Why are toddlers so hyper sometimes? 5 Fascinating Facts about Toddlers

Why are toddlers so hyper sometimes? 5 Fascinating Facts about Toddlers

1. Hand preference

Most 1-year-olds are ambidextrous, meaning they use both their hands equally. Your toddler will most likely start showing a preference for his left or right hand by age 2 or 3. – Living and Loving

Hand preference is mainly based on your child’s unique nervous system and genetics. – Parents

2. They will be less hungry

Physical development slows down from the rapid growth during infancy. From age 2 through age 5, most children gain about 3 lb (1.5 kg) to 5 lb (2.5 kg) a year and grow about 3 in. (8 cm) a year. – WebMD

3. They are not babies anymore

The baby fat that seemed to make your infant so cuddly in the first months of life gradually will disappear during these preschool years. The percentage of fat, which reached a peak at age one, will steadily decrease to approximately half that by his fifth birthday. – Healthy Children

4. Amazing changes in the brain within two years!

At birth, the neonate’s (newborn) brain weighs only 25 percent of that of an adult brain. By the end of the second year, the brain weighs about 80 percent; by puberty, it weighs nearly 100 percent of that of an adult brain. – Cliffs Notes

5. The reason why toddlers are “crazy”…

Babies and toddlers produce synapses like mad, creating more than they will need. As they experience the world, the number of synapses will grow from 2,500 per neuron to 15,000 per neuron by age two or three. – Tinkergarten

Between conception and age three, a child’s brain undergoes an impressive amount of change. At birth, it already has about all of the neurons it will ever have. It doubles in size in the first year, and by age three it has reached 80 percent of its adult volume.

Even more importantly, synapses are formed at a faster rate during these years than at any other time. In fact, the brain creates many more of them than it needs: at age two or three, the brain has up to twice as many synapses as it will have in adulthood – The Urban Child Institute

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