There are many moments that we will never forget with our little one, including some of their many milestones.
Most toddlers will probably start clapping when they’re 12-13 months old. Not only is it adorable to see your tot clapping for the first time, but it is also means that your tot is now starting to develop their own motor hand co-ordination skills. Clapping is contagious, so make sure to join in with your little one when they start clapping and it won’t be long before you start playing pat-a-cake with them.
Your little one will probably start taking their first proper steps by the time they’re 14-15 months old. The first steps are big milestone and one many parents will want to witness first-hand. Not only does it show that our child is no longer a baby, but that your little one will be running and jumping around the house before you know it.
Drinking from a cup
This is probably something your little one has been attempting for a while but probably won’t be able to do, till they’re 16-17 months old. There will be probably many broken cups to start with, but once your little one gets the hang of holding and drinking from their new cup, there will be no stopping them. But it’s probably a good idea to let them use plastic cups to begin with.
Sense of humour
They had plenty of giggles as a baby but as a toddler, they’ve now developed their own cute sense of humour. You will soon learn the many things that entertain your tot and you soon won’t be able to stop your little one from giggling.
This milestone really shows how much your little one is paying attention to your behaviours. Whether they mimic your actions around the house or your actions whilst chatting on the phone, it is probable the cutest milestone on the list. It also shows that your little one is ready to play some make believe games with you too.
Wants your approval
Most toddlers will start to want their parents’ approval by 22-24 months old. This is a big milestone for encouraging your toddler’s good behaviour but their behaviour around others also. This is a good time to implement rules and rewards for your tot, such as cleaning up their toys after them and the consequences and rewards surrounding good and bad behaviour.