Between Breasfeeding, Babywearing and Cloth Diapering... I'd say that Breastfeeding is the best gift one can ever give to their babies... really, it's priceless.
It's starting to show in Arthur that he's different from toddlers of his age.
I enrolled Arthur into Musikgarten (music classes for newborns up to 6 years old) with the main intention for him to mix around with other babies (he loves company and we don't have that many relatives his age to play with in Penang). He's only been to two classes and he remembers what's being done while he was there that he does the excercises at home, when I least expect it... the teacher was equally amazed at his progress when he was attending the class for the fourth time. She mentioned that some take months to understand what's happening... there's another boy, who is older by a month (who was there before Arthur), who is still quite unsure of himself and how he shall react.
Although Arthur only started walking at about 14 months... he's literally running now... at 16 months. At 16 months, he can do many things that babies his age doesn't do.... the thing that amazes me most is how he is potty ready for his bowel movements even when I have not train him. He will point to the potty and say "poo poo" or "bet bet" when he senses a bowel movement. He started doing that when about 2 months ago.
In the case of learning to talk... many commented that he learns fast. He can now say 'fish' and understand what a 'yes' means. If there's something we want him to pronounce more accurately, all we have to do is to point him to look at our mouths as we pronouce the word. magic.