U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 40-year-old member asked:

describe development of a 2 year old?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Active!: 2 year olds are very active and curious. They can get into anything! they climb, run, jump. They may have about 50 words and put 2-3 words together. They start to play with objects more- stacking blocks, opening and closing things. They enjoy looking at books and listening to you read. They test boundaries more frequently and require constant supervision.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

NC
A 38-year-old member asked:

My 2 year old is significantly shorter and lighter than her peers. Should I be concerned?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Possibly concerning: When a child is shorter and lighter that his/her peers, this may be normal or it may be a serious condition known as failure to thrive. This depends on several issues including ongoing medical problems, medications, the child's actual age compared with the actual age of the peers, and an evaluation of the child's growth chart from birth to present age. See your family doctor or pediatrician soon.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for my 2-year-old to still use a bottle?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics 29 years experience
No.: It is very important for your child to be completely off a bottle. Ask your doctor for help if she is still using one.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What do I do if my 2-year-old breaks a rule?

5 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Time-out.: If a rule is broken, after a short, clear, and gentle explanation, immediately find a place for your child to sit alone for 3 minutes. It is very important that a "time-out" comes immediately after a rule is broken. Time-outs can serve as an excellent tool to teach a child a rule. Time outs require skill and careful planning. If you use the time-out technique, be sure to read about it first.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I make the car safe for my 2-year-old?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Car seat: Use an approved toddler car seat correctly. Sometimes toddlers may not want to be placed in car seats. Gently but consistently put your child into the car seat every time you ride in the car. Give the child a toy to play with once in the seat. Parents wear seat belts. Never leave your child alone in a car.
A 43-year-old member asked:

When should my 2-year-old see a doctor next?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics 29 years experience
At age 3.: A check-up at 3 years is recommended. Before starting school your child will need more vaccinations. Bring your child's shot card to all visits.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.