As your toddler grows, each development brings new questions and curiosities. We’ve compiled a list of commonly asked questions in a 2-year-old check-up questionnaire you might want to consult before you see your pediatrician.

2-year Check-up Questionnaire

  • How does my child’s growth plot on the charts?
  • Can you explain body-mass index (BMI) to me?
  • Does my child need vitamins?
  • How much milk should my child drink at this age?
  • How can I get my picky eater to eat better?
  • Are there particular foods I should avoid or make sure my child eats?
  • Are there indicators of developmental issues I should watch out for?
  • Are there indicators of autism I should be looking for?
  • How much sleep does my 2-year-old need?
  • How long should my child nap each day?
  • How many naps should my toddler take in a day?
  • What’s a good bedtime?
  • Is it okay for adults to speak more than one language around my child?
  • What’s the best way to handle temper tantrums?
  • Are there particular toys or games you’d recommend for this developmental stage?
  • How can I encourage toilet training and what do I do if my child shows no interest?
  • Can you refer me to a pediatric or family dentist?

Other Toddler Matters:

Their 24-month check-up might be a good time to ask about personality questions or persistent problems you’ve noticed with your toddler. Or if you want to ask advice on a range of other parenting topics. For instance:

  • Your child’s personality—if your child’s overly clingy or hyperactive
  • Persistent problems, such as if your toddler awakens during the night or is excessively fearful
  • Concerns about discipline and tactics to try, such as time-out or logical consequences
  • Advice on getting your child ready for a new sibling
  • Advice about getting ready to start day care or preschool

These, of course, are just a few questions that might be on your mind. If you have other concerns, make sure to write them down so you don’t forget to ask. When it comes to your toddler’s nutrition, here are a few more things you might want to know.