is 12 months consider a toddler or what age is really consider a toddler?

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Mary - posted on 07/10/2011

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Well, technically they say from 12months - 3years is toddler, and over 3 is pre-schooler. Personally I feel like it differs for each child. My son will be 12mo on the 22nd. In my eyes he's still an infant. He doesn't show much interest in eating 'table food' (baby food included) - he is happy with his bottle and puffs! He is just trying to stand on his own without holding on to something (forever wanting to just crawl and go get into something really). He's just not ready to move up to the 'toddler' stage in things at the moment, no matter his age. So even though to many he will be a toddler in a couple of weeks, age wise,...he really is still an infant. On the other hand If you have an 'infant' who is say 9-10months who is already walking and trying to eat table food and things...then yeah I'd consider them a toddler instead of infant.

Alicia - posted on 07/01/2011

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I would consider a toddler to be from the point of taking their first steps, til around when Ginger says. My son is 1 1/2, and he is definitely a toddler...he walks and runs, but is still a baby in his thinking processes, still learning to talk, etc.

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Bertina - posted on 07/11/2011

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I consider them a toddler when they start walking and being really active my son is 17 months and i consider him a toddler (:

Ginger - posted on 07/01/2011

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I personally consider a toddler to be such until about 3 and half years old. Pretty much until then? They are just toddling about coming into their 'land legs' lol... At 3 - 3 and a half they are more comfortable in their walk and balance and are considered pre-schoolers

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