Toddler Milestones: 13-24 Months Old

You'll be surprised at how rapidly your baby will develop during the upcoming months! Not only will your baby learn to toddle, talk and eventually walk, it'll be developing its personality and sense of humor as well. Keep in mind that there is no set timeline for children's development, so don't be worried if your child doesn’t pick up the below mentioned skills during each respective month. If you're worried about your baby's progress, talk to your pediatrician.

 
Thirteen Months Old

At this stage your toddler should be able to use two words such as "hi" and "bye" skillfully, as well as bend over to pick up an object. It should also be able to pull itself up into a standing position, bring itself into a sitting position, and cruise from one furniture piece to the next while holding on to something. Your little one might also be able to clap its hands and indicate its wants in ways other than crying.
 

Fourteen Months Old

By now your little one will probably be able to eat with its fingers, empty a container of its contents and put them back in, wave bye-bye, stand alone, use "mama" or "baba" intentionally, and follow a 1-step verbal command. It might also even be able to initiate games and imitate others.


Fifteen Months Old

Baby's verbal skills will be improving this month, enabling it to use three words regularly and say "no". It should also be able to drink from a cup, scribble, and point to a desired object. Your little one might even be able to enthusiastically "help" you around the house when you ask it to.


Sixteen Months Old

With the improvement in large and fine motor skills, your child will be more capable at turning the pages of a baby book, climbing, using a spoon or fork with help, and imitating activities.

Seventeen Months Old

By the 17th month most toddlers will be able to speak more clearly, feed a doll, throw a ball underhand, dance to music, kick a ball forward, use two words, drink from a cup and build a tower of two cubes.

Eighteen Months Old

Some children will begin to leaf through picture books on their own by this month, as well as scribble using crayons or pencils, string two words together, take toys apart and attempt to reassemble them, use three words, run, and point to a body object when asked such as a belly button.

Nineteen Months Old

Your little one might be capable of washing and drying its own hands with some help, point to a picture or object you name, use 6 words, and walk up steps. It should also be able to perform all previously mentioned tasks by now.


Twenty Months Old

The average toddler will be able to name 6 body parts, throw a ball overhand, speak and be understood half the time, use over 50 single words, draw in a straight line, and learn new words at an approximate rate of 10 words per day. It might even know how to walk up the stairs, but will experience some difficulty climbing down.


Twenty-One Months Old

Your toddler's prowess will be increasing this month; it might be able to stack up to 6 blocks on top of each other, name simple pictures in a book, walk down a short flight of stairs, and remove an article of clothing.


Twenty-Two Months Old

Growing in sophistication, some 22-month-olds can do simple puzzles, put on loose-fitting clothes by themselves, understand opposites, and follow a 2-step command without gestures.


Twenty-Three Months Old

A 23-month-old toddler will most likely learn how to open doors, sing simple tunes, play with other kids, talk about itself, ask "why?", kick a small ball forward, and combine words with greater ease.


Twenty-Four Months Old

As your child approaches the last of its toddler months, it should be able to be more intelligible when it speaks, make two- to three-word sentences, talk about itself, begin to understand abstract concepts such as "sooner" or "later", and much, much more.