Happy birthday, baby! Your baby is 12-months-old! Learn what your baby can do at this age.
Babies develop at their own pace and each milestone shows a range of skills typically seen in children's development. Your 12-month-old may not meet every milestone listed here and still be progressing normally. Since each child is unique, your baby’s growth might be different from what's included here. Your 12-month-old might develop more quickly in some areas than in others. At the same time, if you have any concerns about your baby’s growth and development talk to your baby's health care provider or call 1-866-693-GROW to talk to a professional and find out ways in which you can get connected to various resources in Minnesota.
Cognitive development – means how children explore, think and figure things out.
Your baby might explore, figure things out and act in one or more of these ways:
Looks at correct picture when the image is named.
Imitates gestures, sounds and actions.
Begins to use objects correctly (drinking from cup, brushing hair).
Shows interest in a favorite story by listening and pointing.
Supporting your child’s exploration and learning.
Provide opportunities for your baby to be with children of all ages. Your toddler will have fun interacting with other children. Schedule frequent play dates with other children his age-this will help in his language development as well.
If you have any concerns about your child's growth and development, please talk to your child's health care provider or call 1-866-693-GROW (4769) to talk to a professional and find out ways in which you can get connected to various resources in Minnesota.