Baby-Child Milestones: 2 to 2.5 years old

When I checked my mailbox this morning, I received a baby-child milestones checklist from MumCentre. It is actually meant for a 2 to 2.5 years old toddler; Little Edison isn’t there yet. Anyway, let’s see how he fares in this milestone checklist:   Physically and mentally • Brushes teeth – Nope, he still needs help • Feeds himself – Nope, I still don’t allow him to self-feed. Can’t stand the mess!…

Edison – 18 months

My little prince turns 18 months today. He has blossomed into a bundle of curiosity with a demanding mind of his own. At this age, I would say the biggest reward to me is that he is able to call “mama” every time he sees me. He will hug and kiss me, although he is still a little bit shy. He continually learns about this world by listening, looking, touching,…

A Fussy Eater

A toddler who refused to try a new food at least half of the time can be defined as a fussy eater. Unfortunately, little Edison is one of the member in this category. That is I’m always concerned about him not eating enough. He is eating oatmeal and cereal for lunch and dinner. I find it quite unacceptable for an 18-months toddler to eat cereal, especially if it’s the same…

Outdoor Activities for the Active Toddlers

Little Edison is a little bundle of endless energy! He is on the move 24/7. His playfulness and activeness need a great deal of supervision. Chasing after him is an uphill task for me. If only I could bottle that energy.

Scribbles

Most toddlers will find scribbling a lot of fun. Little Edison is just one of them; he is fascinated with the whole scribbling experience. It all started with his Shichida monthly supplementary print sheets. I’m supposed to read the instructions on the print sheet and demonstrate to him. Then, I’ll let him do it on his own. At this tender age of 17 months, he is not capable of doing…

Let him walk, Let him explore!

Little Edison is scooting away from babyhood in search of new adventures everyday. His curiosity is at its peak now. “Outside” and “play” become his most common requests. I give him the space and freedom to explore the world, as I believe it’s an important part of his growth.