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    Look who’s (almost) talking and walking.

    A twelve month old infant holding onto a towel over his head

    Your baby’s world right now

    A personality all his own.
    Your baby’s development is taking off as he starts to reveal his budding personality. He’s about to start the physical changes of becoming a toddler, so it’s time to prepare the next growth spurt.
    A twelve month old infant girl sipping from a cup

    Your baby’s nutrition

    Prepare to wave “buh-bye” to the bottle.
    If your 1-year-old is still using the bottle, here are some helpful tips that could help his transition to a sippy cup.

    • In the beginning, offer the cup instead of midday bottles.
    • Do not let your baby roam with the bottle. Limit the places he can have it (on your lap, at the table).
    • In the beginning, introduce water in a sippy cup with one meal per day. It might be a good time to switch to a toddler drink like Go & Grow® by Similac™, which is designed to help balance a toddler’s diet and support brain, eye, and physical development from 12 to 24 months.
    • Give him a small snack before bedtime. It could help him get to sleep.
    • Offer special time with a favorite blanket or special stuffed animal before bedtime, instead of a bottle.
    A woman holding her cheeks and a twelve month old infant covering the ears

    Your baby’s development

    How time flies when you’re turning one.
    You’ve both come so far during the past 12 months. Your baby will continue to develop at his own pace, which is completely normal. Around this time is when your baby will be able to:

    • Take his first solo steps
    • Say two words other than “mama” and “dada”
    • Speak in “baby-talk” sentences
    • Imitate your actions
    • Drink from a cup without help
    A black infant in his first year meeting a woman and her baby

    Things to think about now

    Help keep your baby’s brain developing with play in both social settings and your one-on-one time with him.

    Introduce him to brief play dates to practice playing in groups. There won’t be much interactive playing yet, but he’ll get used to the playing environment.

    “Read” a picture book together. Identify what you see on each page to help him learn new words and objects.