Toddler Month by Month: 35
- November 22, 2023
- by Melissa Lawrence
Hi everyone and welcome to Month 35 with your baby and Month 35 with my toddler Bracey.
How Old is a 35-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 35-Month-Old Toddler
Average Weight of 35-Month-Old?
The average weight for a 35-month-old toddler is 31.4 pounds for boys
(14.2 kilos) and 30.4 pounds (13.8 kilos) for girls.
How Tall is the Average 35-Month-Old?
The average height for a 35-month-old boy is 37.3 inches (94.7 cm) and for a girl is 36.9 inches (93.7 cm).
35-Month-Old Toddler Developmental Milestones
35-Month-Old Toddler Speech Milestones
What’s typical for a 35-month-old when it comes to speech and language? By this age, most toddlers can:
- Say between 250-400 words. Your toddler might be uttering more words than you realize.
- Use an increasing array of verbs.
- Describe experiences and emotions, as if they are telling you a very short story. “Bracey went doctor.” Mr. doctor said not to worry if your toddler’s sentences are missing certain words. That’s normal.
- Employ new words on a weekly if not daily basis.
- Actively express their opinions about things, often with a no, such as “Bracey no night night.”
Incorporate rich vocabulary as much as possible into your toddler’s day. Delight in every new word you notice with a hug, a high five and a way to go. Ask your toddler questions while looking them in the eye, and emphasize cause and effect. If they get a boo boo, ask them how it happened? Experts say to limit screen time to one hour per day but why not aim for no screen time. Active play and real-life conversations are the best for kids. Speak to your doctor if you are concerned about your child’s speech.
Physical Activities for a 35-Month-Old Toddler
Take your toddler outside daily for at least one to two hours and put them on the swings, playgym, seesaw, slide. Do short bike rides and runs. While inside, encourage your toddler to stay active by helping them go up and down stairs and on and off the sofa, and by doing fun activities and games that involve balls or physical movement. Incorporate math skills into your play by counting from 1-10 and 10-1 as you throw balls.
Intellectual Activities for a 35-Month-Old-Toddler
Fine Motor Activities for a 35-Month-Old
Keep up with the same fine motor activities you have been offering in prior months, including drawing, finger painting, block-building, playing with train sets, and using any other types of manipulatives you can find. Try to play with your child as much as possible and discuss colors, numbers and have them repeat patterns.
What Should my 35-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.
Schedule for Breastfeeding or Milk Feeding Babies at 35 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 hours nap. Bracey sleeps 13-15 hours a day, 11-12 hours at night with a nap of 2-3 hours.
Scheduled for 35-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 low-fat milk or its alternative after the meal. Your toddler needs 700 mg of calcium per day, which they should get through milk and other dairy-rich snacks.
Bracey’s Potty Training Experience
Taking a trip to Africa helped us potty train Bracey as we just basically spent much of the day going to the bathroom. We still had our share of accidents and have not yet done a poopy on the potty. When I remember to bring Bracey every 20 minutes to the potty he does pretty well and I am down to about 1-2 accidents per day. We only have a few weeks before school starts, so wish me luck.
During his 35th month, Bracey enjoyed visiting Dakar, Senegal with his siblings. Playing with the boys there was a lot of fun. He even enjoyed the local cuisine. Thanks so much for watching and see you back next month for the last show in this series: Month 36! Can’t believe it.