The key to early learning is talking. Chatting is free, simple but so important!
For some simple tips on how you can help your child to start talking click here
If you have any concerns about the development of your child’s speech language and communication development you can talk to your health visitor or your childminder, nursery or preschool.
Temper tantrums usually start at around 18 months and are very common in toddlers. Hitting and biting are common, too. One reason for this is toddlers want to express themselves, but find it difficult. They feel frustrated, and the frustration comes out as a tantrum. Once a child can talk more, they’re less likely to have tantrums. By the age of 4, tantrums are far less common.
The NHS website has lots of tips to help you cope with tantrums when they happen.
Also take a look at the Emotions and Behaviour section of our website.
Some babies are born with their first teeth. Others start teething before they are 4 months old, and some after 12 months. But most babies start teething at around 6 months.
The NHS website has useful information about teething and how to help your teething baby.
Dentist Practical Guide to Children’s Teeth
Advice for Parents of Children with Autism
Food scanner app
Using a potty is a new skill for your child to learn. It’s best to take it slowly and go at your child’s pace. Being patient with them will help them get it right, even if you sometimes feel frustrated.
Most parents start thinking about potty training when their child is between 2 and 2 and a half, but there’s no perfect time. Some people find it easier to start in the summer, when there are fewer clothes to take off and washed clothes dry more quickly.
It usually takes a little longer for children to learn to stay dry throughout the night. Although most learn this between the ages of 3 and 5, up to 1 in 5 children aged 5 sometimes wet the bed.
The NHS website has useful information about How to potty train and Potty Training Problems.
During the first full week of every month you can join Stockport Start Well team for a live virtual workshop on ‘No More Nappies’. Click here for more information on this and our other Live Virtual Sessions.
Video: Also see some of our Start Well team talking about toilet training in this video.