Here's the thing about tantrums: while they're a universal rite of passage for most littlies, they aren't one-size-fits-all.
Although toddler sleep problems can be frustrating for parents, they are actually perfectly normal.
This quarterly guide to your toddler's second year contains information, tips and useful contacts on your toddler's development between one and two years.
- Your Toddler - 13 to 15 months old
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- Your Toddler - 19 to 21 months old
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- Your Toddler - 28 to 30 months old
- Your Toddler - 31 to 33 months old
- Your Toddler - 34 to 36 months old
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You don't need to take a trip to the beach to give your child the fun of water play.
Thumb sucking is a very normal (and endearing) habit that forms when infants are learning to soothe themselves. Babies are born with sucking reflexes and inevitably find their fingers and thumbs (and feet!) in their mouths. However, it can turn into a tricky thing for parents to manage as children get older.
Even a simple activity like playing finger puppets with your toddler is loaded with positive developmental outcomes.
Wait until they turn three ...
There are many emotional benefits to sharing, but only if it's voluntary.
It's no secret that threenagers suffer from a lot of bad press, However, as this little boy shows, it's an age full of wisdom and insight, too.
Welcoming a second baby is beautiful, joyous and exhausting - or, if you're a 2-year-old, utterly confusing and downright annoying.
Toddlers can be given a flying start in language and maths if their parents interact with them correctly, research suggests.
For years, they were told nothing was wrong with their daughter.
This is a stage, and you and she will move through it. I can (almost) promise it.
There are big changes for families in the new recommendations to guide children's use of anything with a screen, such as computers, tablets, mobile phones, televisions and video games.