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Tablet games for 3yo to play when travelling

I often let my 3yo girl play games on my android tablet when we travel. That helps me keep her entertained. Unfortunately I couldn't find many good android games designed for toddlers. Our favorites are: Animal Orchestra, Kids connect the dots and Kids Memory Game. Would you suggest any other good android games for toddlers that are easy to play but entertaining?...

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I am new in this forum. I have a two years old kid and I am happily married. I live in Mexico and I like to talk with people from other countries. Justmommies site is wonderful. I know this site about two years ago and I love it. In fact I have learned a lot from it. I want to make friends....

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Hi! My name is Melissa and I'm from Jersey. I have 2 children, a boy 3 and girl 19 months. I also have a great husband who supports me but is having a hard time with me being a stay at home mom (jealousy I think). I used to be a 1st grade teacher for 8 years until I had children and my school closed down. Now I am a crafty person and make all sorts of hair accessories from recycled clothing for babies and little girls. I just opened an etsy account but really nervous because I have never put mys...

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5 Things Only Moms of Picky Eaters Will Understand

Your picky eater is all yours, so you love him, of course, but do you ever have those days where you think about how much easier life would be with a kid who just loved to try new foods? If you've had daydreams where you imagine serving up delicious and even experimental cuisine that your kid gobbles

Parenting Toddlers

7 Tips for Surviving the Terrible Twos

If you've ever raised a toddler, you already know what the "terrible twos" are. If your once-sweet little baby is approaching the toddler years, you're about to be "in the know" with those parents who have gone before you. Even though the "terrible twos" are notorious for difficult behaviors in your

Parenting Toddlers

Eight Mistakes Parents Make with Toddlers

The toddler years can be some of the most rewarding—and challenging—years of your child’s life. There are many opinions pushing what a toddler “needs” and how to parent these tiny, spirited, curious people. The truth is, what they need is consistent love and patience as their growing minds

Toddler Development

4 Tips to Get Your Toddler Talking

Longing to hear your tiny tot say a word or two? On average, toddlers are ready to utter their first words by one year or so. If you're feeling anxious to get your toddler talking, remember that every child has a timeframe to start speaking that’s just right for him or her. Are you eager to support

Feeding Issues

Healthy Finger Foods for Toddlers

Toddlers love being able to do things for themselves—and that includes feeding themselves. Many toddlers eat unsweetened oat cereals and a variety of crackers as their typical (or only!) finger foods. But there are other healthier and less-processed choices that will help balance your child's diet

Childcare

What to Look for in a Childcare Program

Whether you are expecting a baby or your child is already in school, if you are going back to work you will be needing childcare. The choices can be overwhelming. Do you want your baby or toddler in a large daycare center, smaller family daycare setting or with a nanny? Would your older child do better

Feeding Issues

Six Reasons to Skip the Sippy Cup

They share the store shelf with other baby essentials and transitional gear, but do sippy cups potentially cause more difficulties than advantages? Invented in the 1980’s, the sippy cup quickly became the next “how did we live without it” item for parents of babies and toddlers. Nevertheless, is

Parenting Toddlers

The Top 7 Lies Parents Tell Their Kids - and Why

Oh, the joy of telling harmless “white lies” to your children. These delightful near-truths range from those that carry on the bliss of holiday traditions to others that happily curb bad behavior. Most parents contend that it's not lying, per say; rather, they are putting off (or bending) the truth

Potty Training Readiness

Top 7 Potty Training Mistakes

So you think you're little one is ready to potty train? If she's been waking up dry in the morning, or has expressed an interest in the potty, or informs you when her diaper is dirty, you're probably right. As well-meaning as parents are, everyone makes mistakes in potty training. Why? Because there

Toddler Crafts and Activities

DIY Toys & Games You Can Make Using Household Items

Earth Day has come and gone, but why not turn the 24 hour global celebration into a long-lasting commitment to live a more eco-conscious lifestyle? One simple way to help preserve the planet is to make your own toys for your kiddos to enjoy. There really is something to the age-old adage that kids usually

Toddler Development

Language Delays: Is Your Child on Track?

Every parent knows that all children develop at a different pace. While some kids seem to arrive at every growth milestone at lightning speed, others simply need a bit more time to get there. This is perhaps especially true in regard to language skills. While a slower timeline in the development of language

Toddler Education

Baby Geniuses: The Top Ten Educational Games For Your Toddler

Have you ever seen a toddler open a present and be more enraptured by the packaging the toy came in then the actual toy itself? You’ll be talking with friends and family and look over at your toddler and notice that he’s playing with the box that expensive toy came in, instead of the toy. What does

Toddler Health

What to Do When Your Child Swallows an Object

As a parent, you already know that kids love to put things in their mouth. Gumming, chewing and tasting objects is just one way your kid learns to experience the world around them. It's a perfectly normal part of their development. However, there are times when a child accidentally swallows an object

Toddler Safety

6 Common Car Seat Mistakes Parents Make

Four out of five car seats are incorrectly configured for safety, according to the National Safe Kids Campaign. For this reason, doctors, parents, childcare workers and others have been working diligently for years to raise national awareness about car seat safety. You may be asking yourself: Why is

Toddler Sleep Issues

Tips for Putting Your Child to Bed

Getting your child to sleep is about much more than what happens once they get into bed. Here are some ways to establish a healthy bedtime routine each and every night: Make sure bedtime is at the same time every night. Children feel safe and are much more likely to be good sleepers when they have