What should a 17 month old be able to do?

What should a 17 month old be able to do?

17-Month-Old: Talkative and Dexterous. At around 17 months old, your toddler may be expanding her vocabulary at a rapid pace. She may be using verbs and may even be able to say short sentences. Her hand and finger skills are also getting better day by day.

What should a baby be saying at 17 months?

Most 17-month-olds are saying at least two to three words, and very few are saying 50 or more words. If your toddler doesn’t have a few words in their vocabulary, there’s not necessarily a cause for concern — so don’t panic.

How old is a child at 18 months?

Your Child’s Development: 1.5 Years (18 Months) You may have noticed that your toddler’s growth has slowed a bit since the first year of life.

What should child be doing at 18 months?

Your 18-month-old toddler is now walking and using basic words. At this age, children love to play and explore. They begin to show some independence and may play pretend and point at objects they want. They also begin to understand what things in the house are used for, such as a cup or spoon.

How can I get my 17 month old to talk?

You can spur your child’s communication skills when you:

  1. Ask your child to help you. For example, ask him to put his cup on the table or to bring you his shoe.
  2. Teach your child simple songs and nursery rhymes. Read to your child.
  3. Encourage your child to talk to friends and family.
  4. Engage your child in pretend play.

How many naps does a 17 month old need?

17 Month Old Nap Schedule: At this age, your baby will probably nap for around 2 hours during the day. Once they’ve transitioned to one nap a day, remember to give them the quiet space they need to relax and ease into this new routine for their days.

Why is my 17 month old not talking?

If your 18-month-old isn’t talking yet, it could just be that they need a little more time and potentially some extra support through speech and language therapy to work on the underlying communication skills that develop before a child starts to speak.


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