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When do toddlers stop being “toddlers” and become children?

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vala Tue 21-Jun-05 15:59:05

Babies stop being referred to as such when they start toddling/walking, but when do toddlers start being referred to as children instead?

DS is almost 3. DP and I were having this conversation the other night but couldn’t decide on the answer – any thoughts?

Nemo1977 Tue 21-Jun-05 16:15:27

i would say when they are around 3-4 when they start school and nursery and develop reasoning skills etc...but thats just a personal idea

RoseBerry Tue 21-Jun-05 17:16:28

It sneaks up on you without your noticing and one day you look at your child and it hits you that s/he is a child. The baby fat isn't there at all anymore, and before you stands a little girl or boy.

Gobbledigook Tue 21-Jun-05 17:17:35

Hmm, I'd say ds2 who is 2.5 is a toddler still but he's coming close to not being - seems to be getting too old for being called a toddler.

Ds1 is 4 and deffo not a toddler.

I'm because ds3 is now cruising around the furniture and soon he won't be a baby anymore, he'll be a toddler..sniff.

hana Tue 21-Jun-05 17:34:56

but when they stop being a toddler they are a pre-schooler

kama Tue 21-Jun-05 17:36:48

Message withdrawn

anniebear Tue 21-Jun-05 19:51:00

My girls are 3 and I dont see them as Toddlers

anniebear Tue 21-Jun-05 19:51:14

Actually I see them as Horrors!!!!!!

vala Wed 22-Jun-05 13:38:36

Thanks for all your opinions.
At almost 3 I guess DS is deffo a child now then – where did my baby disappear to?

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