Your Baby’s Milestones


13 months – 24 months

Here is a month by month guide on what to expect from your baby in his second year of life. Your baby may reach these milestones earlier or later than this, rest assured that each baby develops at his own pace. Be prepared for fun filled days with your baby as he continues to explore himself and his surroundings.
13 months
Can stand on her own and walk with assistance
Examines objects close up
Can use two words properly
Can bend down to pick up toys

14 months
Is cruising or walking unsteadily
Drinks from a cup
Can feed himself finger food
Can play peekaboo

15 months
Says some simple words
“No” is his favourite word
Helps to turn pages in a book
Climbs stairs

16 months
Able to point to body parts when asked
Has temper tantrums
Loses the morning nap
Enjoys music and singing

17 months
Helps to undress herself
Climbing furniture becomes favourite game
Can follow simple directions
Separation anxiety decreases

18 months
Starts to run
Likes pressing and turning buttons and knobs
Masters scribbling
Can say at least 15 words

19 months
Can use a fork and spoon
Starts to show signs of being ready for potty training
Can put together words
Can brush her own teeth with assistance

20 months
May start to hit, bite, and push
Can get undressed by himself
Imitates through toys – eg. Feeds a doll
Can run well

21 months
Likes to “help” with household chores
Will search for hidden things
Walks down stairs with help
Can build things with toys/blocks

22 months
Can draw a straight line
Can kick and throw a ball
Imitates other people
Opens and closes doors

23 months
Understands opposites
Can speak in short sentences
Can sing easy songs
Shows an interest in puzzles

24 months
“Why” is becoming his favourite question
Can name body parts
Starts to talk about himself
Showing signs of being ready for a toddler bed

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