At the age of 1 year and 8 months (20 months), your child acquires new skills and abilities in his / her physical, social, language and speech development and knows new emotional states that he / she is trying to deal with. It is the period when your boyfriend uses aggressive behavior - hit, push and bite - as methods to attract attention or to express his emotions. Learn to get to know and understand your child by 20 months and stimulate their development accordingly!
At 20 months (1 year and 8 months) he is able to run even if a little heavier, he will be able to climb the stairs alone, but he will still need help in the descent.
He will start to like to help you, so this is a good opportunity to encourage him to help you through the house and have some responsibilities. This will encourage him and help him gain independence.
At this age you can already practice some basic exercises of dental brushing because this is very important for the oral hygiene of the child.
Physical development of the child at 1 year and 8 months
At this age, the child is very good at walking and it is possible to take a few steps running, which is a new acquisition in his motor development. If until now he was quite restrained and could not even take a few steps in running, from 20 months onwards, his mobility is more and more complex.
He manages to run without falling, climbing on the furniture or climbing the stairs almost without any support. Even if it manages to climb the stairs by itself, not the same is true for their descent. The child is not able to go down the steps alone, and if you do not keep an eye on him, there is a risk of dangerous accidents.
During this period, the little one also experiences jumping on the spot, with which he still has some problems, but which he tests. You can encourage him to take this important step in the development of coarse motility, being a model for him. You jump in place with both legs, and at the same time encourage him and verbally to imitate you.
Physical development also allows him to kick the ball, even if he will do more on the move. Do not prepare your shots carefully, but will push the ball while walking or heading towards you. It is a progress worthy of all your praise.
Communication of the child at 1 year and 8 months
The child makes a huge leap in the development of language and speech. In addition to new vocabulary acquisitions (which can include around 12-15 words or more), the child manages to verbally express two-word expressions to ask for something, to draw attention to a thing or to point to an object. .
For example, you might hear him say "mom dad" or "dad water" when he wants water or food. Even if it still fails to form long, intelligible sentences, these small expressions are important in speech development. The child understands a lot of moving verbs and is able to pronounce some of them, especially those he hears frequently around him: falls, come, go, go, etc.
Even if your little one speaks a little, remember that he understands many more words and things that you address daily. For example, if you say "please, give me the newspaper on the table", the child will bring you the newspaper from where you told it to be. Use this ability to model his behavior and discipline him!
Emotional development of the child at 1 year and 8 months
The child grows more and more emotionally, but due to the fact that he is not yet able to say too many words and verbally express his needs, feelings, annoyances, he will resort to behavioral language to do so heard in this regard. Sometimes, his behavior is not exactly desirable or pleasant, but it is your duty to help him express his feelings correctly.
The little one will call you bitten, hit or pushed to show you that you are upset or frustrated or to get your attention when you feel neglected. Although many parents categorize these reactions as naughty or malicious, in reality, they are merely languages through which the child communicates and transmits his or her states.
It is very important to teach him to express these states verbally. Ask him why he is biting or pushing and if he is upset - offer him some possible causes for which he may have this condition (you did not take his desired toy, you did not want to take him out etc.) When you confirm one of the variants, explain that when it feels that way, it must come to you and tell you that it is upset, not to resort to these undesirable behaviors.
In time, your effort to learn will pay off, and the child will replace aggressive behaviors with appropriate words and words.
Baby sleep at 1 year and 8 months
Until the age of 2 anisors, the child's sleep schedule and routine do not undergo major changes. He does not sleep more than 12-13 hours of sleep a day, 11 or 12 of them taking place at night, and 1-2 at the only afternoon session that remained in his program.
The only change you might notice in the child's schedule is the advancement of bedtime or waking. The baby might fall asleep and wake up a little earlier than usual. The increased mobility and the constant desire to explore the environment make him tired quickly and make him fall asleep earlier than usual.
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Feeding the child at 1 year and 8 months
By the age of 1 year and 8 months, the child should already have learned to hold the teaspoon in his hands and take it to his mouth during the meal. Most likely she catches the spoon in her hand with all her fingers, which she holds around her, in the form of a fist, and does not hold it between her fingers, like a pen, as it is correct.
He still does not have fully developed fine motor skills to be able to hold the teaspoon correctly in the handle. But his progress is remarkable and he deserves to be precious and flattered as many times as he gives you the opportunity. Otherwise, the child's menu remains the same as a month ago. Make sure you integrate into his daily menu preparations that provide essential nutrients for growth.
Even though milk is no longer a staple in its diet, it is recommended that it continue to be found among the foods it consumes daily, even if it is combined with other foods, in the form of preparations such as milk grains, rice with milk, cocoa with milk etc.
The child's meal should not be extended for a period longer than 20-30 minutes, and the snacks over a period of more than 10 minutes, as they lose patience and the meal could turn into chaos.
What surprised your child when he turned 1 year and 8 months? What new purchases could you see for your child? Tell us your experience in the comments section below!
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