18 Month Old Development Update

Little L’s 18 Month Update

I cannot believe it has been 6 months since I wrote Little L’s last update!! Time has just flown by and she has changed so much!! The last time I shared an update she had only just started walking- crazy!

little l 18

She is the cheekiest monkey in the whole world! I have never known such a rascal and her smile is just infectious! So what is she up to now?


I will be sharing our latest milk ladder update soon as thankfully she is doing quite well on that front. Unfortunately she has soya and gluten issues so we are not out of the woods yet!

In other news she can now use a spoon and fork- something I did worry about with baby led weaning but I needn’t have worried at all as she is a pro! She especially loves stabbing peas!


She has also worked out how to suck through a straw, so weird how children are different as her sister preferred straws from an early age whereas L has been all about the sippy cup until now!


Well, she can walk, run, dance and climb. She is so very careful with it all though and that is what amazes me! Her sister is a walking disaster and will fall over just standing still but Little L will assess the area and move carefully to avoid an accident.


Something new is that she can climb the stairs on her feet if holding someone’s hand. Being a teacher I look out for these things and the fact that she uses alternate feet really makes me happy! (it is the small things!).


Oh sleep, how I love it! She is an excellent sleeper unless she is teething (which is all the time!). The only other issue is the fact she still has her dummy at night and so when this falls out she will often cry for it. However, I am mean and do not always go in to get it for her so the past few nights she has drifted back off without it.

She is also sleeping in the cot bed version of her cot now. She was getting too tall and leaning right over her cot that it was making me nervous. I decided to bite the bullet at 15 months and she loves it!! She never once tries to escape which is a bit weird if you ask me but all good!


Hurrah! We have words!!!! They may be few and hard to understand but she is trying, bless her cotton socks! We now have ‘ooosh’ for juice, ‘shhhooooosh’ for shoes, ‘da’ for daddy, ‘bebe’ for baby and last but not least, her first word being her sister’s name.

I am making a concerted effort to encourage speech now, I think I was a bit too relaxed (second child syndrome!) so wasn’t helping the situation.


Other things to note:

  • She has a shoe fetish
  • She loves playing with dolls above everything else
  • She has a great memory – ask her where anything is and she will go fetch it!
  • She loves the outdoors
  • She loves to point out dogs as we walk along and will not stop pointing until I have acknowledged them.
  • She has an irrational fear of the vacuum cleaner
  • She hates everyone at the moment, especially men.

What is your 18 month old up to?



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    June 28, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    Awe she’s so grown up now! Indiana hates the Hoover too, weird isn’t it! And the shoe fetish is totally here as well, every 2 seconds it’s ‘shoes!’ And we must take them off when we come In the house haha xx

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      June 30, 2015 at 10:29 pm

      Haha yes!!! She is also obsessed with fetching everyone else’s shoes and making sure we take ours off asap! x

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    Angela at Daysinbed
    June 29, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    As someone who is passionate about early years and child development I really enjoyed your post. It’s fab to see the progress of Little L. My daughter is quite a bit older but she too loves the outdoors…and our puppy Yoda has a fear of vacumes lol!


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      June 30, 2015 at 10:27 pm

      Thanks Angela, I document and highlight all of their developments haha! x

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    July 1, 2015 at 7:37 am

    She is just beautiful, my youngest little person is 2 and very slow on the speech front, but boy is he keeping me on my toes with everything else lol

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      July 14, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      They all get there in the end, she is starting to say a few things that only I seem to grasp when in context. I do still worry though! x

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    July 1, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Oh she is adorable!

    It’s nice to know (obviously not nice to experience though) that it’s normal for babies to regress in their sleep when they’re teething. Our little one is barely sleeping again at the moment.

    Evie also has a fear of hoovers & anything that goes schoooom (hairdryer, hand dryer etc). Hopefully it’s something they grow out of.

    She looks so much like you Katy! 😀


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      July 14, 2015 at 6:10 pm

      They do grow out of it- hand dryers being the last as Little G can only just handle them at 3 and a half!!! haha! x

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    Emma's Mamma
    July 1, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Lovely update! Emma is 3 months behind so it’s so interesting hearing how other toddlers are doing! We also love playing with dolls! It’s so cute! x #kidscorner

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      July 14, 2015 at 6:08 pm

      It is so cute isn’t it? Little G wasn’t so interested so it is funny how different they are. x

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    July 1, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Gorgeous photographs and so sweet! What a little darling 🙂 Love the last one especially. Ahhh she’s growing fast. #kidscorner

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      July 14, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      Far too fast, where on earth is the time going??? x

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    Let kids be kids
    July 2, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Aw, gorgeous photos, sounds like she’s got a lovely cheeky character x

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      July 14, 2015 at 5:59 pm

      She is THE cheekiest monkey ever!!! x

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