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.
Toddler Toys: vehicles Encourage imaginative play with the wide range of toy vehicles designed to please boys and girls alike.
After the series of vaccinations offered to babies...
Books and reading
With shop displays groaning with books, the tempta...
Dealing with the biting habit
Most babies who are teething will try to bite you ...
Encouraging first words
There is no reason why you can’t start encou...
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.
Guide to rashes
Small children get rashes all the time. Often they are just a passing irritation caused by getting too hot or sweaty, but sometimes they are a sign of something you should get checked out.