A parent should know 18 months old baby developmental milestones. This would help parent what to expect and what not at the age of 18 months of your baby. Here are the milestones categorized in main three categories.

Physical Development

  • Walks smoothly with good balance
  • Runs stiff-legged
  • Climbs in furniture
  • Rolls a ball while sitting and learns to fling it

Communication and Social Skill

  • Understands about 50 words
  • Has a vocabulary f 10-25 words
  • Says “giant” words such as “Thank You”
  • Uses a spoon

Play and Cognition

  • Scribbles spontaneously
  • Builds a tower of 3-4 blocks
  • Matches pairs of objects
  • Looks a picture when they are named
  • Plays with soft and cuddly toys in simple pretend play*

The developmental milestones chart listed above for 18 months old baby outline the behaviors and skills that children typically display at this age. However, every kid is unique in his own way and develops at his own pace depending on the opportunities and stimulation he receives at the age of 18 months.

Courtesy: www.zerotothree.org, Right From Start Book By Mandira Kumar