It's a tricky time giving up the daytime naps - everyone's a bit tired and scratchy. But don't worry; after a while things will calm down and you'll find a new routine that works.
Is it time to say goodbye to nappies? Does it look like your child can tell when they are peeing or pooing? That's great! Here's how to go about toilet training.
Toys driving you mad? Here is some down-to-earth wisdom from other parents on how to get the mayhem under control.
There are certain things you always thought you'd know how to handle, like tantrums. But that was a long time ago - before you became the parent of a strong-willed two year old!
Routine sounds dull to us grown-ups, but it's the exact opposite for children. They love things to be predictable; it makes them feel happy and secure.
It's a toddler's body that dictates when it's time to stay dry for a whole night. Until that happens, there's no point trying to hurry the process.
Shyness is a matter of personality. So it’s not your child who has to change; it’s you. Maybe it sounds harsh. But it’s not hard at all. It just requires less pushing.
Chores are not just about helping each other around the house. They’re about building self-esteem and, in the long run, self-reliance.
It begins with small portions of puréed food. The next step is chewing on more solid food, until eventually, you and your child are eating the same food.
Toddlers at this age are very curious to know everything they see, hear and touch.
Which toys and games are best for your child? Of course you want your child to develop properly. But it's ok: you already have everything they need at home.
Playing alongside other children is all you can expect from your toddler. At 18 months, they are still too focused on themselves to make really good playmates. But they can always practise.
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