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Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC): When I am 18-23 Months Old

MN WIC Program

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I should go to my healthcare provider for a Child and Teen Checkup when I am 18 months old to see if I am growing and healthy.


  • I CAN...
  • Try putting on my own shoes
  • Let you know what I want
  • Point to things when named and look at something you point at across the room
  • Walk without help and walk up stairs with help
  • Speak 10-20 words and imitate your behavior and words
  • Show interest in other children
  • Have favorite foods
  • Get distracted easily

  • YOU CAN...
  • Continue breastfeeding me
  • Offer me 3 small meals a day plus healthy snacks; offer foods from all the food groups
  • Give me 2 cups of milk a day and more than 4 oz. of juice (1/2 cup). Avoid sipper cups with lids
  • Let me sit at the table with the family - I can learn by watching you eat
  • Make sure I sit down to eat to prevent choking
  • Help me stop using a bottle (if I still am)
  • Keep me away from things I can choke on like grapes, hot dogs, nuts, popcorn, candy and hard fruits or vegetables
  • Clean my teeth twice a day using a small, soft toothbrush and water

  • TO KEEP ME SAFE & HEALTHY...
  • Continue to do things on the previous pages, such as child-proof my home and keep my shots up-to-date
  • Help me learn words; I will imitate you
  • Offer me a variety of foods and allow me to choose the amount and type of foods I eat
  • Offer hugs and praise to reward me; don't use food as reward or punishment
  • Match toys to my age like books, dolls, cars, building blocks or puzzles - nothing with small parts
  • Talk to me, read to me, and play with me
  • Show me what I can do and use simple, 1-step directions; divert me from things I should not do
  • Teach me simple songs
  • Help me learn to use the toilet only when I am ready; go slowly, and if I have lots of accidents, go back to diapers until I am ready
  • Keep me away from the TV and computer. Watching the screen isn't good for my growing brain

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