Chapter 2

The American Academy of Pediatrics Website


Creating Routines for Love and Learning

The Power of Using Everyday Routines to Promote Young Children’s Language and Social Skills

Infant/Toddler Caregiving: A Guide to Routines 

Relationship-Based Practices:

Continuity of Care, Caregiver–Child Interactions, and Toddler Social Competence and Problem Behaviors

Including Relationship-Based Care Practices in Infant-Toddler Care: Implications for Practice and Policy

Early Caregiver Relationships Build the Foundation for Lifelong Learning

How to Care for Infants and Toddlers in Groups

Continuity of Care with Infants and Toddlers


AAP Book – Nutrition: What Every Parent Needs to Know


Bottlefeeding 1

Bottlefeeding 2


When Can a Baby Sit Up in a High Chair?

Pincer Grasp

Solid Foods

Infant Botulism

Baby Food Storage

How To Manage Messy Eating and Food Throwing

Introducing Sippy Cups

Diapering/Toilet Training:

Diapering 1

Diapering 2

Diapering 3

Toilet Training

Toilet Training Tips

Toilet Training Girls vs. Boys 1

Toilet Training Girls vs. Boys 2

Developmental Milestone: Nighttime Dryness

What I Learned!

Bathing and Dressing:

Infant Bathing 1

Infant Bathing 2

How to Get Kids to Wash Their Hands

How to Dress and Undress a Baby

Toddlers Dressing Themselves


8 Facts to Know About Infant Sleep

Safe Crib Sleeping

Essential Elements of a Baby Bedtime Routine

Bedtime Routine 1

Bedtime Routine 2

Teaching Your Baby to Put Himself to Sleep

8 Tips to Get Your Children to Bed with Brain Science

When Should a Baby Sleep Through the Night?

The Moro Reflex


The Happiest Baby on the Block Method

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS):

American SIDS Institute

AAP Safe Sleep Resources

Back to Sleep

Baby Sleep Safety

Communication and Baby Sign Language:

Baby Talk: Communicating with Your Baby

Baby Sign Language 1

Baby Sign Language 2

Infant/Toddler Sign Language

How Can I Practice Baby Sign Language?

The following chart shows the most common signs to teach infants and toddlers:

Additional Readings

American Academy of Pediatrics. Healthy from the start: How feeding nurtures your young child’s body, heart and mind. Retrieved from

Gonzalez-Mena, J. (2007). What do to for a fussy baby: A problem solving approach. Beyond the journal, (September 2007), 1-6.

Im, J., Parlakian, R., & Sanchez, S. (2007). Understanding the influence of culture on caregiving practices: From the inside out. Young Children, (September 2007), 65-66.

Lally, J.R. (2012). Infants have their own curriculum: A responsive approach to curriculum planning for infants and toddlers. Retrieved from

Lally, J., & Mangione, P. (2006). The uniqueness of infancy demands a responsive approach to care. Young Children, July, 1-6.