Here's what you might see your baby doing
between 12 months and 15 months old.
- Usually follows a definite daily
- Opens cabinets, pulls tablecloths.
- Usually examines an object before
putting into mouth.
- Likes to feed self.
- Expresses complete thought with single
syllable ("da" means "I want that").
- Shows definite understanding of a few
- Utters a few words ("mama", "dada",
- Loves rhythms and rhymes.
Emotional and Behavioral Development
- Shows more negativism (may resist
naps, refuse certain foods, throw occasional tantrums).
- Continues to prefer people to toys.
- Has developed a deep attachment to a
few familiar people.
- Loves to make parents laugh.
- Shows somewhat less stranger anxiety.
- May give up something on request.
- Usually walks with assistance; may
walk without assistance.
- Crawls rapidly.
- Stands alone.
- Seats self on floor.
Each child is unique. It is therefore difficult to describe
exactly what should be expected at each stage of a child's
development. While certain attitudes, behaviors, and
physical milestones tend to occur at certain ages, a wide
spectrum of growth and behavior for each age is normal.
These guidelines are offered as a way of showing a general
progression through the developmental stages rather than as
fixed requirements for normal development at specific ages.
It is perfectly natural for a child to attain some
milestones earlier and other milestones later than the
If you have any concerns related to your
child's own pattern of development, check with your health