Your 1-year-old should be able to stand and take a few steps. He will eat food with his fingers. He will help with getting dressed with a parent and turn pages in a book. He will pretend to talk on the phone and use a hairbrush. He will babble and say the words mama and dada.
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RealAge answeredHere are some things you should expect from your one-year-old:
- Your child should recognize her name and look to you when you say it.
- She should have at least one word in addition to mama and dada, even though you may be the only one who understands it.
- She can pick up Cheerios (as well as stray buttons, dead bugs...) with two fingers -- and put them in her mouth.
- She may be able to hold a cup to her mouth.
- She knows "no."
- First steps are taken!
- Two naps begin to consolidate into one midday nap around this age.
- Your child should be weaned off of pureed food at around 1 year; she can eat everything you eat if it is in chewable pieces (except potential allergens if there's a family history).
- She's doing a good job of developing fine motor skills: banging objects, poking fingers, making marks on paper. No piano concertos just yet, but she's working on it.
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
Here are the skills, traits, or habits a child will typically have developed by one year of age:
Social and Emotional:
- Shy with strangers (expression of this varies in intensity) and cries when parent leaves
- Prefers regular caregivers to all others
- Repeats sounds
- Starts to imitate people during play
- Explores objects by shaking, banging, and so on
- Begins to use objects correctly, like holding cup to mouth
- Begins to look at correct picture when object is named
- Responds to simple verbal requests and commands, including "no"
- Changes tone when babbling
- Says "Dada" and "Mama" specifically
- Tries to imitate words
- Points to desired object
- Crawls forward on all fours (though some kids skip crawling, which is not necessary for normal motor or cognitive development)
- Sits up on his own
- Pulls himself up to stand
- Walks holding on to furniture
- Stands without support for a moment
- May walk a few steps without support
- Puts objects in container and takes them out (between twelve and fifteen months)
- May stack two objects and/or bang two objects together
- Pokes with fingers
- Tries to make a mark on paper
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