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#1 of 4 Old 02-06-2012, 10:32 AM - Thread Starter
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just wondering what age this would be -- 12 months? once they start 'toddling' around? wink1.gif  my little girl is almost 10 months and cruising like crazy.. i feel like she's recently really been moving out of the baby stage (snif!), like last night she started scribbling with one of my markers in a notebook. all on her own. her dad and i were sitting there with our jaws on the ground watching her..



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#2 of 4 Old 02-06-2012, 11:46 AM
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When they are no longer crawling.  When walking becomes their preferred method of transport.  Yes, it's a nebulous line somewhere around 12 mos. 

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I'd say when they start walking. My little one was 14 months when she started.

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The commercial term for baby in the US (per StrideRite and Carters) is up until 24 months and the same for the various library storytimes in my area (babies 0-24 months). Toddlers are 2-3 years and preschool 3.5-5 years (per libraries).


Here is a interesting fact, humans are animals, primates, and in zooological terms an infant is one who does not yet have their permanat molars, so per humans that is likely 6+ years.


Overall, it is open to interpretation. smile.gif

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