Physical Development Between 12 and 24 Months of Age
Your child's physical growth during the second year,
although considerable, is less rapid than during the first year. In the second
year, toddlers gain an average of
3 lb (1.4 kg) to
5 lb (2.3 kg) and grow an
average of 3 in. (7.6 cm) to
5 in. (12.7 cm). Normal and
expected physical growth requires adequate nutrients and a nurturing
As toddlers start to walk and become more active,
they develop leaner and more muscular arms and legs and lose fat around the
face and tummy. They also lose some of their baby look.
The backyard offers a world of fun for children. Playgrounds offer even more
chances for adventure. But the fun can end abruptly when someone gets hurt.
That’s one reason the American Academy of Pediatrics reminds parents to
supervise children’s outdoor play, even at home.
To protect your kids from injuries, keep these backyard and playground
safetytips in mind.
Backyard safety basics
Start by giving your backyard a once-over:
Check to see that your fences are sturdy and in good...
second year, the
molars usually begin to come in. These large and flat
teeth may cause your toddler pain before and while they are erupting through
the gum tissue. This may cause irritability, disrupt sleep patterns, and change
your toddler's behavior. For more information about tooth eruption, see the
Primary Medical Reviewer
Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
May 3, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
May 03, 2011
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