Milestones

Don't put that camera away so quickly. Your toddler has a lot of exciting developmental milestones ahead of her, and you don't want to miss a thing. Here you'll learn what to expect at every age and stage from dressing and undressing, potty training, early sentences, drawing, and so much more.

Your Baby from 19 to 21 Months: Curiosity and Independence

Every day is full of new challenges, from taking the stairs to scaling the couch. Don't you wish you could bottle that energy?

Toddler Milestones 12-17 Months

Your toddler is constantly developing and reacting to the world around him. With such quick development, every day is a new adventure. We outline some of the most exciting milestones so you know what to expect.

Toddler Milestones: 18-24 Months

Watch for these milestones to occur between 18-24 months.

Milestones: Red Flags to Watch For

While young children can reach milestones at different ages, the CDC says you should talk to your doctor and consider an early-intervention evaluation if your child displays any of these signs or has a dramatic loss of skills.

Your Baby from 16 to 18 Months: Baby's Language Development

Once toddlers figure out that everything has a name, they want to label their world.

The Year Ahead: Age 2

This time in your toddler's life can be both challenging and rewarding for the both of you! Here's what you have to look forward to in the coming year.

Your Growing 3-Year-Old

Your toddler is 3 and ready for more independence. Take a look at what this exciting year will bring and how to prepare for what's next.

The Year Ahead: Age 3

Your little one isn't so little anymore. Here's a rundown of what you can expect as your child turns three!

1-Year-Old Birthday Gift Ideas

Your child's turning 1! Discover the best types of birthday presents to buy your 1-year-old.

Progress Report: Your Preschooler's Milestones

Your child's milestones may not be as obvious as they once were, but they're still a big deal.

Your Baby from 22 to 24 Months: Improved Language & Motor Skills

Discoveries, frustrations, achievements -- they're all in a day's play for a toddler.

2-Year-Old Birthday Gift Ideas

Your child's turning 2! Discover the best types of birthday presents to buy your 2-year-old.

When Do Toddlers Start Talking?

Look who's talking now -- or at least will be very soon. If you're wondering when your babbling tot will turn those coos and cries into mamas and dadas, here's what to expect when it comes to her language development.

4-Year-Old Birthday Gift Ideas

Your child's turning 4! Discover the best types of birthday presents to buy your 4-year-old.

When Do Toddlers Start Self-Feeding?

If your little one is getting ready to take a bite out of his babyhood by starting to feed himself, here's some food for thought about what to expect with this exciting milestone.

Your Baby from 13 to 15 Months: Walking & Making Buddies

When will your baby learn to walk? So much depends on temperament, body build -- even birth order. Find out what leads to those first steps.

3-Year-Old Birthday Gift Ideas

Your child's turning 3! Discover the best types of birthday presents to buy your 3-year-old.

When Do Toddlers Start Self-Dressing?

The day will come when your toddler wants to dress herself (and it will happen long before the teenage years). But before she wants to leave the house dressed in cowboy boots and tutus, here's what you need to know about her developing sense of style.

Your Baby from 16 to 18 Months: Language and Motor Skills

Once toddlers figure out that everything has a name, they want to label their world.

Your Baby from 13 to 15 Months: Baby's First Steps

Walking is a big event -- and once your baby does it, life will never quite be the same!

The Ages and Stages of Play

You'll be amazed by how much your baby's smarts, coordination, and confidence develops with each passing month. Let the games begin!

Moving from Crib to Bed

Here's how to make a smooth transition.

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