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Is this normal? Toddler day care edition

Mini-me is starting day care at a place that takes the toddlers to a local park every day. I'm cool with this (wearing him out FTW!) but they apparently have the class walk there — about six blocks through a dense urban area. I was a little surprised by this practice for such little kids (18-36 months). Husband is really concerned about the whole thing and I'm not sure what to think. Is this actually a totally reasonable thing for toddlers to do in a group care environment? [more inside]
posted by annekate on Jul 28, 2014 - 42 answers

Stockholm with little kids

We will be spending four days in Stockholm in the middle of June, with two boys, three and six years old. We've got the standard order guidebook suggestions (Vasa Museum, Skansen, etc.) of things to do, but I'd really love some suggestions of fun things for kids, or even just playgrounds for them to run around when they have had enough of Vikings and whatnot. They tend to be very excited about all modes of transportation, so trams, ferries, etc are a bonus. We will be staying near Ostermalm.
posted by ambrosia on Jun 2, 2014 - 11 answers

Young toddler bedtime: doin' it wrong?

Bedtime has always been a production with our now 13 month old, and unfortunately I don't know many parents of similarly-aged kids to calibrate against. Does this routine seem normal/okay to you for this age? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by annekate on Mar 16, 2014 - 28 answers

How do we get our kids to lock the door?

We have always lived in secure places and rarely locked our front door (a metal screen and a wooden door), but today our 2 year old demonstrated vividly that she can open the stiff high handle on the door and make it to the lift lobby fast. We need to socially engineer the rest of our family to keep the damn door properly locked all the time now. And to hide the key that the toddler is obsessed with and able to use. [more inside]
posted by viggorlijah on Feb 24, 2014 - 32 answers

Mama I do it! Mama you do it!

I have a 2 year old (26 months to be very precise). We have entered the phase of "I do it!", which is okay in and of itself, but a pattern is starting to appear. He wants to, say, put on his coat himself. Great! Usually one of 2 things happens: he puts it on himself (about 10% of the time), or as soon as I hand him the coat he insists that I do it. So I start to do it, but I get a tearful "MAMA I DO IT!" He creates an impasse where I can't help him but he refuses to do what he says he wants to do. [more inside]
posted by DrGirlfriend on Dec 13, 2013 - 29 answers

What are the best IKEA products for ages one to three?

We are making a rare trip to IKEA tomorrow in part to get a table and chairs for our one-year old. What are other IKEA items that we should look at for him? [more inside]
posted by Xalf on Apr 27, 2013 - 26 answers

what to buy for 2yr old girl, premature baby boy + due-soon nephew???

Being without children myself and not that well versed on what they need/want or the big trends right now, i need suggestions for the following gifts i need to buy in the next month or so: gift for a premature baby boy (or his mum); gift for a 2yr old girl; gift for my soon to be arriving nephew [more inside]
posted by moreteaplease on Feb 8, 2013 - 10 answers

I thought diapers were supposed to, you know, actually contain the pee.

Is everyone changing diapers at 3am and I just didn't know about it? [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Oct 1, 2012 - 36 answers

My best guess is that the Very Hungry Caterpillar is really terrifying.

Toddler nightmares: what helped you calm the shrieking beast? [more inside]
posted by sonika on Apr 9, 2012 - 35 answers

Help me not be such a neurotic freak of a mom!

Do I need to calm down A LOT, or is it okay to yell until I'm hoarse in the hopes of keeping them safe when my little kids create such out-of-control craziness? [more inside]
posted by minx on Sep 18, 2011 - 45 answers

Hey, I'm "Reading" Here!

Toddler Zizzle doesn't like being read to, but he likes to "read" books on his own. Should we make more effort to read to him, or is this okay for now? [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Jul 23, 2011 - 16 answers

How does a French immersion school work?

What will our experience be like in sending our kids to a French-immersion school? [more inside]
posted by pyjammy on Mar 14, 2011 - 17 answers

Activities for a sick toddler needed

I need ideas for helping a toddler through four to six months of chemotherapy. [more inside]
posted by Rumple on Nov 22, 2010 - 41 answers

How do I convince a toddler to wear a hat this Halloween?

How do I convince a toddler to wear a hat this Halloween? [more inside]
posted by christopherious on Oct 27, 2010 - 22 answers

Did we break our kids?

We took away two of our sons' pacifiers last week, and they're significantly crabbier. Can we help them get back to their old (relatively happy) selves? [more inside]
posted by pyjammy on Jul 13, 2010 - 9 answers

Car vs Train vs Plane with toddlers

Least stressful way to transport a family from London to Toulouse? Car vs Train vs Plane! [more inside]
posted by Joh on Apr 9, 2010 - 24 answers

Entertaining toddlers in cold weather

Surviving the winter with toddlers: What are your top tips for entertaining kids indoors or outdoors when subzero temps are in effect? [more inside]
posted by SueDenim on Jan 3, 2010 - 19 answers

Kicking Children. Airplane.

How can I stop my toddlers from kicking the seat in front of them on an airplane? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 8, 2009 - 56 answers

Because tranquilizer darts aren't an option.

How do I minimize a toddler's separation anxiety and preserve her mother's hurt feelings? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Oct 6, 2009 - 22 answers

How to Alleviate Separation Anxiety in Twin Toddlers?

Any suggestions for separation anxiety in twin toddlers? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Apr 15, 2009 - 25 answers

A Monday in Houston... With a Toddler

It looks like we're going to be in Houston for a full day, and are trying to find something to do. Difficulty: We have a two-year-old in tow, and Houston's famed Children's Museum is closed on Mondays. :( [more inside]
posted by mrbula on Apr 12, 2009 - 11 answers

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