Natalie Steele is accused of killing her toddler son Reid in Bridgend, South Wales.
A woman has denied murdering her two-year-old son.
Natalie Steele, 31, pleaded not guilty to a single charge of killing her son Reid when she appeared before Cour de la Couronne de Cardiff via video-link.
Paying tribute, his family described him as a “super-happy, gorgeous, wonderful and intelligent” child.
A further case management hearing will take place on February 25, with a trial provisionally listed to begin on May 3 and last around seven days.
Judge Michael Fitton QC remanded Steele, of Broadlands, Bridgend, into custody.
He told her: “Thank you very much for your co-operation today and I have noted you have been listening carefully.
“The next hearing will be on February 25 and the trial date will be confirmed shortly.
“You will be remanded into custody and I will extend the custody time limit until May 16.”