GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Infants can walk alone, crawl upstairs, stoop and recover.
Your child uses jargon and says up to six words.
Your child imitates household tasks of the mother.
Your child can drink from a cup without help.
Continue healthy meals including protein. 3 meals and 2 snacks daily are recommended
Give your child choices for nutritious snacks. Fresh fruit and yogurt are best.
Most children need only a mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack at most. Avoid grazing.
Your child should only eat while sitting in a high chair or special seat at the table.
Make sure to read to your child at least once a day.
You can visit Reach Out & Read for reading tips, how to choose books appropriate for your child's age, other resources, and access the library's site here.
Reading is fundamental and fun. Young children and even babies enjoy books. By sharing books with your child you can help teach your child to talk and help prepare your youngster to listen and learn at school. Book sharing is a time when you can be creative, expressive and interactive with your child.
Sharing books with your child can be an important part of a regular bedtime.
Limit the need to say “No!” by making your home and yard safe for play.
Praise your child for behaving well.
Set limits and use discipline to teach and protect your child.
PREPARATION FOR VISIT
Your doctor will review milestone information with you during your visit.
You may download and print the Bright Futures Parent Handout for this age range here (click to access PDF).