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

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Your toddler is becoming an independent being, so she might start articulating exactly what she likes — and doesn’t like. By 18-months, she should start making it clear when she doesn’t want to do or eat something by saying ‘no’ or shaking her head. When you ask if she wants to go to sleep, eat her carrots, or put on her shoes, you’ll now be able to hear her distaste loud and clear. It might be frustrating to hear “no” every time you ask her to do something, but it should also be reassuring. This is one of an 18-month-old’s developmental milestones that signals she is developing her own preferences and ideas.

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