- Pulls to stand up.
- Crawls rapidly.
- Seats self on floor.
- Holds onto furniture or walks alone unsteadily.
- Explores new objects by banging them together.
- May be able to drink from a cup.
- Waves goodbye.
- Feeds self.
- Plays social games such as pat-a-cake and peek-a-boo.
- Has vocabulary of one to three words in addition to “mama” and “dada.”
- Shows understanding of a few simple words.
- Notice and encourage good behavior.
- Discipline should be gentle and consistent to be effective.
- Encourage play with age-appropriate toys.
- Read books often to your child.
- Get out from time to time without children, making sure to leave a qualified babysitter in charge. You get a break, and your child learns that sometimes you go away, but you always come back.
- American Academy of Pediatrics. (2014). Ages and Stages. Retrieved from http://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/Pages/default.aspx
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Developmental Milestones. Retrieved from http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/
- KidsGrowth.com. (2014). Growth Milestones. Retrieved from http://www.kidsgrowth.com/stages/guide/index.cfm