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Knowing basic body parts. Blair B Due January 25; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 3227 posts
May 1st '17

At what age should a child know where his nose, ears, mouth, belly, feet just basic body parts are when you tell them to point to them? My 15 month old is just learning feet but doesn't know where anything else is I try to teach him but he doesn't get it. My daughter knew all of this at that age. 

Cat.Woman. 2 kids; Gotham City, PA, United States 9783 posts
May 1st '17

My oldest was 18 months when he knew body parts. I had to double check his age with a video I have of him. He knew eyes, nose, mouth, tongue, ears, head, belly, feet, teeth, hands, and booty. 

Blair B Due January 25; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 3227 posts
May 1st '17

Quoting Cat.Woman.:
My oldest was 18 months when he knew body parts. I had to double check his age with a video I have of him. He knew eyes, nose, mouth, tongue, ears, head, belly, feet, teeth, hands, and booty. 


Okay. Thanks! I won't worry then because he's not 18 months yet 

.casper. 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Neverland, NJ, Christmas Island 2012 posts
May 1st '17

My youngest is 2 next week and has only started to learn them in the last 2 or so months 

Have Heart 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 9013 posts
May 1st '17

I want to say around 15 months, definitely by 18 months. We had got him a mr. potato head for Christmas, and while playing he was able to identify the pieces. recommend that purchase, if you don't already have one. we also liked the "head shoulders knees and toes" song. Also, sticker games. Can you put this on your arm? Can you put this one on mommy's knee? stuff like that, plus what kid doesn't like stickers?! lol.

Drew90 Due December 28; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Hodgdon, ME, United States 7424 posts
May 1st '17

Dd1 knew all that around that time she would point to them if you said the words.  Dd2 is almost 17 months and only knows a couple parts like eyes mouth and feet  

Blair B Due January 25; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 3227 posts
May 1st '17

Quoting Have Heart:
I want to say around 15 months, definitely by 18 months. We had got him a mr. potato head for Christmas, and while playing he was able to identify the pieces. recommend that purchase, if you don't already have one. we also liked the "head shoulders knees and toes" song. Also, sticker games. Can you put this on your arm? Can you put this one on mommy's knee? stuff like that, plus what kid doesn't like stickers?! lol.


I love Mr. Potato Head lol my daughter used to have one but I dont have it anymore I'll have to get a new one. And my kids LOVE stickers lol 

Blair B Due January 25; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 3227 posts
May 1st '17

Quoting Drew90:
Dd1 knew all that around that time she would point to them if you said the words.  Dd2 is almost 17 months and only knows a couple parts like eyes mouth and feet  


I won't worry then. No offense to my son but my daughter learned so much quicker than him 

Drew90 Due December 28; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Hodgdon, ME, United States 7424 posts
May 1st '17

Quoting Blair B:

I won't worry then. No offense to my son but my daughter learned so much quicker than him 


It's funny too because dd2 actually started talking before dd1 did.  My girls are day and night.  And I swore during my pregnancy with dd2 that i was having a boy lol

Have Heart 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 9013 posts
May 1st '17

Quoting Drew90:

It's funny too because dd2 actually started talking before dd1 did.  My girls are day and night.  And I swore during my pregnancy with dd2 that i was having a boy lol



So many people have told me that their second did everything sooner. I'm already noticing it with DS2, he's sat upright sooner. Curious if he'll crawl sooner than 8 months, or walk sooner than 11 months, lol. I doubt it because he's double/triple the size of DS1.

Blair B Due January 25; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 3227 posts
May 1st '17

Quoting Drew90:

It's funny too because dd2 actually started talking before dd1 did.  My girls are day and night.  And I swore during my pregnancy with dd2 that i was having a boy lol


I love my son so much he's a mommy's boy lol but girls are so much fun and I feel like they learn faster at least in my case. I'm hoping to have another girl one day I'd love to have 2 girls and one boy! But of course I'd love another boy too lol  

SpidermansMommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Ohio 6866 posts
May 1st '17

Quoting Have Heart:


So many people have told me that their second did everything sooner. I'm already noticing it with DS2, he's sat upright sooner. Curious if he'll crawl sooner than 8 months, or walk sooner than 11 months, lol. I doubt it because he's double/triple the size of DS1.


My second hit physical milestones (crawling, sitting up, walking, etc) earlier than my first, but hit cognitive (talking, pointing to body parts) milestones MUCH later than him.

Williams and Owen's Mommy 2 kids; Augusta, Georgia 222 posts
May 1st '17

Quoting Have Heart:


So many people have told me that their second did everything sooner. I'm already noticing it with DS2, he's sat upright sooner. Curious if he'll crawl sooner than 8 months, or walk sooner than 11 months, lol. I doubt it because he's double/triple the size of DS1.


my ds2 is the same way. His older brother is skinny as a rail but he has always been a chunky monkey and still did everything earlier than ds1. DS1 walked about 15 months old and ds2 walked at 11 months. but 
Ds2 learned body parts slower and numbers and letters.

Tσѕнιε 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Derp, WV, United States 10690 posts
May 1st '17

Both of my girls were a little over a year old when they learned. They could point to where each part was when asked. However,  I always asked them often and made it a game. 

tinana+3 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 48305 posts
May 1st '17

Definitely don't worry about comparing them. Just keep practicing with him. He'll get it.