How to Deal with Self-Harm During a Toddler Tantrum

Tantrums are not a new thing when dealing with toddlers as they have not yet fully grasped or developed vocalizing what they are feeling. It can be alarming to see during a tantrum for your toddler to hurt themselves. It is possible that your toddler may be very frustrated with his inability to express himself. This can lead to self-harm during a tantrum.
It can be scary to see, but there are things you can do to help your toddler overcome and avoid it. Every time your toddler self-harm during a tantrum, assess what could have triggered them. A visible pattern can help you notice and remove …

Teeth Grinding in Toddlers

Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, is a condition in which an individual’s jaw involuntarily contracts, causing them to grind their teeth. Most of the time this happens when they are asleep. Teeth grinding is common among children, so it should not alarm you.
It happens during the Rapid Eye Movement or REM stage of sleep when your toddler’s brain is active and dreams. As they are preoccupied with dreaming, they are not aware of the involuntary actions they are making.
Doctors are still stumped as to what is the main cause of bruxism or teeth grinding, but they have put together …

The Effects of Letting Your Toddler Sleep with You

Co-sleeping is a practice in which the child sleeps in the same bed as their parents or guardians for a part of the night or the entire night. Most families practice co-sleeping as a form of a bond between parent and child, and others do it to reduce the chances of their child waking up during the onset of a nightmare.
Families have mixed feelings regarding co-sleeping as some find it intimate as a family experience while some find it frustrating due to the bed having another occupant.
Many studies go against co-sleeping as it raises the risk of sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS. One…