Health & Care

Your toddler is developing more teeth, growing longer hair, and adjusting to a new diet. Your child is on the move! She is pulling herself up, walking, reaching, and eating with her hands. Her daily schedules are changing along with her body. Your child is becoming more vocal and independent, which can come with some defiant and challenging behavior. There are a number of things you can do to help keep her clean and healthy from head to toe while avoiding big fights, struggles, and confrontations.

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Health & Care

Health & Care Components

Hygiene
Hygiene

Your two year old’s oil glands on her scalp and body don’t become fully functional until puberty, so shampoo only as needed. Once a week is usually plenty.

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Diet
Diet

Your child needs about 1,000 calories a day to meet her growth, energy, and nutrition needs.

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Potty Training
Potty Training

Eighteen months to three years old is the average age to show interest in and start trying to potty train.

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Routine
Routine

Napping is important for your toddler and for you. She needs an opportunity to refuel her body with energy; otherwise, everyone in the house will feel the effects.

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Mind and Body, Yoga
Mind and Body, Yoga

It is not uncommon for little ones to engage in some aggressive behavior, such as hit ting and biting.

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