Toddlers

Baby learning to walkSome aspects of parenting toddlers, such as sleep, development and feeding, you've been through with your baby, but others, such as behaviour, potty training and pre-school education, are new and can pose a bit of a challenge.

We've collected some of the excellent advice shared on the Mumsnet Talk boards to help you through any tricky patches of toddlerdom.


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Potty training

Toddler on potty

Advice on helping your toddler make the transition from nappies to pants, without too many accidents.



Toddler tantrums

Cross toddler

Tactics for tackling tantrums and rewarding good behaviour, including star charts and the pasta jar method.

Sleep problems

Child looking at clock in bed

The dual challenge facing parents: how to get toddlers to go to sleep and then to stay asleep. Read our tips and tactics.



Separation anxiety

Toddler hiding behind mother's legs

How to help your child adjust to childcare when they start with a nanny, childminder or at preschool.

Fussy eaters

Boiled egg and fingers

Strategies for coaxing your mini-muncher to enjoy a wider range of food, plus info about toddlers' nutritional needs.



Feeling poorly?

sick toddler and mother

It's never nice to see little ones under the weather. Mumsnetters share some simple tips for comforting kids and making the whole family feel a bit better.



Child development calendar

toy brick

Toddler milestones (aka why they won't share or go to bed).

Child safety

Child at edge of swimming pool

Avoid accidents and injuries to inquisitive toddlers with our need-to-know safety advice.



Top 10 gifts for toddlers

toddler with gift

Toddlers are ridiculously hard to impress – but it can be done. Here are Mumsnetters' top suggestions for gifts to blow their socks off

Teach your child to read

This Moose Belongs To Me

Introduce your toddler to the wonderful world of reading: we've got learning to read tips, children's book reviews and fab freebies.



10 times toddlers ruined everything

sorry toddler

Flailing arms, wobbly knees and a sense of abandon make toddlers a risky business. Mumsnetters share their little angels' most destructive moments.

Mumsnet Local

Ballet pumps

Meet-ups, toddler groups, nearly new, what's-on listings, nurseries – make the most of where you live.



8 ways to get revenge on your children

Disgusted at food

Revenge is a dish best served cold – but there's no harm in planning in advance. Here's how to get your own back on your children for all those years of FUN.

10 telltale signs you have a toddler

toddler

We never liked being clean, calm and collected anyway… Mumsnetters share the defining traits of toddler parenting.