23 months old

Temper tantrums by definition are an explosion of rage and frustration, when a toddler completely loses power over her emotions. Most toddlers are more susceptible to tantrum behavior when they’re tired or hungry -- when they’re already grumpy. So the best way to prevent tantrums is to keep your toddler well-rested and well-fed: When you suspect one is brewing, nip it in the bud with a nap, a snack, or another distraction.

your toddler at 23 months
  • Toddlers are notoriously resistant to change. If changes (like a new house or even just a new sippy cup) are stressing her out, maintain stability in other parts of her life and offer support and understanding.
  • You may be wondering when she’ll let you swap out the annoying kids’ CD you just played for the five billionth time. Toddlers love repetition, so get used to it.

  • toddler know-how at 23 months

    A walking game (like “Let’s try not to step on the cracks”) can keep your toddler on her own two feet when you’re out and about sans stroller.

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