Toddler Month by Month: 34
- November 8, 2023
- by Melissa Lawrence
Hi everyone and welcome to Month 34 with your baby and Month 34 with my toddler Bracey.
How Old is a 34-Month-Old Toddler?
Your toddler is now 2 years and 10 months old. In two months, your toddler will be 3 years old.
Average Weight and Height of a 34-Month-Old Toddler
Average Weight of 34-Month-Old?
The average weight for a 34-month-old toddler is 31.1 pounds for boys
(14.1 kilos) and 30.1 pounds (13.6 kilos) for girls.
How Tall is the Average 34-Month-Old?
The average height for a 34-month-old boy is 37.0 inches (94 cm) and for a girl is 36.6 inches (93 cm).
34-Month-Old Toddler Developmental Milestones
34-Month-Old Toddler Speech Milestones
What’s typical for a 34-month-old when it comes to speech and language? By this age, most toddlers can:
- Say between 250-450 words. Your toddler might have many more words than you realize.
- Begin to describe their feelings: “Bracey is sad.”
- Begin to describe their past and present experiences: “Bracey went … doctor, Bracey hurt.” My doctor said not to worry if the linking words and verbs are not there yet.
- Point out objects in a book while you read such as animals, vehicles, buildings, and elements of nature.
- Employ more verbs such as running, jumping, dancing, and eating.
Try to incorporate as much rich vocabulary as possible into your child’s day. Explain cause and effect and ask your toddler “why” as much as possible: why do we eat, why do we go to the doctor, why do we put gas in the car. This will help their cognitive growth. Experts say to limit time on iPhones, iPads, computers and television to an hour a day but why not cut this out entirely? Active play and real-world experiences are best for kids. If you have concerns about your child’s speech, talk to your doctor.
Physical Activities for a 34-Month-Old Toddler
Encourage your toddler to be as active as possible inside and outside by going up and down the stairs, on and off the sofa, dancing, and running in the house. Take trips to the playground daily and encourage your toddler to climb up the playgym, go down the slide, and balance on the seesaw. Also, take short jogs and bike rides.
Intellectual Activities for a 34-Month-Old-Toddler
Fine Motor Activities for a 34-Month-Old
Stick with the same fine motor activities you enjoyed in prior months: finger painting, drawing, puzzles, leafing through books, block building, and other manipulatives and toys that emphasize sorting, counting, spatial recognition, and dexterity. Train sets are a great way to engage in fine motor and imaginative play.
What Should my 34-Month-Old Toddler be Eating?
Keep your foods fresh and varied, and try to keep calcium, iron, and protein high and sugar (especially processed sugar) at bay.Caught exception: Failed to open stream
Schedule for Breastfeeding or Milk Feeding Babies at 34 Months of Age
How much sleep does my 2.5-Year-Old Need?
Your toddler will need about 12.5-14 hours of sleep over a 24 hour period. That means 11-12 hours at night and a 1.5-3 hour nap. Bracey sleeps 13-15 hours a day, 11-12 hours at night with a nap of 2-3 hours.
What do I do when my Toddler Wakes up at Night?
Bracey has been waking up quite a bit at night, I would say from 1-3 times. This is since we went to the US and he got a bit jet lagged. In my experience, there is nothing to do with this but give your toddler a hug and put them back in bed. It’s exhausting. It is so tempting to put your toddler in your bed and just go to sleep. This happened to me while I was visiting family in July, but I tried to break the habit when I got home because Bracey moves alot at night and I don’t get any rest. So, when it comes to night awakenings, my advice is: no snacks, toys, games, books, or fun, just give your toddler a kiss and a hug, and then it is back to bed. If they cry or get out of bed, it’s another kiss and a hug. They are tired too and eventually they will fall asleep. It’s tiring, I know.
Schedule for 34-Month-Old Toddler with 1 Afternoon Nap
- 7am feed* & breakfast
- 10am snack
- 12pm feed & lunch (1-3pm sleep)
- 3pm feed & snack
- 6pm dinner
- 7:32 pm final milk feeding
- 8pm bedtime
*Start the schedule when your toddler wakes up. If you are no longer breastfeeding, give milk or its alternative after the meal.
Bracey’s Potty Training Experience
We continued to have quite a few accidents during Month 34. We have been doing generally a bit better. When we bring him to the potty every 20-30 minutes he has fewer accidents. In terms of #2, we’re short on luck. Bracey tends to do #2 in his diaper at the end of the day or in his underwear. I told him I will give him a chocolate if he does #2 in the potty, but that has not helped. We only have a bit more than a month before he starts school, so wish me luck.Caught exception: Failed to open stream
During his 34th month, Bracey spent some time in France. Unfortunately, his big sister Marielle broke her arm at horse-back riding camp. Picking her up was an unexpected adventure, as was a nice, new carseat from France that was bigger and more comfy for the ride home. Swimming in our building’s pool with Bracey’s older sisters was the highpoint of the month. Thanks for watching and see you back next month for Month 35!