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Category Archives: Toddler

  • Baby Development : Month 22

    Your baby’s development You are about to witness the terrible two’s as they call it. Temper tantrums may most likely be one of the defining characteristics at this stage (consider your self lucky if you have been blessed with a calm child). Because your child’s actual skills cannot yet match up to his mind, he may know what he wants to do but may not be able to figure out how exactly to do it Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 21

    Your baby’s development It can seem to you that your toddler never actually stops moving, but if you notice carefully, you can see that he spends as much time looking around and observing his environment too. This is the age when he is likely to experiment with a lot of weird stuff, like putting things in the strangest of places; like an eraser in a nostril or stuffing a small toy down his throat. Instead Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 20

    Your baby’s development The most prominent feature that you may notice about your 20 month old toddler may be his phobias which seem to have developed over night. So one week it might be strange noises and another week it might be tigers or doctors. You must understand that his imagination is developing at this stage and he cannot distinguish between what can actually happen and what cannot. So while you know that a tiger Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 19

    Your baby’s development At 19 months, it may seem to you like your toddler’s main mission in life is to run all day. With curiosity being on an all term high and with abundant energy to match your toddler will literally keep you on your toes. Make sure that you provide your child with ample opportunities for safe play both indoors and out doors. Some of the toddlers at this age may be mellow, content Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 18

    Your baby’s development Your toddler is now midway between one and two and the most striking thing that you will probably notice is that, your child will begin to show impatience for just about anything. If for instance, he tells you that he wants a toy now, he literally means at that very instant. So be prepared for lots of “I want it right now’s”. Your toddler at 18 months will know his limits, but Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 16

    If he has mastered the art of waking a certain distance without falling or bumping into things, your toddler at 16 months might have bigger ambitions. He might try out a combination of activities; like for instance carrying a stack of blocks and walking. He might drag a stool, hoist himself up on it and try to climb on the table. This is a time when the whole world looks adventurous and exciting and in Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 17

    Your baby’s development Your 17 month old toddler will love experimenting with his newly mastered skills. It will seem like he has just discovered the power of his vocal cords. So don’t be surprised if he starts yelling his head off and loves it. He will most likely start to open and close doors- any doors that he can find including fridge doors. You will also notice that your child enjoys the act of throwing Continue Reading

  • Baby Development : Month 14

    This is the time you can start ‘showing off’ your little one. He will love doing little tricks like waving daddy ‘bye bye’ or responding to verbal instructions like ‘show uncle your favorite toy’. In short, your baby loves being the centre of attention. Your baby’s development Your little one’s  vocabulary will most likely consist of 3 to 4 words. But you may notice that he understands more words than he can speak. If he Continue Reading

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  • Baby Development : Month 13

    Your little bundle of joy has completed one year and you just can’t seem to believe how fast he is growing up. Now that he can safely be called a toddler, you may begin to notice subtle changes in his behavior. Your baby’s development For your 13 month old, you are still the center of his universe and he expects your world to revolve around him too. He is most likely to start attempting to Continue Reading

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  • How to discipline your child

    Discipline is the process of teaching your child what is acceptable and what is not.  It is not a form of punishment.  Disciplining your child requires both commitment and effective communication.  You can teach your child how to be respectful and to follow rules. Through the use of rewards and consequences, you can show your child how to be respectful and follow rules. The word discipline is usually seen in a negative light as far Continue Reading

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  • Tackling Your Toddler’s Tantrums

    Toddler tantrums are a parent’s worst nightmare. It is embarrassing if your toddler decides to get adamant for a favorite toy right in the supermarket and throws the worst kind of tantrum when you refuse to comply. It is so embarrassing to be the center of all unwanted, judgmental attention that you are tempted to burn a hole in your pocket just to get out of the situation! Unfortunately, this only teaches your toddler that Continue Reading

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  • Dealing with a Late Talker

    Some babies learn to talk late. If you are part of an ambitious family, your late talker can be a subject of unwanted criticism which affects your confidence and that of your child. Your closed ones might unconsciously add to the pressure by comparing your child with a talking child of similar age belonging to a neighbor or a friend or relative. As a parent it is natural for you to panic when your child Continue Reading

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  • 10 Ways to Stop Yelling at Your Child

    Nobody said raising a toddler was going to be easy. But you signed up for it the minute your eyes misted over with happy tears when you found out you were pregnant. And unfortunately this is not something you can quit. Screaming and shouting at your little one is definitely not the solution. The louder you scream, the more your toddler is likely to compare you to the big bad monsters from the bedtime stories Continue Reading

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  • 8 Bedtime Routines for your Child

    As the day winds down to an end, you are possibly as exhausted as your baby is. Exhaustion makes you snappy and your baby cranky. It is when most parents try to impatiently force their babies to sleep so that they get a couple of hours of quiet for themselves. Following this routine regularly not only ensures that your baby sleeps more peacefully but also makes you feel a proud parent. 1. Release the Energy Continue Reading

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  • 10 Ways to Increase Your Child’s Vocabulary

    As your baby continues to grow, he or she becomes more and more curious about the surroundings. They are eager to name the objects. They will try the sound of the words they hear by rolling them on their tongues. Often you will find your baby repeating the word he has just heard without even grasping the meaning of it. For example, if your toddler has heard the word ‘office’ for the first time you Continue Reading

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  • Shy No More – 10 ways to help a Shy Child

    Your child dreads going to school and hides behind you every time someone comes up to say hi. Every assessment card says he needs to interact with his peers more. Fear not, you are not alone. Shyness or the fear to communicate with people is something which most people claim to have felt at some point of time in their lives. For kids it is doubly difficult as most often they are clueless about how Continue Reading

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  • Survive your Child’s Diet – Dealing with a Fussy Eater

    You have spent hours slaving in the kitchen (or nagging the cook) ensuring that each meal served to the family, is tasty and nutritionally balanced. Your relatives and friends rave about your cooking and everyone loves what you serve- everyone except your child. What do you do when your child will have nothing but chicken nuggets for dinner every night? Fussy eaters have the power to turn even the calmest of parents into raging and Continue Reading

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  • Ready to Read- 10 reading tips for your child

    Emilie Buchwald was right when she said that “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” But what do you do, if the only reason your little tyke will touch a book is to tear out its pages and runs away each time you start reading? You as parents are your child’s first and most effective teachers. With a little imagination and effort you can soon make reading hour, something that both you Continue Reading

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  • Prepare for Preschool – Starting Preschool for your Toddler

     In this age, when every other two year old can be seen sauntering off to ‘school’ toting brightly coloured bags and bottles, can seemingly rattle off rhymes and songs by the dozen, can perform mathematical wizardry at the drop of a hat and can be safely expected to pen down kindergarten memoirs when they graduate from kindergarten; it is natural for you as a parent to want to enroll your toddler in the ‘best preschool’ in your Continue Reading

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  • Early Childhood Development – Socialization

    As your baby grows older he or she is going to develop what we commonly refer to as a ‘Personality. ‘He is going to make new friends, like certain people he likes more than others, share his toys, feel sorry for something he has done wrong, feel angry and frustrated. The rise of new emotions and character traits in your toddler is the beginning of his social skills. How he develops his social skills is Continue Reading

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