Children of this age...
- May be toddling around – usually with feet wide apart and arms held high! (However, a few children don’t walk until they are a couple of months older.)
- Can make their needs known through gestures and words.
- Will probably need help to stand up from sitting – like a hand from Mum or Dad or something to pull up on
- Can generally hold two things in one hand
- Might be able to put one thing, like a block, on top of another
- Might be showing artistic promise – otherwise known as scribbling with a crayon!
- Will probably be sleeping a total of 12-15 hours in 24
Toddlers develop at a rapid pace
Children’s brains are like sponges, soaking up experiences, knowledge, speech and memories and developing at a very rapid pace. To encourage this development, don’t feel you have to buy expensive toys or fill every minute with activities – ordinary, everyday experiences such as shopping, watching birds feeding, posting letters, and playing with saucepans are all rich learning opportunities.
Life is busy, but try to allow time to stop and explore. Talk, sing, dance and play with your child - and enjoy looking at this marvellous world through your son's or daughter’s eyes.
Your child is probably eating lots of family foods, but ready-made baby foods can still be a life-saver when family foods aren’t suitable, when you're out and about, or when you're pressed for time. Our Stage 3 and Stage 4 recipes suit toddlers up to 15 months and beyond. They are made with the highest quality organic ingredients, carefully prepared in recipes designed to give optimum taste and nutrition for toddlers’ growing bodies and minds.
Don’t forget that adult ready-meals are not suitable for little bodies; they're often too high in salt and may also contain unsuitable ingredients for toddlers.