The toddler years are fantastic. Your baby has transformed into a tottering, toddling bundle of energy. You’ll notice their words becoming more defined and linking together to make coherent instructions. They’ll be rushing, running and probably falling and crashing as they refine their motor skills. And playtime takes on a whole new dimension with fantasy worlds and make-believe friends.
You’ll also have heard the expression “Terrible Twos” (and Terrible threes or fours for most) where your every suggestion will be challenged, demands will have to be met immedately for fear of instant meltdown, and your once “foodie” baby eyes your cottage pie suspiciously for signs of hidden vegetables. But it’s also a time for you to have fun together. And through many day-to-day experiences you'll guide the development of their character, build their confidence, instill some social niceties and help them on their way to making friends.
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Head Injuries - what to do and what to look out for
Fortunately, most falls or blows to the head result in injury to the scalp only, which is usually more frightening than life threatening.
How to start potty training
Some people like to encourage potty or toilet training from an early age. You will need to gauge your own child’s readiness, but whenever you do it, make sure you and your partner or any carer are all set to begin training at the same time.