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A toddler health binder is a convenient way to store all of your child’s health information and paperwork. It is flexible to meet your needs.
Some families will use their health binder to store basics, track milestones and to be proactive about preventing future health problems. Other families may have a child with complex or chronic health conditions, and will want to add additional sections to track medication or supplement use, develop care plans, keep track of specialists, or take notes to track progress.
Included in My Toddler Health Binder
65 pages of content, including:
- Six Well Child Guides* for ages 12 months, 15 months, 18 months, 2 years, 3 years and 4 years. Each well child guide includes a naturopathic approach to supporting your child’s health at each developmental stage. (See what is included in each Well Child Guide below.) Each guide also includes pages to take notes, track development and growth, and log vaccinations.
- Six Herb Guides,* one for each developmental stage that includes herbs appropriate for each age group. Each herb guide includes information on the active constituents of the herb, safety information, what the herb is typically used for, and conversion guides based on weight.
- A beautiful cover and three spines to choose from (if you have a 1″ binder).
- Additional pages including an Emergency Contact sheet, Medication/Supplement list, Appointment log, list of Lab Tests & Procedures, Insurance form, Specialists List with contact information for easy reference, and a sheet for general Notes (you can print as many of these as you’d like if you are a big note-taker like some of us are).
- A template for printable tabs – we recommend Avery Index Maker Clear Label Dividers with 5 Tabs (5 sets).
This is a printable e-book, which means you will need to print the pages at home or a convenient location. (You can send the files to FedEx office or a similar location and they will print it for you.) This lets families choose what sections are relevant for them. Plus you can print extra notes pages if needed, multiple copies of the breastfeeding log, or whatever is specific to your child.
You can decide to print the whole guide in color or black & white, we designed the inside pages to print very nicely either way. We recommend purchasing a 1/2″ or 1″ binder, and Avery Index Maker Clear Label Dividers with 5 Tabs (5 sets). Some families really like to get some clear sheet protectors or pocket dividers to store additional items (like insurance cards, your baby’s footprints, etc.)
Then assemble your heart away! (We promise it is super satisfying!)
Included in the 15 Month Well Child Guide
- What is normal development and behavior at 15 months.
- What is NOT normal, and when to be concerned.
- Extremely important safety tips for toddlers on the move.
- A naturopathic approach to developing Emotional Intelligence and preventing toddler temper tantrums.
- How to maintain healthy eating habits for your toddler.
- How to establish healthy dental habits.
- Sleep tips for those tricky restless toddlers.
Included in the 18 Month Well Child Guide
- What is normal development and behavior at 18 months.
- What is NOT normal, and when to be concerned.
- Normal sleep patterns at this age.
- A naturopathic approach to discipline for toddlers. (Tip: Discipline means “To Teach”)
- Helpful parenting tips when your toddler pushes boundaries.
- Important safety tips, including car-seats, shoes, drowning prevention and more.
- Nutrition tips, including calcium requirements for this age.
- How YOU may be feeling and how to support yourself through this (sometimes) tiring age.
Included in the 2 Year Well Child Guide
- What is normal at age 2 (temperament, behavior, development).
- Helpful parenting tips for tricky 2-year-old behavior, including what to expect, how to manage time and independence.
- Potty training tips! How to start potty training, keep it rewarding, and common mistakes to avoid.
- Screen time tips
- Safety concerns for this age group, including street safety, car seats and more.
- Nutrition tips, including what to do if your child has “beige syndrome.”
- How to encourage language development.
- How to emotionally regulate your child.
Included in the 3 Year Well Child Guide
- What is normal at age 3. (Development, personality, etc.)
- When to be concerned, what is NOT normal at age 3.
- Nutrition tips.
- What to do if your child has potty training regression, or isn’t potty trained yet.
- How to manage 3-year-old temper tantrums, power struggles, behavior problems and fears.
- Screen time limits, what is healthy and not healthy use of tablets, cell phones and TV for kids.
- Safety tips like preventing drowning and secondary drowning, poisoning prevention, helmets, fire safety and more.
- How to encourage your child to be an early reader.
Included in the 4 Year Well Child guide
- What is normal at age 4. (Development, personality, etc.)
- When to be concerned, what is NOT normal at age 4.
- Nutrition tips – how to encourage healthy eating habits and how to manage super picky eaters.
- How to encourage eye-hand coordination in your child.
- How to develop early literacy skills.
- Ideas for preschool “play” to help encourage brain development.
- Limits for healthy screen time.
- Safety tips for children: car seats, fire safety, biking safety, indoor air pollution and more.
- Body part safety, how to discuss boy vs. girl private parts with your 4-year-old.
- Dental hygiene.
- Information on pre-Kindergarten vaccines (required in most states).
- Visual development.
- Included in every Well Child Guide is a Herb Guide! Each Herb Guide includes detailed information on use, safety and dosage* for a herb that Dr. Krumbeck deems to be age-appropriate. Included Herb Guides in My Toddler Health Binder: Echinacea (a fantastic but often misunderstood herb), Chamomile (the classic children’s herb), Mullein (One of Dr. Krumbeck’s favorite herbs!), Nettles (stingy but wonderful), Cinnamon (a great kitchen cabinet herb), and Elderberry (the tastiest antiviral medicine).
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.