Milestones: Thirteen to Eighteen Months
Remember to use your child's corrected age when comparing her accomplishments to a developmental chart! If your baby has been generally healthy since nursery discharge you can expect she will:
- be able to scribble with a large crayon (if she can keep from putting it in her mouth).
- walk alone with heels flat on the floor.
- feed herself finger foods and begin to try to use a spoon.
- walk up stairs with one hand held.
- use a vocabulary of four to ten words.
- follow simple verbal directions to perform a single task. For example, "Give me the ball."
- coordinate the use of both hands well. For example, hold a container in one hand while putting something into it with the other.
- respond to her name.
- "talk" in long, jabbering sentences as if holding an understandable conversation with you.
- point to at least two pictures on request.
- use her thumb and first finger easily to pick up a very small object.
- throw a ball easily.