Sunday, April 14, 2024

14 Month Old Toddler

Your baby is now a 14-month-old toddler. So, now, he/she considered able to walk or on their way to get there little by little. It is important to note that around one year, the interest of a baby to take their first steps to an extent that may make them forget to try or learn at a slower rate, i.e Language, manual skills .. so in a way it does not regress but rather marks a pause in their evolution … So if your child takes their time to start, do not panic as it is merely the fact that it’s their priority at the moment is walking.

At this age, sleep cycles are regular, except for some children … Some of them even cry up all night. In this case, try to identify the cause: nightmares, fear of separation from parents, or only a simple whim … If the problem persists, talk to your pediatrician.

Toddler - Month 14

At 14-months-old toddler always needs to feel the presence of their parents with them, The toddler at this age is still very suspicious and agitated around strangers. The child carries fewer and fewer objects to their mouth. If your baby shares his/her room with their brother or sister, then it may not be well. Try to set rules and give everyone space to themselves, by arranging a corner of the room for example.

Your child now reacts by hearing their name, continues to say “goodbye” and other simple gestures with their little hands, mimicry allows children to learn the politeness, so make sure you show them as much as possible, as their brain is more and more absorbent of everything they see and hear.

Your child’s diet

Around this time your baby can and is able to eat anything, the diet is becoming closer to that of the norm. It is important to continue preparing balanced meals for your child to grow well. You can mix less food so that your child learns to eat with bigger chinks of food, meaning bigger pieces. You can also give breast milk or whole milk, which will be extremely beneficial for them (iron, essential fatty acids …). Baby can eat anywhere from fourteen months! His diet is getting closer and closer to that of grown-ups. Little by little, you mix less food so that he or she gets used to small pieces. Milk is still an important part of their diet because it is essential for their growth. Make them regularly discover new tastes, but do not force them to eat something they have tasted and did not like.

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14-Month-Old Feeding Schedule

14-Month-Old Feeding Schedule
14-Month-Old Feeding Schedule

Your child’s body

From 12 months, growth slows down. Your baby will gradually lose its small curves and cheeks. Seeing it refine, you will realize that it is no longer a small baby …, your baby after is growing up. At 14 months, how much does my baby measure?

If your baby is a boy, at fourteen months, he measures an average of 77 cm and weighs just over 10 kg. If it is a girl, at fourteen months, she measures on average 75 cm and weighs about 10 kg.

Teeth.Up to 18 months, no worries if your baby does not have teeth yet. At this point, if his teeth are slow to come out, your pediatrician will refer you to a dentist who will prescribe a panoramic radio.

Here is an example of a typical menu of a baby 14 months old.


230 ml milk  +(optional): 40 ml of baby special fruit juice


– 30 g of meat, fish or egg
– 200 g puree (100 g potatoes + 100 g vegetables + 5 g butter)
– 100 g of dairy or 20 g of soft cheese (saint-nectar type)
– 100 g of cooked or raw fruit
– a bit of bread


230 ml of milk or dairy or milk desserts


– 200 ml of soup (50 g of potatoes or 10 g of cereals + 150 g of vegetables)
– 100 g of milk (if not at noon)

Baby 14 months: medical monitoring and health

The baby’s health Of 14 months

At 14 months, your child does not have a pediatrician-specific follow-up appointment or a vaccine reminder. The next appointment will take place between 16 and 18 months, then the baby will receive his second injection of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), between the 13th and 18th month, your baby will be receiving certain vaccines or reminders against childhood diseases such as:

– The MMR does actually protect from measles, mumps, and rubella.
– The third reminder of DT Polio which protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and poliomyelitis,
– The 3rd booster against pertussis vaccine (together with DT Polio),
– The third reminder of hemophilia influenza b which protects against certain meningitis, laryngitis, pneumonia.

Find the vaccination calendar to have all the information related to your child’s vaccines at each age.

What one interprets as whims are usually a manifestation of one’s frustration. Even if it puts the nerves of the parents to the test, this phase is part of the development of the child and is not worrying. The baby simply lacks tools to communicate! He or she does not yet know how to express their desires and can kick their feet or scream when they are unhappy. In case of a crisis, the parent must verbalize, and try to stay as calm as possible. If, for example, your baby is angry when leaving the park, explain that it is time to leave, take a few minutes (no more) to say goodbye to the park and trees, for example.

Longer naps

After the age of one year, the naps are getting longer. Your baby may sometimes skip the morning rest and eat breakfast earlier than before. they will then go on with a big nap in the afternoon.

14-Month-old sleep schedule

14-Month-Old Sleep Schedule
14-Month-Old Sleep Schedule

What names are best for a 14-Month-old baby?

Your 14-month-old toddler one likes to play with objects that fit together like cubes. Water remains a source of great pleasure, especially when you give them a bath and they can have fun with a floating boat or duck. They also like everything about animals. This is the time to offer your little one a small picture book with dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, pigs … Maybe even your baby can already reproduce the cry of some of them.

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