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Your baby has become a toddler. Between the ages of 1 and 3 years, your toddler grows, learns and develops a huge amount.

They'll be moving around by themselves a lot more, starting to explore their surroundings independently. But your toddler will look to you as soon as they need reassurance or want to feel secure. 

It can be a tricky time as a parent as your toddler will want a lot of your attention, but so will a lot of other things. Dedicating time to listen and interact with your toddler each day is very important. 

You may also start to experience tantrums or challenging behaviour from your toddler. This happens as they start to make decisions about what they do or don’t want to do, but they: 

  • Don’t have the words to express how they’re feeling
  • Can’t yet understand how others around them are feeling 

We cover how you can understand this and support positive behaviour in your toddler.

It's also a good time to get your toddler involved in the food they’re eating. That means offering them lots of different foods so they try a range of flavours and textures. 

From healthy lifestyles, to sleeping patterns, food development, playing and behaviour, we have resources to provide guidance and support for helping your toddler’s growth and development.