Your Baby & Toddler - - Toddler -

When you’re still preg­nant, put to­gether a lit­tle box of ageap­pro­pri­ate wrapped good­ies for her (for ex­am­ple, a small box of sweets or a toy bot­tle), and keep this in the baby’s room.

When you are busy with baby and can­not at­tend to your tod­dler (such as when you are chang­ing a nappy, or feed­ing), al­low her to go to her “spe­cial box” and se­lect a present.

This se­lec­tion and the sub­se­quent un­wrap­ping and ex­plor­ing will buy you the time you need to fin­ish off your task. This way, she will only as­so­ci­ate a pos­i­tive ex­pe­ri­ence with the fact that you are un­able to at­tend to her im­me­di­ately.

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