I am 2 years old!

I am 2 years old!

A child this age generally wants to do everything that they want to do. It is very difficult for them to hold on their emotions. They often scream, cry, stamp their feet or their fists. You have to understand they are going through lots of different emotions in a day and we have to be patience and understand their emotions.

Let your child know that it is ok to be upset – it’s simple a part of life. As mums we should let them know that they cannot get everything that they want all the time and there are some limitations in life. Also, solving every problem for them does not help your child’s development. They cannot learn how to deal with that feeling and cannot solve their problems.

How can we help our little ones?

Let her find out her true feelings first. Tell your child that it is ok to be upset and you sometimes can be upset too. That’s normal. If your little one is screaming or stamping their feet when they are angry, show her acceptable ways of vent her emotions such as punching pillows or stamping their feet.  

Once your little one gets through this stage, life will be much better for her and for you. Because she will be more independent, she can explain what she wants, and she is moving freely than before.

Two years old are learning fast and sometimes they disagree with parents. They also want to be liked by you too. Routines and consistency is key to help your child go through this stage.

Having said that every child is different. Not all kids go through terrible twos. So let your child some time to find out her true feelings and let them deal with these feelings.

What to do if your toddler hates bathing?

What to do if your toddler hates bathing?

Many babies who don't like bathing when they are toddler. They may have a fear of getting water on their face, getting sucked down the drain or may be scared of pooping or peeing in the water. You are not alone! 

Fortunately, there are many parents tested many different ways of overcoming their toddlers fear. 

The best tips for bathing 

1 - Bathing with your toddler: 

" I had to bath with my daughter to overcome her fears of having bath. I was her while she is playing with her toys" 

2 - Bath toys: 

You can either take your toddlers favourite toys to bath or you can buy new bath toys for your toddler to play with them only in the bath. They will look forward to having bath. 

3 - Bubble party: 

No matter your toddlers age, bubble party always on the top of everybody's list. "As soon as I said to my son that we will have a bubble party in the bath, he instantly overcome his bath fear"

4 - Play beauty salon: 

I let my daughter to wash my hair first in the bath then I can was her hair. We pretend like we are in the beauty salon."

5 - Use soft muslin cloth after drying your toddler instead of bath towel: 

 Some kids may be very sensitive to some harsh materials. " I realised that my son hated getting dried with a bath towel. As soon as we start using a muslin cloth, he loved having bath every night" 

6 - Take a step back: 

"My son did not like bathing at all. So I took a month off bathing him, instead I wiped his body with a cloth every day. After a month later, he wanted to have a bath and still loves bathing."

If your toddler does not like bathing or have a fear of bathing, you can try to use the above suggestions. Every child is unique and different. Motherhood is a trial and error game. Good luck!