By Maureen Ryan
Some time around the time your toddler is a year old, he will take those first steps.
- Climbing Stairs
- Your Child's First Shoes
- Toys That Help Your Toddler Learn to Walk
- When Will My Toddler Start Walking?
The toddler years start with just a few words and quickly grow to a vocabulary with hundreds of words.
Independence and Self-Help Skills
Toddlers are beginning to explore their emerging identities and learn skills that will stay with them for life.
The toddler years are full of firsts. Some are bittersweet like weaning while others (like using utensils) will have you beaming with pride.
More Toddler Firsts
Be sure to keep those baby books updated with these toddler milestones, too.
Tell Us About Your Toddler's Milestones
Parents share stories about those special firsts and milestones. Share your story, too.
- How I Weaned My Toddler from the Breast
- How I Weaned My Toddler from the Bottle
- How I Introduced the Big Bed
Use these growth charts to record and monitor your toddler's growth milestones.
- Boys - Birth to 36 Months, Length for Age and Weight for Age
- Boys - Birth to 36 Months, Head Circumfrence for Age and Weight for Length
- Boys - 2 to 20 years, Stature for Age and Weight for Age
- Boys - Weight for Stature