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Updated on Aug 22, 2020. Posted on Dec 7, 2014

17 Milestones You Won't Find In The Baby Books

There are first steps... and then there are these.

1. Climbs onto something ridiculously high.

2. Writes on the wall.

3. Hides car keys.

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You'll never let your baby play with your keys again.

4. Pulls a carton of eggs off the counter.

5. Imprints on Elmo.

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You'll find this adorable. At first.

6. Screams "Mine!"

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This is the time to remind yourself your kid's social skills are still developing.

7. Breaks parent's glasses.

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For parents, glasses are often collateral damage.

8. Tells you "no."

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Yay! A preview of the teenage years.

9. Runs away from you in public.

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This is also a milestone for you as it's the first time you yell, "Get back here right this instant!"

10. Harasses the family dog.

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This is the first and only milestone your dog will notice.

11. Bonks their head on the counter.

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You'll think, "My baby has really grown! And needs a helmet."

12. Stands up in a shopping cart.

13. Puts something nasty in their mouth.

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It's a milestone for their immune system, too.

14. Throws a batshit crazy tantrum in public.

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The first one is always the worst.

15. Repeats a swear word.

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Your baby's first F-bomb is pretty much guaranteed to happen in front of your mother-in-law.

16. Opens the door to get outside.

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It's time to use the deadbolt, parents.

17. Pulls off their own diaper.

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Once this happens you'll be like, "Time to potty train this kid. STAT."

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