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

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 […]

How to deal with the dreaded clock change…

For many people, the clock change heralds the start of the summer – and therefore is something to be welcomed. But for parents of children with delicate sleep patterns, the loss of an hour can result in chaos at nighttime for weeks. Our resident sleep expert, Lucy Wolfe, has some great advice on how to […]

New childcare guide from Barnardos

With over 170,000 children attending an early years service in Ireland, Barnardos has produced a handy guide to support parents in making decisions about the best quality option for their child. Written by early years experts in Barnardos, the Choosing Quality Childcare guide provides parents with information about what to look for in a quality […]

Should your child be allowed an iPad or tablet?

It’s a controversial topic – but there’s no doubting that the use of iPads and tablets among children, along with other electronic devices, has rapidly increased over the past number of years. While there are definitely benefits of age-appropriate technology, there have been many studies linking overuse of technology and too much screentime with bad sleep, […]

Tips for Bathtime

Baths can be a great way for your little one to wind down from the day but what if your once angelic baby takes against the bath and throws tantrums instead of relaxing? Try these tips for making bathtime more fun and relaxing for everyone. Mix up the routine If bathtime is usually followed by […]

Reasons to read with our toddlers for World Book Day 2017!

For World Book Day 2017, we’ve gone through the reasons why it’s important to read to your toddlers. From fairy tales to action adventures there are books out there that cater to every child’s interests! What book are you reading today? Building relationships Reading a story book with your child is one of the key […]

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