A toddler’s physical development – is a balanced diet necessary?

Physical development - why do you think a balanced diet is necessary for children as young as 1 to 2 years? That’s because their body is undergoing rapid physical development and hence, needs each nutrient in an equalized proportion. Moreover, training children to eat healthy with occasional breaks in junk food is imperative for leading a healthy life! You might wonder – is it really necessary to maintain a balanced diet for kids at such young age? Well, yes. It is rather compulsory because the toddler has just learned to walk, is highly active all day long and is growing in centimeters every week. A complete nutritious meal is, therefore, vital to complement their rapid physical development. Also, approximately [...]

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27 months old

Your child is now 27 months old and seems to be into everything... Their little minds are developing at an alarming rate and they seem to have boundless energy. You may notice an increase in temper tantrums, but remember to be patient. This is a time of learning for both you and your toddler. In this article we will discuss what you can expect this month in your toddler’s life.  Toddler Development: 27 Months Language Development At 27 months, your toddler can comprehend at least 400 words and can verbalize about 200. They should know their first and last names by now and start to use the plural form of some words. They can use possessive pronouns such as [...]

22 months old

When your toddler reaches 22 months old you will keep noticing that he develops fast Now that your toddler is 22 months old, he reaches some important milestones. They are more coordinated physically, being able for example to throw a ball without falling. However, you cannot know for sure yet if he is right or left-handed even if you notice that he seems to prefer one hand over the other. Cognitive development at 22 months old His cognitive development will also be really evident at 22 months old, since he will be more self-assured and set on achieving objectives. He knows how to make things happen and he will set is mind on specific missions like finishing a puzzle. The [...]

24 months old

The month of your baby’s birthday has arrived..! 24 months old - time really flies by and this year your toddler has grown so much that you feel like he deserves a big birthday party. However, the best way to celebrate is with a simple and small party. Even though he can understand now what his birthday means, he can get overwhelmed by too many guest and a noisy room full of people. Also, keep it short, invite a couple of children over that he his familiar with, for two hours so they can play, but do not skip his afternoon nap. If you let the party go until late he will be agitated and not sleep right. Just [...]

25 months old

Your child is no longer a baby as he enters his third year of life... Growing up is always a challenge both for him and you to deal with, but you should cherish all the progress that he has made. Encouraging and supporting him is the best way for him to keep evolving and reaching milestones. Physical development at 25 months old Walking is no longer a challenge for your child. He will walk naturally with heel-to-toe motions and steady steps. He can also jump and throw objects over his head without falling. His body fat will keep reducing and his growth is slowing down. The head starts to grow slower and the limbs and torso strengthen which makes [...]

23 months old

Your baby is now close to completing his second year of life... If you want to learn what will be his milestones this month and how to help his development keep reading. Also remember that he will accomplish things step by step and do not worry if he does not do all that he is supposed to do yet. Every toddler is different. Physical development at 23 months At 23 months old your toddler can now use stairs but it is likely that he will still need to hold your hand and climb slowly. When descending the stairs he will prefer to do it backwards in a crawling position. Therefore, you need to make things safe by keeping objects [...]

21 months old

At 21 months your baby is now a very active and curious toddler... Routines are the most important thing for your toddler, it is better if his world is predictable. Try to keep up with a schedule and have always the same eating and sleeping times. Sleeping is very important for the cognitive development of your baby at this point. Establishing a routine will make your life easier by avoiding bedtime tantrums and not wanting to eat at lunch or dinner time. Your toddler will also be able to practice essential skills everyday like brushing his teeth and feeding himself to dressing himself in the morning. You should encourage this behavior so your baby can grow an independent and [...]

14 months old

Developmental milestone of a 14 month old toddler... During the first 12 months, your baby grows and develops from a dependent newborn into a mobile as well as curious toddler. Your child will learn different things through exploration, movement and manipulation. Moreover, this is the time when your baby develops and refines his or her important gross motor skills, language skills, social skills, and fine motor skills. With the development of these aspects in your child's life, he or she gets to interact with other people, express his or her feelings, and establish the foundation for the next milestones. Developmental milestones for a 14 month old child would refer to the practice or mastery of the skills that is [...]