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After baby turns 1

Do you still call them a baby or is it toddler now like the cafemom categories say? Even if they are not toddling? I assume toddler means they toddle.

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Asked by staciandababy at 3:25 PM on Sep. 19, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I never referred to a child as a toddler until they toddle and even then I mostly said baby

    Answer by Dardenella at 3:27 PM on Sep. 19, 2013

  • I call them a baby until 18 mo or so

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:42 PM on Sep. 19, 2013

  • I say baby til they're about 2 years old.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 3:43 PM on Sep. 19, 2013

  • Baby tell 18 months to 2 years. If you do not have a younger baby. As in you have a you have a 18 month old and a 6 month old.

    Answer by louise2 at 3:50 PM on Sep. 19, 2013

  • I call my 16 mo DD a toddler and a baby, and she was toddling before she was a year old. She calls everything baby now, her new favorite word.

    Answer by mommy_jules at 4:09 PM on Sep. 19, 2013

  • My girls were "babies" until they were 2.

    Answer by 3libras at 5:26 PM on Sep. 19, 2013

  • It's kind of a blurry line, I guess. Shoot, I called mine "the baby" till she was running, not just toddling.

    Answer by Ballad at 5:39 PM on Sep. 19, 2013

  • It really depends on the kid. My kids were little people by 12-18 months. They both walked before their first birthday's. I stop calling them a baby somewhere between 18 months and 2 years.

    The daycare I worked at called the 1-2 year old room the waddlers.
    6 weeks to 1 year AND walking was the infant room
    1 year -2 years was the waddler room
    2-3 years was toddlers
    3-4 years was preschool
    4-5 years, and not in school yet was the pre-K room

    Answer by Rosehawk at 5:58 PM on Sep. 19, 2013

  • I say baby until 2 years old.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 6:10 PM on Sep. 19, 2013

  • Kay-Lynn was still referred to as "baby" until my newest one arrived. She will be 7 next month.

    FYI, Tori is already a toddler :(

    Answer by hopeandglory53 at 1:17 AM on Sep. 20, 2013

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