Toddler Talk Thursday was created as a place for moms and dads of toddlers to come together over a weekly topic and share ideas, go-to toys, or products. It is a great way to meet other bloggers of toddlers. Each week the topic will be different; we invite you to link up, share your weekly Toddler Talk!!
Each week the hosts will travel around to each blog that links up, and pick an idea, story, or picture they think was a great example of that week’s topic. In order to qualify for this you need to blog about this week’s topic, and follow the hosts. Comments letting us know you are participating are always great too. If we choose your blog, we will link back to your post the following week.
Our highlighted blogs this week is:
She won the Toddler Talk Photo Contest
We LOVED looking through all your beautiful submissions. Everyone has such adorable kiddos!
This week’s topic is : Ask your Questions
We thought this week we would have you all post any questions about your Toddler you would like advice on. Maybe you are having sleep issues, meal time drama, or just want some new suggestions on meal ideas, music, or things other Toddlers enjoy. No question is off-limits, but please as we go around be respectful of other people and different parenting styles.
Emily’s questions are:
1. What is your favorite on the go meal for your Toddler?
Food on the go is so difficult with toddlers, especially when you are trying to be healthy. But sometimes you just have to give-in and get them a Happy Meal from McDonald’s. I’ve done this more than a few times when I’ve forgotten to pack Teddy Grahams or another toddler-friendly snack and you know what? They love it! It’s a nice treat for them every now & then and an incentive to be on their best behavior!
2. We are having some issues walking in public. Squish wants to walk on his own, I would prefer to hold his hand. But when I do, he drops his body weight and gets upset. He is wanting to be independent. I have never been a big fan of leashes personally, but I don’t know how to keep him from running away in a crowd and not throwing a fit. Any suggestions?
We had to bust out the leash with Brock when we went to Florida when he was about 18 months old. He was very independent as well, but our biggest trouble with him was keeping him from wandering off to look at rocks, trees, a dog, etc. Greg was really against the leash at first but the first time it kept Brock from wandering out into the street, he was sold. Hopefully, if you do have to use a leash (& you don’t want to) it won’t last too long!
This is my question:
Since Brock was such a rock-star sleeper and now we are dealing with a princess that thinks she’s too cool for sleep, We’ve tried every idea we can think of to get her to sleep through the night. Crying it out isn’t a viable option (for the middle of the night wakeful periods) because the kids share rooms. It also isn’t an option because she’s stubborn as hell and will scream her fool head off until she makes herself sick. Bleh. We’ve tried singing, rocking, swaying, gentle touch/talking, sippys of water, etc. I’m fresh out of ideas & would love a new take on it.
Next weeks topic will be: What are you getting your Toddler for the Holidays?