Some rocky milestones ahead…

Over the last few months little man has grown so much. He is definitely not  a baby anymore.

Toddlers never stay the same for long, always getting bigger and learning new words – but what I am conscious of is that his routine and mile stones have stumbled to a halt.

When they are babies, there are so many new milestones; turning on their belly, turning on their back, sitting up, crawling, walking, first words, throwing, holding an object…the list could go on.

There then is a long period of time that just stays still for a lot of stuff. Of course they keep learning, picking up new words, actions etc, but the mile stones disappear.


I would say for about 6 months nothing big really and truly happens. We continue with the same routines, nursery drop offs and collections, swimming lessons at the weekend. Bed times may vary depending on how long nap time was, but the rest of the routines stay relatively the same.

It was only on Monday night when little man wanted to sit on the toilet, that I thought, oh dear, so it begins again!

Because coming up are possibly some of the more stretching milestones that a parent has to deal with having a child.

The toddler milestones fill me with fear. Potty training and dealing with poop on the floor or in teeny pants and wee all over the toilet seat. Then there is the waking up with a toddler staring at you in the middle of the night when you finally decide to turn the cot in to a bed. Realising that they can get out of bed and attempt to wreak havoc on the household for longer because these cell like bars aren’t there to stop them anymore.

The baby milestones are a little different. I suppose the biggest one is walking as your baby cannot stay still anymore. Those jobs you got used to doing whilst the baby was nicely sat playing with rattles become a little more challenging.

So enjoy every bit of the calm before the storms of the milestones because things are about to get very rocky for a while as we get ready for some big ones!

Busy Working Mummy XOXO

A Cornish Mum
The Pramshed

7 thoughts on “Some rocky milestones ahead…

  1. I think we’re approaching the second round of potty-training in this house – the littlest is at the stage of wanting to sit on the loo, too, but I’m not sure I’m ready for it again just yet!! Although they do say summer is the time to do it… #fortheloveofBLOG

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  2. I’m not looking forward to potty training, but it am looking forward to another toddler milestone – speech. My 1-year-old basically just yells ‘dada’ all the time, and I can’t wait for her speech to turn into more than that. ‘Mama’ hasn’t been nearly as forthcoming! #fortheloveofBLOG

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  3. People say it never gets any easier. Mother thought that the hard work was over once I arrived (ha!) and then once she got the first few months under her belt (ho ho!) but it’s just constantly challenging, forever I guess 😉 Good luck with the toilet training and new bed! #fortheloveofBLOG

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  4. Ah what a cutie…I recall these challenges/milestones well…we brought a car big boy bed as then he loved it so much he wanted to be in bed..potty training almost made me loose my shizzle…everyone else little ones were using the toilet, mine flat out objected..I worked myself up so much then one day he went I want to use the loo mummy…and from then on no more nappies…he never wet the bed and only had a couple of accidents…so I guess the waffly message is don’t rush it 🙂 #fortheloveofblog

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  5. Our latest milestone is hormones…. thought I’d have the tween and teen bit easy as I have two boys, but who knew that boys are just as hormonal, stroppy and hard to live with as girls once they get closer to the teen years?! I may need to hide somewhere until they get to their twenties for my own sanity…..
    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

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