Since my first two sons were born only 17 months apart, it felt as though I was in the baby and toddler stage for an extended period of time. Even my oldest Lucian would hit milestones I felt like I could just enjoy them. They were after all something I’d get to experience again soon with my middle son Warren. By the time Warren hit them, I was just thrilled to see two boys finally independent. No longer changing two sets of diapers at the same time. No longer having to use sippy cups or push a stroller. Being able to hold a conversation with them and let them spend the night at Grandma’s house. And it didn’t hurt that a third child was always a possibility in the back of my mind.
But now we aren’t sure if we are having any more children it feels a bit different. My youngest is 15 months and it feels as though each of these milestones might be the last time I get to experience them as a mom. And I’m making sure I treasure each of those moments.
One of my favorites milestones is walking. It is such a big step (literally!) for any child and is such a source of both independence and extra attention required on the part of parents. He took his first official steps on his 1st birthday and by 13 months was walking part of the time. By 14 months rarely crawled and now he is so fast that I can easily lose him in a split second if I’m not careful.
He will often giggle, creating his own little games by walking back and forth across a room. It doesn’t take much but I know he is proud of himself and loves to explore. Now we love venturing outside and checking out nature. He just loves to walk, hand in hand with me or his brothers.
One way we can also let him have more independence is with the new Huggies Little Movers Slip-On Diapers which allow him to stand while being changed. With these diapers, I don’t have to find a way to keep him entertained long enough to change him.
What is your favorite childhood milestone?
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