A first-time parent is discussing developmental milestones with a nurse. The nurse tells the client she can reasonably expect her child to achieve which of the following by the time the child is 2 years old?

  1. is left-hand dominant
  2. clings to caregivers in new situations
  3. walks with assistance of another
  4. says several single words
Number 1 is correct.
Rationale: By 2 years of age, a child may use one hand more than the other. The remaining activities are consistent with achievement by a child 18 months of age.