Toddler Articles

Can terrific and toddler really be found in the same sentence? Of course they can! BellyBelly has lots of information for parents going through this stage of development, which can often leave you wondering, "Where on earth did she hear that from?!" You'll also find many useful and practical articles written by BellyBelly's 'Gentle' Parenting Expert, Pinky McKay.


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Toddler life lessons

10 Important Life Lessons My Toddler Taught Me

Toddlers have a surprising way of teaching us some important lessons in life... here are 10 moving lessons learnt from a toddler.

Things you wouldn't do with a toddler

11 Things You Swore You'd Never Do As A Parent To A Toddler

You say you wont do these 11 things when you have a toddler... Ha, I bet you'll do all of them.

Things Your Toddler Is Trying To Say

20 Things Your Toddler Is Trying To Say To You

Are you a parent of a mighty toddler? You'll laugh so much reading this that you may snort. Check out these 20 things your toddler is trying to tell you.

Awesome toddlers!

20 Totally Awesome Things About Toddlers

Toddlers often get a bad wrap... but here are 20 delightfully awesome things about toddlers. This will make you want to go and hug your terrific toddler!

activities for toddlers

Activities For Toddlers - 17 Activities Your Toddler Will LOVE!

Here's 17 awesome activities for toddlers that are guaranteed to please. Your toddler will love these fun and engaging activities!

toddler bedtime battles

Beating Toddler Bedtime Battles

Does your toddler use delay tactics before going to bed? 'I need a drink!' or 'I want THAT toy!' Or does your toddler become super clingy? Pinky McKay has some great suggestions to avoid bedtime battles.

Child's Play: Why Its Such a Big Deal...

Albert Einstein is credited with saying, "Play is the highest form of research," and Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that, “All children have the right to play and rest". So play must be really important. But why?

Toddler Discipline

Discipline & Your Toddler: 9 Effective Tips for Toddlers

Toddlers learn limits by testing them. It is normal for toddlers to assert their developing independence by saying 'no' or 'escaping'. Now is the time to gently lay the foundations of discipline.

getting rid of dummies (pacifiers)

Ditching The Dummy (Pacifier) - Tips And Ideas For Stopping

Looking for ideas to get rid of your baby or toddler's dummy (pacifier)? Here are some suggestions of gentle and creative ways to stop.

How to be a toddler

How To Be A Toddler: 19 Steps To Ultimate Toddlerdom

Being a toddler - it's such hard work. However, it can be made simple with these 19 steps to becoming the ultimate toddler.

How To Support Your Toddler To Become Independent

Is your toddler full of confidence and independent one day, then completely opposite the next? Find out about how you can support your toddler to become independent.



No cook playdough recipe

No Cook Playdough Recipe - How To Make No Cook Playdough

No cook playdough recipe for squishy, squashy fun! Here's how to make playdough without any cooking.

Playdough Recipe - How To Make Playdough

Playdough recipe for squishy, squashy fun! If you want to know how to make playdough, this simple homemade playdough recipe is easy and guaranteed to please!

Playgroups - Good For Bubs, Great For Mum!

A playgroup is for children aged 0-4 years and their parents or carers. Thousands of playgroup sessions happen each week in all corners of Victoria at community venues such as maternal and child health centres, kindergartens, halls, community centres and primary schools.

potty training

Potty Training - 5 Steps for Potty Training Success

Steps and tips for successful potty training. How can you tell when your toddler is ready for potty training? How can you help them? Read on!

Regression in toddlers

Regression: Why Causes Behaviour Regression In Toddlers?

Regression in behaviour is common in toddlers. Find out why it happens and what you can do to help.

routines for toddlers

Routines For Toddlers - 7 Great Tips For Happy Toddlers

If you're looking for routines for toddlers, author and mum Stephanie Dowrick shares some great strategies for happy toddlers that are simple to adapt in any family.

setting limits for your toddler

Setting Limits For Your Toddler - 14 Helpful Tips

Toddlers learn the limits by testing them. So what is the best way to set limits? Pinky McKay has 14 fabulous tips on how to set limits for your toddler - and how to make them work.

teeth grinding in toddlers

Teeth Grinding In Toddlers And Children

Teeth grinding in children can be concerning for parents - here's what you need to know about teeth grinding.

toddler bribes and rewards

The Big Problem With Bribes, Rewards and Praise

Most parents have offered their child a bribe at least once in their lives. But as Pinky McKay explains, offering bribes and rewards isn't the best way to help develop our children's thinking.

Toddler biting

Toddler Biting - What To Do About A Toddler That Bites

Toddler biting - how should you deal with it? Why do toddlers bite? Here are some gentle, effective ways to deal with toddler biting.

Toddler Games

Toddler Games - 7 Special Toddler Games

Here's 7 toddler games which are great fun to play with your toddler. Which is your favourite toddler game?

fussy eating toddler

Toddler Meal Times A Stress? 11 Tips For Fussy Eaters

Is your toddler fussy and disinterested at mealtimes and easily distracted from food? Pinky McKay shares 11 great tips for fussy eating toddlers.

Toddler Sleep

Toddler Sleep - Does Your Toddler Need A Sleep Routine?

Toddler sleep changes with age - at 14 months, around half of all parents reported that their toddler still woke at night. Does your toddler need a sleep routine?

Toddler talk

Toddler Talking - 11 Tips To Encourage A Toddler's Chatterbox!

Toddler talk: find out when to expect your toddler to actively start talking and how to encourage your gorgeous toddler to unleash his inner chatterbox!

toddler tantrums

Toddler Tantrums - 8 Things To Say "No" To

Toddler tantrums can leave you feeling like throwing your own tantrum sometimes. Learning when to say 'no' can help make things easier.

toddler tantrums

Toddler Tantrums - 9 Tips For Taming Toddler Tantrums

Toddler tantrums can leave you wanting to have a tantrum yourself! Pinky McKay gives us 9 great tips on how to survive those toddler tantrums.

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