Children grow and develop at different rates, but developmental milestones can offer important clues about your child’s growth.

By the age of 18 months, most babies will:


  • Point to show what they want
  • Shake their head to say no


  • Have some temper tantrums
  • Play simple games of pretend
  • Express affection towards familiar people


  • Know what common things such as spoons or cups are
  • Scribble on their own
  • Express interest in stuffed animals and dolls

Movement and Physical Development

  • Drink from a cup
  • Drag or pull toys while walking
  • Run and walk up steps
  • Help you undress them

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