Milestones In A Toddler’s Life
This section contains information on your child’s first and second year of development, with information on each age range and what to expect to see from your child at that point in time. Also included are some great parenting links and information on when to ask questions.
Check Early Check Often – Toddler Stage
Toddlers are seldom still! Busy parents rush to keep up with the rapid developments in this period which include walking and talking. Watch this video to find out more about following your toddler’s’ development with the Ages and Stages questionnaire.
This video, produced by FAN features early childhood professionals and parents talking about their experiences with early childhood developmental screening.
Toddler 12 to 18 Months – What most toddlers do at this age:
Toddler 18 to 24 Months – What most toddlers do at this age:
Toddler 24 to 30 Months – What most toddlers do at this age:
Healthy sleep habits are important. Routine is very important for a toddler. At this age, children thrive on regular routines.
Toddlers need different amounts of sleep at various ages. Most – but not all – toddlers follow this pattern:
- At 12 months – May sleep about 14 hours in 24 hours having a morning and afternoon nap. Between 14 months and 18 months, the morning nap disappears and is replaced with one longer afternoon nap.
- At 24 months – May sleep 11 to 12 hours at night with a nap in the afternoon lasting one to two hours.
- At 30 months – May sleep about 12 hours at night and may or may not have a short nap.
Here are some tips for helping your toddler build healthy sleep habits:
A variety of great articles on feeding your toddler can be found here:
Caregivers can help toddlers maximize their physical development at this age by providing lots of opportunities for play.
Have a look at these links:
This stage in development can sometime feel challenging for parents.
Here are some great links for strategies for parenting toddlers:
Toddlers are curious and excited about exploring their environment. Help them to explore and be safe.
Is it an emergency? Call 9-1-1