Different Aspects of Toddler's Developmental Milestones

The toddler years are a time of great cognitive, emotional and social and language development. Let's dig in to different aspects of milestones of toddler development.

Harleen Kaur
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1-Year-Old Child Development Milestones

Different Aspects of Toddler's Developmental Milestones

Congratualations, You have managed to raise your infant into a todddler now. But this age of toddlerhood is way to intersting but challenging too. After a baby’s first birthday, the rate of growth begins to slow down but your baby becomes very active. Young children/ toddler between the ages of 1-3years, are typically more energetic, inquisitive, and communicative. 

The toddler years are a time of great cognitive, emotional and social development. During this stage, your child might start using language, gain the ability to stand independently, and take a few strides. 

Lets dig in to different aspects of milestones of toddler development.

1-2Year-Old Language and Communication Milestones:- 

  • Baby has started using basic gestures like waving and saying basic words like “mama” and “dada.”
  • She is trying to talk, and imitate words after you.
  • Responds to simple requests you give.
  • Imitates animal sounds and noises.
  • At one year, says four to six simple words; At 18 months, says 10 to 15 words; By 18 to 24 months, uses simple phrases or two-word sentences ; By 2 years, says 100 or more words.


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Toddler's Language & Communication Milestones

1-2Year-Old Social and Emotional Milestones:- 

  • You’ll see your little one learning to connect with the people around him at 1 year
  • She starts reacting to emotions; Cries when her parents leave.
  • Is shy around strangers.
  • May ask for parent’s help by pointing.
  • Your little one wil have their favorite toys or books
  • Will try to grab your attention. Afterall they were centre of attraction their whole infancy.
Development Milestones for Your 1-Year-Old Child

1-2Year-Old Brain Development /Cognitive Development Milestones:- 

  • Around 18 months old, your toddler's thinking skills drastically improve.
  • By 18 months understands one-step questions and commands such as “Where is the ball?”
  • Toddler looks at the right object when it is named.
  • Can point to body parts (i.e., nose, hair, eyes) when asked
  • Your 1-year-old will try to become independent in many ways.
  • They start copying movements and gestures, bang things.
  • Explore drawers, boxes to see whats in them.

1-2Year-Old Movement and Physical development Milestones:- 

  • Some babies begin to walk around 12 months old, while others wait a little longer (around 14 to 15 months).
  • Gets into a sitting position without support. 
  • Climbs stairs while holding on.
  • Loves Dancing with music.
  • Plays with push and pull toys.
  • Plays games like peek-a-boo, hide and seek.
  • Toddler's ability to pick up objects with their thumb and forefinger improves, thus she can scribble.

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1-2Year-Old Food and Nutrition development Milestones:- 

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  • Drinks well from cup, if we hold it for them
  • Baby is starting to learn how to eat on her own.
  • Begins self eating, either with her fingers or a spoon.
  • Start enjoying variety of textures, even solid food.

1-2Year-Old Behavioral Changes:

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Behavioral Changes in Toddler

As our babies become more independent, they also start showing their personalities.

  • Separation anxiety and fear of strangers may lessen after first year, but they begin to get clingy to their parents around 18 months.
  • You might encounter few very common behavioral changes in them like saying "no” more frequently to commands of yours.
  • They might  starts showing temper tantrums and becomes more aggressive.

While all babies develop at slightly different rates, talk to a pediatrician if your child isn't meeting certain milestones or if you notice potential developmental delays such as:- 

  • Isn’t crawling till 1 year of age.
  • Won't search for hidden objects.
  • Is unable to stand without support.
  • Doesn't point to show you things.
  • Doesn't try to say three or more words besides “mama” or “dada”



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