2-3 Years

Tantrums, toilet training and behaviour that will most definitely try your patience. Read maternity & infant’s advice and tips on how to get through the terrible twos. Keep calm and carry on!

 

Latest 2-3 Years Posts

It’s Family Week at Temple Street!

Today, is the launch of Family Week at Temple Street Children’s Hospital. It celebrates the love and bravery of the 145,000 families who walk through the doors of the hospital every year. Super Lucy McCool’s story Super hero Lucy McCool along with her mum Fiona, dad Fergus and sister Anna are just one of the families who […]

Living with allergies

Dealing with allergies in children can be challenging for parents. Writing for Maternity & Infant magazine, Arlene Harris talks about her own personal experience as a mum and chats to the experts about what to do. I have always been thankful for my three strapping sons. Apart from little bit of asthma, eczema and a few […]

What you need to know about raising boys

We do love our boys but they can be hard work sometimes! Do you relate to any of these items in our ABC of raising boys? It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it! A – Aim for the toilet bowl, they make them wide enough! B – Balls are for outside, the […]

10 tips to tackle potty training

When it comes to potty training it can be hard to know when to begin and how to start the process. Once you recognise that your child is ready for this next step, there can be a variety of ways you can encourage successful potty training. Potty introduction Introduce the potty to the household before […]

World Meningitis Day: Know the signs

It’s World Meningitis Day once again, and a fitting time for us to remind ourselves of the symptoms of this deadly disease. Anyone can contract meningitis, but children and adolescents are most at risk. Knowing the signs and symptoms, and seeking medical help immediately, can be lifesaving so make sure you’re up to speed today. […]

Gendered toys: a help or a hindrance?

It’s not easy being different. Even the most confident adult finds it difficult to stand apart from the crowd and it’s even harder for a child who is only beginning to find their way in the world. We crave approval from an early age and we look for clues to behaviour that is welcomed, quickly […]

Six strategies to get your child sleeping in their own bed!

Make a bedtime routine Routine is key when it comes to getting a toddler to learn and adapt to something. It doesn’t have to be complicated, but whatever your bedtime routine – bath, brush teeth, bedtime story, sleep – make sure you follow it in order every night. Banish the fears Toddlers often wake during the night and look […]

Inspirational indoor play ideas!

We all want to do our very best for our kids, but sometimes, especially during the school holidays, it can feel like we’re expected to be one-person entertainment factories! We’re not exactly blessed with the weather at times, let’s face it, so every Irish parent needs some rainy day ideas in their arsenal to counteract […]

Bad toddler habits and how to break them

Toddlers can be typically a little stubborn, and sometimes they can develop bad habits during this period that can be difficult for mums and dads to try and shake! So in an attempt to make it that little bit easier, we’ve made a list of the most common bad habits that toddlers adopt and give […]

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