At 30 months, your child may start playing make-believe with dolls and other toys. Many toddlers this age like to imitate their parents or others. For example, your child may pretend to talk on the phone like you do.
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.
Help your toddler by giving love and setting limits. Children depend on their parents to set limits to keep them safe.
At 30 months, your child has better control of his or her body than at 24 months. Your child can probably walk on his or her tiptoes and jump with both feet. He or she can play with puzzles and other toys that require good fine-motor skills. And your child can learn to wash and dry his or her hands.
Your child's language skills also are growing. He or she may speak in 3- or 4-word sentences and may enjoy songs or rhyming words.
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: August 16, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
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