Chapter 2

The American Academy of Pediatrics Website

Routines:

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 

Primary Caregiving System and I/T Care:

A Primary Caregiving System for Infants and Toddlers: Best for Everyone Involved

Primary Caregiving and the Continuity of Care

Early Caregiver Relationships Build the Foundation for Lifelong Learning

How to Care for Infants and Toddlers in Groups

Eating:

AAP Book – Nutrition: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Breastfeeding

Bottlefeeding 1

Bottlefeeding 2

Burping

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

Sleeping:

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

Swaddling

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 https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/352-healthy-from-the-start

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 http://www.communityplaythings.com/resources/articles/infanttoddler/aresponsive.html.

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