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15 months old

Wondering when your kid’s going to become a one-nap-a-day tot? Her sleep schedule will usually start to shift from two naps on its own right about now. But you can nudge it along by waiting until after lunch to put her down (even if that means making lunchtime a little earlier for a while).

your toddler at 15 months
  • Many, but not all, tots will have now ventured past “dada” and “mama” to form a growing vocabulary that includes words like “dog,” “juice,” and -- if you’re still breastfeeding -- “boobies.” (Be warned.)
  • He’s a fabulous sidekick. Ask for help carrying things, throwing away trash and picking out books. This is great for baby’s self-esteem and teaches him to pitch in.


  • toddler know-how at 15 months

    Arm your (baby-proofed) bedroom with interesting toys, a sippy cup, and a small container of dry cereal to buy yourself a few extra minutes in bed one morning.



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