In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh talks about what you can expect from your child when they reach 17 months old.
In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh talks about what you can expect from your child when they reach 17 months old. At this stage they are known as the “great imitators” because they will mimic anything you say or do. If you are folding towels, hand them a face cloth so they can help as well. Even though they are watching you at all times, they still feel like they are the center of the universe so they may take off their socks and shoes at any moment. It is important to stick to a consistent regiment of snacktime, naptime, mealtime and bedtime. If your child is not doing any of the things Dr. Parikh mentions in the video, contact your pediatrician to see if your child has some form of developmental delays.
Preeti Parikh, MD serves as the Chief Medical Officer of HealthiNation. She is a board-certified pediatrician practicing at Westside Pediatrics, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and is an American Academy of Pediatrics spokesperson. She holds degrees from Columbia University and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and has completed post-graduate training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
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