At what age does a baby become a toddler?

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At what age does a baby become a toddler?

  1. 1 year

  2. 2 years

  3. Over 3 years

  4. Walking and talking well, irregardless of age

  5. Others (specify)

  6. Whatever age, its a personal choice

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  1. I_AM_LIVID

    I_AM_LIVID Mum to 1Angel & b/g twins

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    I’ve been scratching my head on this issue and after extensive googling find myself even more confused.

    According to Dictionary.com, a baby is an infant or young child. But here is where it gets a little more confusing. According to the same website, a toddler is a young child learning to walk, while another definition states that a toddler is a young child, usually one between the ages of one and two and a half.

    Now what if your baby is like my little cousin who was already walking at 9 months? Is he then considered a baby or a toddler? I had this discussion with a colleague who responded that a toddler is one that walks and talks. But what if your LO develops late and still isn’t talking well past the age of 2 but can walk? Another colleague said it is when they are out of nappies. Well, it's a well known fact that lots of babies especially in Africa are potty trained very early (in some instances training starts from 3 months). A 3-month-old can't really be considered a toddler, can they? :shrug:
     
  2. special_kala

    special_kala love my bugs

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    River started walking at 9 months so i guess she was a toddler because she was toddling.

    After a year i would say personality wise she was a toddler as she had a little sense of humpour and cheek about her
     
  3. Noodles

    Noodles Mummy to two boys!

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    My son walked at 10 months so I called him a toddler from then as he could 'toddle'.
     
  4. Cat lady

    Cat lady Well-Known Member

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    I put a year as that is when I thought they were classed as toddlers! I have absolutely no idea why though!!
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  5. smokey

    smokey Mummy to a monkey

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    I was wondering this as Brian is now over a year but still not walking
     
  6. I_AM_LIVID

    I_AM_LIVID Mum to 1Angel & b/g twins

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    It is a tough one, I must admit. But teh general opinion so far is that a baby is a toddler after a year.... hmmmm, I dunno.
     
  7. iHeartbaby#1

    iHeartbaby#1 Well-Known Member

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    I think a baby is technically a toddler when they can walk but it's typically applied to 1-3 year olds. Most baby's start walking right around a year anyway (maybe a little less or a little more).
     
  8. Pink1981

    Pink1981 Well-Known Member

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    I would say once they start walking (or toddling)
     
  9. Kte

    Kte Mummy to Chloe & Sophie

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    I put from about a year as well, just from how my LO acted around that age. She is more of a baby-toddler then as opposed to a 2/3yr old toddler but still more than a baby. Just from her persoanlity, communication etc . .
     
  10. littleone2010

    littleone2010 Mum of two girls

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    I always thought it was one year old... or there abouts depending on when they start 'toddling' or walking about, but obviously lots and most of babies start later than around a year.. I put one anyway! lol x
     
  11. amygwen

    amygwen Mom to Kenny & Gwendoline

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    I put when they start walking and talking.. but more the walking. I asked my parents what they thought a toddler was and they said, "it's when they start to toddle" hahaha!
     
  12. Shazzy

    Shazzy Well-Known Member

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    Never! Mine will always be my little baby! LOL.
    Seriously I put two, I think its because my little one is almost one now and I still consider her a baby! But I suppose when they can talk and communicate better then they are a toddler.
     
  13. GingerNut

    GingerNut Pregnant mum to Rosie

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    They're a toddler when they can toddle. The talking is just an added bonus!
     
  14. Murphy98

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    I don't know why but I always think of 2 and 3 yr olds as toddlers :coffee:
     
  15. aliss

    aliss Well-Known Member

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    I would consider it around 1. Now that mine is 10 months, I see him as a toddler and not a baby anymore. It's such a huge difference.
     
  16. bathbabe

    bathbabe Mum to 3 boys

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    When they 'toddle' even if they cant talk. X
     
  17. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    I put 1, but I consider it when they are walking (toddling) well or 1, whichever comes first.
     
  18. Kimmer

    Kimmer Mummy to a beautiful baby

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    A few months ago, I would've said 12 months. But now my baby is close to being 12 months, I've changed my mind, now she will be a toddler at about 3. She isn't allowed to grow up!:haha:
     
  19. louandivy

    louandivy Well-Known Member

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    When they can toddle!
     
  20. Erised

    Erised Mummy to amazing girls

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    When they can toddle, and I do think cruising is included in that.
    Eleanor doesn't walk yet, but she can get around just fine by walking when holding on to furniture or pushing toys along.

    I'd say she's been a toddler since about 10 months old, as that's when you noticed a real change in her. She became cheeky, with her own personality - toddler to me!
     

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