Everything You Need to Know for Your PreToddler

The 12-18 month old age range is a transitional time from babyhood to toddlerhood. This page has everything you need to get your 12-18 month old sleeping well and on a solid schedule. There is also information to help with playtime and feeding time.

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Pretoddler being silly and looking upside down

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All About the Pre-Toddler Age Range

This is the first post to visit when you have a 12-18 month old pretotdler. Get a sneak peak on the characteristics of a pre-toddler and know what to expect.

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PreToddler Sample Schedules

Sample schedules are always helpful for knowing how to set up your day for your kiddo. Here are sample schedules for 12-15 months old.

Pretoddler laughing in the crib

Short Morning Naps

There is a 99% chance your pretodler will start to take short morning naps at some point in this 6 month period. When that happens, read this post to know what to do!

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Align Meals with the Family

It is now time to align your toddler’s meals with the rest of the family. That means your pre-toddler’s meals are at the same time as everyone else. Here are the details on the steps you take to get baby eating meals at the same time as the rest of the family.

Pretoddler holding parents' hands

Don’t Lose Ground!

When we have young toddlers in the 12-18 month old (aka Pre-Toddler) age range, we kind of need to let go of the “progress” notion and simply hang on to one basic goal. Don’t lose ground!

Screaming toddler or baby

Screaming Non-Verbal Toddler

Your 12-18 month old can understand A LOT more than they can verbalize. This leads to fits. This post helps you navigate these fits with grace.

Pretoddler playing in the sandbox

Looking for Toys Ideas?

It is time to update your toy collection for your little toddler. I have the best toys compiled for you in one place here.

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More Pre-Toddler Help


Here is all of the pre-toddler information you need broken down into categories.

PreToddler Feedings

PreToddler Naps

Sample PreToddler Schedules

See pretoddler summaries linked below

PreToddler Play Time

PreToddler Tantrums and Discipline

PreToddler Advice

Pretoddler Summaries

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