This is a month by month guide to your Baby's First Year. It covers milestones and development, sleeping, babycare, immunisation reminders, feeding and more.
- Baby's First Year - 1 month old
- Baby's First Year - 2 month old
- Baby's First Year - 3 month old
- Baby's First Year - 4 month old
- Baby's First Year - 5 month old
- Baby's First Year - 6 month old
- Baby's First Year - 7 month old
- Baby's First Year - 8 month old
- Baby's First Year - 9 month old
- Baby's First Year - 10 month old
- Baby's First Year - 11 month old
- Baby's First Year - 12 month old
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Your baby becomes increasingly sociable and affectionate towards familiar people by eight months.
Trying to master sitting, standing, pulling up and crawling will keep your nine month old baby very busy.
Baby likes to strengthen his legs and will now try to stand up, grabbing anything nearby for support. Baby is practising for that magical first step. As baby's activity levels increase we have suggested some action games baby will enjoy. Your baby has soft, delicate skin, below are tips on how to care for it.
Your ten month old baby will be easily preoccupied with play, when she’s not spending time cruising around at her own pace.
Baby can be offered lumpy food at this age, even if baby has been slow to get her first teeth. It is good for baby's jaw and speech development to learn to chew with her gums. A baby that refuses lumpy foods might prefer to try finger foods. If baby is not yet exploring everything she will be very soon, make sure your house has been baby proofed.
Your eleven month old’s physical development is reaching a peak as she gets closer to walking on her own.
Your twelve month old baby’s understanding of words, sounds and other people’s emotions all go hand in hand as she listens and responds to people she sees often.
It seems we give our children less chances to play, to climb, to do some rough and tumble. We are often too careful and don’t give children enough time to practice these skills