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Fighting Toddlers | Daphyl's Iconic Rock N' Roll Baby Gear
Editor's Note: Julia Miglets is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl's LLC. Daphyl's is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.

Diffusing the Tension of Fighting Toddlers

By | Parenting

From two to 22 (and sometimes even past that age), if they’re coexisting, your kids will find just about anything to fight about. Who gets to sit by Dad at dinner and who borrowed the other one’s toy are examples of things your toddlers will be willing to bite and scratch over.

As the parent, you have the responsibility to teach your kids that violence isn’t the answer to mindless tiffs, and that fighting over every little thing is not an acceptable way for them to get what they want.

Keep reading for some basic tips on how to get the fighting under control. Use these techniques just a few times and you’ll be able to squash a fight before it starts.

Separation

Your kids can’t fight if they’re in different rooms. If a fight breaks out (especially if it’s violent), do not hesitate to place your kids in different rooms. Not only will the separation method prevent further disagreements, but your children will probably even start to miss each other.

Consequences

If you don’t want your kid to do the same thing twice, reinforce the notion that bad behavior seeks consequences. For toddler-aged children, a ten-minute time out feels eternal, so by the time the punishment is up, they will have mentally moved on from the dispute entirely.

Stay Calm

If you get worked up, the fighting can’t possibly simmer down. When disciplining your kids, do not yell or use physical force. Do what you have to do as a parent (i.e. time-out/separation), and moved on with your day. Plus, if you can control your temper, your child (over time) will model that behavior and apply it to situations where they are faced with contention.

Be Firm

If your kid gets out of time-out before time is up, send them straight back. If they get violent with their sibling, look them firmly in the eyes and tell them “no.” They may cry or scream in response to your discipline, but the less you give in to it, the easier it will be to get them to comply.

Keep Them Busy

Kids are wired to become argumentative when there is nothing keeping them busy. If you set them loose in the playroom without any objectives, fighting is sure to ensue. Provide them with activities like coloring, stories, movies, dancing, etc. Activities aren’t a guaranteed way to avoid fighting, however, they will certainly help.

Editor’s Note: Julia Miglets is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl’s LLC. Daphyl’s is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.

Baby on a Laptop | Educational TV Shows | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear
Editor's Note: Julia Miglets is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl's LLC. Daphyl's is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.

Best Educational TV Shows For Your Toddler

By | Parenting

Busy parents everywhere know this trick of the trade for keeping curious toddlers out of their hair: plop them down in front of the TV and go straight to a kids’ network.

Eventually, though, they’re back at your side, tugging on your pockets, stepping on your feet, generally inconveniencing you when you’re trying to do the chores you’ve been putting off for a week.

There are few activities your child can do unattended, so TV is always the best option. It’s what your child is watching on TV, though, that is—or isn’t—holding their attention.

To kill two birds with one stone—entertain your child and give them a head start on their education—check out the following shows.

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

An adorable reimagination of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood teaches life lessons by familiarizing viewers with memorable jingles. This show educates children on behavioral cues, like how to help when their new brother or sister comes home from the hospital, or how to treat other children they meet at school.

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Tumble Leaf

It’s never too soon to learn about science—even if it’s the most basic of principles. Tumble Leaf is a show about a fox who encounters various problems that he must solve using science. Your child will be introduced to concepts like motion, flight, energy, temperatures, and matter. These parts of science can get difficult later on, so begin the fundamentals with good TV shows now!

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Dinosaur Train

Ross Geller-approved, Dinosaur Train is an interesting show about dinosaurs that any kid will love—dinosaur enthusiast or not. Each episode introduces viewers to a different breed of dinosaur, and kids will learn about diets, behavior, habitats, etc. Even if you don’t find dinosaurs to be a particularly valuable educational concept, this show will keep your kids engaged!

So, no matter how much time you let your kids watch, make sure they are watching educational TV shows!

Editor’s Note: Julia Miglets is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl’s LLC. Daphyl’s is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.

Babyproofing | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear
Editor's Note: Julia Miglets is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl's LLC. Daphyl's is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.

Babyproofing 101

By | Parenting, Safety

Whether it’s your first child or your fifth, it’s pretty much impossible for you to keep a watchful eye on them at all times. “You can’t leave a two-year-old alone!” your mother-in-law chides, and your common sense would have to agree. However, no parent is perfect.

Babyproofing doesn’t become an immediate necessity until your child begins to crawl, which happens between six and ten months old. After that, you can begin to put the following steps in place to make sure your home stays largely accident-free for your little one.

Get Rid of Blinds with Cords

Blinds certainly aren’t a necessity, and for the short time your child can’t be left alone in a room, ditch the blinds for some drapes (or cordless blinds, if you can find them). The long cords used to maneuver blinds are a choking hazard, so making this change should definitely be at the top of your list.

Block off the Staircases

Baby gates that you can easily step over should be placed at the entrances and exits to all staircases. The last thing you want is for your child to fall. You can purchase these gates at any baby product retailer.

Cover the Electrical Outlets

Kids are curious creatures, and you shouldn’t put it past them to try and stick things into the electrical outlets. If you have an outlet that’s low to the ground, put a safety cover over it. They’re inexpensive and simple to incorporate.

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Lock the Toilet Seat Lids

Your child’s curiosity is likely to bring them to wonder what secrets lurk in the toilet water, which could result in disaster. Invest in locks for every toilet seat in the house.

Secure Large Furniture to the Wall

Whether it’s a shelf, a dresser, or a grandfather clock, if it can fall, make sure it’s secured to the wall. You can purchase easy-to-install furniture anchors at your local hardware store for easy babyproofing.

Babyproofing | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear

Use Common Sense

As a parent or guardian, you have the instincts and the knowledge to know what is and is not safe for a baby. If you see a cluster of electrical cords, move it. If you stumble upon cleaning chemicals that your child has easy access to, hide them.

Take notice of your surroundings and implement the necessary fixes. Babyproofing a home is much my convenient than dealing with the ensuing mishaps.

 

Editor’s Note: Julia Miglets is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl’s LLC. Daphyl’s is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.

Editor's Note: Julia Miglets is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl's LLC. Daphyl's is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.

Not Enough Phone Storage for Pictures?

By | Kids Fashion, Parenting

Here’s What You Can Do

We’ve all been there: you’re filming your son as he’s blowing out the candles on his first birthday cake, when all the sudden, you get a notification: “Cannot Take Photo.” You spend the rest of the party asking the other adults if they can take some photos and videos. You retreat to the corner to hastily delete a couple hundred photos so you can make room for more (something you’ve already done three times this week).

It’s time to end your war on phone storage space once and for all. Here are a few things you can do so the issue of smartphone storage doesn’t affect you anymore.

Purchase More Storage

Purchasing additional phone storage on an iPhone or Android is a quick, inexpensive process. You can sign up for monthly or yearly plans that regularly add storage to your phone so that “Cannot Take Photo” is sure to never pop up on your screen again. Monthly plans cost around one dollar and are well worth the investment.

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Transfer Your Photos to Your Computer

If you’re a computer user, you might prefer your photos if they are on a bigger screen. You’re not going to have the same phone forever, so it’s smart to transfer your photos somewhere else.

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Print and Display Your Photos

Physical copies of photos make for lovely decorations for your home and special keepsakes for family and friends. Each year, choose around 300 photos (or more, or fewer, depending on how big of a photographer you are) to print and store in either albums or frames. Computers crash and phones break, so physical copies aren’t only charming decorations—they’re good insurance.

Phone Storage for Pictures | Daphyl's Iconic Baby Gear

Delete the Duds

We have a tendency to view photos as precious cargo, but let’s be honest: some of the photos we take really aren’t that good. The lighting could be bad, or maybe the focus is blurry. Maybe people weren’t smiling or someone had their eyes closed. Take a few hours to sit down and go through your photos. Do you really need all 500 of those pictures using up critical phone storage from that trip to the amusement park last summer? Delete the duds and free up some much-needed space.

Editor’s Note: Julia Miglets is a freelance content provider & writer for Daphyl’s LLC. Daphyl’s is a USA based multi-national world leader in safe, innovative, Licensed Rock N Roll, branded baby gear. The opinions, advice and assertions made in this article are for entertainment and information purposes only & are solely those of the author.