Now that he/she is only one month short of his first birthday, he/she is growing to be more independent. He/she will possibly be able to stand; may be able to walk gripping your hand. He/she may find climbing a fun thing to do. He/she may try climbing onto chairs and sofas supporting his/her body on them. Be careful!
He/she will also love opening different shelves and drawers that are within his/her reach and take out objects from them. Try to lock drawers which contain objects potentially dangerous for him.
His/her hand-eye co-ordination will develop at this stage and he/she will enjoy arranging things, like toys, according to their sizes.
Your baby will love to look at colourful books. He/she might even have his/her favourite book which he/she would want to look at again and again. Read him/her the books and tell him/her what is happening in the pictures.
He/she will be eating various fruits, vegetables, pulses, rice and mashed chicken or fish by now. His/her sense of taste is developing, so introduce him/her to foods of different flavours. Do not force your baby to eat. Let him/her decide for himself when he/she is feeling full.
Your baby has learnt to use his/her emotions to get what he/she wants. He/she may throw tantrums when you try to take away his/her favourite toy or something that he/she is angling for.
He/she may be able to understand what you say and can also follow your directions, such as “bring the ball”. If he/she doesn’t understand, don’t worry. He/she will slowly develop this in the coming months.