Your baby may soon start walking, if he/she has not already. He/she will become more mobile and his/her interest in noisy activities will probably increase.
Talking to you baby would be much more fun now. If you ask him/her where a nose is, he/she may be able to point to it. You will probably able to teach how to keep all the toys arranged.
Baby’s weight has likely tripled since birth. But now his/her weight gain will start to slow down as his/her activity level will increase.
As he/she is growing up, he/she may be interested in more energetic games to strengthen his/her arms and legs. He/she may consider it fun to push, throw and knock everything down. Baby may like games where he/she can put blocks in containers and then throw them out.
Motor skills will be well developed by this time. The baby should be standing alone, and may even have taken his/her first solo steps. Your little one will be able to do few things pretty well, like eating with his/her fingers and turning pages of story books.
By this time, your baby should be sleeping less during the day and more at night. He/she may be taking his/her afternoon nap regularly but morning sleep may be a thing of past.
At 12 months, you can make the transition from breast milk or formula to cow’s milk.
Your baby’s separation anxiety is probably growing because he/she depends on you. He/she might cry for a while, but tears will be gone after you are out of sight.
Your baby is learning language while imitating you. Your baby will be able to understand what people are saying to her. He/she may start throwing tantrums when you say “no”. Start rewarding his/her good behaviour and try to be firm when he/she doesn’t behave well.
It is probably the time to buy his/her first pair of baby shoes. He/she will soon walk on his/her own. Make sure his/her shoes are comfortable enough. You may have to buy new shoes for him/her again after two or three months as your baby’s feet will continue to grow.