It is important to realise that a child’s developmental progress does vary greatly, and is not a race.
It's all happening now... your little baby is becoming a toddler. Read on for some helpful advice on some of the changes you can expect in the next three months. What an exciting year you have ahead.
Toddlers of 18 months indicate caring for parents, siblings, and other relatives and caregivers and give hugs, kisses and gentle pats.
When toddlers are frustrated they usually react in the only way they know - they throw a tantrum. Anger, fear and jealousy can also bring on a tantrum.
Your toddler is fast approaching their second birthday. Find out about toilet training, disturbed nights, independence and how to put on a birthday party for a two-year-old.
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Welcome to the period many people call the terrible twos - when tantrums, nose picking and distate for new food can become the new norm.
At 28 to 20 months, your toddler’s memory enables her to recall events and people and easily find objects that are hidden from her.
Your toddler's vocabulary will be growing and she might be ready to transition to a bed.
The terrible twos are winding down and she's becoming much more independent.
As many as 4 per cent of children go through a phase of repeating or prolonging sounds, or getting 'stuck' trying to talk.
For a short time, kids speak a language that only their parents can understand. What are the words you miss most from the toddler years?
Scientists suspect genetic activity is the cause of girls' quicker learning of language than boys.
Single mum of twin girls, Wanda and Diana, Jody Hopkinson takes a look back at the year that was.
Temper tantrums, recurring nightmares, difficulty with concentrating… where did all this behaviour come from?
Amongst all the different theories that are linked to child psychological development, birth order has a particular relevance for parents when it comes to sibling rivalry.
Last year a four-year-old American girl named Riley Maida shot to prominence for a YouTube video showing her rant against the tyranny of princess gear for girls, and superhero stuff for boys. Could New Zealand follow in the footsteps of other countries and crush toy stereotypes?
Your toddler could begin toilet training during this time, as they sleep longer at night and often favour routines.
Children with language difficulties could make big improvements if their parents changed how they read to them, study finds.
Sleep problems are quite common in this age range with sleep habits changing as the child develops.
Toilet training can be frustrating for parents and toddlers alike. Read these fuss free tips.
Toilet training can be frustrating for many parents - here are some tips to take some stress out of the situation.
As your baby gets bigger and older, you’ll notice changes creeping into their sleep patterns and this will be your signal to help them begin their transition into a bigger bed.
Toilet training is a major part of your child's development, stay supportive and offer encouragement.
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