18 month check up

We went to the doctor yesterday. Ben is still above the 98th percentile for his height. He is fattening up, so much so that if he weren’t so tall, he’d be getting chubby. His development is on track. He may not be communicating with many words, but he understands, responds, and communicates in other ways. He does need to work on using a spoon and fork, and we need to get him off his noony/pacifier.

This is a list of milestones we can be looking forward to:

:::Source: BabyCenter.com

Child’s Age
Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)
19 months Uses a spoon and fork
Runs
Throws a ball underhand
Enjoys helping around the house
Understands as many as 200 words
Recognizes when something is wrong (e.g., calling a dog a cat)
Washes and dries own hands with help
Points to picture or object when you call it by name
May know when she needs to pee

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