Wow! Your baby is finally 12 months old. So that means that many changes have started to show up by now in the baby, locomotive changes being one of them. The baby is now officially a toddler, so expect more changes when you habituate with the present ones. The baby is eager to move out of the comfort zone by this time and will want to learn new things. Whatever the baby sees around him or her is a big question, and they are always eager for an effective solution for mental satisfaction. They will be crawling a lot and will dream about walking as well.

Emotional feelings will be kicking in pretty soon, and one of the most important factors responsible for the rapid changes in babies of this generation. This will be the behavior of the parents and family environment, including the behavior of the family people towards the baby. Another important change in the baby is that they will be developing new food habits and will be recognizing foods by their color. They can touch and have a sense of nostalgia or old attachment to old toys and clothes (smart toddlers).

Milestones of Your 12 Month Old Baby:

Let’s see the important milestones of your baby at 12 months.

12 Months Old Baby Weight:

When the baby is finally 12 months old, it is necessary to figure out the weight of the baby. Weighing the baby at this stage is extremely important. The baby will weigh about 7.8 kilograms. The baby must not weigh over 11.8 kilograms, which is the maximum for babies of this age. If there are some changes in the steady weight growth of the baby, then it can be said time that you consult a doctor.

The weight of the baby is somehow solely dependent on the things that the baby has been eating. This doesn’t just include the mother’s milk, as the baby is not dependent on that for the past 6 months. The foods that generally count at this time are the solid stuff that the baby has been eating (prescribed by the doctor). Eating intervals and quantity are also variable factors at this point. Another important factor influencing the weight of the baby is the quality of food being consumer by him or her, as only the right quality food can make him grow. Serve the baby with branded products only to offer proper growth.

12 Months Old Baby Care:

Baby care becomes a really important issue. Now that the baby has approached the time of celebrating his or her first birthday. This can be a really important issue for the parents as well. Parents should provide all kinds of facilities. That makes the baby feel like they are receiving ultimate care, which will automatically please the baby. Let’s face it! Who doesn’t like good things? Another important factor that is actually an attribute of baby care is the health care and skin care of the baby. The baby should be kept clean and provided with the right quality of clothing to make him or her feel comfortable.

Proper care should include teaching and preaching to the baby the right things. Such as how to behave, eat, and talk, as he will be growing at a faster rate than expected.

12 Months Old Baby Feeding:

Feeding has always been important for babies, and nothing has changed. The baby will be bottle fed now and can be provided with cow milk at this point in time. There are, however, certain cow milk you don’t want to serve baby food. That contains chemical formulas that might be unsuitable for the baby. Cow milk will provide the baby with the right quality and quantity of nutrients required at this age by the baby. The baby will want to feed itself at this age, and this should be allowed, as it has been proven by parents. Those who allow the baby to fetch themselves (though they get dirty) have seen I improved mental functioning and body development results as well.

12 Months Old Baby Sleep:

Now that the baby is 1 year old, there will be changes in the sleep schedule. The toddlers generally sleep about 2 times during the daylight. This will continue until and unless the baby has aged over two months (i.e. 14 months). During the rest breaks, take a short nap, as the baby won’t be sleeping for a long time. The baby will wake up and ask for food or entertainment, and then you will have to get to work again.

12 Months Old Baby Development:

Development means results, and who doesn’t like positive results? The parents (especially the mother) have worked hard to keep the baby healthy and promote growth, and finally, hard work will pay off. The baby will start showing signs of brand-new activities. Such as frequently asking to go outdoors and becoming addicted to the grass as well. This behavior is quite common in almost all babies of this age. There will be increased motion throughout the bed during sleepy time, and the baby will like to roam throughout the house (crawl). However, this change might vary from baby to baby. The baby will also implement some brain activity, which will be suitable for mind-opening and learning new things.

Foods and Toys:

The baby will generally be fed with solid foods prescribed by the doctor. The baby will ask for colourful toys that come with beautiful sounds. Learning and educational toys will surely come in handy during this time. Tracking the babies’ day-to-day development can be included within the milestones segment.

This article has focused on the baby as the primary element. As the baby undergoes many changes throughout the course of development. The baby is ready to celebrate his (or her) first birthday, which is also an achievement for the parents.


About Yashasvi

Yashasvi developed a deep passion for writing ever since she was completed her Master’s in Mass Communication and Journalism from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam and has chosen a career that is driven by creativity. A Parenting expert who believes in communicating effectively with a personal touch, she writes about pregnancy, baby care, lifestyle, and just about anything else.