Two years old

Children change from babies to toddlers in their second year. They start doing things on their own, like getting dressed. They also learn to talk in short sentences with two words.

Remember that there is a wide range of what is considered normal, and every child develops at their own rate.

Look for these milestones* at 2 years old

Vecino pediatricians screen for these and other developmental milestones at the Well Child Exam when children are two years old.

Social/Emotional Milestones

  • Notices when others are hurt or upset

Language/Communication Milestones

  • Says at least two words together
  • Points to things in a book when you ask
  • Uses more gestures than just waving and pointing, like blowing a kiss

Cognitive Milestones

  • Plays with more than one toy at the same time
  • Holds something in one hand while doing something else with the other hand

Movement/Physical Development Milestones

  • Kicks a ball
  • Eats with a spoon

*Listed here are just some of the milestones for two-year-olds. For a full list, see the CDC’s Developmental Milestones or talk to your child’s doctor. 

Schedule Well Check Exams for your children at these ages:

newborn (before 5 days old) • 2 weeks • 2 months • 4 months •  6 months • 9 months • 12 months • 15 months • 18 months •  2 years (24 months) •2-1/2 years (30 months) • 3 years • 4 years • 5 years • once a year for older children.