1) You realise you now need eyes in the back of your head
Whereas before you could nip into another room quickly to pick up some more nappies
and your baby wouldn’t have moved far, now you turn around for one second and he’s disappeared.
2) They've discovered the word ‘No!’
And she’s not afraid to use it… a lot. It’s a classic sign of your toddler beginning to assert their dominance
3) But he’s also started saying ‘Mum!’
It started with a ‘Mmummumm’ sound and is now a very specific ‘Mum’, and no matter how often he says
it, you always feel so proud.
4) Bath time just got a whole lot messier
We’ll admit, it’s pretty cute when your toddler gets excited about being able to splash his arms around and play
with bath bubbles.
Not so fun is when he decides to throw all the toys out of the bath and then splash Mummy.
9) They've discovered the jack-in-the-box trick
Before you could put your baby down to sleep and aside from a few rolls, he’d still be lying down when you saw him next.
Now your little monkey loves nothing more than hooking his hands over his cot, bouncing up and down
and for the more energetic, even attempting to climb out.
Saying that, the sight of his cheeky grin as he peeps over the top of his crib every morning gets you every time.
10) You’ve experienced the ‘new’ kind of nappy
Milk and pureed food used to mean nappies were…manageable.
But now he’s eating proper food
, things have taken on a decidedly more solid form.