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.