Your baby is almost a year old! You are now a pro and probably ready for the next one.
The little one is growing fast, eating solids and hopefully sleeping through the night.
Here is a quick overview of what you can expect by your baby’s first birthday!
Similar to 6 to 9 months, by the age of a year, your baby should drink 7-8 ounces of milk over the course of about 4 bottles.
They will also be eating solid foods 2-3 times per day. Consult your doctor for more details on introduction of solids.
By the age of 1, your baby will need 2 naps per day ranging from 1-2 hours per nap. They should go down for the night between 7pm and 8pm and sleep for 10-12 hours per night. Total daily hours of sleep should be between 12-14 hours.
Baby boys and baby girls grow at different paces. According to the World Health Organization, by 1 year expect:
Your baby girl to be about 74 CMS long, weight 9 KGS and have a head circumference measurement of 45 CMS.
Your baby boy to be about 76 CMS long, weight 9.6 KGS and have a head circumference measurement of 46 CMS.
According to the CDC, by 1 year, your baby should be able to:
- Is shy or nervous with strangers.
- Cries when a parent leaves.
- Has favorite things and people.
- Hands you a book when they want to hear a story.
- Repeats sounds or actions to get attention.
- Responds to simple spoken requests.
- Says “mama” and “dada”.
- Uses simple gestures, like shaking head “no” or waving “bye-bye”.
Remember that all babies are different, and the information presented here is based on approximates and ideals. Always consult with a qualified medical professional or childcare expert when taking important decisions regarding your child and their health.
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