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What does your 16 month old do?

How many words do they say? Are they running yet? What are some bigger milestones you have reached? My DD is 16 months today and I am just curious what other babies her age (or around her age) are doing. THANKS!

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:35 PM on Sep. 28, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Mine is also 16 months old, and she talks like crazy!! She can name all of the family members-mom, dad, grandpa, grandma, Joe, Taryn, TC, Matt (my siblings), she names some body parts (mostly face, nose, eyes, mouth) and points to them. She is starting to do shapes, if I ask her where is the circle she will point it out, same with square, she can say outside (side), baby, horse, ball, etc. she is starting to identify and copy sounds animals make (cow says moo, etc). She is running like crazy, she is REALLY starting to climb (which is scary!) and she likes to jump off of the couch and stuff like that.
    Every kid is different, though, so yours might be doing more or less than all of ours! I am more than willing to chat if you have any specific question!
    Tiera12

    Answer by Tiera12 at 5:47 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • DS is 15 months old and yes, he runs. He can say:
    Mama, Dada, Nose, Mouth, Deer, Duck, Hat, Backpack, No, Up, Oh man, Uh oh, Whats that, Go, Yuck, and is starting to really just copy things all the time.
    He can jump, spin in circles when I say "spin in circles", identify his main body parts, copy me when we play pat-a-cake and understands (and sometimes listens) when I tell him "Sit on your butt" "Put it back" or "throw it in the trash"
    jenellemarie

    Answer by jenellemarie at 5:41 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • well, my son is 22 months but at 16 he didn't say too much - he could repeat words but most of them only we understood and they were more like half words really. He was running! and falling and tripping and running..lol!! at 19 months he went through this verbal growth spurt and is now talking in 6-7 word sentances. Its SO much fun!
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 5:41 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • My son will b 16mos on da 4th. I'm an infant stim, which is like a teacher for kids 0-3. I wouldn't advise u NOT 2 compare. U'll drive urself crazy either trying 2 get ur baby on task w/ every1 else or trying to get her jump her 2 da next milestone. With my son, after he reaches a milestone and is comfortable with it, then I guide him 2 da next milestone by modeling or guiding. I notice he's ahead of his milestones in cognition but struggles w/ gross motor. Consider joining a homeschool preschool group online to help u learn all the strands. Good luck
    Vero0724

    Answer by Vero0724 at 5:57 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • VERO I AM SORRY TO BE A BITCH BUT I WOULDN'T WANT YOU TEACHING MY KID ANYTHING. PLEASE, PLEASE USE FREAKING ENGLISH. I CAN'T EVEN UNDERSTAND HALF OF WHAT YOU ARE SAYING. DA.. NO, SORRY IT IS THE.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:04 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • my DD is 15 months & she can run. she says mama, dada, puppy, grandma, grandpa, sit, up, eat, yes, hush, bath, bear, bottle, peaches, noodles, juice, hi, bye and a handful of other words. but i dont think most of her words just anyone would get at first...they are far from perfect :D she knows some animal sounds (dog, frog, monkey...) but she wont do them on command. she repeats just about everything i say & do. she feeds herself w/ a spoon & drinks out of a cup...sorta haha.

    but like the PPs have said every thing is relative at this stage.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 6:13 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • LOL! Anon. Not offended. Was using my cell to write. Will spell things out next time. Still laughing!
    Vero0724

    Answer by Vero0724 at 8:06 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • anon o4, I understood everything that she said. calm down, everything will be ok. now breathe.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:25 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • Vero0724, i have a question, my ds in 24mths and he only says about 12-15 words, he understands almost everything i tell him, simple commands, but he doesnt say much. do you think he needs speech therapy, i know its hard to determine, but what do you think? Thanks
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:27 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

  • 15 mos
    Momma, Dadda, pretty, blue, yellow, red, green, boo, block, ball, juice, eat, kitty, drink, shoe, sock, read, whats this, whats that, whats up, There are about 30 total words and phrases. I have been keeping a list and I can't find it.
    She can run, put her dirty clothes in the laundry, feeds herself with a spoon, climbing on to toys to ride them, Loves to read. There is so much more but I can't remember it all b/c she does it so regularly.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 10:16 PM on Sep. 28, 2009

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