Development

Find out how your child should be developing and the key developmental milestones to look out for.

Questions & Answers

New baby: how can I prepare my toddler for our new arrival?

Most toddlers experience uncertainty and resentment when a new baby arrives. With a lot of patience and love, you can get around it.
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My 14 month old can't walk yet. How can I encourage her to take her first steps?

When and how your baby learns to walk is completely dependent on how comfortable and ready he or she feels.
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Is it normal for my toddler to walk on his tiptoes?

Some children are born with short Achilles tendons which, either with surgery or a non-surgical approach, are very easily treated.
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How do I raise a bookworm?

The earlier you begin to encourage a love of reading in your child, the better. 
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It seems as though my child's motor skills are regressing. What could be causing this, and what can I do?

Serious risks and medical conditions associated with regression of a child’s motor skills
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My toddler is drooling and having trouble eating. Should I worry?

Drooling and difficulty eating can be associated with normal toddler behaviour, illness or sensory processes.
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When does separation and independence occur in a child?

Up to the age of three, your toddler will be over separation anxiety. However, as there are so many separations in the years of growing up – pre-school, a few days away at camp, and even your child’s first year at college, bouts of separation anxiety could very well occur from time to time all through your child’s life.
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