Welcome to a Huge Milestone: 18 Months!
Welcome to the year-and-a-half mark: the magical 18 months! Your curious little wonder is going to both amaze you and drive you bonkers with her blossoming skills. Prepare yourself for these three awesome (and totally scary) new milestones that are sure to keep you on your toes.
A surge of energy is coming as she prepares to practice all her new tricks. That means baby proofing your house just got 100 times harder now that your child has figured out how to climb everything from the back of the couch to the baby gate. Make sure that your future Everest climber gets plenty of physical activities in her day to help burn off this influx of energy!
Bust out the swear jar because your tot is busy building a vocabulary that will explode in the coming weeks and months. You may hear him stringing together two or more words to ask for things or to describe what’s happening. Read to you child every day to help him learn more words and build a strong foundation of pre-literacy skills.
Is your toddler beginning to throw down some epic tantrums? It could be because she can remember objects – like that brownie she reached for – long after they disappear from sight. Although tantrums may be frustrating, they are signs of language and memory development in your little one! Now is a great time to begin introducing new words to help your child figure out how to express tough emotions.
Scary Mommy Tip: Toddlers love to be physical, which can be totally exhausting for you! Try to find creative ways for your toddler to work out their wiggles without you losing your mind and wondering if you can ship her off to play with Cirque du Soleil.