How much has your baby grown this month?
Your child is constantly tumbling around as they stand up and try to walk on their own. Your little child who needed furniture to stand up and hold themselves still might just be able to stand and walk around on their own by this month. Some babies learn to walk really fast and some babies might take a few extra months to get comfortable being on their feet.
Your baby’s gross motor skills
So your 15-month-old can eat on their own at the table from now on as they have already learned to drink independently from a sippy cup with just a couple of drips. They can eat their food using their own spoon and fork as well. Although whether they eat with a spoon or their hands depends on their level of using utensils.
When you guys go out together for walks, you might also notice that they will walk alongside you. Sometimes, you might not even need to hold their hand and they can walk alone on their own.
Even though there are still a couple of months before your child actually joins preschool, you should give them crayons and paper because they will definitely love to scribble. 15-month-old babies will love the independence they will get when they have their own color with which they can make things.
How will your baby communicate?
Is your baby calling you ‘ma-ma’ or ‘da-da’ by now? It is possible that babies will learn a couple of words by this age. They will also show their affection through hugs and kisses.
You can give them simple instructions and they will be able to follow it. They also understand non-verbal gestures. They understand more words than they can speak at the moment. So, you might realize that they will look at you when you say their favorite things or when you say things that are familiar to them.
What is your baby eating?
Your baby will continue to eat 3 meals a day for a couple of months and will eat 2 to 3 snacks in between these meals. Make sure that the snacks that you feed are healthy as well. If you are leaving your baby in the care of someone else, make sure to communicate with them the needs of your baby.
Social and emotional skills at this age?
You can invite your friends who have babies the same age as your baby now because your baby will be able to play with them. However, remember to always be vigilant around your baby.
During this age, babies are very likely to suffer from separation anxiety. This can make them extremely temperamental and lead them to throw tantrums as well. Make sure to know when your child is uncomfortable and do not push them to do things that they might not be comfortable with.
Best activities and toys for this age?
- Toddlers love to play Peek-a-boo
- Puzzles and building blocks
- Colorful balls to pass around
- Make them do chores alongside you
- Go on walks
- Read books with them
- Color books
How much will your baby sleep?
Let your toddler have a sound sleep for about 12 to 14 hours each day. Someday they will prefer to take a nap in between 2 to 3 hours. Their sleep schedules can sometimes be interrupted because of their teething. This might make them feel irritated and agitated. Make sure you give them the comfort and care that they need during this time. Understand that this will only be temporary and your baby will go back to their normal sleep routine in no time.