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Toddler Independence | VTech Safe&Sound Monitor + Twitter Party
She’s my last baby. They always say letting the last one go is the hardest. After a scary near-death experience last year, I’m definitely having trouble letting my baby girl grow up. But this feisty 2 year old is showing how badly she wants every bit of independence in her life. So today, I’m sharing 5 ways I am giving my daughter her toddler independence. Because even the smallest bits can mean the world of difference.
1. Let Her Be The Trend Setter
Allowing my child to make her own choices, even if it’s her wardrobe can mean the difference between a good day and a meltdown. I give my girl the choice for her outfit for the day, letting her set her own toddler fashionista trend. It’s in these small choices that give her a little bit more reign on her life…and a few fun pictures.
2. Let Her Lead
Part of moving from baby to toddler is leading. Letting her discover the unknown. Letting her exp0lore her boundaries (and sometimes overstepping them). Letting her to not be afraid of the world, but embracing it. Letting her find her voice and place in the world, it’s all a part of growing up, even at 2 years old.
3. Let Her Tell Me When She’s Ready
I put too much pressure on her to hit those milestones. While I want her to stay a baby forever, I also want those diapers out of my house. Potty training while easy for my boy, is more challenging for my girl. But I shouldn’t push her to reach those goals as my son did. She’s smart. She’s stubborn. She’s beautiful. And she will let me know when she is ready, on her terms.
4. Let Her Personality Shine
At this age, her little personality is so bright and bold and still developing. I have to find the restraint to stop myself from hindering that little person from being exactly who she was born to be. I need to let her have more moments, even it’s to let her have her tantrum because she’s adamant that she was right. I need to not quickly jump in and “fix” the situation, but let her work things out for herself. To work past her frustrations, to find the joys, to be 100% pure energy!
5. Learn to Let Go
I think the hardest part of toddler independence is not letting her do something, but for me to NOT do something. As a mom, it’s hard for me to sit back and watch my girl just grow up. But learning to let go has been one of the best things for me. The VTech Safe&Sound Baby Monitor has made it easier to give my daughter her independence. The VTech Safe&Sound Baby Monitor allows me to watch my girl from afar, so she can discover, play and explore with the safety that I need as a mom. Check out some of my favorite features of this amazing video device.
- Pan, Tilt and Zoom: I am able to keep track of my girl from every angle. Pans up to 270 degrees, tilts 124 degrees, and even zooms 2x
- High Resolution Color LCD Screen: So you can see every detail with clarity. I love the hand held monitor with the large 2.8 inch color display screen.
- Full Motion Video: With up to 25 frames per second, I can capture every movement my girl is making, whether reading her favorite book or cooking her favorite pizza I can all of the action on screen.
- Auto Night Vision: Ready for bedtime? So is the VTech Safe&Sound! This monitor has two Infrared LEDs and a low-lux camera that automatically detects low light, giving me clear video at all times.
- Talk-Back Intercom: Because, let’s face it parents, toddler independence only goes so far. I can communicate instantly with the easy Talk-Back Intercom button.
- Grows as Your Family Grows: Connect up to 4 cameras from one parent device and easily switch between cameras for constant monitoring from all rooms.
- Keeps Your Moments Private: My video and audio are always digitized and encrypted so our moments are kept private
With the VTech Safe&Sound, I am able to capture those moments when she doesn’t think that I’m watching. That moment when she asks her baby doll “are you ok?,” when she strokes her dog stuffed animal or laughs while she’s cooking, even enjoying a book on her own. To have me sit back and watch and let her just be, I have found healing for myself.
Join Me for the #VtechBaby Twitter Party
Whether you’re enjoying your infant’s sweet little smiles or admiring your toddler’s growing independence, we know you never want to miss a moment with your children. Thankfully, VTech’s Safe&Sound® Pan & Tilt Full Color Video Baby Monitor has you covered. With features like remote pan, tilt and zoom to scan your child’s room, automatic night vision and digital transmission that’s private and secure, you can be sure you know exactly what’s happening with your little one during naptime or playtime! Join me for a Twitter party to learn more about this amazing product and to chat about general baby and child safety tips!
When: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 1 pm EST
Hosts: @TheMotherhood, @TMChatHost, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann
Prizes: Five nursery safety baskets with VTech Safe&Sound® Pan & Tilt Full Color Video Baby Monitors to randomly selected participants who answer the trivia questions correctly during the party. Prizes limited to U.S. participants only.
Toddler independence. It’s real and it’s a beautiful part of my baby girl. With small steps and the VTech Safe&Sound Baby Monitor, I am learning to give her the independence she needs to learn and grow.