Child development, normal development by 12 months.

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As we all know, children do not develop at the same pace, some of them go slow while others learn very fast, regardless of the activities that we can do to help them, we also have to give them time to learn and develop.



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There are different stages in childhood development, in this post, I will list the different activities your child should be doing within the first 12 months of life, to be more exact from 6 to 12 months.

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Lets begin with today’s topic, shall we..

Communication skills.

Your baby should be able to:

Make two similar sounds such as “ba-ba”, “da-da” or “ga-ga”.

Follow easy commands like “come here”, “give it to me”, or “put it back”.

Say small words such as”mama”, “dada”, and “baba”.

If an object is present, your child should be able to identify if you ask ” where is it”

Point objects if he wants to hold them.

Gross motor.

Stand helped by furniture around, if an object fall from his hands, they should be able to pick it up from the floor and go back to the standing position.

In some cases babies are already walking by the age of 12 months, for the babies that are not, they should be able to at least hold your hands and give few steps without falling or tripping.


Fine motors.

Your baby should be able to:

Pick up a string or a crumb with his thumb and a finger.

Put a toy down on the floor without dropping it and take his hand off the toy.

Pick small objects/food crumbs with only the tips of the thumb and a finger.

Problem solving.

If your baby see you hiding a toy under a piece of cloth, your baby can probably find the toy by himself.

If you put small toys inside a box, your baby should be able to copy what you did.

Personal social kills.

Your baby should be able to:

Let go of a toy if you tell them to do so.

Understand the process of getting dress, example: lift his foot to get the shoe on or push his arm through the sleeve hole.

Throw a ball at you if you throw it at him.

Your baby is probably able to show affection by hugging a stuff animal or a doll.IMG_6846

In conclusion

All this activities are possible for your 1 year old baby, remember milestones on babies are really important but is important to remember that all of them don’t develop at the same time, give them time, patience and love, and most importantly try to stimulate his learning and curiosity by doing activities with them and by providing a safe learning environment for proper growth and development, good luck.


Zadi, xo



Ultrasound sonographer for many years and mommy of 2 boys, I love my kids therefore I love what I do, help other women to achieve a healthy and successful pregnancy is my goal.

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