Thursday, July 19, 2012

18th month

Your 18-month-old's development

On the move
Your 18-month-old is becoming a proficient walker. He may motor up stairs with help and likes to climb all over your furniture. He'll try to kick a ball, though he won't always be successful. He probably likes to dance if you play music, and will push and turn buttons and knobs if they're in reach. 

Is he ready for toilet training?
Before a child can learn to use a potty, he must develop the sensory awareness that allows him to hold in his urine or bowel movements. Most toddlers don't learn this until they are at least 18 months old. You'll have much better success if you wait until your child is showing all the signs of readiness before you start potty training. 

Developing memory and imagination
Somewhere between 18 months and 24 months your toddler will begin to show that he can think about things that aren't present. For example, he'll no longer be confused if you hide an object while he watches and then move it to another spot when he's looking away. After he discovers it's not where he thought it was, he'll keep searching. 

Comfort objects and habits
For a toddler, a favourite stuffed toy is a great source of comfort. He might also have some habits that soothe him -- like twirling his hair, rocking or sucking his thumb. Most children naturally outgrow these things by the time they're four, so there's no need to intervene now. 

If you reward good behaviour and do not reward bad behaviour, your child will quickly learn right from wrong. You could try to model the behaviour you hope to foster in your children, because they will learn by copying you. If you make a rule, like never allowing your child to leave the garden without an adult, then stick to it, and never let him risk it. He will soon remember that it is taboo. 

Immunisation update
At 18 months, your toddler will be offered a booster vaccine for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib). If you live in Sarawak, your toddler will also be due for another JE shot. You can find out about them on Immunisations page. [LINK]

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