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Your Toddler At 15 Months

Your toddler is 15 months old! He is now a superb sidekick. Also, you may also ask him for help carrying little things, picking out objects, and even throwing garbage away. It’s good for your baby’s self-esteem and teaches him to assist in the house. In this guide, find out what baby milestones you can expect your baby to achieve at 15 months old.

Weight and height

How much should your toddler measure and weigh at 15 months? The average weight for a 15-month-old is 22.7 pounds for boys and 22 pounds for girls. Also, the average height of a toddler (girl) is 30.6 inches while the average height of a toddler (boy) is 31.2 inches.

Your baby’s doctor will measure your baby’s height, weight, and head circumference at his 15-month check-up. Also, he’ll examine the growth rate to see if it’s normal. Chances are, your baby has probably gained about two pounds since his 12-month visit.

Milestones
At 15 months, so many things are considered normal. But if you suspect any developmental delays, visit your child’s pediatrician immediately.

Walking
At month 15, your toddler should take at some steps on his own. About 50 % of babies at this age can walk well. Some may start walking backward or running.

Speech
Most babies at this age say one word. About 50% can say more than two words, while some toddlers will form a growing vocabulary containing words like “cat,” and “water.”

Teething
Your baby’s first molars will begin to erupt. For some tots, growing teeth are uncomfortable and painful while others may not feel pain as their white teeth poke through the gums

Sleep
At this age, your baby may sleep for about 14 hours a day. Also, he’s comfortable with his sleep routine. But illness, teething, illness, and his desire to play all day can alter the routine.
Sleep schedule
• Daytime – 2 hours (1 nap)
• Night time – 11.5 hours
At this age, your baby may experience nightmares and processes these dreams a reality. At night, reassure your baby by telling him that dreams aren’t real.

Feeding
Continue to maintain the three meals and 2 snacks each day routine. Give him the different types of foods in every food groups daily. These include fruits, vegetables, protein, grains, and dairy.
You can continue to breastfeed if you and your baby can keep it up. If you want to wean him from breastfeeding, do it gradually. Drop one daily feeding for about 3 to 7 days before eliminating the next.

Immunization
At 15 months old, your baby should receive the following immunizations:
1st dose – Measles, mumps, rubella, and Varicella
2nd dose – Hepatitis A immunization
3rd dose – Hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenza type b, and inactivated poliovirus
4th dose – Diphtheria, tetanus, & acellular pertussis, Pneumococcal conjugate

Checklist and tips
• Take your baby to his routine check-up at 15 months
• It may be time for your baby’s booster shot for the DTaP or any other necessary immunizations. So take note.
• Build a safe play zone and let him explore tactile toys at his own.

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