It’s that time of the year where we celebrate the merry festive season! From Santa parades, Christmas carols and Christmas parties, here is our top picks for the best free family-friendly Christmas events in Tauranga 2019.
There are lots of fun family-friendly events happening for Halloween and Guy Fawkes. Here’s our top picks for the best Halloween events and fireworks displays in Tauranga. Find out where your nearest event is here and make sure you mark them in your calendar! Read More
Here are our top picks for free events and activities to take your children during the October 2019 school holidays in Tauranga. These holidays you can learn how to make a string puppet, watch a magic show, have a go programming your own game, try ice skating and much more!
Here are our top picks for free events and activities to take your children during the July 2019 school holidays in Tauranga. These holidays you can learn how to make a fizzy bath bomb, watch a magic show, take a dance class, design your own tee shirt and much more!
When I was growing up, my mum was always the one with a camera in her hand, taking photos of me at the beach or my favourite park, capturing delightful moments of our everyday life. It wasn’t long before I became a mum myself that my love affair with photography had begun.
Here are our top picks for free events and activities to take your children during the April 2019 school holidays in Tauranga. These holidays you can learn how to make balloon animals, go on a Easter egg hunt, make your own bird feeder, get interactive at the Science Roadshow, design your own mosaic tile and much more!
First of all, this is not something that you need to rush! Please don’t try the big bed because you are expecting a baby soon. It is much better to buy or borrow a second cot than be faced with problems that have popped up because you tried things a bit too early. We really want to hold off until 2.5-3 years of age if possible as this is when your child will have much better impulse control and will be more likely to STAY in bed!
Between the ages of 2.5-3 years of age, a child’s sleep needs are reducing and most will be ready to drop their day time sleep. Some may still nap happily and if their night time sleep is still ok then there is no reason to stop napping. For a 3 year old, I wouldn’t offer any more than 1.5 hours of sleep during the day as too much day sleep will interrupt their night time sleep. Their nap could be as short as 45mins if they genuinely need it.
Most toddlers will drop from 2 naps to 1 nap between 15-18 months of age. There can be a nap regression around 12 months of age so don’t let them fool you! Keep offering the naps – they may or may not sleep but if you are consistent they should get back to normal with a little time.
At 2-3 years of age our wee ones are going through big stages in their development. They are learning lots about themselves, the world around them and their place in it. We start to see a lot of boundary pushing and resistance as they test things out, which can also impact on their sleep.