The baby development calendar for parents

      Your baby in the 12th month

      The baby development calendar for parents

      What your baby can learn

      Many babies can now be independent and take the first steps. This newfound mobility means a constant standing up and down which is part of the learning process. Do not be anxious if your baby falls very often and give him time to make the many attempts that he needs. Remember to start childproofing your house as your little one will get up and about in months to come. The first word that your baby says is usually “mama” or “papa”.

      What your baby needs

      The new mobility requires a lot of energy and essential nutrients. Aptamil milk can cover over the first year of life in children with important nutrients like DHA, calcium and Vitamin D. Just three servings of the milk can help your toddler meet the daily nutritional requirements.

      Their little taste buds are developing and that enhances their ability to enjoy new foods and textures. Here’s a guide on what type of solid foods and how much to give your child at 12 months old: 

      The Essential Weaning Guide

      Our AptaAdvantage Tip

      Your baby now understands simple request when you talk to him, like rejection when you say the word “No”. Be consistent when saying “No” after you’ve made your decision because it takes a few more years for your child to learn and realize that your decision is beneficial to them e.g. situations when safety is concerned.


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      Questions about feeding and nutrition?

      Our midwives, nutritionists and feeding advisors are always on hand to talk about feeding your baby. So if you have a question, just get in touch.