Your 17-month-old: Week 3

Your 17-month-old: Week 3

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Security blankets and other loveys

If your child is attached to a particular blanket or stuffed animal, just wait. Security-object obsession typically escalates during the second year – and for good reason: "Loveys" are parent substitutes. Your child is physically and mentally capable of more and more, and every day is jammed with new experiences, sights, sounds, and words. Cuddling up to a love object, especially when your child is stressed, sick, or tired, provides just the security boost he needs to stay on an even keel.

Respect the lovey! It can help bedtime go more smoothly and is actually a sign of maturity, not of being babyish. Ideally you'll have two identical ones – one to keep at home and one to take with you to daycare (if it's allowed), to the doctor's office, on excursions and car trips, and so on.

The chosen object may start to look a little ratty, but don't go overboard trying to keep it pristine and germ-free. Often the distinctive odor and look of a lovey is what makes it special to your child. If you do manage to have two loveys, you can rotate them regularly so that both are equally familiar. This will be a lifesaver if one ever gets lost.

If my toddler hits me, I immediately sit him down, hold his arms, look him in the eye, and tell him he does not hit Mommy or anyone else. If I think he did it in frustration, I take his hand and tell him to show me what he wants.

- Marie

Staying safe

Accidents involving toddlers often occur during busy periods or times of transition or stress: during the morning rush, before dinner, at parties or when you have guests, and on vacation. These are times when parents tend to be momentarily distracted.

Among the common accidents that happen all too easily to toddlers are falls from windows, down stairs, from tables and chairs they've climbed up on, and so on; burns caused by grabbing hot pots and pans from the stove; poisoning.

Just being aware of this fact can help you slow down and play it extra safe. Your 17-month-old isn't too old to go in a play yard if you know you won't be able to keep a close eye on him for a few minutes.

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