23 Month 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.

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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.