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21 February 2011

Physical development: one to two

The rapid growth spurt of the first year has subsided and from now on the rate of growth is more even. Your toddler becomes more mobile as he/she learns to walk - a chaotic time!

The rapid growth spurt of the first year has subsided and from now on the rate of growth is more even. You can expect your child’s height to increase by 7 to 9cm this year. The average weight increase is between 1.8 and 2.6kg.

By eighteen months, they enjoy pushing or pulling something while they walk and seldom get down on all fours. Because they are still top heavy, they fall frequently. They have a wide stance and walk with a gait that is not solidly balanced or smoothly coordinated.

 
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