Tuesday, 5 April 2011

How To Help A Toddler To Stop Crying

You know how the key to buying a property is Location, Location, Location? Well, the key to making a toddler stop crying is Distraction, Distraction, Distraction. I'm speaking (writing) from experience and it's worked for us 8 out of 10 times. You just have to make your kid snap out of it by shifting his attention to something more exciting than his own crying. What to distract him with? Anything and everything!

1. Food - something he likes to eat, obviously. If you're desperate enough, candy works really well! I try to stick to chocolate if I have to choose a candy (I'm biased). Try healthier options like yogurt, raisins or his favourite fruit.

2. Toys - keep some new toys handy for emergencies like these. Or, show him an old toy he hasn't played with for a while.

3. Go outside (if he's fussing in the house)- a breath of fresh air will do everybody some good.

4. Bubble bath - I don't know what's with kids and bubbles, but they just love 'em!

5. Make silly faces - yes, transform yourself into a clown, make silly faces accompanied with sillier sounds and turn tears into laughter. Practice makes perfect.

6. The Idiot Box - no matter how idiotic it is, it does provide an option.

 Remember - Distraction, Distraction, Distraction!
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