How much has your baby grown this month?
Every day your child is learning and growing into their own personality. They start to behave in their own distinct ways and will start to show their own ways of doing things. Some kids might like to dance or sing a lot while some might prefer drawing or solving puzzles.
As their brain develops, you will start to notice distinctions in their personality. With regards to the physical growth in the second year, it might not be as noticeable. They grow only a couple of hundred grams a month. By now your child should have reached around 12 kilograms in weight. They are still adding their set of baby teeth.
Your baby’s gross motor skills
You should take your child out to the park to play if you haven’t already started doing that because a 22-month-old has bursts of energy. They can use this energy in physical exercise like running and sprinting.
You might be able to engage your child in the house by giving them household chores. Children will love to take charge and have control over their own actions. Try to give them simple tasks around the house. They have the ability to move things around or carry small things.
How will your baby communicate?
Using the 50 words vocabulary your child carries, they will try to strike up conversations with you. One way you can help them develop language is by engaging them and talking to them.
Your toddler might constantly ask you questions about how things work and why things are the way that they are. They are extremely curious during this age and want to learn about everything and all that they see. You should help them as a parent without being annoyed or irritated when they ask you about anything. You are a source of information that your child will blindly trust, so make sure to keep that trust.
What is your baby eating?
Along with a healthy and balanced diet, you might need to give your kid some vitamins and nutrition supplements. Sometimes children don’t get the recommended amount of nutrition because of environmental or personal reasons. A child this age could be recommended calcium or vitamins.
Social and emotional skills at this age?
Does your child throw tantrums if you don’t cut up their apple slices the same way every time? It is a common and expected reaction in babies during this age. They want to control and be resistant to any kind of change that comes in their environment. As the parent, you should make a comfortable environment for them to adapt to the change and build their confidence to do so.
Best activities and toys for this age?
- Musical instruments can be really fun for small kids to experiment with.
- Colorful balls to pass around
- Make them do chores alongside you
- Go on walks to the park or outside
- Read books with them
- Color books
How much will your baby sleep?
Make sure you get a bed for them when you feel like it is necessary. Your child might grow into the crib and it might not be very comfortable for them to sleep through the night. If you think that a bed might not be the safest option for them, using a floor mattress might help you to prevent accidents.