Baby's Development: 1 Year and Up

13 months old

Once babies learn to walk, the world literally opens up to them, and being able to explore is essential for their physical development and confidence. Is there a ‘soft play’ group near you where little ones can climb and bounce safely?

14 months old

Children’s brains are like sponges, soaking up experiences, knowledge, speech and memories and developing at a very rapid pace.

15 months old

Your baby isn't such a baby anymore! You'll probably find that the personality traits you notice now will still be there in your son or daughter in 20 years’ time.

16 months old

Toddlers are programmed to learn, and they don’t need lots of toys to do so. They learn all the time from everything they do, see and hear.

17 months old

It's not much fun for either of you, is it? Fortunately, you can minimise the need for “no” by organising your home to be more child-friendly.

18 - 24 months old

Your baby is a real little person now. But, of course, real little people want independence, so don’t be surprised if you have some tussles as they try to assert themselves.

2 to 3 years

We’ve all heard about the ‘terrible twos,’ and this can, on occasion, be a very demanding time. But it’s also a magical age, when your toddler is making great strides when it comes to talking, thinking and growing (both physically and emotionally).