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Infant & Toddler Care

Infants and toddlers require specialized care due to their dependence on others to take care of their needs, an environment with safe toys and equipment, and close and active supervision at all times. Although there are many documents related to Infant and Toddler Care in this section learn more about infants and toddler by reviewing the other tabs under Run Your Child Care.

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  • Routine Care
  • Daily routines are a big part of a child's day. Hellos and goodbyes, diapering and toileting (every 2 ours and on demand), mealtimes (every 3 hours and on demand), napping, and getting dressed provide opportunities to promote learning and development.

  • This resource from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention outlines milestones for each age.

  • Infants and toddlers are constantly working on meeting their developmental milestones through lifting their head, practicing waving and saying sounds. If you have concerns about an infant or toddler meeting milestones call Child Care Aware 800-997-8515 (press #5).

  • This resource from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention outlines milestones to watch for each age.