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10 Signs You Know Your Baby Has Become a Toddler

By Meredith Carroll |

Toddler whining

Good-bye baby crying, hello toddler whining

You can check with your pediatrician or consult a book to figure out when, exactly, babies become toddlers.

Or you can simply live through it, in which case the signs that a baby has graduated into the annals of toddler-dom are unmistakable.

Here are 10 signs you know your baby has stopped being a baby and has definitely become a toddler:

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Bruises on a Baby's Head are a Sign Toddler Life has Begun

Forehead bruises

And other assorted bruises that make everyone you encounter secretly do a double take in horror and quickly program the number of Child Protective Services into their speed dial.

Photo credits: iStock

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Meredith Carroll

Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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One thought on “10 Signs You Know Your Baby Has Become a Toddler

  1. Jelea says:

    LOL yes to All of these especially the bruises since my accident prone child can’t seem to make it across the room without incident. You forgot the constant stream of questions tho, toddlers equal interogation and lots of it :)

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