It's a tricky time giving up the daytime naps - everyone's a bit tired and scratchy. But don't worry; after a while things will calm down and you'll find a new routine that works.
It is easy to forget each other when you become a parent as your baby takes most of your time and energy. What do you do to keep your relationship alive? Share your suggestions here.
For those days when you're stuck for ideas, here's a list of fun things to do indoors together.
There are two key ways you can help your child develop language. One is to read to them a lot. The other is to talk to them.
Playing alongside other children is all you can expect from your toddler. At 18 months, they are still too focused on themselves to make really good playmates. But they can always practise.
So you want a well-mannered kid? It’s actually not that hard. But there is a catch; you have to be well-behaved yourself...
There are certain things you always thought you'd know how to handle, like tantrums. But that was a long time ago - before you became the parent of a strong-willed two year old!
Friendships are one of the most important things there are. But it’s not really until now your kid will actually make friends. It takes time to get all the skills you need to be a friend.
Shyness is a matter of personality. So it’s not your child who has to change; it’s you. Maybe it sounds harsh. But it’s not hard at all. It just requires less pushing.
Routine sounds dull to us grown-ups, but it's the exact opposite for children. They love things to be predictable; it makes them feel happy and secure.
It's certainly not unusual for toddlers to hit, but there are ways to prevent hitting becoming a habit.
Here are some tips for creative toddlers who are totally into art and crafts.