As your baby is approaching their first birthday they are moving and “talking” more than ever before. This is an exciting time as your baby gains more independence and develops new skills.
Better Watch Out! You Have a Little Explorer
Give your child space to explore and discover on their own. Baby-proofing is key because baby will start climbing and pulling on furniture. It won’t be long before they are walking on their own and then you’ll be so busy running after baby you won’t need that gym membership anymore!
Baby’s First Word
Has baby said “mama” or “dada” yet? If not, baby is probably getting close! Reading stories together, describing your actions, and singing songs are all great ways to help develop language skills. When baby is babbling, repeat the sounds they are saying and turn them into real words. For example, if baby says “ba”, repeat it by saying “ball.”
Playtime = Fun Time
Playtime will become a lot more interactive during this stage, as baby is learning new gestures and starts to understand that there is a “back-and-forth” in conversation.
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