For the first time since becoming a parent, you're thinking about handing your child over to a babysitter. Do you dare to? Can you?
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 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.
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!
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.
If toilet training isn't working, the best advice is to relax, put your toddler back in diapers/nappies and try again later.