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Tips for Taking Your Toddler on a Walk | Toddler Footwear

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 6:57:00 PM America/Edmonton

 

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It seems like a simple thing to do... take your toddler on a walk or short hike. But toddlerscan be complicated and taking them out unprepared can sometimes turn from a fun, healthy activity to a natural disaster! As the icy sidewalks clear up and the spring weather nears, it's a great time to take your little one on an adventure - just follow these tips and you'll be good to go!

Be prepared for anything. Bring a small backpack or diaper bag with essential supplies such as: water, an easy-to-eat snack, cell phone, hat, diapers and wipes. You might also want to bring some containers or plastic bags for rock collecting and little activities.

Dress appropriately. Spring time is mucky so make sure your little guy or gal has the proper rain gear (splash pants) and footwear on. Rain boots are a great choice - just make sure they fit properly and always wear socks to avoid blisters (the walk-ruiner!) If it's not so mucky, some toddler footwear with grips and proper cushioning are a great choice.

Plan a route ahead of time. In case the unexpected happens, like an accident or a fall, make sure you're never too far from home or your vehicle. You don't want to be lugging your inconsolable toddler back TOO far.  Also, consider whether or not you will be bringing a stroller and make sure the route you're taking is stroller friendly.

Be realistic. Don't make this your calorie burning workout of the day. Your toddler will be stopping frequently to explore and play and that's what the adventure is for, after all! (Also, if your child wants to ride a trike, realize you may be carrying it home so weigh your options carefully... Been there, done that!)

Stop for pictures! These are some of the best times to get candid photos of your kids - when they are with Mom and/or Dad, outside and just having a blast getting mucky and figuring out what the world is about.

Have fun on your walk or hike with your little one!

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You’ll love this: 5 Quick Breakfast Ideas - Healthy Food & Kids

Thursday, August 15, 2013 5:48:38 PM America/Edmonton

kids meal ideasIt’s almost back to school time and for those of you with preschoolers you’re about to add some more activity to your already busy day!It’s not easy getting out the door in the morning and trying to plan a healthy breakfast every day may not sound appealing. But before you reach for the “Sugar-Os” try one of these quick and easy breakfast ideas – they’re healthy, fast and yummy!

  1. The Breakfast Tortilla: This involves a quick egg scramble, a pinch of grated cheese and some diced tomato. Stuff it all in a wrap and you’ve got a complete meal ready to go in minutes!
  2. PB&B English Muffin: Start with a toasted whole wheat or whole grain English muffin. Spread with all natural peanut butter and sliced bananas. With a glass of milk to top it off your little monkey will be happy.
  3. Super Smoothie: All kids love smoothies! It’s a fact. Keep some unsweetened frozen fruit in your freezer for breakfast treats. Add water, coconut water, a bit of unsweetened juice and you’re ready to go! You can also add fresh banana, berries, kiwi, kale, spinach or a spoon of yogurt to make it different every time!
  4. Fancy Yogurt: Plain yogurt can taste a bit, ell plain to kids. Why not add some honey or applesauce to sweeten it a touch and top it off with berries, pistachios, almonds, granola or bran buds to make it a crunchy treat?
  5. Breakfast Pizza: It’s just as delicious as it sounds. Top a whole wheat or whole grain English muffin with a tomato slice, a slice of pre-cooked back bacon and some cheese (shredded if you have time, thinly sliced if not). Stick under the broiler for a couple of minutes – keep your eyes peeled for doneness – and you’ve got a yummy breakfast.

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We don’t know who “they” are but we know one thing for sure – breakfast can also be the healthiest, yummiest and quickest meal of the day! 

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