Disciplining a Toddler

There are many ways of disciplining a toddler and if you have come to this article to learn the most effective ways to turn your child's behaviour around then read on. As a full time parent myself I know just how much of a terror a two year old can be! However I have learnt some killer techniques I am willing to share with you right here.

You see, like you perhaps, I had no idea what disciplining a toddler would involve me doing. I just assumed that as soon as I raised my voice that my child would stop misbehaving, but I guess they aren't as well behaved as I was when I was younger! I soon began to struggle with my unruly toddler so I turned to my parents for advice.

They advised me to watch a program that dealt specifically with toddlers in need of disciplining, and it was so helpful I ended up watching the entire series! I learnt lots of different methods but more importantly I began to distinguish the word discipline from the word punishment. I had always assumed they were the same thing but I was wrong.

As a parent, it is our job to teach our child right from wrong, and we must be aware that toddlers are very young and are still learning how to behave properly. Screaming and shouting at your child will not make them stop their misbehaviour in the long term and they will begin to think that the way to get things done is to shout, which is not what you want!

I learnt that disciplining a toddler involves being consistent and not allowing your child to rule you. I began to ignore my child's tantrums because I knew that he was only looking for attention, and I kid you not he began to stop breaking out in as many tantrums on a daily basis. By not giving into his demands he began to understand he would not get his own way with me! I felt empowered all of a sudden!

The fact is, disciplining a toddler is not as hard as you may think it is. Remember that you must reward positive behaviour because you want to get it though to them that with good behaviour come rewards and treats. Now I want to show you the exact method I used to stamp out my child tantrums almost completely.

Go to http://endtempertantrums.info where you can find out just what disciplining a toddler is all about.

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Baby Burping Tips -How can I BURP my baby correctly?

Would you like to learn effective methods for burping your infant? Gaining knowledge about the techniques that can be used to burp babies, is something that many parents are quite interested in. Your infant will be much more content if you learn how to properly burp them.

Many infants swallow large amounts of air while being fed. The swallowed air will make it's way to your infant's stomach and be caught there. Infants have no way of releasing this air, therefore, they have to rely on you to help them do so through burping. You can assist them in the releasing this air by patting your infant's back softly. If this air is not released, your baby will likely become uncomfortable and irritated, and colic could result.

The over-the-shoulder method of burping is one that allows most infants to burp easily. You will want to cushion your shoulder with a smooth towel to protect your baby's sensitive skin. While supporting your infant's backside with one hand, gently tap their back using the other hand. You should repeat this motion until your baby produces a burp, which indicates that the air has been expelled.

Some babies will respond better to being positioned on your lap, rather than your shoulder. For this method, prop your infant up in a sitting position on your lap. With one hand, cup your infant's chin while supporting their chest. In order to force the air out, softly stroke your baby's back with a circular motion.

Positioning your child on their belly is another alternative to help them produce a burp. Again, protect their skin with a comfy towel placed on your lap. The babies stomach should be resting on one of your thighs, while your other thigh provides support for their head. Use upward circular patterns while tapping your child's back gently. You will keep up this motion until it produces a burp.

Infants need to be burped following a feeding. Breastfed babies should be burped whenever they have finished feeding on one breast, and prior to feeding on the other. For bottle fed babies, you should allow them to stop feeding after several ounces, and use one of the discussed techniques to burp them.

Most babies will no longer need your assistance for burping, once they are able to sit up on their own. Until that time, it will be up to you to help your baby expel that trapped air.

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Why Organic Gifts?

Organic Baby Gifts - Why Choose Organic Gifts Over Traditional Gifts?

By Amanda Cummings

There is nothing more exciting and fun than attending a baby shower. The most exciting part is normally watching the soon to be mom open all of the adorable and precious gifts.

In today's society, it's important to give natural baby presents at showers and for new born gifts. These gifts not only give the baby and new mom a useful gift, but also present a gift to our earth. This, in turn, is also a present for the new baby. Showing that you have done a little bit to help preserve the earth for future generations is a gift in itself.

Choosing organic materials for baby shower gifts is also important because it keeps harmful materials with sometimes toxic ingredients away from a precious newborn. It's of the utmost importance to keep little ones wrapped in only the best possible materials available.

The market for organic baby gifts has grown drastically giving many choices for necessary and useful baby gifts. From organic baby toys made of wood and sustainable materials to bamboo baby blankets made of sustainable bamboo velour fabrics, the choices are endless. Some major toy producers have even created entire new lines of organic baby toys which use chemical free materials in the toys.

It is possible to find organic baby gifts on line and in many small baby boutiques. Even some health food stores and popular toy stores have areas created especially for organic baby gifts. They are easy to find with very little searching and well worth it for the baby's sake and for our planets.

Amanda Cummings is writing on behalf of http://www.babyurprecious.com a manufacturer of velour bamboo blankets and other organic gifts for new babies. Baby U R Precious is a mother and daughter team devoted to producing extremely soft bamboo blankets, washcloths, hooded towels and more for baby gift giving.

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Burp Model in action!

This cute mommy and baby pair show us how simple it is to enjoy our bamboo hooded baby towel! Bathtime is no longer a pain in the neck! This simple design goes around the moms neck like an apron - keeping her dry and baby warm and cozy. I of course did not have this when my daughter was born - so holding the towel under my chin was a daily struggle. This great hooded baby towel is made out of organic bamboo velour - which is super absorbent and hypo-allergenic! Its the perfect combination for the perfect towel!
Thank you Megan for taking these pictures! They turned out so cute!!!

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