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Social / Emotional - Images & Video Clips

  • Likes to hand things to others as play image
  • May have temper tantrums video clip
  • May be afraid of strangers video clip
  • Shows affection to familiar people image
  • Plays simple pretend, such as feeding a doll video clip
  • May cling to caregivers in new situations image
  • Points to show others something interesting image
  • Explores alone but with parent close by image

Language / Communication - Images & Video Clips

Cognitive - Images & Video Clips

  • Knows what ordinary things are for; for example, telephone, brush, spoon image
  • Points to get the attention of others image
  • Shows interest in a doll or stuffed animal by pretending to feed image
  • Points to one body part video clip
  • Scribbles on his own image
  • Can follow 1-step verbal commands without any gestures; for example, sits when you say “sit down” video clip

Movement / Physical Development - Images & Video Clips

18 Month Old Checklist (English)

1 1/2 Year Checklist - PDF / Fillable

  • You can take printed Checklist with you and talk with your child's doctor at every well-child visit about the milestones your child has reached and what to expect next. 
  • Can also fill out same checklist on CDC Milestone Tracker App.

  • Your Child at 1.5 Years (18mths)

    Milestones matter! How your child plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves offers important clues about his or her development. Check the milestones your child has reached by 18 months.
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  • YY - MM (year, full month)
  • What Most Children Do by this Age:

  • * It's Time for Developmental Screening!

    At 18 months, your child is due for general developmental screening and an autism screening, as recommended for all children by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Ask the doctor about your child's developmental screening.
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