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Your toddler is 23 months old!

Toddlers are notoriously resistant to change. If changes (like a new caregiver or even just a new sippy cup) are stressing him out, maintain stability in other parts of his life and offer support and understanding.

You may be wondering when your 23-month-old will stop asking to replay songs on the annoying kids’ playlist you just played for the five billionth time. Toddlers love repetition, so embrace this phase as they’re learning and processing new experiences and ideas.
Your child is making physical and verbal leaps and bounds, and you’re probably astonished by the progress she’s made. A year ago, she was a squishy baby attached to your hip. These days, she’s grown taller, probably leaned out a lot (oh, how we miss those cuddly baby rolls!) and is much more verbal and active.

23-Month-Old Weight & Height
Average weight of a 23-month-old is 25.9 pounds for girls and 26.3 pounds for boys. Average height of a 23-month-old is 33.7 inches for girls and 34.2 inches for boys.

23-Month-Old Milestones
Here are some milestones your 23-month-old may have hit or may be working on:

• Motor skills. Your 23-month-old might be kicking a ball, walking backwards, and may even be able to balance on one foot while holding onto a sturdy chair or wall. Soon, she might be able to pedal a tricycle.
• Speech. He’s probably saying 50 words or as many as 100. He’s probably working on saying sentences of two to four words, and is listening closely—learning up to 10 new words each day.
• Teething. Your toddler’s lower second molars and/or upper second molars might be erupting, causing some teething discomfort.
• Potty Training. Some 23-month-olds show signs of potty training readiness. And it’s okay to start if you feel she’s prepared. But beware of putting pressure on your kid to potty train—it’s still early. Most kids aren’t quite ready to start until about 27 to 32 months.

23-Month-Old Behavior

As your child gets older, here’s advice and tips on how to deal with new behaviors:

• Tantrums. Get ready for the terrible twos. It’s normal for a 23-month-old to completely lose control over his emotions—especially when he’s tired or hungry. So keep your toddler well-rested and well-fed. When a tantrum starts, try to stay calm and use the art of distraction when you can.
• Autism. At the upcoming 2-year checkup, your child’s pediatrician will likely ask you a series of questions about your child’s behavior to look for signs of autism. Bring up anything you think may be atypical.
• Separation Anxiety. Your child is probably starting to figure out that if he throws a fit, you might not leave. As hard as it is, gently show him that his tears aren’t going to change the routine. Keep goodbyes short and sweet, and reassure him you’ll be back—and be specific with the details. For example, “I’ll be back after your nap.”
• Seeking approval. Soon your child will show signs she’s aware of your approval…or disapproval. This is an important early step in learning positive behaviors.
23-MONTH-OLD SLEEP
Whether your child loves or hates bedtime, you probably have questions about what’s typical when it comes to sleep for a 23-month-old—and what to do when there are hiccups in the usual sleep routine.

How Much Sleep Does a 23-Month-Old Need?

Most 23-month-olds need around 11 to 12 hours of nighttime sleep, plus a nap of about 1.5 to 3 hours, for a total of about 13 to 14 hours of sleep per day.

Every kid is different, but your child’s schedule may look something like this:

Link : https://www.thebump.com/toddler-month-by-month/23-month-old

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