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Your 25 – 27-Month Old Toddler — Physical, Social, And Cognitive Milestones

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Kicking. Screaming. Crying. Foot-stomping. Willfully disobeying you. If any of this sounds familiar, well, welcome to the terrible twos! On the bright side, your toddler is really flexing their growing sense of independence. On the note-so-bright side, life with a 25- to 27-month-old isn’t always rainbows and sunshine.

Fortunately, this is all totally normal and, typically, temporary. Your toddler is actually going through an exciting period of cognitive growth, so give ’em a little grace. After all, look how gosh darn cute they are! Besides, it isn’t all tantrums and meltdowns at this point. Here are a few other 25- to 27-month-old milestones you can look forward to.

Your 25 – 27-Month-Old Toddler’s Development & Growth Milestones

How much should a 25- to 27-month-old weigh?

Your little bug is still sort of crawling along where weight gain is concerned, which is to be expected — the toddler years are slow-gain years. Accordingly, the average weight for 25- to 27-month-old girls is between around 27.1 and 27.9 pounds for girls. For boys, it’s between around 28.4 pounds and 29 pounds, per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How much, and what, should a 25 – 27-month-old be eating?

Repeat after us: quality over quantity. Your 25- to 27-month-old may still be playing the part of picky eater in the production of your life, which is why pediatricians are a little more lax about this age. Basically, they suggest viewing toddler nutrition on a weekly basis as opposed to daily. On a weekly basis, are they getting a good balance of fruits, veggies, carbs, proteins, and fats? Do they eat three meals per day plus two snacks, when possible? Then you’re probably giving them everything they need. Always check with your child’s pediatrician, though, if you feel as though your child isn’t reaching their caloric needs.

How much should a 25- to 27-month-old toddler sleep?

Most 25- to 27-month-old toddlers are still racking up 11 to 12 hours of nighttime sleep and around 1 ½ to 3 hours of sleep during naps, for a total of 13 to 14 hours of sleep per day. Having said that, your little one is at a rebellious age and may not be keen on slowing down long enough to take naps. Stand your ground, though, because they still need the sleep — and you could probably use the break, too.

Your 25 – 27-Month-Old Toddler’s Physical, Social, And Cognitive Milestones

What physical activities should a child do at 25 to 27-months-old?

In addition to crawling and walking, your 25- to 27-month-old toddler could be climbing, jumping, kicking, squatting, dancing, bending and, well, lots of stuff. If you notice they don’t seem to be as physically active as other children their age, bring it up with baby’s pediatrician so they can determine if any diagnostic testing is needed.

Should a baby be talking at 25- to 27-months-old?

Now that your little one has discovered the joy of their own voice, you may never hear the end of it (of course, you don’t want to either). Your 25- to 27-month-old toddler can probably say 50 to 100 words but may even know 200 or more. They’re probably using simple phrases and putting together simple two- to four-word sentences.

If your toddler isn’t talking by this point, bring it to your pediatrician’s attention. Kids develop at different rates, so yours might just need a little more time to feel confident in their language skills. Still, they may need a little help getting there, and the key to early invention is — you guessed it — starting early.

What are some behavioral issues a 25- to 27-month-old might have?

We’ve already gone over some of the delightful behaviors common during the terrible twos (see intro) but, to recap, they include yelling, crying, kicking, screaming, rebelling, disobeying, and more. They also probably aren’t the best at sharing right now.

On the not-nearly-so-dramatic side, you might notice your toddler is being rather repetitive these days — doing the same things over and over again. This is actually their way of testing theories and boundaries and learning outcomes, so indulge them.

Should a 25- to 27-month-old be potty training?

Since most toddlers have success with potty training between 27 and 32 months, you’re right on the cusp of the potty-training party. It’s a good rule of thumb to start encouraging your child to potty train around their second birthday, so it’s perfectly fine if that falls a little before or a little after their actual date of birth.

Your 25 – 27-Month-Old Toddler’s Health

Should my 25- to 27-month-old toddler have a checkup?

Unless you missed your little one’s two-year checkup, you’re probably off the hook — unless, of course, they either get sick or are due for immunizations.

Will my 25- to 27-month-old toddler get any immunizations?

If you haven’t yet, you may consider getting your toddler’s annual influenza (flu) vaccine during this time period.

Written by Julie Sprankles.

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