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.
We're talking about...
what's in this section?
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.
How do you tell a three-year-old someone they know and love has passed away? I favour just telling them straight.
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.
What happened to our upbeat, endlessly distractable little boy?
It's interesting to see life through the eyes of a three-year-old. Miss K has been taking snaps of life in the Calman household.
In the past, studies have shown that memories triggered by smells are more vivid and emotional than those sparked by sounds, words or even pictures.
If a child learns to use a fork or brush their teeth, they can learn to stay in their bed and cope with being alone.
So what does a three-year-old who's travelling the world for a year think of the experience? Baxter tells his side of the story.
After becoming a parent my chances to hang out with a bunch of blokes have become few and far between.
Miss K has had her first taste of delivering circulars and is thinking of picking it up full time.
A crack team of scientists has been formed in Auckland in a bid to lead the world's autism research.
I can't think of two words that elicit more anxiety and confusion among parents of toddlers than toilet training.
Join our Mums' Hub community!Get exclusive access to:
- Discussions on our forums
- Comments on our stories
- Newsletter guides to pregnancy, babies and toddlers
- A personal profile and the chance to connect with other mums
- Newsletter updates from the Essential Mums team
- Competitions and the chance to win great prizes.