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August 11th, 2012 Comments off

  It’s been 9 months since I updated this site –  long enough to grow an entire human being! When I first set up Project Toddler, my daughter had just turned one and her baby brother was still swimming away in my belly. Now Maya is nearly 2 and Kiran, born at the end of […]

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Toddler Sleep Problems – Notes From a Sleep-Deprived Mother

November 15th, 2011 Comments off

I am starting to think this site is cursed. I write a post about healthy toddler lunches and my daughter decides she basically wants to stop eating lunch. Completely. She’ll have maybe a couple of handfuls of rice, won’t touch whatever else I’ve made for her (except peas – she still loves her peas!) and […]

Easy & Healthy Toddler Lunch Ideas for Daycare, Preschool or Home

November 7th, 2011 Comments off

Maya has always been a good eater, thanks to baby-led weaning, but it seems pretty much as soon as she’s hit the age of one she seems to have lost her appetite a bit. She still eats a lot at breakfast time (obviously must be hungry after 12 hours without food!) but lunch time has […]

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How to get a Toddler to Brush Their Teeth – Tips and Techniques for Easier Teeth Cleaning

November 1st, 2011 Comments off

Brushing toddler teeth is no easy task – Maya currently only has 4 teeth, but still cleaning them is a nightmare. If I come anywhere near her with a toothbrush, she clamps her mouth shut or sticks her tongue out so I can’t get to her teeth. I’m lucky if I manage to rub a […]

Creative Ideas and Recipes for Healthy Toddler Snacks On The Go

October 30th, 2011 Comments off

It’s a fact of life that many toddlers are picky eaters and also that they’re constantly on the move. It can be difficult to get your toddler to sit still long enough to eat a whole meal, even if he doesn’t object to what you’ve cooked. Maya has been a pretty good eater so far, […]

Unique Gift Ideas for First Birthday and Toddler Christmas Gifts for Boys and Girls

October 28th, 2011 Comments off

As Maya has just celebrated her first birthday and there is a lot of talk in the forums I frequent about good first birthday gifts and toddler Christmas gifts, I thought I would write a post about the presents I got for her and the gifts I am planning to give her for Christmas. We […]

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Surviving Pregnancy with a Toddler Part 2 – Preparing your Toddler for the New Baby, Getting through the First Few Weeks and Dealing with Sibling Rivalry

October 27th, 2011 Comments off

(Looking for part 1? Find it here) How and When to Tell your Toddler about the New Baby The length of a pregnancy can seem like a lifetime to small children so try not to spill the beans about your pregnancy too early, even if you are excited. Toddlers don’t have much concept of time […]

Surviving Pregnancy with a Toddler Part 1 – Initial Concerns, Coping with Fatigue, Morning Sickness and Nursing While Pregnant

October 25th, 2011 Comments off

So you’re Pregnant… Again? Congratulations! It can be a shock to find out you’re expecting another baby when your older child is still a toddler or a baby themselves. Even if the pregnancy was planned, it’s normal to feel some anxiety about how you’re going to cope with looking after two children and the affect […]