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When Does a Baby Become a Toddler?

Kids Grow Up Quick: When Is a Baby No Longer a Baby?

He might always be his mama's baby, but at what point does a babe transition into a tot? Some people say it is when a child walks, others factor in how much he talks or the types of food the child eats and his sleeping habits. Then there's the big first birthday, a milestone that for many marks the transition. What do you think?

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Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
One year. On my daughter's first birthday, she showed me that she wasn't a baby anymore. She stood, walked over to the door, pounded on it, and demanded, "dog! dog! dog!" It was the first time she had walked or talked. :wipes away happy tears: That being said, I think one year is the official threshold between baby and toddler.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
How about never? I don't want her to grow up... I always thought it was 12 months, but her first birthday is coming up and she's still such a baby to me!
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
Ithink it's when they start having their own opinions. There comes a day when what is offered to them is not as interesting as what THEY want. They start pushing you and pulling you to direct and control their environment. Usually about 18 months.
Niami Niami 7 years
Awww my two will always be my babies :)
amaebi519 amaebi519 7 years
I agree on 24 months!
techkim techkim 7 years
California State licensings says its 24 months. I say when they get their first real hair cut that makes them look like a boy/girl more then a baby. Hence why I wait awhile on hair cuts LOL.
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