19 months old

Just because you can choose between Dora, Thomas, and 10,000 other toddler shows doesn’t mean you should let your child tune in 24/7. In fact -- brace yourself -- some experts say children under two shouldn’t watch any television. (Sorry!) The reason is development: It’s too easy for a toddler to zone out in the presence of TV instead of being stimulated by new experiences.

your toddler at 19 months
  • If you lead by example, baby may pick up some manners. This generally comes in the form of words like “peas,” “tankoo,” and “scoosme.”
  • Sharing and playing peacefully with others may still be a challenge, but you can help by praising positive behavior.


  • toddler know-how at 19 months

    Air travel? Assess your kid before accepting the offer to board early. Some toddlers do need the extra time to get settled, but others do better with as little time as possible in a cramped plane.



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