19 Month Baby Milestones

Submitted by Nick on January 16, 2012

There are several developments that take place once a baby is born and they are generally divided into milestones. Not only will a baby grow in size, they will also become capable of doing many more things on their own. A baby will start smiling, raising her head, sitting up, crawling, walking and talking. Each month has its own milestones and there are several significant 19 month baby milestones.

Before we discuss 19 month baby milestones, you must keep in mind that no two children are alike, even your siblings may not always have the same...

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...milestones at the same age. So never compare your child with another. If 19 month baby milestones are delayed by several months, you should mention it to your doctor. Some 19 month baby milestones include being able to feed themselves with a spoon and fork, since they are now able to co-ordinate their hand movements. Another 19 month baby milestone is the baby's ability to change his/her clothes. Some children are able to take off only their shoes or socks, while others are able to change their clothes as well. Of course, this may be a problem at times, because you may find your toddler taking off all his/her clothes at the most inappropriate times! Some children also manage to brush their teeth or wash their hands by 19 months, although they may not do a very thorough job of it, and you may have to help out. See also baby development stages

Other 19 month baby milestones would include identifying some of their body parts. They may do this by pointing to them, while a few may even say the names of these body parts. At 19 months, a few children are able to enjoy drawing on paper with a crayon, although they may need supervision. A 19 month baby usually has a vocabulary of 20 to 50 words and can usually make a sentence of 2 to 3 words. Some 19 month toddlers can understand a situation and know when something is wrong. A few toddlers may begin to play pretend games with their toys, such as feeding a doll. 9 month baby milestones include some advanced motor skills. A toddler is usually able to run quite fast. A few toddlers also learn to walk up and sometimes down the stairs, while most will usually need some help doing this. A few may learn bladder control by 19 months.

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