The Mommy MD Guide to the Toddler Years

Disclosure: I have received The Mommy MD Guide to the Toddler Years to facilitate my review.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Recently, I have had the opportunity to review 2 fantastic books, The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth and The Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby’s First Year. By authors, Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH and Jennifer Bright Reich, these books are useful resources for pregnant moms and parents of a new baby. Although, the book that I was most excited to read is The Mommy MD Guide to the Toddler Years. My 19 month old daughter falls in the toddler category and it has been fun reading a book that is actually relevant to my life. As with the other books, this book also has more than 900 tips from doctors who are also mothers. Toddlers are not made equal as I have come to realize now that my 3rd child is going through these busy, chaotic but rewarding years. The great thing about the tips from 62 doctors is that you get various perspectives knowing that no child is the same.

The book is divided into 7 sections which are further divided into chapters:

  1. Growth and Development – walking, running, talking…
  2. Food and Nutrition – finger foods, table foods, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, transitioning to a sippy cup
  3. Health and Safety – going to the doctor, toddler proofing, preventing and treating common health conditions (earaches constipation, colds etc…)
  4. Bathing and Grooming – diapering, dressing, bathing safety, potty training
  5. Emotional Health and Discipine – nurturing relationships, self-discipline for toddlers
  6. Learning and Fun – celebrating, having fun, education and learning, travel tips, childcare
  7. Sleep – enough said!!

As apparent from the topics above, everything you can imagine related to toddlers is covered. The advice is practical and comforting. You realize that there is no right way to do things with children but maybe there is another way to make it better/easier.

Just like all the other Mommy MD Guide books, the The Mommy MD Guide to the Toddler Years is also available on paperback or download the e-book.