Get your doubts cleared by talking to your doctor. Your baby can catch many illnesses. So its not practical to list out all the warning signs here.
Your baby is just about ready to walk without support. He pulls to standing while holding on to furniture. He may let go of his support and stand precariously now. But after a short while he falls back on his backside.
Encourage him to walk by placing him on the floor and kneeling down in front of him a couple of steps away. Call him to you. He might crawl to you or stand up and take his first independent steps. Show your love and encourage him. He will be motivated and walk like an experienced person in no time.
Your baby loves to push, prod and drag everything to the floor. He puts toys in buckets and dumps them out again and again.
A few simple words and word – like sounds are second nature to your baby now. He uses these sounds to convey his feelings. His conversations with your become interesting by the minute. Talk to him often. He imitates your voice, your cadence, your accent and learns new tongue twisters.
Your baby enjoys flipping through colorful books. Read to him from a kids’ book. But don’t limit yourself to kids’ books. You can read to him whenever you read a book yourself. This helps him develop a good vocabulary. These simple things give your kids a massive head start in his education.
You have been teaching him and reading to him. So he knows a lot of words even though he does not use them yet. Try and make connections between words and objects around him. Point to objects and name them.
If you used a pacifier it is time to ditch that.
Same old illnesses trouble your baby at this age.
Refer to the child weight chart provided by the ministry of health before deciding whether your child is having the weight/height to match it’s age.