actually have any toys that go along with it…but I feel like Santa might be changing that!

Frozen Disney items will sell out quickly when there is a good deal so you’re going to want to be prepared to get to Black Friday sales early if an Anna or Elsa item are on your shopping list!

Here is a table that compares the best Frozen Disney Black Friday Deals so you can know where the top deals can be found on this crazy shopping day that will save you tons of money!

 

Store
Item
Price
Notes
Dollar GeneralDisney Frozen Sheet Set$9.9911/27 - 11/29
Dollar GeneralDisney Frozen Comforter$30.0011/27 - 11/29
Dollar TreeDisney Frozen Puzzles (48 pc)$1.0011/1 - 12/28
Gordman'sDisney Frozen Singing Elsa$24.99Doorbuster 11/27 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.
KmartDisney Frozen Elsa Liscensed Hooded Bath Towel$8.9911/27 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
KmartDisney Frozen Liscensed Juvenile 2-pc Snuggle Set$16.9911/27 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
KmartDisney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Doll$29.9911/27 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
KmartCharacter Youth Toy Skates$12.9911/27 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
KmartDisney Frozen Liscensed Juvenile Blanket w/ Bonus Pillow$17.9911/27 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kohl's Disney Frozen Sterling Silver Charms$24.9911/27 to 11/28
KohlsDisney Frozen Kids Character Jewelry$14.9911/27 to 11/28
KohlsDisney Frozen Elsa & Anna "Let It Go" Kids Musical Digital Watch$11.9911/27 to 11/28
KohlsKids Character Watches$9.9911/27 to 11/28
KohlsJumping Beans Disney Frozen Apparel30% Off11/27 to 11/28
KohlsJumping Beans Disney Frozen Giftable Tees$12.9911/27 to 11/28
KohlsLiscensed Character Bath Wraps$9.9911/27 to 11/28
KohlsLiscensed Character Silk-Touch Throws$14.9911/27 to 11/28
KohlsKids Character Slippers$6.9911/27 to 11/28
KohlsDisney Frozen Toddler Dolls$21.9911/27 to 11/28
KohlsDisney Frozen Art Activities25% Off11/27 to 11/28
KohlsDisney Frozen Plush Toys25% Off11/27 to 11/28
KohlsDisney Frozen Dress-up Toys25% Off11/27 to 11/28
KohlsDisney Frozen World of Creativity Art Set$19.9911/27 to 11/28
KohlsDisney Frozen Dress Up Travel Trunk$24.9911/27 to 11/28
KohlsDisney Frozen Fashion Jewelry$8.9911/27 to 11/28
MeijerDisney Frozen 6V Scooter$99.99November 28, 2014
MeijerDisney Frozen Soft Plush Doll$15.00November 28, 2014
Rite AidPublishers International Disney Frozen Gift Book Set$9.9911/27 - 11/29
Sam's ClubDisney Frozen Art and Activity Set$12.68November 27 - December 7
SearsDisney Frozen Character Jewelry$17.9911/27 - 11/29
ShopkoDisney Frozen Toddler Bed$49.99Black Friday Doorbusters
ShopkoDisney Frozen Pilot Case$19.99Black Friday Doorbusters
ShopkoDisney Frozen Microphone$9.99Black Friday Doorbusters
ShopkoDisney Frozen Celebrate Love Comforter$34.99Black Friday Doorbusters
ShopkoDisney Frozen Activity Tray or Winter Wagon$5.99Black Friday Doorbusters
ShopkoDisney Juniors Frozen Tees & Printed Reversible Sweatshirts$9.59 - $13.59Black Friday Doorbusters
ShopkoDisney Frozen Girls' Tee With Accessory$6.99Black Friday Doorbusters
ShopkoDisney Frozen Playland Ball Pit with 50 Balls$29.99Black Friday Doorbusters
ShopkoDisney Frozen Girls' Sleep Gown or Boys' Character Blanket Sleeper$11.99Black Friday Doorbusters
TargetDisney Frozen Bike 14"$59.0011/27 - 11/29
TargetDisney Frozen Talking Olaf$16.9910/26 - 12/24
TargetDisney's Frozen Vanity$44.9910/26 - 12/24
TargetDisney's Frozen Bike, 14"$79.9910/26 - 12/24
TargetDisney's Frozen Skating Anna Doll$19.9910/26 - 12/24
TargetDisney Frozen Surprise Slides Game$10.9910/26 - 12/24
TargetDisney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Doll$29.9910/26 - 12/24
TargetDisney Frozen Anna and Elsa Dolls (2 pk)$22.9910/26 - 12/24
TargetDisney Frozen 6 in 1 Games$13.9910/26 - 12/24
TargetDisney Frozen My Size Elsa Doll$59.9910/26 - 12/24
TargetDisney's Frozen Elsa Dress Up Dress$29.9910/26 - 12/24
TargetDisney's Frozen Anna Dress Up Dress$29.9910/26 - 12/24
TargetDisney's Frozen Anna & Elsa Toddler Dolls with Olaf (2 pk)$37.9910/26 - 12/24
TargetDisney's Frozen 2 in 1 Princess Castle Play Set$89.9910/26 - 12/24
TargetDisney Frozen: Special Edition Junior Novelization (Hardcover)$12.9910/26 - 12/24
Toys R UsDisney Frozen Anna's Frozen Adventure Play Set$29.99November 28 7 a.m. to November 29/
Limit 2 Per Customer
Toys R UsDisney Frozen Talking Anna and Elsa, 2 pk$29.99November 28 7 a.m. to November 29/
Limit 2 Per Customer
Toys R UsDisney Frozen BackPacks (16 in)$9.99November 27 5 p.m. to November 29
Toys R UsDisney Frozen Toss Across TableTop Game$13.00November 27 5 p.m. to November 29
Toys R UsDisney Frozen Handbag Gift Set (4 pc)$19.99November 27 5 p.m. to November 29
Toys R UsDisney Frozen Sleepwear, Clothing and Accessories25% offNovember 27 5 p.m. to November 29
Toys R UsDisney Frozen Elsa's Musical Snow Wand$7.99November 27 5 p.m. to November 29
(in store only)
WalmartDisney Frozen 6V Quad Ride-On$49.00Black Friday Event 1

 

Amazon Lightning Deals: Disney, Disney, & More Disney!

 

 

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Below you will find today’s Amazon Lightning Deals Preview of the HOT items.  There are way too many deals to list so I have picked some of my favorites.

I will give reminders on my Facebook page right before each item goes live!

 

Disguise Disney’s Sofia The First Sofia Amulet

Big Hero 6 Armor-Up Baymax Action Figure

Disney Princess Little Kingdom Sleeping Beauty Story Set

Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue Blastin Dusty Vehicle

Tell Tale Disney/Pixar Toy Story Game

Ultimate Spider-Man Shooter

Tell Tale Disney Princess Game

Funko POP! Disney: Big Hero 6-Go Go Tomago Action Figure

Disney Frozen Enchanting Dress – Anna

Disney Frozen Enchanting Dress – Elsa, 4-6X

Operation Game Treasure Hunt Jake and the Neverland Pirates Edition

My First Disney Princess Ariel Toddler Doll

Monopoly Junior Game, Disney Sofia the First Edition

My First Disney Princess Rapunzel’s Easy Style Party Set

Placific Play Tent Only $29.99 (Normally Over $60)!

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How fun is a bed tent?!?

Right now you can get a Pacific Play Tents Cottage Bed Tent – Twin,  for only $29.99! This is normally $64.50 so you’re saving over 50%!

  • Bed tent size: 77″ X 38″ X 35″
  • Encourages Imagination at any time of the Day
  • Great Product to Help Transition from their Toddler Bed into Twin Size Bed
  • Bring the Fun of Outdoors Inside
  • Exclusize Patented G-3 Poles are safe and easy to assemble
  • Award Winner
  • Build in Bed Skirt to cover your mattress use over your own fitted sheet

Remember, Amazon can and will change prices at anytime so grab this hot deal while you can!

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Cottonelle Coupon, #Let’s Talk Bums!

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This past week I have experienced a rite of passage for most parents-a stomach bug with my toddler.  This was a first for me and I knew I had to try something to ease the constant wiping on his poor little bum!  Enter Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths!

My 3 year old son was IN TEARS after his first 3 trips to the potty and the Cottonelle Cloths saved the day!  He begged for me not use “the paper” and only “the wipe”.  Since things in the bathroom were a mess, I happily granted his request.  The wipes not only helped clean his bum, but also the toilet, the floor, well….you get the idea!  These handy little cloths will certainly be incorporated in our bathroom routine from this day forward!  I have to also tell you, these cloths are not just for my kids-they work pretty well for adults too (just saying)!

If you want to try these cleansing cloths yourself, you can use this $1.50 money saving coupon now!

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Here’s the down and dirty on these Cottonelle Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths:

The Cottonelle® Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths feature SafeFlush Technology, so they not only offer you a confident clean but also start to break down immediately after flushing.

Product Details:
– Flushable
– Break up after flushing
– Sewer- and septic-safe
– Alcohol-free
– OneTouch dispensing tub
– Great for the entire family

Cottonelle Clean Care Toilet Paper
– Strong and effective for a confident clean
– Tuggable, huggable softness that goes a long way
– Two-ply
– Pairs well with Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths for the ultimate in clean

So what are you waiting for? Make sure to grab your Cottonelle coupon now and try the Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths!

Thank you to Cottonelle for sponsoring this post and saving my son from a sore bum with his stomach bug!