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Child development of the third quarter of the second year (19-21 months)

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Child Development Month 21-24

At this age comes the realization of how fast the baby is growing. After all, a year ago he was very small and helpless, and now he is already very large. He knows a lot, he is no longer a crumb, but your real friend.

Routine

The baby eats 4 times approximately every 3.5-4 hours. He sleeps 12 hours at night. Your main task is to develop a clear schedule and daily routine for the baby. Let him have his own rules, and let him know them. If earlier you just switched to a new frequency of feeding and sleep, now it's time to finally establish it. If your child previously could not fall asleep on time or did not eat well - try to clearly establish the mode of the day.

What we can do

In a conversation with you, the baby will speak in coherent and coherent sentences, which consist not only of nouns, verbs and words that are understandable only to him. His games are becoming more complex, they can be traced to a logical chain and storyline.

The mobility of the baby does not cease to amaze you - he frolics, runs, jumps, can dress for a walk on his own.

At this time, the baby sees: everything that surrounds him has weight and shape. He will not lift what is too hard for him and will try to make it easier.

Weight and height

The baby’s weight increases by only a couple of kilograms, but they do not grow by the day, but by the hour: for a year the baby grows by 9-12 cm. To this, their constant motor activity should be added.

What we play

The kid surprises you with his curiosity. He is literally interested in everything. He is constantly on the move, he touches everything, he watches everything, he tries. If it is a difficult toy - he takes it apart for details. The child is interested in toys that move (railway, radio-controlled machine). Many kids love the wooden horses they ride on. Especially creative kids love musical instruments. At this age, designers, cubes, parts, complex mechanisms (but not small ones) are still relevant.

Note for parents

At this age, vagaries become familiar to parents. Children scream, cry and do their best to attract attention. Sometimes these emotions are justified. But what to do when any situation becomes an occasion for tantrum? Try to understand the motive.

Sometimes the baby is simply overworked and begins to whimper. Sometimes he cries because he wants to eat. These are perhaps the simplest explanations. It is more difficult when a child thus expresses his dissatisfaction, which has been accumulating for a long time. Sometimes babies cry for no apparent reason, and a detailed analysis of the birth characteristics reveals that his parents behaved this way in childhood. There are a number of children in whom the nervous system is more excitable than others. And finally, maybe your baby just wants to attract attention and does not find any other way than tantrums? It must be remembered that such moments must be stopped in time.

It is almost always better to prevent tears than to calm a child. Try not to forbid him everything. Such severity sometimes gives rise only to protest in a child, and he begins to express it even more.

If the situation is already leading to crying, try to prevent it. Distract the child’s attention with a favorite pastime, a toy, something bright and unusual. If this does not help, the child will begin to cry. In this case, you should be calm. Let the baby see that you are not being hysterical and do not intend to succumb to this mood. In this case, he himself wants to behave quieter.

Do not try to read him notations. The child is unlikely to accept your arguments, so it’s better to just be an example of calm and order.

If your child belongs to the category of children who will be worn out a lot and often - try ignoring tactics. Just ignore the screams and cries. The kid will understand that you will not run for every little sound. There is no need to give in - the child will quickly learn how to manipulate you.

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