I love documenting and sharing Arbor’s development and milestones. Arbor turns 15 months old today (but who is counting??). Here is everything you want to know about Arbor at 15 months old.
Arbor – 15 Months Old Stats
Height: 2 ft 7 in
Weight: 22.8 lbs
Diapers: Size 3 Pampers Swaddlers
Shoes: Size 5
Clothes: Arbor wears mostly 12-18 months but I buy 24 month pajamas because they always shrink.
We have not been to the doctor in a few weeks, but Arbor has a check-up next week so I’ll update her stats.
Are you still breastfeeding at 15 months old?
YES I’m still breastfeeding my 15 month old! I breastfeed Arbor every morning and every night before bed. I also offer her the opportunity to nurse after each of her naps, but she usually only wants to after her second nap. Once in awhile she will ask to nurse during the afternoon. If she hasn’t nursed after her nap then I will let her. I am aiming to nurse her 3x a day until she doesn’t want to anymore!
All About Our 15 Month Old
Arbor is busy. She is the busiest little 15 month old I have ever met. I often say Arbor has more things to do than the average adult at their full time job. She is constantly running from room to room and getting into EVERYTHING. We bought a baby gate but for some reason haven’t used it yet. I don’t know why since one of us is always chasing her around the house!
She knows what she is and isn’t supposed to do though. She often looks at us as she walks into the bathroom if someone has left the door open. She’s known to beeline directly to the toilet where she splashes around. Arbor likes to stick her hands in Muffin’s wet cat food dish and dry cat food bowl (and sometimes eats it if we don’t catch her in time). If she makes it to a staircase she yells as if to warn everyone – or calls out for the person she thinks has gone upstairs.
“Life just wouldn’t be the same without Arbor!”- someone in the house says this at least once a week. She is the greatest addition we could have made to our family! Arbor brings a special energy to the room; it’s mostly a joyous vibe, but she can also stress us all out when she is extra mischievous.
Arbor’s 15 Month Old Milestones
I don’t like to compare Arbor’s milestones to other babies her age because I know every child develops at their own pace. I just like to document her milestones for personal reasons! With that being said, if you have a little one the same age as Arbor, don’t worry if your baby is growing and changing at a different rate.
What words should a 15 month old say?
According to the pediatrician, Arbor is quite the chatty Cathy and understands a lot more than what she can actually say. She listens to her big sisters talk A LOT and we all try to talk to her as if she is a lot older than 15 months old. Arbor is still saying her favorite words, but her vocabulary is growing!
Favorite Words: MAMA, Dada, Ai-la (Ailey), A-balle (Annabelle), Up (especially when she wants to dance), Bubba (Muffin), All Done (her go-to for everything she doesn’t like or doesn’t want to do), Dance, My-my-my = singing Happiness by 1975 or she wants us to turn on Ms Rachel (usually holds the remote up), Uh-Oh = something bad happened OR she wants to watch Home Alone. She says, “Nigh-nigh” when she is tired, “Mmmmm” for nurse or does the sign for Milk, and can say a few of her favorite book names like “I Know A” (I know a Rhino) and “Moo Baa La La La.”
She LOVES to sing “my-my-my” from Happiness by The 1975 and “I-I-I” from “I’m in Love with You” by The 1975. We have heard her hum or babble along to other songs like “The Wheels on the Bus” and “Hop Little Bunny” while watching Ms. Rachel. “You are my Sunshine” is the nighttime song and if I start to sing it any other time but at bedtime she gets very confused and upset.
What should a 15 month old be doing?
The most important thing a 15 month old should be doing is … whatever your pediatrician says. I try not to worry about the things she should be doing, but it is comforting to know her pediatrician says she is right on track. She copies her sisters when playing, hugs her baby dolls and stuffed animals, and claps when she is excited. She can also yell really loud when she doesn’t like something (or says ALL DONE!).
Favorite Toys: I am happy to report Arbor finally likes playing with some toys she has had for months – I was ready to give away her toys. She especially the Lovevery carrots, pull-back cars, and her school bus (she tries to climb inside and often gets her limbs stuck). She has a kit with play-kitchen pieces (little spoon, casserole dish) she likes to open and throw around. The other day she put her snacks in the dish and used the spoon to scoop them into her mouth.
Favorite Things to Do: DANCE (especially when someone holds her), but she has started bouncing around on her own two feet or rocks in her high chair. She likes to ‘read’ books independently and only really enjoys when we read her books at bedtime. In the morning she can be a little fussy, so Brandon shows her the school bus driving by (she loves it!). She likes to put her stuffies to sleep in her crib after waking up, but gives each a hug beforehand. Her favorite stuffed animals: Mr Fox and Mr Bunny.
Arbor enjoys looking at books, pouring tea, throwing the family’s shoes around, and going outside. Now that she walks confidently, we spend a lot of time walking around the yard. She also likes to ride on her trike or take walks in her stroller.
She really enjoys sitting in her Anywhere Chair (she has the My First Anywhere Chair passed down from her sisters). Whether she’s sitting to read a book, listen to her Tonies, or watch the television, Arbor spends a lot of time in this chair.
Our 15 Month Old’s Daily Schedule
6:30am Wake-up Routine: Turn on lights and open shades, sing wake up song, turn off sound machine, NURSE, remove sleep sack and change diaper
9:30am – 10:30am NAP: Wake up after 60 minutes, change diaper, get dressed for the day, have a post nap snack
11:30am Snack 2
1:45pm – 3:15pm NAP + Nurse + Post Nap Snack
6:00-6:30 Bedtime Routine: Post bath lotion + hairbrush, PJs, play in bedroom, read books, close shades, put on sleep sack, NURSE, turn on sound machine, sing bedtime song, lay in crib awake