(Today’s post is sponsored by iConnect and Pampers. Any opinions are 100% my own.)
Dancing toddlers make everything better. Adorable chubby miniature humans moving to their own beat, without a care in the world. Tell me that doesn’t make you smile? As soon as my twins could walk, they were dancing. The best part? They don’t even need music! Miss Charlie only needs to hear the word dance to send her body grooving, and Mr. Oliver almost always joins in.
5 Ways to Encourage Dancing Toddlers
I loved taking dance lessons as a child, and even took some a few years ago! My oldest daughter takes dance lessons and has dabbled a bit in competition dance. Having the twins love dancing at an early age is pretty awesome! I hope they keep that love and that it grows even more. Here are 5 Ways to Encourage Dancing Toddlers, whether you want them to take lessons or just want to dance around the house like no one is watching. 😉
#1 Crank Up the Music
When you are cleaning, cooking, driving in the car, or feel like busting loose, crank up the music and dance! The kids will love it and music can lift your mood if grumpy is visiting. If you use your smartphone or tablet for tunes, start a playlist of songs your kids love. Now you will always be ready for an impromptu dance-a-thon.
#2 Make Music
Musical instruments, both toy and real, not only make music, but they also spark creativity and dancing. The twins have a basket of toy instruments in their bedroom, as well as two real child guitars. The older two kids have a guitar and a keyboard, as well as several musical apps on their tablets. In addition to family game night and family movie night, is family music night. A family that makes music together, makes memories together.
(Miss Charlie dancing in her Pampers a year ago!)
#3 Get Moving
Loosen up and get the body moving even when you aren’t dancing. Being active is a great way for kids to work on those muscles and helps them learn different ways their body can move. Toddler yoga, indoor crawling races, running around the backyard, and an indoor trampoline are some of our favorite ways to get the twins moving.
#4 Dress the Part
Fill a bin or drawer with dress up clothes including tutus, top hats, dance shoes, and whatever else you can find. I saved some of my older daughter’s dance costumes that work great for dress up clothes for the twins. I also look at garage sales for dress up clothes and dance shoes. You can even find cheap leotards if you want to get your toddlers familiar with dancing attire for dance class!
#5 Dancing Leakage Protection Nothing ruins an awesome dance party like a leak. Miss Charlie can dance FOREVER and her movies are improving. Pretty sure her dancing could outlast her diaper, until she met the protection of Pampers Cruisers and three new Extra Absorb ChannelsTM in the diaper’s core. Much like dancing toddlers distribute happiness around a room, these channels distribute wetness evenly so it stays drier. When it comes to dancing toddlers, avoid the SAG and find the SWAG! After leakage, sag is is the last thing you want to deal with when you are dancing without a care in the world. How can you find your SWAG, or your unique personality and movement, if a saggy diaper restricts your movement? Dancing toddlers need a diaper that will keep up with them for both dryness and fit. While a poor fitting or saggy diaper can limit babies’ freedom of movement, new Pampers Cruisers are helping babies move without restriction. Following testing of the new Pampers Cruisers, moms shared that the new diaper allows their babies to move more freely with 89% stating that it reduced bulkiness between the legs, and 91% said it distributed and locked wetness evenly. (*Based on size 4 vs. a leading value brand) If you’ve been using Pampers Cruisers for awhile, you will notice the design has changed. However, the diapers are made from the same safe and mild materials as before. With fun Sesame Street® character designs, stretchy sides that stay in place yet flex comfortably, three layers of protection, a thin core to help lock away wetness, and up to 12 hours of protection, Pampers Cruisers are helping baby’s every move.
As part of Pampers commitment to supporting the happy, healthy development of each baby and making life #BetterforBaby, Pampers will make a diaper donation at each Pampers Cruiser stop, continuing the brand’s mission to provide millions of diapers for families in need each year.
This was a sponsored post. Any opinions are 100% my own.