Toddler milestones

It is important to realise that a child’s developmental progress does vary greatly, and is not a race.

Toddlers: 13 to 15 months

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.

Your toddler - 16 to 18 months

Toddlers of 18 months indicate caring for parents, siblings, and other relatives and caregivers and give hugs, kisses and gentle pats.

Toddlers - 19 to 21 months

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.

Toddlers - 22 to 24 months

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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Toddlers - 25-27 months

Welcome to the period many people call the terrible twos - when tantrums, nose picking and distate for new food can become the new norm.

28 to 30 months

Toddlers - 28 to 30 months

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.

31 to 33 months

Toddlers - 31 to 33 months

Your toddler's vocabulary will be growing and she might be ready to transition to a bed.

34 to 36

Toddlers - 34 to 36 months

The terrible twos are winding down and she's becoming much more independent.

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A toddler's World Cup

Milin wants to run fast with the ball like the players on the TV. He wants to wear his football kit and score goals in our mini net in the garden.

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Toilet training and daycare

We're toilet training our daughter and it's going well, but how do we make sure she stays on track with it when she's at daycare?


Starting toilet training

Potty training is just around the corner in our house, and it's one of the phases of parenting I have least looked forward to.

Toddler bedtime

End bedtime battles

The sleepless toddler is every parent's nightmare. Now researchers are offering a new way to treat it.


Rapid changes

Lately Miss A has really mellowed. She still gets up to her usual mischief but she seems to have harnessed her frustration.


Playing favourites

How do you handle it when your child has a favourite parent?

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Your toddler's development

If you understand what's happening for your child developmentally, you can have more realistic expectations of their behaviour.

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Bedtime battles

"Just one more story ... I'm thirsty ... I need to go the toilet ... I want a biscuit ... but I don't want to go to sleep!"

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The baby illusion

It is one of the universal truths of parenthood: the moment you hold your new baby in your arms, your older child somehow appears to instantly grow bigger.


Explaining death to a child

How do you tell a three-year-old someone they know and love has passed away? I favour just telling them straight.


These feet were made for walking

Watching your child take their first steps is a great joy, but there's a huge variation in the age at which kids start walking.

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