31 to 33 months

 

01. Physical capabilities / milestones achieved

 

Your child is now very confident in his movements. He walks, runs and climbs steps without having to concentrate on it. But he still cannot stand on tiptoe with good balance. He can climb steps, one foot per step. He runs around fast and is very active.

 

Your child continues to master fine hand movements. He can draw a stick figure now. He copies circles and other basic simple shapes like the letter V. He can cut papers using the scissors now. Keep your valuable documents and money away from his reach!

 

02. Psychological capabilities/ milestones achieved

 

Your child is now able to play according to rules. He enjoys playing games like “catch the flag”. He has preferential games now and enjoys themes. He has a few good friends and prefers playing with them to playing alone. Your can have small chats with your child now. He understands basic concepts like time. He is able to narrate something from his past, like describe one of his experiences. His vocabulary has improved significantly and he uses simple sentences correctly. Your child helps you a bit when you dress him up. Your child gains an idea about personal hygiene. If you teach him simple steps like washing hands after going potty he will make it a habit and you will not have to think about it again.

 

03. Specific ailments /medical conditions to look out for

 

Keep an eye on his development and attainment of various speech, motor skills. Record the first time he does these things. It gives you a clear development timeline. You can compare it with the norm and get pediatric Advice.
Same as always keep eye on your child while he plays actively. Keep him safe from falls, if he shows signs of injury get medical advice ASAP.

 

04. See a doctor if you see these symptoms

 

Tracking your child’s development and comparing it with the norm for that age is the best you can do at this stage. Your doctor will give you child health development records to make it easier to track such events. Keep youR records up to date. You should maintain it for 5 years ideally.

 

05. Average weight and height

 

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.

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