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14-Month-Old Toddler: Your Little Busy Body
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September 11, 2023

14-Month-Old Toddler: Your Little Busy Body

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14-Month-Old Toddler: Your Little Busy Body

Your Little Busy Body

Those little 14-month legs are getting stronger every day, bopping and toddling all around. Which means you might be in the market for fun and safe ways to let your little one go, go, go. We’re partial to the 25 engaging and educational activities on this list. It covers the classics—DIY fun like a tunnel maze, a pillow fort or even playing fetch—as well as ideas for stimulating their senses during more sedentary pursuits from writing in sand to exploring a busy board (plus how to make one!).

See All 25 Ideas

More Playtime Ideas

🎵 Musical Toys: See the 30 Greatest

🎨 Toys to Improve Fine Motor Skills: See Our 11 Favorites

🧩 Toddler Puzzles: See the 9 Best

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Expert Advice: Scratches, Stains & Scuffs

An interior designer’s guide to life with an active toddler.

See Their Tips


This Month: Getting Ahead of Boo-Boos

🪫 Lock Away Batteries - Especially button batteries, which have sent an increasing number of children to the emergency room in recent years.

🪴 Keep House Plants Out of Reach - Some varieties (which thankfully do not taste good) may be extremely poisonous if ingested in larger quantities.

🧼 Hide Cleaning Supplies - Don’t forget to keep bleach and laundry pods (which may look like candy) out of reach as well!

See the Rest: A Doctor’s Checklist


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Feeling Overwhelmed?

Try this: Dr. Becky, the parent whisperer behind Good Inside, shares 10 words you can say out loud (right now) to help you get grounded and feel empowered.

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Editors' Picks: A New Set of Wheels

Keep ‘em moving—and help build key coordination skills—with a tricycle. Some of the most popular include an option for you to push and steer them at first, too. (Just don’t forget a helmet.)

See Our Favorite Tricycles

Radio Flyer 
10" Classic Tricycle

When you think of tricycles, you probably picture this one: shiny red, tall seat, rear step, cheerful bell.
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Joovy 
Tricycoo 4.1 Trike

This trike grows with your child: steer your baby around while they’re strapped in at first; remove the harness, backrest, push handle and canopy later.
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Wishbone 
3-in-1 Bike

Made from birch and eucalyptus wood, this ride is a lightweight luxury with heirloom potential.
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Editors' Picks: A Stroller Wagon

If your little one has begun to resist the confines of your trusty stroller or you’re craving extra storage space on the go (or going on more off-road adventures in general), this hybrid design might make getting out more fun.

See Our Favorite Stroller Wagons

Veer 
All-Terrain Cruiser Wagon

The functionality of a premium stroller meets the classic fun of a rugged wagon.
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Evenflo 
Pivot Xplore All-Terrain Stroller Wagon

Not looking to drop a small fortune? This is loaded with accessories but won’t set you back quite as much as other models.
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Baby Trend 
Expedition 2-in-1 Stroller Wagon PLUS

The Expedition Plus includes a mat that transforms the wagon bed into a soft surface perfect for napping or chilling.
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Editors' Picks: A Bigger Carrier

Busy little legs tire quickly and could use a lift. If your toddler has exceeded the weight limit on your favorite baby carrier or if you’re craving a little more back support, check out the best carriers for toting around heavy toddlers.

See Our Favorite Toddler Carriers

Tula 
Toddler Carrier

Ask most babywearing pros which carrier is the most comfortable for carrying older kiddos and you’ll likely hear the same answer over and over: Tula.
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Ergobaby 
Omni Dream Baby Carrier

The Ergobaby brand ranks highly in comfort and ergonomic design—and this carrier delivers both until your little one is four years old.
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lillebaby 
CarryOn Airflow Carrier

The CarryOn is designed exclusively for carrying toddlers and older children—up to 60 pounds.
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