1 to 2 Years Toddler Milestones

Many wonderful changes happen to your child during these months. There is a lot of metal and physical growth. While all toddlers develop at different rates, these are some key milestones you can expect:

12 to 18 months

  • Uses 10 or more words.
  • Follows simple directions: “Pick up the ball.”
  • Points to people, body parts and favorite toys when asked.
  • Bounces to music.
  • Walks and may even be climbing.

18 to 24 months

  • Uses 20 or more words.
  • Combines two or more words, “More juice,” “Daddy go.”
  • Listens to simple stories and songs.
  • Feeds herself using a spoon and cup.

Special Needs

Sometimes babies need further evaluation or even special services to help their development. If there is a problem, the sooner it can be addressed, the better! Not all children develop at the same rate. If you have any concerns or questions, be sure to contact your pediatrician.

This article is meant to give you only basic information. If you want more information on any subject covered here please talk to your doctor. Your child’s doctor has all kinds of wonderful information about services available in your community.

—- from First5 Advice to New Parents

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