Month 17

Month 17: Your Baby

Skip an afternoon nap

How do you know when it’s time to skip an afternoon nap? If your toddler wants to stay awake at night and can’t sleep, that’s a clear indication. Another clear sign is refusing to lie down and go to sleep in the morning or afternoon. Try skipping one nap for a few days. If your child is in a relatively good mood all day, then it is probably time to stop taking a nap during the day.

Month 17: Parent

Popular pastime

Nothing beats opening and closing cupboards, and pulling out drawers and emptying them. We recommend childproofing some of your cupboards and drawers, and making sure the rest have child-friendly contents. The child-safe cupboards and drawers will keep your toddler entertained – which means you can read the paper in peace and quiet!