You may be wondering where your co-operative baby went. Children at this age are quick to say "No!" and slow to do what is asked. Your child is learning how to make decisions and how far he or she can push limits. This same bossy child may be quick to climb up in your lap with a favourite stuffed animal. Give your child kindness and love. It will pay off soon.
At 18 months, your child may be ready to throw balls and walk quickly or run. He or she may say several words, listen to stories, and look at pictures. Your child may know how to use a spoon and cup.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: January 10, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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