Toddler articles

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When siblings fight

“She started it; it wasn't my fault!” It's normal for siblings to fight, and squabbling and arguments are more or less part of family life. Here are some tips on keeping the peace around the house.

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Tantrums and hysterics

When children are about a year and half old, they start testing the boundaries. And their mood can flip from happy to hysterical in a second. This is a natural part of their development, but it can really test a parent's patience.

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Potty training and giving up nappies

For children, potty training is about training both the nervous system and the muscles around the bladder and intestines when it's time to learn how to stay dry. For you as a parent, it's about learning to read your child's signals and allowing your child to take as long as they need to learn.

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Your child's self-esteem

Children who feel seen and accepted have a good chance of developing good self-esteem and becoming a confident person. But this isn't always enough. Here are a few specific tips on important day-to-day psychology.

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Indoor games for children and adults

Here are some inspiring ideas for fun indoor games.

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Creative games for children – game ideas

12 tips and recipes for finger painting and play-doh for creative kids who love making things.

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Winter fun and games for the whole family

Sledging, oranges and hot chocolate. Children's laughter and rosy cheeks. With the right clothes and fun games, children and adults can play about and have fun together in the winter.


Top tips for organising your child's toys

Are all the toys driving you mad? Are you tripping over them everywhere? Here are some words of wisdom from other Libero parents on how to get the mayhem under control.


Computer games, apps and board games for children

Here some tips on good apps and computer games, board games and party games for kids aged three and above.


Shy babies

Shyness is a matter of personality. Your child may be careful and take their time in trusting new people. Never reject your child's feelings; they are by definition not silly. Here are some tips for helping your child if he or she is shy.


Come out to play!

Det finns inga dåliga väder, det finns bara dåliga kläder - orden man själv ogillade som barn är nu de man själv glatt står och deklarerar för sina egna. Av en god anledning: stoj och stim ute i friska luften är ofta det bästa botemedlet mot dåligt humör hos stora och små. Men det finns dessutom fler bra skäl till att låta barnet leka utomhus.


Safe toys?

When it comes to young children, you may already have the best toys lying around in your cupboards and drawers. Baking trays, wooden spoons and plastic tools can be treasures to a curious baby. But you need to know that the plastic is free of toxins and that there's no risk of anything being swallowed or resulting in choking – just as with the toys you buy or are given.


Fun and games together

Some children have difficulty entertaining themselves and getting going with fun games on their own. And who most wants a young child as a playmate? Well, you, obviously.


Teaching young children to swim

Almost all children love playing with water, and that's good. Let your child play and experience the water: that's the first step towards wanting to learn to swim. And getting used to the water.


Scrapping children

Suddenly a toy flies through the air or your child is shoved by another one. Almost all children end up fighting or hitting their playmates at some point. It may help to know that this is not unusual. Find out why the children are fighting, help them, and stop it happening again.


Bed wetting

It's common for children to accidentally wet themselves at night. When they're little they rarely see it as a problem, but as they get older they may start to find it annoying, just as parents do. We only really start to call it bedwetting, or nocturnal enuresis, once the child turns five.


Weaning off a dummy or thumb

Lots of people have loaded feelings and opinions about dummies – even adults who have no connection with your child. Figure out what works for you while focusing on your child's wellbeing..


Twins and how to help them both develop optimally

There's a school of thought that says we should separate twins, keep them in different classes, or otherwise create distance between them. But no research clearly shows that this approach is better for the children.


Your child's motor skills development, from one and a half to four

At this age, your child needs to move about a lot. They investigate their surroundings with great interest, their motor skills develop and coordination is refined.


Holidaying with kids: the secrets to success

This is a guide to travelling with young children – one of the greatest adventures of your life! From planning to departure, packing to sightseeing, expectations to reality:


Baby's first playmates and friends

As a rule, it's too early to expect your two-year-old to have friends in the way that older children or adults do. But at three years of age, children start to play nicely together.


ADHD and autism

Most young children have “ants in their pants” and find it hard to sit still. Some are quiet and introverted. This may be part of their personality or simply a phase in their development. When do you start worrying that abnormal behaviour is a sign of ADHD or autism?


The afternoon slump

By four o'clock, most people are tired. It's been a long day and they're worn out. The hours between now and dinnertime can be tough.