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7 Time-Saving Tips for Living With A Toddler

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Welcome to toddlerhood, the most magical time that you will spend with your little one. This is the time when your cute baby suddenly becomes a little person with their own opinions. You want them to grow and reach all the milestones, but you do not want everything to become so hard. Some days will be better than others, but with a couple of tricks, your life will become much easier.

1. Make sure everyone gets enough sleep at night, including the kids. This will help significantly with everyone being in a better mood and help tremendously speed things up in the morning. Also, toddlers that get enough sleep will be much more compliant during dressing and breakfast time. Bath time in the evening will help kids fall asleep much faster and leave you with some time for yourself.

2. Prepare lunches before you go to bed. This will save a large amount of time in the morning, and give you time to have a more relaxed breakfast. You can find great recipes and very useful ideas for toddler’s lunches and snacks on Pinterest

3. Always prepare clothes the night before for everyone. If it gets rainy or colder in the morning, it is much easier to just grab rain boots and a jacket on the way out. If you do not want to dress your toddler a couple times in the morning, make sure that they are wearing something that is not easily removable. One-piece rompers are the best for toddlers because toddlers enjoy taking off their pants and removing their diapers any chance they get; this could slow you down tremendously. (Check out our store, Terrible 2’s Solutions, that specialize in stylish rompers specially-designed with busy moms in mind.)

4. Always have wet wipes handy. Place them in every room that your toddler hangs out in, (e. G. kitchen, living room, bathrooms, kids bedrooms), and in the car.

5. Expect irrationality. You are dealing with a toddler. Always leave extra time for unexpected tantrums or small accidents. Some days they will cry just because you cut their bananas and other days because they wanted to pour their own milk.

6. Establish a schedule and stick to it. Toddlers love to follow a routine, watch the same movie over and over again, listen to the same song hundreds of times.

7. Remain calm. Kids can sense if you are stressed; they became anxious themselves and more sensitive. Remember you are in charge. Do not forget tight hugs, gratitude, and kisses because one day you will look at your grown-up kids and miss this moment.

The most important thing to remember? It does not matter how bad it gets; you got this.

Dijana Milun is a mom of two wonderful kids and the founder of Terrible 2’s Solutions an online store that specializes in strip-free toddler rompers. Her biggest two loves, besides her kids, are fashion design and chocolate. In the spare time, she enjoys sharing her great passion for parenting with other moms.

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