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How do I stop my baby throwing food?

So we are having an issue with our Teeny Tiny dropping, ok maybe sometimes, throwing food on the floor at meal times – do you have any tips? Yes, this can be a frustrating and messy time, but a couple of learning opportunities may be at play here – or they can just be being mischievous too – but let’s give them the benefit of the doubt and come up with a plan for meal times. THE LEARNING When dropping and throwing food your little person is learning cause and effect and of course it...

March 10, 2021

Peanut Butter Tray Slice

225g melted butter215g digestive biscuits (half a packet)260g smooth or crunchy peanut butter ( I used Pics)300g icing sugar300g dark chocolateSprinkle of desiccated coconut - or not, you chooseMelt the butter on low, blitz the biscuits in the food processor, mix into the butter with the peanut butter and icing sugar.  Line a baking tray, press the mixture into the tray and chill in the fridge.Melt the dark choc add a drop of sunflower oil (or I used canola oil) to stop it from cracking. &n...

March 2, 2021

Do I need to read aloud everyday?

“Please read aloud every day because you just adore being with your baby, not because it’s the right thing to do.” Mem Fox My Teeny Tiny really isn’t interested in books and reading– they don’t pay any attention to the book. They just keep staring at me not the book,  why should I bother ? You are right your baby loves your face, the images in the book may be of no interest at all for them for some time.  So why don’t I just talk to my baby instead? Yes please t...

February 18, 2021

Stay-at-Home vs ECE - What is best for my Toddler?

I received this question from a family who I have been working with since the new-born days. We have decided to keep our almost one year old at home this year with a combination of myself and dad looking after him. We have enrolled him in a swimming class, jumping beans and will take him to the wriggle and rhyme sessions at the library. Do you think that’s enough in terms of socialising with other children his age? He really loves playing with other children so that’s my only worry about not...

February 10, 2021

Best Toy Ever

Why we love the Skwish Ball ? It skwishes, it bounces, it rolls, you can pull it, tap it, shake it, throw it, stuff it….Offers the ability to easily clutch and grasp in many waysLightweight, colourful, robust and travels wellReverts back to the original shape every time.Manufactured from eco-friendly rubber wood, meets and exceeds safety regulations.Has international success  - won several best toy awards  In the beginning (6 weeks+) Offer the Skwish Ball to your Teeny Tin...

January 18, 2021

What learning can your Peg Board support?

In the beginning  Encourage your Teeny Tiny to develop pincer and release grip by removing and dropping the pegs one by one. If you don’t want 25 pegs scattered all over your house simply only offer 5.The pegs are perfect for posting - watch this Teeny Tiny learning to careful post the pegs, using spatial awareness, coordination and perserverance.The next stage is replacing the pegs back into the board. Children will discover that the pegs fit into each hole. This takes persever...

November 5, 2020

Is a swing good for my baby?

Children’s swings have endured over the ages and continue to be among the most popular of playground equipment. Swinging is not only incredibly fun and relaxing, but also has physical benefits, aiding your child’s development. START WHEN BABY CAN SITWhen your baby can sit up unaided, which is generally at between 6- 9 months, the time is right to start swinging. Starting your baby swinging young makes the most of the many ways in which swinging helps your child’s development, as the first ...

November 5, 2020

What is a Teddy Bear roll?

A teddy bear roll for your Teeny Tiny can be a great pre cursor to that first independent milestone of rolling. What a Teddy Bear roll looks like ? When lying on the floor unrestricted, unrestrained and sometimes nappy free helps too 😱 your Teeny Tiny will reach out grasping with the left hand holding onto their left foot, their right hand to the right foot, this connection often causes them to go off balance and rock or roll to one side. Voila, a Teeny Tiny Teddy Bear roll. &n...

September 22, 2020

Share a Wowee moment

I love what I call wowee moments – the moment when the penny drops – the look on someone’s face when they realise something  new, fun or different.Wowee moments are why I do what I do and I measure the success of my days as to how many wowee moments I witness during my presentations.  Teeny Tiny began when my Coffee Group asked me to present to them in the comfort of one of our member lounges about developing their baby.  I just shared stories of what I did during my day and...

July 28, 2020

How do I help my baby to sit ?

I can’t wait until my baby is sitting up, how can I encourage this ? The joy of I did it myself accomplishments like sitting is one of the reasons I recommend giving your Teeny Tiny  the opportunity to learn to sit on their own and not propping or positioning them.   Ask yourself can my Teeny Tiny get themselves into or out of this position on their own ?  If the answer is no then that is often not the best position for them to be in. It may be tempting to help, s...

July 20, 2020

What Baby Furniture do I really need ?

What do I need to know about baby furniture? Which pieces do I need/don't need? What supports my Teeny Tiny's development? Would you like to know more ?- On the Move...

July 7, 2020

Overstimulation - How much is too much ?

Signs of overstimulation If your Teeny Tiny is overstimulated you might notice Unsettledness or fussyTurning their head away from youJerky or stiff movementsClenched fists Seen that list before ?  Yep – it is very similar to the over tired signs – you will learn to tell the difference but know this -  often in the first 3 months it is very easy to overstimulate your Teeny Tiny.  Go with my mantra of LESS IS MORE.   Providing your Teeny Tiny with stimul...

July 2, 2020

When will my Teeny Tiny find their feet ?

Feet are one of the most sensory-rich parts of your Teeny Tinies body. The soles of their feet are extremely sensitive to touch, and there are large concentrations of proprioceptors – these send information to your babies brain about where they are in space– so let’s support the finding of them. Finding of the feet will most often occur somewhere between 4&8 months.  Why do we want our Teeny Tinies to find their feet and how do I know they have been found? At birth your baby does...

June 22, 2020

Thriving in the Newborn Months

Although it may seem like not a lot is happening with a newborn, rapid changes are going on behind the scenes.  Ideal when your baby is between 6-12 weeks.Brain Development - what is going on in there?Reflexes - why ? how to support them to integrate.Help my baby hates Tummy Time !Baby Furniture what do I need what to buy/ not to buy ?Language and Literacy - do I read to my baby already ?Toys - how much to stimulate.Lots of time to answer your individual questions.We will fill you in on all...

June 19, 2020

Home Safety - what do I need to do ?

Children are naturally inquisitive, and learning by exploring their environment is an integral and important part of a Teeny Tiny’s growth and development. They are uniquely vulnerable in their potential to experience unintentional accidents, due to their changing developmental skills. Your Teeny Tiny will want to explore every inch of your home especially if they have found new skills like crawling and pulling up to stand. So now it’s time to take a look at your home through a safety lens t...

June 15, 2020

Upside Down Time

Balance / Vestibular SystemInside your Teeny Tiny's inner ear canal are tiny saccules filled fluid as we swish and sway or rock our babies this fluid moves the nerve endings like seaweed in the ocean.This movement stimulates the vestibular nerve which sends a message to the brain to say hey I am moving – ‘am I in balance or out of balance ?’ do I need to move my head of my eyes to regain balance?Babies need regular vestibular stimulus everyday through gentle rolling, rocking swinging and b...

May 21, 2020

Tenacious Toddlers

TENACIOUS TODDLERS - testing talking, trialling tantrums and taking risks.Ideal for Toddlers between 10-18 monthsIt's full steam ahead now as you enter the toddler years - movement milestones like pulling up, standing, walking and running.This is the time to develop those fine motor skills, spatial awareness and start getting into problem-solving. Behaviour, parenting styles, outdoor play and music all covered too.This is also a crucial period for lan...

February 18, 2020

When will my baby roll over?

The muscles baby develops when they roll they use for crawling the muscles developed when they crawl they use those for walking it all has a flow on effect so here is how to encourage rolling.First we need to look for the signs that baby is ready to roll  Strong head control – first sign is that baby is ready to roll is strong head control, to test for this place your hands on babies shoulders and draw them up towards you watch that the head rises at the same time – if not best to ...

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