Development FAQ: 18-24 months – Other Advice

What steps should we take to make our garden safe for our 19 mth old daughter? We would love our 19-month-old daughter, Anna, to spend as much time outdoors as possible, but wonder what we should do to make the garden safe for her. Our back door from the kitchen links to a small patio, […]

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Development FAQ: 18-24 months – Tantrums

My 20-month-old doesn’t want a haircut. I have just spent the most embarrassing morning trying to get Harry’s hair cut. At 20 months, I felt he needed to have his hair cut in a “big boy” style, but Harry had different ideas. He refused to co-operate, wouldn’t sit in the chair and ended up having […]

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Development FAQ: 18-24 months – Behaviour

My son of 22 mths constantly wants attention all afternoon. Despite eating a good lunch and having a solid nap afterwards I find my 22-month-old son’s behaviour every afternoon very wearing. Didier also has a twin brother and a sister who is 3.5 years old, so life is quite busy for me. Didier is a […]

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Development FAQ: 18-24 months – Behaviour

My 21mth son has started to need his comforter with him at all times. My 21 month old son has become increasingly attached to his Winnie Pooh comforter. He continuously sucks the hands of the Winnie – even playing with it hanging out of his mouth. It was restricted to bed times only but the […]

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Development FAQ: 18-24 months – Behaviour

Over the past few weeks it has become a daily battle to get my 20-month-old daughter out of the bath. We have resorted to just lifting her out and getting her dried and dressed as quickly as we can, over the screams and kicking. We have tried to reason with her, telling her that story […]

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Development FAQ: 18-24 months – Learning

My daughter of 23 months is very headstrong and determined to do things her way.  Every morning she wants to get dressed all by herself, which I know should be encouraged, but she is not yet able to cope without some help. This usually ends in her getting very frustrated and having a tantrum as […]

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