TYLER IS 18 MONTHS OLD

Eighteen months. An entire year and a half, where has that gone? It feels like the quickest 18 months of my life, but recently some of the days have felt like the longest I’ve ever lived. Sure, some of the newborn days feel like they last an eternity, but the early days of toddlerhood are testing us as a family, that’s for sure. I don’t want to write a negative post, and I won’t, but I also don’t want to paint the last month as sunshine and rainbows when it’s been more.. thunderstorms and shipwrecks.

I mean it when I say that I know tantrums and challenging behaviour are normal for young children but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to deal with. I’m thinking that I’ll actually write a separate post on how I’ve been feeling / coping(or rather, not coping all that well) with my changing little boy, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

If you missed Tyler’s 17 month update, you can read it here.

Development

Despite the challenging behaviour, Tyler is learning and developing so fast at the minute. He only has to see me or someone else do something once before he’s copying it or at least attempting to. For example my mum gave Tyler a watering can yesterday to play with in the garden and straight away he started pretending to water the plants. Little things like that show me just how impressionable and sponge like Tyler is at this age and it’s awesome but also pretty scary.

We’re all certainly going to have to start watching our language too as little man is so chatty! I’m pretty sure I’ve said this every month so far this year, but although we’re not having full blown conversations just yet, Tyler’s vocabulary is really starting to take shape. “Ta” “Dadi” “Bubbles” “Door” and “Yeah” are his current favourite words. I’m super excited to see what his accent is going to be like when he really starts talking!

Teething

No new teeth this month and I’m unsure as to when we’ll be seeing any new appearances. Although Tyler is chewing away at his hands and dribbling like Pavlov’s dog, there aren’t any signs on his gums that anything is coming.

Sleep

I have officially forgotten what sleep feels like. I’ve spoken about Tyler’s sleeping habits a lot in the last year, I even shared how we cracked getting him to self soothe and sleep through the night, but I think we may have fallen victim to the dreaded 18 month sleep regression. Tyler will wake up at an ungodly hour and scream his lungs out until we’re downstairs on the sofa. He’ll then proceed to be wide awake for anywhere between 2-5 hours.. so that’s FUN. If anyone has any positive tips/tricks or stories on getting through this sleep regression, then please do send them my way.

Favourites

Tyler is still loving his role playing toys but he’s also enjoying anything with wheels, so that’s little toy cars, the Cozy Coupe, prams, basically if it rolls, he’ll love it! He’s also obsessed with his shoes.. well, anyone’s shoes actually! My mum recently bought him the cutest pair of crocs ever(yes, crocs are cute on kids) and he spends hours everyday putting them on or bringing them over to me.. it’s very adorable.

How did you find this age with your little one? Do you see any similarities in Tyler with your child? I’d love to know!

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18 Comments

  1. Michele
    Aug 8, 2018 / 10:24 pm

    Tyler is adorable and changing and learning all the time, love him to bits 😘❤️❤️❤️xxx

    • Maisie
      Author
      Aug 20, 2018 / 12:30 pm

      and he loves youuu! x

  2. Aug 10, 2018 / 9:23 am

    Can’t believe how much Kyle has grown he seems to have got so tall. My daughter is four and she still obsessed with role-play, her nursery would always tell me how much time she will spend in the role play section. This was my favourite age.

    • Maisie
      Author
      Aug 20, 2018 / 12:30 pm

      Aww that is really sweet! x

  3. Aug 10, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    How do you manage with broken sleep?! You’re doing an amazing job he seems like such a happy little man!
    Rosie

    • Maisie
      Author
      Aug 20, 2018 / 12:29 pm

      Haha it is TOUGH! But we get by! Aww thank you lovely! x

  4. Aug 11, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    Ru loves his cars too, it’s so cute when they have a favourite toy!

    • Maisie
      Author
      Aug 20, 2018 / 12:29 pm

      Isn’t it just! x

  5. Aug 11, 2018 / 3:37 pm

    they just grow up too quickly dont they! hes so cute! xx

    • Maisie
      Author
      Aug 20, 2018 / 12:29 pm

      They really do! Thank you! x

    • Maisie
      Author
      Aug 20, 2018 / 12:28 pm

      Yay I’m glad! x

  6. Aug 16, 2018 / 10:34 am

    Hope you crack the sleeping thing soon! x

    • Maisie
      Author
      Aug 20, 2018 / 12:28 pm

      Thank you! I THINK we’re getting there! x

  7. Aug 17, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    I love his curly hair! Teething is the worst especially when they get to that age and they wont let you look xx

    • Maisie
      Author
      Aug 20, 2018 / 12:27 pm

      It’s gorgeous isn’t it!! And yes teething is very tough indeed! x

  8. Aug 27, 2018 / 8:19 am

    I said with my son that I found this age the hardest – the newborn stage is a breeze in comparison! Erin is 19 months and I still say that this is the hardest! I think its down to frustration mostly, they can’t really tell you what they want or need. We have tantrums too! Its also the fact that she wants to run everywhere, touch everything, be wherever she isn’t allowed to be etc etc! Good luck though, this phase will soon pass…wait til they reach that 5, thats another issue completely lol!!

    • Maisie
      Author
      Aug 27, 2018 / 8:30 pm

      Yeah it must be frustration! Haha thank you so much!! WOW I can’t even think about him being 2 yet, let alone 5 haha! xx

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