Important Milestones by the End of 1 Year
Babies should shy or anxious around strangers. If not, you child is having social and emotional setbacks.
Babies should be able to imitate simple gestures. Smiling is a cognitive function.
Babies should respond to know be either stopping what they are doing or crying.
Language is the key to communication.
Babies should be crawling forward on their stomachs. The movement of forward motion is the first step to prepare for walking.
Babies should be able to hit two objects, such as toys, together. Hand and finger skills should develop from no control to grasping.