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18 Month Checkup

Immunizations

Growth & Development

  • Your child is now able to say up to 12 words, occasionally coupling 2 to 3 words into a sentence.
  • Your child can identify body parts and pictures.
  • Your child runs stiffly and can feed himself/herself.
  • Your child can take off shoes and socks.
  • Your child can scribble.
  • Children are usually ready for potty training between 18 months and 3 years.  Be patient!  If training is not successful, relax and try again in a few weeks or months.

Toilet Training

  • Children are usually ready for potty training between 18 months and 3 years.
  • Some signs of your child being ready include: a dry diaper for 2 hours, your child knows that their diaper is wet or dry, he/she can pull pants down and up, wants to learn, and can tell you if he or she is needing to void.
  • Be patient!  If training is not successful, relax and try again in a few weeks or months.

Miscellaneous

  • NO CHLD SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO EAT WHOLE PEANUTS, POPCORN, OR SUNFLOWERS SEEDS UNTIL AGE 3-4 YEARS as they may be aspirated (inhaled) into the lungs.

Next Visit:  24 month checkup