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You can help your toddler through this exciting year by giving love and setting limits. Most children learn to use the toilet between ages 2 and 3. You can help your child with potty training.
Keep reading to your child. It helps his or her brain grow and strengthens your bond.
Your 2-year-old's body, mind, and emotions are growing quickly. Your child may be able to put two (and maybe three) words together. Toddlers are full of energy, and they are curious. Your child may want to open every drawer, test how things work, and often test your patience. This happens because your child wants to be independent. But he or she still wants you to give guidance.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Make sure that your child gets all the recommended childhood vaccines, which help keep your baby healthy and prevent the spread of disease.
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: December 12, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & John Pope MD - Pediatrics
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