Your baby may start showing his or her own personality at 12 months and is curious about the world around him or her.
At this age, your baby may be ready to walk while holding on to furniture and to play pat-a-cake or peekaboo. He or she may point with fingers and look for hidden objects. Your baby may say 1 to 3 words and feed himself or herself.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: January 10, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
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