Mother and Baby

17 Photos You Need To Take Of Your Toddler

OK, so you may have ticked off the first step, first holiday and first family photo, but there are so many equally precious moments coming up now your little one’s a fully-fledged toddler – and you absolutely have to capture each and every one. Hello new Facebook album…

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The walking solo photo

You thought that first step was a big deal but walking confidently on his own is definitely a proud parent moment – so don’t forget to take a photo. [Corbis]
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The Christmas morning photo

Clad in a suitably festive get-up and surrounded by presents, that precious ‘It’s Christmas!’ expression on your tot’s face is not one you’ll want to forget. [Corbis]
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The second birthday photo

Just like you captured your baby’s first birthday, don’t forget to take a few good snapshots at her second big day… and every one after that, too. [Corbis]
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The big sibling photo

The day your baby becomes a big brother is a big deal. And you’re guaranteed an amazing photo of your two children meeting for the first time. [Corbis]
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The bike riding photo

You absolutely have to photograph your toddler’s first bike ride – nothing will beat that huge smile on his face and you’ll want to look back on it in years to come. [Corbis]
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The baking photo

OK, so this photo may focus more on the comedy value of your toddler coated in flour/sugar/chocolate rather than his baking endeavors, but it’s a must in his baby book. [Corbis]
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The snowman building photo

We’ve all been photographed standing proudly next to a minuscule snowman – and your toddler needs the same pic to look back on.
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The puddle jumping photo

You’ll want to get a real action shot here – it may take a few attempts but the end result will be so worth it. [Corbis]
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The Halloween photo

You probably always thought Halloween was a bit of a silly holiday until you saw how utterly adorable your toddler looked dressed in her costume. [Corbis]
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The silly face photo

Your toddler will probably have a whole collection of silly facial expressions, so get snapping away whenever one makes an appearance. [Corbis]
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The pre-first haircut photo

You’ll never get those baby curls back, so make sure you take a picture… [Corbis]
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The post-first haircut photo

… But he will look oh-so-sweet with his near new ‘do. [Corbis]
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The favourite toy photo

Your tot will love looking back at this snapshot when she’s older. Guaranteed she’ll have completely forgotten about her fascination with her giant teddy bear. [Corbis]
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The swimming photo

Capture the moment your little one masters the art of doggy paddle for the first time – with the help of some armbands of course. [Corbis]
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The playdate photo

There’s nothing cuter than that pic of your toddler surrounded by all of his friends. Don’t worry about getting them to pose – it’ll be so much cuter if you take an action shot. [Corbis]

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