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The key to feeding a 22-month-old is variety. Even if you know they’re only going to eat rice, it's still important to serve the chicken and veggies with it.
Toddler Month by Month: 22-Month-Old Food
The key to feeding a 22-month-old is variety. Even if you know they’re only going to eat rice, it's still important to serve the chicken and veggies with it.
Your toddler needs plenty of sleep to support their development—and to keep their mood in check. But there are some sleep questions and challenges parents of a 21-month-old might encounter. Children, Learning, Months, 19 Month Old, Toddler, Sleep Schedule, Bedtime, 19 Month Old Development, Weaning
Toddler Month by Month: 21-Month-Old Sleep
Your toddler needs plenty of sleep to support their development—and to keep their mood in check. But there are some sleep questions and challenges parents of a 21-month-old might encounter.
Eating is a big part of a 21-month-old's life, but you shouldn't make a big deal about it. In other words, don't fight your kid about food or lecture them if they don’t eat their green beans. Just offer your child healthy options and let them choose what they want. A little praise for making good choices doesn't hurt. Kids, Nutrition, Babies, Baby Love, 18 Months, 13 Month Old, 18 Month Old
Toddler Month by Month: 21-Month-Old Food
Eating is a big part of a 21-month-old's life, but you shouldn't make a big deal about it. In other words, don't fight your kid about food or lecture them if they don’t eat their green beans. Just offer your child healthy options and let them choose what they want. A little praise for making good choices doesn't hurt.
See what new research suggests as the most effective parenting style for curbing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder early on. Toddler Milestones, Early Childhood, Parents, Adhd, Parenting, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Parenting Styles, Attention Deficit, Disorders
Early Childhood Parenting Style Could Influence ADHD Severity in Kids
See what new research suggests as the most effective parenting style for curbing symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder early on.
Feel like a short-order cook? It’s okay to let your toddler know “this is what’s for dinner” and not offer other options. They won’t starve by refusing a meal now and then.
Toddler Month by Month: 20-Month-Old
Feel like a short-order cook? It’s okay to let your toddler know “this is what’s for dinner” and not offer other options. They won’t starve by refusing a meal now and then.
Most parents transition toddlers from crib to bed between the ages of 1.5 and 3 years old. Not quite there yet? First, lower the crib mattress as far as it will go and see if that will keep them secure. Ready to take the plunge? Let your tot help you put their big-kid bed together—it'll help them feel more ownership. 20 Month Old Development, 16 Month Old Development, 20 Month Old, 3 Years Old
Toddler Month by Month: 20-Month-Old
Most parents transition toddlers from crib to bed between the ages of 1.5 and 3 years old. Not quite there yet? First, lower the crib mattress as far as it will go and see if that will keep them secure. Ready to take the plunge? Let your tot help you put their big-kid bed together—it'll help them feel more ownership.
Your 19-month-old is getting more independent with eating—and possibly with refusing food too.
Toddler Month by Month: 19-Month-Old
Your 19-month-old is getting more independent with eating—and possibly with refusing food too.
A sleep routine is key for a 19-month-old. Getting plenty of sleep is important to your child's development and mood. Having a set routine will help your child learn how to wind down at bedtime and, hopefully, prevent bedtime battles.
Toddler Month by Month: 19-Month-Old
A sleep routine is key for a 19-month-old. Getting plenty of sleep is important to your child's development and mood. Having a set routine will help your child learn how to wind down at bedtime and, hopefully, prevent bedtime battles.
When it comes to eating and drinking, this age is all about transitioning: Your child probably isn't eating much "baby food" anymore, and drinks whole milk instead of breast milk or formula. Most 18-month-olds can drink from a regular cup, and about half can drink from a straw cup. They shouldn’t be using bottles at this age though. (Bottles should typically go by the time your kiddo is 12 months.)
Toddler Month by Month: 18-Month-Old
When it comes to eating and drinking, this age is all about transitioning: Your child probably isn't eating much "baby food" anymore, and drinks whole milk instead of breast milk or formula. Most 18-month-olds can drink from a regular cup, and about half can drink from a straw cup. They shouldn’t be using bottles at this age though. (Bottles should typically go by the time your kiddo is 12 months.)
Getting a good night's sleep is important for your toddler's growth and brain development. 14 Month Old Development, 18 Month Old Sleep, 17 Month Old Development, 14 Month Old, 17 Month Old
Toddler Month by Month: 18-Month-Old
Getting a good night's sleep is important for your toddler's growth and brain development.
New findings reveal that recounting tales from the past holds unparalleled promise in fostering rich, complex language skills among preschoolers, surpassing conventional approaches such as reading books or engaging with interactive toys. Reading, Toys, Baby Health, Dirty Diapers, Babies First Year, Potty Training Tips, Breastfeeding And Bottle Feeding, Introducing Solids
Reminiscing With Your Toddler Is Powerful Tool for Language Learning
New findings reveal that recounting tales from the past holds unparalleled promise in fostering rich, complex language skills among preschoolers, surpassing conventional approaches such as reading books or engaging with interactive toys.
Got a hungry little one on your hands? Hopefully your child eats all the things, but there’s a good chance some picky habits might emerge. It’s all part of toddlerhood!
Toddler Month by Month: 17-Month-Old
Got a hungry little one on your hands? Hopefully your child eats all the things, but there’s a good chance some picky habits might emerge. It’s all part of toddlerhood!
Ready, set, sleep! Hopefully, you and your toddler are getting lots of rest these days. Setbacks are to be expected though, so don’t be shocked if suddenly your sound snoozer has a rough patch.
Toddler Month by Month: 17-Month-Old
Ready, set, sleep! Hopefully, you and your toddler are getting lots of rest these days. Setbacks are to be expected though, so don’t be shocked if suddenly your sound snoozer has a rough patch.
By using the “spotlight the right” method, you can encourage your toddler to keep their cool in the face of difficulties. Difficulties, Hacks, Activities, Viral Videos, Viral, Survival Guide, Calm
Viral Video Shares Hack to Keep Your Easily-Frustrated Toddler Calm
By using the “spotlight the right” method, you can encourage your toddler to keep their cool in the face of difficulties.
Toddler sleep is a tricky business. Get expert tips on how to help your toddler get more Zzz’s.

(These illustrations were created with the help of generative AI.) Illustrators, Toddler Sleep Problems, Toddler Sleep, Sleep Problems, Sleeping Too Much, Sleeping Through The Night, Sleeping Alone
How to Get a Toddler to Sleep (and How Much Sleep Do They Need Anyway?)
Toddler sleep is a tricky business. Get expert tips on how to help your toddler get more Zzz’s. (These illustrations were created with the help of generative AI.)
You’ve been at this parenting gig for 16 months now, and sleep (for you and your tot) is still very much a priority. Here are some common bedtime questions and concerns.
Toddler Month by Month: 16-Month-Old
You’ve been at this parenting gig for 16 months now, and sleep (for you and your tot) is still very much a priority. Here are some common bedtime questions and concerns.
Your little one eats lots of different foods now, but it’s normal to still stress about whether they’re getting a balanced diet.
Toddler Month by Month: 16-Month-Old
Your little one eats lots of different foods now, but it’s normal to still stress about whether they’re getting a balanced diet.
You've probably found that your 15-month-old is pretty settled into a daily sleep routine—though teething, occasional illness and a desire to stay up and play all day can sometimes throw the routine for a loop.
Toddler Month by Month: 15-Month-Old
You've probably found that your 15-month-old is pretty settled into a daily sleep routine—though teething, occasional illness and a desire to stay up and play all day can sometimes throw the routine for a loop.
Wondering how to potty train in three days? It’s possible. Here’s what you need to know about the three-day potty training method. Parenting Advice, Parenting Hacks, Potty Training Methods, Three Day Potty Training, Potty Training Boys, Toddler Potty Training
Diapers Be Gone: How to Potty Train in 3 Days
Wondering how to potty train in three days? It’s possible. Here’s what you need to know about the three-day potty training method.
If you’re searching for fun things to do with your toddler, look no further. Toddler Learning Activities, Toddler Activities, Outdoor, Outdoor Activities For Toddlers, Indoor Activities For Toddlers, Fun Activities For Toddlers, Sensory Activities Toddlers, Indoor Activities
34 Fun Indoor and Outdoor Toddler Activities
If you’re searching for fun things to do with your toddler, look no further.
You may have noticed your 15-month-old doesn't always seem interested in eating a big meal, or is becoming pickier about what kinds of foods they eat. That's totally normal at this age.
Toddler Month by Month: 15-Month-Old
You may have noticed your 15-month-old doesn't always seem interested in eating a big meal, or is becoming pickier about what kinds of foods they eat. That's totally normal at this age.
At 14 months, the name of the sleep game is routine. You'll want to make sure your child has a pretty set schedule so they know when they’re expected to settle in for the night. Of course, there are always going to be days where things don't go exactly as planned.
Toddler Month by Month: 14-Month-Old
At 14 months, the name of the sleep game is routine. You'll want to make sure your child has a pretty set schedule so they know when they’re expected to settle in for the night. Of course, there are always going to be days where things don't go exactly as planned.
Your 14-month-old is probably eating more new foods—but may be rejecting some favorites they previously loved. Don't let that keep you from offering them though; they’re really still figuring out which foods they love and which ones they don’t care for.
Toddler Month by Month: 14-Month-Old
Your 14-month-old is probably eating more new foods—but may be rejecting some favorites they previously loved. Don't let that keep you from offering them though; they’re really still figuring out which foods they love and which ones they don’t care for.
You've probably found that your 13-month-old is pretty settled into a daily sleep routine—though little things, like illness, teething and streaks of independence can sometimes throw the routine for a loop.
Toddler Month by Month: 13-Month-Old
You've probably found that your 13-month-old is pretty settled into a daily sleep routine—though little things, like illness, teething and streaks of independence can sometimes throw the routine for a loop.
Have a picky eater on your hands? You’re not alone. Here’s why toddlers are often selective about their food—and what you can do about it. Healthy Eating, Healthy Recipes, Picky Eaters, Picky Eater Recipes, Picky, What You Can Do, Food Lists, Healthy
How to Help Your Picky Eater Explore New Foods
Have a picky eater on your hands? You’re not alone. Here’s why toddlers are often selective about their food—and what you can do about it.
At 13 months, your now toddler is slowly transitioning away from baby food, the bottle and/or formula. But remember, they’re still learning all these new things, so it's okay to make the switch slowly.
Toddler Month by Month: 13-Month-Old
At 13 months, your now toddler is slowly transitioning away from baby food, the bottle and/or formula. But remember, they’re still learning all these new things, so it's okay to make the switch slowly.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has deemed formulas marketed for toddlers 6-36 months "generally unnecessary and nutritionally incomplete." See what the AAP recommends instead. Pre School, Breastfeeding, Health Professionals, Health Conditions, Breast Milk
‘Toddler Formulas’ Have No Nutritional Benefits, AAP Says
The American Academy of Pediatrics has deemed formulas marketed for toddlers 6-36 months "generally unnecessary and nutritionally incomplete." See what the AAP recommends instead.
Looking for toddler activities? Check out the ultimate list of indoor toddler activities and outdoor toddler activities, including toddler learning activities and more. Sensory Bins, Toddler Learning
Outdoor and Indoor Toddler Activities to Enjoy Together
Looking for toddler activities? Check out the ultimate list of indoor toddler activities and outdoor toddler activities, including toddler learning activities and more.
Wondering when your little one will socially play with other kids? It all starts with associative play. Learn what it is, its benefits and get tips on how you can encourage your child. Early Education, Play, Early Childhood Development, Learning And Development, Childhood Development, Independent Play, Stages Of Play, Kids Learning
What to Know About Associative Play for Kids
Wondering when your little one will socially play with other kids? It all starts with associative play. Learn what it is, its benefits and get tips on how you can encourage your child.
How much sleep does a toddler need? Why does my toddler wake up crying? Find out how to get a toddler to sleep, how to get toddler to sleep in their own bed and more. Parenting Toddlers, First Time Parents, Bedtime Stories
How to Get a Toddler to Sleep
How much sleep does a toddler need? Why does my toddler wake up crying? Find out how to get a toddler to sleep, how to get toddler to sleep in their own bed and more.