Upto 15 Months
By the age of 15 months, a parent should check for the following symptoms and in case of lacking criteria, one should immediately seek advice from a pediatrician.
- Observe if the child sits without any assistance.
- Observe if the child recognizes the top and bottom of a toy.
- Observe if the child says monosyllables.
- Observe if the child is attached to mother and reflects any signs of resentment over separation.
- Observe if the child walks alone.
- Observe if the child says dada, mama and 5-6 common words like water, milk, car, door, names or sibling.
- Observe if the child looks for objects hidden from sight.
- Observe if the child assists or co-operates when dressing.
- Place a thread or small pellet (smaller than used for 6 months) on the table and observe if the child picks it up.
- Take a test where one person distracts the child’s attention while the other makes sound with a rattle on both sides alternately above and below at 3-6 feet behind at the infant’s ear level. Now observe in the child turns head towards the sound.