Category Archives: baby development

My child still won’t sleep the whole night. What do I do?

Bebê não dorme a noite toda

Very few aspects of motherhood will generate more expectations than the answer to this question. If your child sleeps well throughout the night ever since the very first few weeks, consider yourself extremely lucky. Only those who have faced sleepless night after sleepless night – waking up several times during the night – and the […]

My child barely speaks. Is that normal?

O que fazer quando o filho com 2 anos não fala quase nada

Are the neighbors’ kids already forming complete sentences while yours is still repeating only “mama” and “papa”? Yes, we know it’s nerve-wracking to see other kids talking while yours is radio silent. But the first rule of maternity says: never compare your child with other babies. Each child has their own developmental rhythm. It could […]

How to impose limits for my child?

If your child is over a year and a half, they seem to understand everything you say and will already display their independence whenever possible. And it’s very possible that the “terrible twos” has begun prematurely…If you hear lots of “no’s” and are faced with explosive tantrums, fury and physical disputes, you should be wondering […]

What are the risks and benefits of having a pet around kids?

If the risk of developing allergies is your biggest concern when thinking about pets and children coexisting, don’t spend another second worrying about it. Recent studies show the exact opposite: kids who grow up with pets actually have less chances of developing respiratory allergies, and that’s not all. The benefits of this relationship include physical, […]

How many hours of sleep does your baby need in each phase?

Quantas horas o bebê precisa dormir por dia e em cada soneca

There’s no way around it: the baby’s sleep will almost always take away yours. If they wake up multiple times during the night, both you and the baby will become exhausted and yearning for a good night’s sleep. If the baby sleeps uninterrupted, you start to wonder whether or not they’re breathing and if it’s […]

How to prepare to ditch the diapers

Como fazer o desfralde

Around the two-year mark, the child can already be prepared to stop wearing diapers as they are not only able to notice when they need to go potty, but they are also capable of communicating that. In general, children who attend pre-school are able to undergo this process more quickly and without too many issues […]

Two years of age: what to expect from now on

O que esperar dos 2 anos da criança

Besides having more freedom of movement and physical independence, the two-year-old child can already walk correctly – in fact, they’re capable of jumping and running a lot! With that in mind, this is the perfect time to stimulate them to become even more independent in daily activities – such as, for example, eating, showering and […]

Your child can already understand everything you say

Filho já entende tudo

With their language in plain development and ready to turn two, the child can already comprehend exactly what you say, even if they don’t know certain words. They already know the day-to-day life inside the house pretty well, as well as certain routine situations. Because of that, your child can follow simple instructions such as, […]

Tantrums and the “Terrible Twos”

Início dos terrible twos

It feels like overnight that cute, adorable child that would lovingly respond to all your requests of blowing kisses and making cute faces become possessed by an evil spirit that yells and throws tantrums whenever they don’t get what they want. Around the two years of age (sometimes sooner, like around 18 months) a childhood […]

Pay attention to daytime naps

Close to turning two years old, many children start refusing to take that much needed nap in the afternoon. Why rest when there’s so much to do and discover? That’s not really how it goes: the intellectual, emotional, cognitive and physical developmental marathon at this age requires more rest to able to deal with all […]