Tess is 18 Months Old!

Tess turned 18 months old on Jan 31st! This is a big deal!

18 month old toddler girl holding plunger

I mean we are 6 months away from being two right?!?!

SO why not celebrate with pictures of my adorable toddler carrying around a plunger hahahaha.

We had some plumbing issues and Tess wanted to help out and she was too cute to stop 😉

As usual I’m using What to Expect the Toddler Years for this post!

At 18 months old Tess is able to do all of the things a toddler her age should be able to do including:

  • use 3 words
  • point to a desired object

She can also do everything that an 18 month old will probably be able to do including:

  • run
  • use a spoon/fork but not exclusively
  • point to 1 body part when asked

Tess can also do all of the things a toddler her age may possibly be able to do including:

  • kick a ball forward
  • follow a 2-step command without gestures

And she can also do almost all the things an 18 month old may even be able to do including:

  • identify 1 picture by naming

I don’t think she’s yet using 50+ words though? Although she’s my only kid that I haven’t been obsessive with writing down every word she says…so she might be there, but I feel like she’s more at 20-30! 

You can see Britt’s post here and Kye’s here at the same age!

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Emily Parker

Hey Y’all, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happiest place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

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  1. Yvette
    July 24, 2020 / 11:11 am

    Hello Emily,

    In a few days, I will have an 18 month old on my hands and I just finished reading your blog post about Tess turning 18 months. I just wanted to say thank you for extensively including the words “should be able”, “may be able”`, etc. because as a young, first-time mother myself, I am sometimes reluctant to compare my child to other children in fear of being judged by the other parent. Thank you for your post!

    • July 30, 2020 / 1:20 pm

      Aw thank you Yvette! So glad the post was helpful 🙂

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