Isn’t it lovely when your baby can dress himself up on his own and beam at you confidently on having buttoned the shirt himself? Most babies this age are trying to assert their individuality and gain some control over their world. With better muscle control and cognitive development, he now not only remembers how the shirt is to be buttoned but also has the muscle control to achieve it.
What you need to know
It is important that you encourage your child at this age. Do not make fun or laugh in case the buttons and zips are done all wrong. With practice he will be mastering these activities soon but your discouragement can put him off trying for a long time.