Your Toddler: Month 17
Mama’s lil baby loves singing and stripping
By now your toddler has tons of new tricks, like opening every cabinet door in the house, chucking his toys across the room, stripping off his diaper, and shrieking like a banshee. You might also find that he is either terrified of dogs and strangers or shows absolutely no fear at all. Either way is fine, as long as you offer support and supervision. A preference for Mommy above all others is common at this age too. Tell Daddy not to take it personally; he's likely to get his turn as number-one later in the preschool years.
[tip] Find baby playing with his poop? More than once? Keep hands out of diapers with snug diaper covers or one-piece outfits.
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