The baby of 1 year and 6 months

O bebê de 1 ano e 6 meses

You must be impressed and in love with everything your baby has learned and does in these 18 months of life. It is amazing to see how that little soft guy at the beginning of the journey already manages to do some things alone and tries to do others.

He understands what you say and wants to talk too. Perception, attention and memory are much more developed. He remembers places he passed, words he heard and where certain objects are.

Curiosity is the main thing at that moment. He’ll want to open doors and drawers, fiddle with boxes, throw clothes on the floor, push, pull, stack, push buttons, all to learn how it works.

He knows parts of the body and knows that he is seeing himself in the mirror, as he recognizes himself as an individual separate from his parents. As much as he is dependent on you for many things, he doesn’t want to be on his lap, he prefers to find out what his legs can do.

For those who have just walked, this experience is even more interesting, because they realize that they can reach places more easily. Others are already trying to run. Separate a comfortable shoe to accompany this.


Stimuli and Games

Since your baby is in the discovery phase, create safe activities that encourage it. Sensory games are very interesting. If you’ve already done that, it’s time to reshape the treasure chest with new toys and objects.

Some suggestions for games are playing with sand, cotton balls, playing in the water. On warmer days, letting the baby have fun in the bath for longer is very good, maybe foam.

A really cool game is making a statue. Ask the baby to run or dance and say “statue”. Of course it will not be perfect and he will not always want to stop, but try to make him watch and imitate. Make faces while standing still.

If you want to entertain your baby longer by drawing, get a large cardboard box, put it inside and hand over a crayon. He’s going to have a good time doodling.

Musical games are always fun and have a good effect. Dance with your baby. Sing and gesture the songs. He will try to imitate them all and also sing. This helps with motor coordination, speech and, of course, interaction between you. If possible, involve more family members.



The sleep routine should be maintained for a long time. In addition to helping the baby understand that it is time to sleep, it represents an important time of the day, when you spend together, especially if you work outside, for example.

Create a favorable environment in the house, give him a bath, talk, show his body parts, have a massage, sing, tell stories. These are all activities that provide a more peaceful night’s sleep.

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How to start defrosting

The stage that he starts to walk can be very favorable to start the thawing. Of course, this is a process that may take more time or last less than you think.

To get started, it’s important for your baby to notice when he poops or pee. For this, always talk to him when changing diapers. Show the potty and tell what it’s for.

He will probably watch when you go to the bathroom, take the time to talk about it, however boring it may seem. Since he tends to imitate what you do, maybe he feels like he’s on the potty next to you.

Remember that each baby is unique and the progress in the stages is different. Don’t force your baby beyond his rhythm. Try to encourage what he does and create fun moments to stimulate.


Karla Mendonça

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