Your baby is now 1 year old. Congratulations! Here are some tips for planning your baby's first birthday party. Your baby will continue to grow and achieve new milestones. You can read more about them here. And for more information about your baby's milestones, check out these Baby Steps.
Your baby now babbles with intonation; this sounds like talking, but there are no real words. By 10 or 11 months, he may start “cruising” (walking sideways while holding onto furniture), and by 12 months, many babies walk unassisted.
At 10 months, he babbles with intonation; this sounds like talking, Roth says, but there are no real words. At about 12 months, he begins to say things like “baba” for bottle or “wawa” for water.
At 9 months, your baby will say consonant-vowel strings (“ba ba” or “da da”) or vowel-consonant strings (“ab ab”); these also are known as babbling. He follows simple verbal direction, such as “Get the toy” or “Press the button” when it’s accompanied by a gesture.
Your baby can wave bye-bye, clap his hands and point to things he wants. Separation anxiety is common because he understands object permanence: You (or an object) still exist even when out of his sight, Amzel explains. He also may display a fear of strangers.
Your baby is becoming more and more "talkative." She can imitate sounds, like clucking her tongue or say "uh-oh" or "shh." Talk to your pediatrician if at 7 months your child doesn't do any of the following: smile or laugh; roll over or bear weight on her legs; try to produce consonants and vowel sequences; or recognize familiar sounds, such as a ringing telephone or doorbell.
Your baby may be lying on his back, grabbing his feet, and bringing them to his mouth. Yum! Maybe it's time to sign up for a Mommy & Me yoga class, our try our baby-friendly yoga moves. Your baby may also be sitting upright without support, or even supporting his entire body weight on his legs.