12-18 Months

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After celebrating the first year of life, babies are blossoming into curious, adventurous beings who want to explore the world around them. That means new experiences and milestones, as well as new challenges for parents and a new level of ‘messiness’. At this stage, toddlers tend to start behaving more like the people they see around them, learning to use and understand more real words and attempting to walk independently.

From twelve to eighteen months, baby...

Start to walk on their own

Start learning and using words like "no" regularly

Will look at the right picture or thing when it's named

With the start of a new year

With the start of a new year comes an array of new behaviors and abilities. During the 12-18 month time frame, your toddler may understand simple words and use some real words of their own, although it may only be recognizable to you. At this age, they spend a tremendous amount of time observing the actions of adults, so it is important for parents and caregivers to set appropriate examples of behavior.