18 Months Developmental Milestones

​Your baby might...

  • I am starting to sit with or without support 

  • Handclapping 

  • I can understand more and more words

  • I can see across the room

  • I might have started to creep and crawl around on the floor

  • I love repetition 

  • I might have started using a pincer grasp (thumb and pointer finger) to pick up food

  • I am growing quickly and having a big growth spurt

Activities

  • Name the things your baby looks at. Tell them what you’re doing or what’s happening in the world around them: It’s time for bed, it’s time to be feed.  Activities like these help build vocabulary and routine.

  • Read to your baby 

  • Give your baby time to crawl and practice new movements: maybe make a trail of toys for your baby can work towards and investigate.

  • Help them with play: playing hide and seek or helping to stack blocks can work on developing your babies’ skills.

  • Let your baby explore their sense: touching ice cubes, crinkling leaves, shaking a container of rice. These activities involve touch and sound and are great for a young baby.

Looking for more fun ideas for you and your baby? Check out these websites:

https://www.powerfulmothering.com/activities-for-18-to-24-months/

https://handsonaswegrow.com/activities/toddler-activities/18-24-months-old/

http://chicklink.com/activities-for-18-24-month-olds/

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