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While dummies are designed to help comfort and settle children, they are also a potential hazard to infants and young toddlers.

From now, babies begin to identify and respond to their own feelings, understanding other's feelings & needs and interact positively with others. A baby's social and emotional development increases by becoming more aware of other people that are around them and loves the attention they receive.

Babies use of language at this stage changes so much that it's hard to notice all the key changes that occur. By the end of this period a baby has transformed from non-verbal communicator into an active talker.

Babies will begin to find new ways of moving themselves around the house and has improved balance and body movements. These movements that a baby displays are often referred to as gross motor development.

Babies will spend most of their time watching the world around them, taking in information, getting directly involved and often combining both touch and sight which is often referred to as fine motor development.

A baby’s cognitive development at this stage is very rapid and many changes take place over this time. They’re learning new things each day and spend their time observing others to learn how to act. Babies become more curious as they begin to discover their surroundings and begin to engage in a wide variety of experiences.

Your baby has just turned one…they are definitely growing up fast and it’s time to give a variety of different foods to your little one. From now on, the foods you give your baby during breakfast, lunch and dinner will begin to replace milk as the main source of nourishment. At this stage milk will only provide half the calories and nourishment needed for your growing baby.

As soon as your baby's first tooth emerges and followed by the rest of the teeth, it is important to begin cleaning it – regularly twice a day, morning and at night after the final feed. Most babies “grow” their first tooth at around 4 -6 months of age. Sometimes a tooth can appear without any warning signs at all and sometimes you may notice a small bulge on the gum or a red patch on the gum or cheek, followed in a couple of days by a tooth.

Teething

It's so exciting to notice your baby's very first tooth coming through. Most babies “grow” their first tooth at around 4 -6 months of age. Sometimes a tooth can appear without any warning signs at all and sometimes you may notice a small bulge on the gum or a red patch on the gum or cheek, followed in a couple of days by a tooth. However some babies can feel great discomfort during teething,they may be grizzly, wake in the night, dribble more than usual or cry during feeding.

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