This visit heralds the age of symbolic play. We recommend you engage your child in whatever area he chooses. Never underestimate the power of play. Through play, your child is learning social skills, language skills, and problem solving.
All babies develop at different rates. Please do not be discouraged or worried, if your child has not achieved the following milestones by 18 months.
At this age, your child should:
Once your child is about 3 feet tall or can climb out of the crib, it is time to introduce a toddler bed. Typically, this occurs around eighteen to twenty-four months.
Here are some helpful tips to make the transition a little easier:
At this visit your child will receive the Dtap and Hib vaccines. You will also be asked to fill out a questionnaire about your child’s development called the MCHAT which is an autism screen. If the season is appropriate, your child may also receive the Influenza vaccine.