Help! My Baby is a Toddler!

At what point is your baby defined as a toddler? When they walk? 12 months? 18 months?
My baby was an early walker but looking at his recent behaviour, he is definitely a toddler now.

1. I live with the Andrex puppy.



He is fascinated by everything but also likes to make a complete mess.  Family home or war zone? You decide…


2. I left the house with no shoes on the other day. It was easier to put him in the car and then go and put my shoes on sitting in the drivers seat knowing he was safely strapped in.

3. There is a contact juggling ball in the bath. Why not Ollie?

4. Ollie is in charge of the gadgets now. I’m not allowed to watch anything and there is a tantrum if I want MY phone.

5. He will sit and watch something though, I can get a whole 10 minutes of sitting still out of him now. Thomas and Friends is his favourite.

6. He loves food. If he finds the rest of yesterday’s biscuit on the floor or down the side of the couch, he’ll eat it! Hey, I’d rather he eats a day old biscuit than choke on a sterilised Lego brick. (I’m not a Milton mom.)

7. I’m not allowed to pick him up anymore, “No mommy I want to run!” Running isn’t ideal at swimming Ollie.

8. He isn’t so bothered about his daytime naps but we are getting close to 12 hours through the night. He’s getting up after 8am lately. Momma does like a lie in!

9. Getting dressed is at least a two stage operation. Arms in, crawl through the tunnel and play with a toy, legs in, run off laughing then come back to have the poppers done up.

10. Despite the added madness, he just gets better everyday and it is so nice seeing a little personality develop. Definitely time to have another one I’d say…



I’m 17 weeks which is when I started blogging about being pregnant with Ollie so I’m treating my kids fairly!  Also, I’m at that ‘is she fat or pregnant?’ stage.  So I’d like to clear up, I’m not fat, there’s a baby in there!  I’m showing much earlier than I did with Ollie which I’ve heard is normal!  My uterus is no longer tight like a new balloon, its already been blown up so it’s saggy!

Once you know you can’t unsee it… πŸ˜„


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  • Emily Higgins

    Congratulations!! I’m so jealous you get a lie in! Our twins (three and a half) are early risers so no lie ins here! #bestandworst

    • MommaBoss

      Thanks! πŸ™‚ he’s like his Momma, he loves sleep! Haha!

  • Min

    Congratulations on your pregnancy. And I’m relieved to hear that my baby (toddler?) He only learned to walk yesterday) is not the only one who is systematically destroying the house! #bestandworst

    • MommaBoss

      Thanks πŸ™‚ I often feel like there’s just no point tidying up because it will be a mess again in 5 minutes haha!

  • Run Jump Scrap!

    Just sent a massive congrats over Twitter! So happy for you and ooooh yes you have a toddler. All the signs! Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst and see you soon x

  • alison

    Congratulations! The rest of your post made me laugh, because I can totally relate to having a whirlwind who gets into everything. The toilet paper picture is priceless and the upturned ballpit cracks me up. #bestandworst

    • MommaBoss

      Thanks! πŸ™‚ I call him Hurricane Ollie! Haha!