9 Months Old
- Makes different noises
- Copies sounds and gestures that people make
- Uses fingers to point at things
10 Months Old
- Can shake and throw toys
- Enjoys being read to and follows picture books
- Begins to eat by feeding themselves
This is an exciting and nerve-wracking time for parents because you almost have a toddler! Your child is becoming more mobile by crawling and almost beginning to walk.
11 Months Old
- Can crawl up stairs
- Makes sounds with changes in tone
12 Months Old
- Responds to simple spoken requests
- Shakes head no and waves “Hi”
- Says “Mama and Dada?
- Turns page in book
- Recognizes objects by name
- May stand alone and attempt first steps
Each child is different and will develop at their own pace. These milestones are a guide to when children meet these milestones on average. If you are concerned that your child is not meeting these milestones in a timely fashion, contact your pediatrician to talk about your child and their individualized needs.