Ok this is an irrational rant. I warned you.
DD is 17mo and I'm worried that I'm not doing everything I should be doing to help her development. I wonder if I treat her too much like a baby and get used to doing things a certain way because it's working at the time when I should be moving on??
A few things are:
Speech - this is my biggest concern at the moment. She doesn't have many words, the only really clear ones are mummy/mum, daddy, bye. I think she's saying "shoes" and "what's that?" because she uses what sounds like these when putting on her shoes or pointing at something. I think she might have said "yeah" a few times in the last few days. Her comprehension is good, she follows directions and understands a lot of words like if I ask for a specific book that shes familiar with she'll go get it or will go to the fridge if I say yoghurt.
Sleep - she sleeps with a dummy (usually spits it out once asleep) and in a sleeping bag. Should I be ditching the dummy and getting her used to sleeping with sheets rather than the sleeping bag?? They've moved her from cot to little trundle bed thingy at daycare and she sleeps fine - should I convert her cot at home??
Eating - I saw an 18mo on super nanny eating competently with cutlery! DD just stabs at her food then shoves it in her mouth with her hands.
Clingy - she takes ages to get comfortable with people, when we go out she clings to me for ages like she's scared I'm going to leave her! She's fine at day care though as she loves her carers. I try to encourage her etc but no idea what else to do??
There are other things but those are the main ones that my irrational brain is mulling over.
Any advice is welcome