Your Baby At 12 Months
What a month this is, celebrating your baby's first birthday: Congratulations!
With all the developing your baby has done in the last few months, it is certainly time to look in wonder at your soon-to-be toddler.
Let's take a look at how far your baby has come, and the milestones you can expect this month.
Now your baby is one, it is safe to start adding cow's milk and dairy products, honey, and soft-boiled eggs to her diet. Try to introduce these new foods gradually, and make sure your little one is enjoying (and properly digesting) them, before progressing.
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On the move?
Though some babies are up and about after 12 months, don't worry if your baby isn't walking or talking before their first birthday. We all compare ourselves to the friend whose child was walking and talking seemingly from birth; but there's no need. They will all get there, and then there's no stopping them!
Just look below for more information on how far they have come; and what you can expect in the future:
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Shape Sorters are great for this age, as they not only capture your child's interest for putting things into other things; but also start to introduce the concept of basic shapes. Chunky wooden puzzles, and anything noisy or musical are also very popular.
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Encouraging Good Behaviour
As your baby develops and begins to understand more, start teaching her manners, and how to help. Your baby learns by copying, so make extra effort to say please and thank you to family and friends, and to your baby. Of course, it is too early to insist that they use the words, but just hearing and seeing good behaviour and manners, can help babies to see them as a natural part of every day life.
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Remember that each baby develops at a different pace, so if your little one isn't quite at this stage, don't worry. They probably will be in a few weeks.
Let us know how your twelve month old is getting on in the comment section below!