Three hearty cheers for this milestone! Your Child can now hold up that cup and do a happy and proud “cheers” at the dinner table.
Your Child can now do cheers: this demonstrates good hand-eye coordination, fine motor control, and a deeper understanding of social connection. It’s a milestone worth celebrating amongst family members, so cheers to this!
How to support this development
Practice makes perfect! Encourages Your Child to drink from a cup and celebrate the wonderful person who brought the food on the dinner table with a big and happy “cheers”.
Note: All children develop differently and at their own pace. For children born preterm, the referred timeframe for achieving the various developmental milestones might be incorrect.
Sources: The information and graphs about when children reach specific milestones are taken from various sources, including the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Denver Developmental Screening Test, and the State Institute of Early Childhood Research, Germany (IFP).
Ketsupa Jirakarn (Mental health specialist) (13 June 2021)