10 fascinating toddler facts

Posted on March 19th, 2014

We rounded-up some interesting facts you may not have known about your little one.

The average two-year-old adds around five new words to their vocabulary every day.

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. In about 90% of children, this will be the right hand.

The average toddler takes 176 steps a minute.

Toddlers are attracted to shapes that resemble the human face.

A toddler’s stomach is very small – usually only the size of a small fist.

Your little one was born with around 100 billion brain cells which form networks his brain during the toddler years that helps him to develop memory and think for himself.

Your toddler’s hearing is much better than yours – even though he pretends he can’t hear you at times. A toddler’s new ears are far better at picking up higher frequencies than yours, sounds that older ears have tuned out or can longer hear as a result of ageing and noise pollution.

A 3-year-old boy’s voice is louder than 200 adults in a restaurant.

On average, a 4-year-old child asks 437 questions a day.

Your toddler’s high chair has around 1500 times more germs on it than his potty.