Little, dimpled hands flail as an unsteady foot moves forward – a moment watched with bated breath by the family. For your baby, it is the first step of a lifetime.
One year into life, your newborn will have almost tripled in weight, starting to both speak and walk. Dr Afra Jamal Ahli, Specialist in Family Medicine and Fellow in Maternal and Child Health at Dubai Health Authority tells us further about developmental milestones for one-year-olds that you should keep an eye out for.
Children at this age are able to respond to simple spoken requests, like ‘drink water’, ‘drink your milk’, ‘and give me your hand’. For example, if you say, ‘I’ll help you wear your shoes’, you’ll find them sitting – so they are able to understand what you want them to do.
– Dr Afra Jamal Ahli, Specialist in Family Medicine and Fellow in Maternal and Child Health at Dubai Health Authority
Social and emotional development milestones for one-year-old babies
1. Signs of separation anxiety and shyness
Having learnt to…