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Old 12-04-2012, 11:04 PM   #21
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Re: What ages are considered a "toddler" ?

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Old 12-04-2012, 11:13 PM   #22
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Re: What ages are considered a "toddler" ?

If it is your first baby a toddler ends at 18 months. If it is your last baby they are still a toddler at 18.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:57 PM   #23
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I call my 2.5 year old (3 in March) a toddler still. But that has a lot to do with the fact I try to differentiate between her and the baby when talking about them, so there is the "toddler" and the "baby". When referring to them collectively, I call them "the babies". This is to differentiate them between the "big girls". There's an almost 5 year age gap between my "big girls" and my "babies" because I was divorced then re-married. So anyway, if I just say the girls, nobody knows who I am talking about, but if I refer to the "big girls" or "the babies" people understand. Whew, that was a lot.

THAT being said..really, my 2.5 y.o is neither a toddler, or baby, even though she gets referred to as both. She is definitely more a preschooler, but not QUITE yet. I would say when she is 3 I would call her a preschooler. Many preschools start preschool at 2.5, so I do think they CAN be considered preschoolers then.

Now as far as the baby/toddler thing for my littlest. She JUST turned 1 year (a week ago). She is not yet walking. So, she is still a baby. I have a hard time imagining calling her a toddler, hehe. Maybe because she is the baby of the family. My now toddler was called the baby up until we had the new baby. I guess the youngest just gets called the baby for a long time in our family.

Definition speaking I'd say:
Infant-up to 12 months
Toddler-1-3 years
Preschooler-3-4 years

I don't see 5 year olds as preschoolers, even though depending on bdays, they could definitely be still in preschool. I see the 4-5 range as "Pre-Kers"
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