Toddler Development

Toddler sleepingWhether you need help choosing the right nursery, ortackling those tricky toddler tantrums, consult our selection of expert advice and pointers on toddler development. We’ll also keep up to speed on the latest feeding tips and tricks and help you monitor those all-important toddler milestones.

Read our top stories on toddler development here: 

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Orlando Bloom is the latest celebrity to read CBeebies Bedtime Story

Orlando Bloom is the latest celebrity confirmed to read a bedtime story on CBeebies. Following in the footsteps of Tom Hardy, Eddie Redmayne, and Ewan McGregor, the 41-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star will do a heartwarming...

Is your toddler going through a clingy stage?

Parenting expert Kathryn Mewes, answers one reader’s question about her clingy daughter Q.) Our two-year old has suddenly started getting very clingy and is refusing to go to bed, which is not normal for her....

The real cost of sporting success

The real cost of sporting success - Inc. video featuring mum of mother of Olympic medal-winning gymnast Louis Smith below: Bringing up the next Lewis Hamilton or Andy Murray could cost parents an...
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News: Laughter May Boost Learning

We all know laughter is the best medicine, but a team of French scientists has discovered humour appears to help toddlers learn.
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UK’s top 10 messiest toddlers revealed

They may bring chaos in their wake, but we can't resist a giggle when our messy toddlers are up to no good... (again) Whether they're caking themselves in food, jumping into muddy puddles or raiding...

An Instrumental Decision

From tuneful tots to mini musicians, when you introduce your child to music, you bestow them with a gift for life. Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to...

Primary Concern

As a new year of reception children start school, Lianne Kolirin asks whether five – or in many cases four – is too young to start in formal education. A child’s first day at school...

International Friendship Day: The five stages of children’s friendships

To mark International Friendship Day (30 July), Georgina Blaskey explains how we can help our children navigate the rollercoaster of playground relationships... Even as young as nursery age we may see the first seeds of friendship...

Struggling with potty training

We ask parenting expert Kathryn Mewes one reader's question about potty training Q: My two-year old son has zero interest in being potty trained. We have tried lots of different approaches - training seats, musical...
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Top tips for a stress-free summer with your toddler

Parenting coach, Sue Atkins, and Ella's Kitchen infant nutritionist, Claire Baseley, have listed their top tips to help make the whole summer experience with your toddler as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. Top tips for a...