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.
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.
Signs your child is ready to potty train
Tips on behaviour that signal a move from nappies.
How to start potty training
Some people like to encourage potty or toilet trai...
Sunburn and Heat Exhaustion - what to do and when to seek help!
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Terrible 2s - myths and reality
Should parents brace themselves for bad behaviour as their child hits 24 months or can the toddler years actually be a more peaceful period than you would expect?
Burns - What to do
Burns can happen suddenly and the pain and damage caused can be devastating. Knowing what to do if this should happen can make a massive difference in reducing the amount of pain and scarring experienced and may avoid them having any tissue damage at all.