18-Month-Old’s Developmental Milestones: A Complete Guide

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A big part of an 18-month-old’s developmental milestones will be responding to her environment. Around 18-months your toddler will start to recognize objects around the house. Now, when she sees her bottle on the counter, or spots her favorite book or stuffed animal on a shelf, she’ll be able to point at it. This most likely indicates that it’s something she wants to hold. Not only does this mean she’s starting to understand what belongs to her, but also that she’s getting better at asking for what she wants. Could a period of seriously demanding behavior follow, during which she points at everything and asks to hold or touch it? Unfortunately toddlers are prone to misbehavior, so it’s definitely possible.

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