Now your child is an active little fellow. He walks, runs, hops, skips and jumps like a pro. He has so much energy that you can’t simply keep up with him. He gets his first molar teeth now and he starts to lose his milk teeth.
He is fully mobile now and his gait and all the movements are fully mature. Fine motor skills are developed to a level he can learn to write letters.
Your child’s imagination runs wild now. He has unexplained fears of monsters, darkness and large animals. This is a culmination of his make believe play and remnants of the stranger reaction. Until now you were his main companions. Now as he interacts more with his surroundings a certain shift begins to draw him more towards his new friends. Associating with people of same age starts to appear more interesting to them. You should not take this as him loving you less. It’s how it is. He plays in groups and likes to be the center of attraction. He thinks of himself as the big kid of the group and feels that he has to take care of the younger kids. He now starts to think about others and their feelings, but still most of the time his thinking is self-centered. He reads books and has a good sense of humor.
As your child associates with other kids the risk of infective illnesses rise. He is now vulnerable for bullying as well. Complex social interactions open the door for disappointment, resentment and feeling of being left out. These are new feelings for your child and he needs your help to sort them out.
All of your doubts need to be clarified with appropriate medical advice.
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.