A mother brings in her 9-month-old son for a routine checkup. She asks the nurse what developmental milestones to expect by 12 months of age. All of the following are correct responses by the nurse EXCEPT

  • “Your son should be able to imitate a kiss or wave.”
  • “Your son should be able to hold a bottle independently.”
  • “Your son should be able to point to an object when named.”
  • “Your son should respond to his own name.”
Number 3 is correct.
A child is not usually able to point to a certain object when asked until 24 months of age. Imitating certain gestures, independently holding a bottle, and responding to his name are milestones a child usually reaches around 12 months of age.