Spear turned 18 months old on June 1st. I’m using What to Expect the Toddler Years to compare his milestones and development.
Total bad-mom moment but I dropped the ball and didn’t get any special pictures or anything – we do have his official 18-month photos scheduled in early July 🙂
At 18 Months Old Spear is doing all the things a toddler his age should be able to do including:
- use 3 words
- point to a desired object
I have talked a lot about my concerns regarding Spear’s speech but this makes me feel SO MUCH BETTER.
At his speech evaluation they said they like to see 13 words by 18 months old. Three makes me breathe much easier 😉
He says “bible”, “ugh-oh” and “bye-bye.”
At 18 months Spear is doing two of the things that a toddler his age will probably be able to do including:
- use a spoon/fork but not exclusively
- point to 1 body part when asked
He is not yet able to run
He isn’t quite doing either of the things an 18 month old may possibly be able to do including:
- kick a ball forward
- follow a 2-step command without gestures
Spear is also not doing either of the things a toddler his age may even be able to do including:
- identify 1 picture by naming
- use 50+ single words
I feel MUCH better about things after reading this chapter. I don’t lose sleep over it. I don’t stress. But I naturally have a bit of worrying and it’s such a peace of mind to be reminded that he’s just a bit of a late bloomer!
He’s my sweet, happy, healthy boy and I’m blessed to call him mine!