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Building Blocks: Milestones at 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.

Dr. Preeti Parikh

This video features Dr. Preeti Parikh. Dr. Preeti Parikh is a Board-Certified Pediatrician with special interests in preventive medicine, advocacy and patient education.

Duration: 02:29.
Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh, Dr. Holly Atkinson . Review date: March 18, 2013
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