Developmental miles of a one year old child

March 17th, 2017

We know that not all children grow at the same pace, but there are developmental milestones to look out for. This is a rough guide for your 12-month old child to see if he or she is ticking the right boxes in terms of growth. Physically, most… Should measure more than 70cm Tripled their birth weight Head circumference measuring 45cm Should have starting growing their two front and lower teeth Mentally, most… Would have developed a curiousity on everyday objects, and will exhibit inquisitive behaviour such as opening cupboards or pressing buttons Would start developing a memory, which your child may exhibit by remembering where a certain toy is kept, or hiding an item in your palm and letting them “discover” it Emotionally, most… Would enjoy interacting with their family members Start seeking attention from adults Begin to feel comfortable even without their parents in sight, which shows that they understand that they are still “there” even if they are not, physically Language-wise, most… Would start exploring making assorted sounds, or mimic a real conversation, leading to what we all know as “baby talk” Are able to address their parents by name Would be able to repeat a sound Are able to say at last two or three words Respond to their name being called Sensory-wise, most… Like putting things in their mouths (so be careful there!) Are able to stand by themselves with the support of another object such as chairs Are able to “walk” from point A to B with the support of another object Are able to use their index finger and thumb to “pinch” objects Related

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